Move Over, Ron Paul: There's A New Nut In The Texas Congressional Delegation
Be proud, Lufkin: Your Congressman is a nut.
We're not talking even Ron Paul nuttiness; U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert has left even that far behind.
Gohmert appeared on the Alex Jones radio show last week. That sentence should be enough to prove nuttiness; Jones (a native Texan! He's appeared in Richard Linklater films!!) is the nation's premier uber-conservative conspiracy nut. (9/11 an inside job, Bill Clinton planned the Oklahoma City bombings, etc, ad nauseam.)
So going on the show is bad enough. But then Gohmert opened his mouth.
Obama's proposed health-insurance reform "is going to absolutely kill senior citizens," he said. "They'll put them on lists and force them to die early."
Yes, that's what a politician who has to get re-elected (not to mention the Congress that has to approve the plan) is proposing: Let's kill Grandma!! Then vote for me!!
Oh, and then there's the secret armies of the night:
Jones: Can you speak to your website, how we help you. In closing, the youth brigades, national service compulsory in a group outside the military under the Democratic party control in the city year in the red and black uniforms? [...] In closing, and we're going to let you go sir, the youth brigades, national compulsory service, the Democrats have introduced those bills. Your take on that?
Gohmert: Well you just referred to that point in history where this stuff has been done before. It was done in the 1930s and its not the only place its been done. It has been done throughout history.
Jones: Mao did it.
Gohmert: Well that's exactly what I was thinking of. This is the kind of the thing we got to stop. We got to get back to the roots, the basics.
You can listen to it all here.
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