A Dangerous Psychopath … In Congress!

gohmertU.S. Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas first came onto my radar in May of 2016 for his insane proposal that in the event of an asteroid colliding with earth, we would need to establish a space colony and he patently said that LGBT would not be welcome on the new colony.  Gohmert proposed 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?”

As I was researching Mr. Gohmert for that post, I found that 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.”  It seems to me that it is the likes of Mr. Gohmert who are attempting to destroy our lives.

Then earlier this year (July), he came onto my radar again when he contracted the coronavirus and claimed to have gotten the virus from … wait for it … wearing a mask!  He eschewed the mask-wearing for several months, and claimed it was only once he gave in to the pressure and started wearing a mask that he contracted the virus.  Worse yet, after receiving his diagnosis, he went in person to his office, called his staff together in a room, and shared not only the news, but also his germs with them.

The very next day, I found out that the week before, he had introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives calling on the House to bar all Democrats from the chamber because of the party’s historical ties to slavery and racism unless the party is renamed.  Shouldn’t somebody point out to this fool that it is the republicans who are fighting to maintain their racist, homophobic, xenophobic way of life?

And today, ol’ Louie is once again blipping across my radar, causing me to grit my teeth and scratch my head.  According to the Dallas Morning News, Gohmert spoke to the Trump supporters gathered outside the White House on Saturday, parroting Trump’s claims that the election was “stolen”.  Nothing new here, for at least half the republicans in Congress are paying lip service to that false claim.  But Louie Gohmert took it a bit further, and in my view his speech was incitement to violence.

First, he claimed that Trump won the popular vote in 48 of the 50 states … so patently false as to be laughable.  Then he went on to say that only about 30% of the colonists supported the revolution in 1776, but then he moved on to the Egyptian revolution of 2011 when Egyptians demanded the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.  17 days later, it was announced that Mubarak resigned as president, turning power over to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).  Gohmert said …

“They rose up though all over Egypt … if they can do that there, think of what we can do here.”

Take a look for yourself at the conspiracy theorist/lunatic in action …

In my 2016 post, I ended  by begging the people of Texas not to re-elect this nutcase … but they didn’t listen to me and they re-elected him in 2016, again in 2018, and again this month, thus he has served thus far for fifteen years, and short of the unforeseeable, will serve for at least another two years.  Perhaps it is time that we make a mental health assessment requisite for all members of Congress?  I have to ask … how can anybody think it is a good idea to have this lunacy running our government?  Oh wait … it’s the same people who thought electing a television clown to the presidency was a good idea.  Our nation is beginning to feel more like a freakshow than a democratic republic.  R.I.P. United States?

42 thoughts on “A Dangerous Psychopath … In Congress!

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  2. I’m convinced it is drugs and alcohol…you know I was a drug counselor for many (far too many) years…..and when thinking about my former clients I realized something. Not a single blessed one of them identified as “democrat”. Not ONE. I had a BUNCH of alcoholic “independents” and few drunken Libertarians…but the rest of those who claimed a political party were all far-right Republicans. Makes me wonder if the ones in our hallowed Congressional halls are half-to-fully potted???

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    • I certainly can’t argue with your assessment! Something is amiss, has interfered with logical thought processes. That’s fascinating … that none identified as democrat, but nearly all were republicans. I have long thought that at the very least Lindsey Graham was on something … the man can’t even remember what his position was two hours before!

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  3. I no longer have words…or hope..too many people are too stupid and gullible and so easily conned. That’s what has happened, all in the name of power and greed. There is no rule of law, no adherence to the constitution, no separation of church and state, no community spirit, no any real caring by many government officials.

    We are on our own and half of us are crazy and immoral… our time is passing just like all civilizations in the past, but so is the very planet itself.
    And so much is unnecessary…..

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    • I can’t argue with any of what you say, Mary, for we both know you are right on all counts. I still have hope for the future, but not as much as I once did, for half the people in this country have developed a disregard for facts, and turn instead to any conspiracy theory. I think perhaps they are bored with their little lives and are looking for something to add excitement to them. They could consider taking college courses and perhaps broadening their horizons, but instead they sit home watching Fox News and devouring potato chips and soda pop. Sigh.


  4. These days, it seems as though it’s a prerequisite to be a whack job in order to be a Republican. I cannot believe this political party actually WON seats in the next Congress. This country……..ughhhhh

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    • Today’s GOP is 180° from the GOP of yore. Today, the only focus is money … more money for the wealthy, and less for the masses who they look upon as the proletariat. Sadly, the average voter doesn’t realize how corrupt the party has become … obviously. Or doesn’t care … I’m not sure which.

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  5. Yes, there are nutcases, and in local politics — to which few people really pay attention or vote — they can rise to high positions. However, in terms of space colonies, has Musk ever said who would be allowed in his? Musk did say that it would have its own set of laws independent from any government on earth, so that creates a massive array of possibilities, good and bad. The idiot who is the subject of your post may simply have stated publicly what others are in fact thinking.

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    • You’re right about local politics … even I, whose interest in politics dates back to age 5, rarely paid attention to local races until the past decade or so. I can’t say what Elon Musk has said about space colonies, for to my mind that is fantasy, something I don’t think will ever happen. I could be wrong, but I know that I have no desire to live in a space colony … I am pretty sure I would find death preferable. Yes, as with the ‘terror babies’ story, he picks up on some conspiracy theory and proclaims it to be truth, even when it follows no logic. Sadly, too many are like that.

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      • No space colonies are real and they will happen. I worked briefly on an early study on feasibility of space agriculture when I was in grad school in the 70s. Whether the colonies are based on large spacecraft, on moons or planets, they will eventually happen. They are likely to resemble small to medium size towns, generating their own gravitation field.

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        • Wow. To me, it has no appeal at all, but I suppose some would jump at the chance. The question I must ask, though, is … Why? It seems like an awful lot of effort and expense to try to adapt to an environment that is not naturally suitable for humans. I would rather see the investment of time, technology and money put toward taking better care of Earth.

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            • Which is quite possible, but … we could turn it around with some effort. It’s rather like the analogy of spending a little to repair the car, or spending a lot to replace it. And I still don’t see that life on a space colony would have the same quality … no oceans, forests, squirrels, trees, flowers, birds, rivers … 😥

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  6. Jill, people citing folks like Louis Gohmert, Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or even Donald Trump, need to get better sources of information. A news study of about four years ago noted Limbaugh told the truth only 20% of the time with Hannity at roughly 50%. Trump was measured at the time of telling the truth only 31% of the time by Politifacts. Yet, it is much worse now that he is in power. Gohmert is not much better than Trump. By the way, Trump gave Limbaugh a civilian award, my guess for his admiration of his skills to lie convincingly. Keith

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    • I simply do not understand how anyone with half a functional brain can support these people when their lies are so obvious, so incredibly unbelievable. I wonder if global warming is interfering with people’s ability to think?

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    • Yes, I agree … yours are far more benign than ours, but then overall your country seems to be less volatile. Perhaps it is that you have a longer history and have learned some things along the way that the people of the U.S. have yet to figure out. Sigh.

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