He looks normal enough. Look at his picture … who would ever guess that behind that benign smile lies the mind of a lunatic? His name is Louis Gohmert, and he is a Republican, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas. He has held this office since January, 2005, eleven years. He is married, has three daughters, and even teaches Sunday school. Sounds normal, doesn’t he? Just goes to show that you must never judge a book by its cover, because this man is anything but normal, my friends!
Point in case: Last week, Mr. Gohmert gave a speech to the House of Representatives stating that in the event of an asteroid colliding with earth, we would need to establish a space colony by putting people in a “space ship that can go, as Matt Damon did in the movie [The Martian], plant a colony somewhere, we can have humans survive this terrible disaster about to befall, if you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples? You’re wanting to save humankind for posterity, basically a modern-day Noah, you have that ability to be a modern day Noah, you can preserve life. How many same-sex couples would you take from the animal kingdom and from humans to put on a spacecraft to perpetuate humanity and the wildlife kingdom?”
This, he claims, is justification for LGBT discrimination here on earth, justification for denying any rights to the LGBT community. He claims that the end of the earth is near, and cites another mentally deficient persona, Jonathan Cahn, a self-professed Rabbi from New York, who claims that God is punishing the U.S. and France for allowing gay marriage, and that the end of the world is near. Of course, Cahn was also the man who predicted a “cataclysmic event in America” to happen on 13 September 2015, and when absolutely nothing of note happened on that day, his only response was that “you can’t put God in a box or He’ll get out of it.” Right, and if you speak nonsense and talk in circles, nobody will challenge you because they are too busy scratching their heads and trying to figure out exactly what you said!
Mr. Gohmert’s mental unbalance is nothing new, though this space colony thing is certainly his crowning achievement. In 2010, he put forth the theory that there was an insidious plot afoot involving so called “terror babies.” He claimed he had uncovered a plot involving terrorists sending pregnant women into the US to birth their ‘America-hating children’. The mothers and their kids then return home where, the congressman says, the children “could be raised and coddled as future terrorists”— and later, “twenty, thirty years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life.” When interviewed by Anderson Cooper, Cooper asked Mr. Gohmert what proof he had to offer, but since he had, apparently, none, he merely ranted and raved. In 2012, he joined up with Americas #2 bimbo, Michele Bachman, and three others, sending letters to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State outlining their “serious national security concerns”, aka “terror babies”. The group was praised for its inanity by none other than former representative Newt Gingrich.
Mr. Gohmert has won six elections, nearly all by a wide margin of between 70%-90%. I fail to understand how his obviously delusional character continues to win so much of the popular vote in Texas. Mr. Gohmert will be running for re-election in November. Please, good citizens of Texas, give this man a much-needed break so he can seek treatment for his obviously severe mental condition, and get him now and forever out of the federal government! Another delusional conspiracy-theorist in Congress is not what we need!