Friday, August 13, 2010

Paranoia on Parade

TX Rep. Louis Gohmert's one man crusade against so-called "terror babies" has to be one of the more ridiculous right wing memes to emerge of late, and let's face it, that's really saying something given some of the recent shenanigans.  The gist of Gohmert's concern is that undesirable sorts will come to the United States with the express intention of having kids, spiriting them away, filling their minds with anti-American fervor, and then setting them loose twenty years hence to wreak all manner of havoc -- as American citizens!  He's like a live action Dale Gribble, really.  And you kinda have to applaud Gohmert, as this "terror baby" thing lets him oppose immigration, the Constitution, and the Platonic principles of rhetoric all in one fell swoop, so score one for efficiency!  Having already taken his paranoia to the House floor in a rant that Jon Stewart made merry sport of last week, Gohmert cried Cassandra again last night to CNN's Anderson Cooper, and the result was, well, see for yourself:




I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Yikes.

3 comments:

Omar A. said...

This guy is an elected official in Congress!!?? Geez...

The Mad Swede said...

How stupid is that bag of nuts? He is even such a crappy rhetorician that he continuously sabotage his own rhetorical ethos in a manner that suggests he has not got a single clue as to speak to people in a convincing manner.

Heck, he's not even a good demagogue.

Cecil said...

hahah He IS an elected official. Not that everyone in Gohmey's district thinks like this, but it's a real indicator of how very far out talk generally is in certain regions. You just know someone in his district shakes their head every time he appears.

Maybe if you have some faith in the people, you believe such views, when detailed and moved out into the light of logic, don't hold up well. But a lot of people absorb these kinds of thoughts into their subconscious perspective, with no better hope of articulating them than this (see the gay marriage debate in CA, now that the ball to present logically the harm it causes falls into the Prop 8 people's court).