America’s Dumbest Congressman says ‘Selma’ shows why we should fight ‘radical Islam’
By Hunter (Daily Kos staff), Fri Jan 23, 2015 at 09:53 AM PST
One of the ways Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) retains his lock on the title of America’s Dumbest Congressman is sheer persistence. Other candidates may pipe up with occasional entries into the genre of mind-bending goofiness, but Louie Gohmert makes it a practice to demonstrate his skills on a regular basis in his very, very frequent speeches to an empty House floor. His particular skills lie in the free association category; Louie Gohmert can take any two random thoughts that enter his mind and make them about each other, and about Barack Obama being a bad person.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday drew an interesting lesson from the critically-acclaimed movie “Selma,” saying it reminded him of the importance of fighting radical Islam.”I thought about the Egyptian peaceable revolution as I watched the movie ‘Selma,'” the congressman said during a speech on the House floor. “Thank God for Martin Luther King Jr.”
See, Louie Gohmert does not watch movies like you or I watch movies. His version contains running commentaries that only Louie Gohmert and certain breeds of dogs can hear.
“People in Egypt know about Dr. King,” he continued. “He wanted a peaceful demonstration and they were part of a peaceful demonstration. Unfortunately, radical Islam did not like being removed. They burned churches. They went after Christians. They went after Jews.”
This comparison would suggest that white Southern segregationists are the U.S. equivalent of “radical Islam,” what with the church burnings and going after peaceful protestors. Louie Gohmert does not think these things through. Ever.
The observation came at the end of a long monologue, in which Gohmert interweaved words of support for Israel, condemnation of Boko Haram, and praise of the military takeover of Egypt’s Islamist government by the secular dictator Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
All of which was mere decoration around the real reason for Louie Gohmert’s speech on the House floor, which was to explain that Barack Obama is bad for not supporting Egyptian junta leader al-Sisi by giving him more helicopters and tanks. Which is what Martin Luther King, Jr. would have wanted, we presume, or at least it would have made the movie Selma more of a high-budget, Michael Bay affair.
And this, my children, is why Rep. Louie Gohmert so easily retains his position as America’s Dumbest Congressman. It is not merely the quality of dumb, but the quantity, and in that regard Louie Gohmert is like a fire hose of dumb trained on the rest of us after we have had the audacity to go somewhere we were not supposed to go or demand something we were not supposed to demand. Which is why we should give him helicopters, or something.
Photograph (modified) of Texas’ Abgeordneter mit Verhaltensauffälligkeiten (Reuters). http://blog.bernerzeitung.ch/welttheater/index.php/33797/irre-worte-vom-crazy-onkel/ or http://bit.ly/1ECznEv