Thursday, January 13, 2011

Louie Gohmert, Asshole

Texas sure has some great Congressional representatives. Take Louie Gohmert.

Believing the FBI was “stonewalling” him on its profile of gunman Jared Lee Loughner, Gohmert suggested the FBI was playing politics to avoid admitting Loughner’s “a liberal” and “embarrassing” President Obama’s liberal supporters:
“It may be if the things he was reading, that he’s a liberal, hates the flag, supports Marx, if those type of things turn out to be true, then it may be embarrassing to the current administration’s constituents, and heaven help us we wouldn’t want to embarrass the president’s constituents,” Gohmert said.[...]
“You could tell us a personality profile: what this guy believes in, what he doesn’t,” he said. “I’ve been part of a prosecution, I’ve been a prosecutor, I’ve been a judge. I know what they can do, and they’ve stonewalled on being specific.

Why would the FBI do this? Is it full of liberals? I don't think so. 

What's more, Gohmert's tribute to Gabrielle Giffords on the House floor was actually somewhat touching, discussing their shared love of chocolate.

But I'm wondering what goes through Gohmert's mind when sharing chocolate. Given that he's one of the House's great conspiracy theorists and extremist right-wingers, does he consider it appropriate to share chocolate with the enemy? Given his well-documented homophobia, would he share chocolate with a male colleague? Was he hitting on Giffords? If Giffords is threatening the future of the American nation with her votes, a theme Gohmert loves to harp on when talking about Democrats, how could he be sad if she was shot? Is he a hypocrite, playing up to the endlessly right-wing tendencies of his northeast Texas district? Or is he just a flipping asshole?