Gohmert: No Town Hall Because Some Loony Lefty Might “2nd Amendment Solution” Him

Louie GohmertMy favo-right Texass Tea Potty filbert is back in the news. The one, the only, (thank goodness) “Screwy” Louie Gohmert! (I have a huge weakness for silly and in that category, “Screwy” Louie leads the league!)

As you may have noticed, this has NOT been a good week for Republican regressives, town hall wise. Those that have held them, faced angry crowds obsessed with the probable upcoming loss of their health insurance.

One explanation for this is that a lot of their constituents found out that the “Obamacare” that they hated was actually the “Affordable Care Act,” that they loved.

Another explanation, one much favored by these self-same regressive Republicans, is that it was all organized and paid for by elite lefties like George Soros and his ilk. (If so, why wasn’t I informed of this cushy gig?)

Other “representatives of the people” took the Yellow Road to Chickenville and refused to hold town halls or even meet with their constituents. Care to guess which group, Screwy Louie  joined?

Tuesday, (2/21/17) a group in Screwy’s district, called “Indivisible of Smith County” called for a town hall meeting. Sadly, their man(?) in congress declined. However, you do have to give him half a point for coming up with the sorriest excuse so far.

Unfortunately, at this time there are groups from the more violent strains of the leftist ideology, some even being paid, who are preying on public town halls to wreak havoc and threaten public safety. Threats are nothing new to me and I have gotten my share as a felony judge. However, the House Sergeant at Arms advised us after former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot at a public appearance, that civilian attendees at Congressional public events stand the most chance of being harmed or killed—just as happened there.

Point of clarification: Jared Lee Loughner, the Gabby Giffords shooter, was NOT an adherent of “leftist ideology!” He was a right-wing filbert with severe mental problems. (Btw, Screwy Louie just voted to give the mentally questionable greater access to firearms.)

As a back-up reason for avoiding the possible unpleasantry, he stated,

In the same amount of time it takes to have a town hall meeting, which usually has between 30 and 100 attendees in east Texas, I can communicate with thousands of my constituent bosses through a telephone town hall meeting.

The nice thing about telephone town halls is that they are easier to control and there’s none of those unpleasant “YouTube Moments.”

He finished his declaration of avoidance by saying,

Though I am saddened if you are upset with my positions, they do appear to reflect a majority of east Texans’ views.

Since he is desperately trying to avoid dialogue with his constituents, I’m not quite sure how he would know that.

The Year In Outrageous Regressive Stupidity

JindalStupidPartyThe following are just a brief sample of the idiotic oral farts emanated by Regressives this year.

January

I think the numbers that have been thrown around as to the frequency with which rape and sexual assault occurs have come into question, and have been debunked in a of number platforms. I think it’s a huge exaggeration, a reckless exaggeration of what actual rape statistics are or what actual sexual assault statistics are. – “Princeton Mom” Susan Patton (1/6/15)

 

I’ve heard from folks here [in London] that there are neighbourhoods where women don’t feel comfortable going in without veils. That’s wrong. We all know that there are neighbourhoods where police are less likely to go into. I think that the radical Left absolutely wants to pretend like this problem is not here. Pretending it’s not here won’t make it go away. – Bobby Jindal – (1/19/15)

 

February

Socrates trained Plato in on a rock and then Plato trained in Aristotle roughly speaking on a rock. So, huge funding is not necessary to achieve the greatest minds and the greatest intellects in history. – Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) (2/13/15)

March

Cocaine is the product of a vegetable, alcohol is the product of a vegetable, marijuana is a vegetable. And yet, people are enslaved to vegetables…but God Almighty can deliver you from the bondage of your addiction. Your slavery to vegetables, he can set you free. – Pat Robertson (3/2/15)

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Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay. – Ben Carson (3/4/15)

 

April

Despite the fact that California has suffered from droughts for millennia, liberal environmentalists have prevented the building of a single new reservoir or a single new water conveyance system over decades during a period in which California’s population has doubled. – Carly Florina (4/6/15)

 

May

If I’m president of the United States and you’re thinking about joining al-Qaeda or ISIL [the Islamic State], I’m not gonna call a judge. I’m gonna call a drone and we will kill you. – Lindsey Graham (5/16/15)

 

June

When people make clear that they are going to commit murder or genocide, how long do you have to wait before it is okay to stop them? Well, the President has made clear it may be time to move out of the way so that these Palestinians that want to obliterate Israel can have their will. – Louie Gohmert (6/4/15)

July

I would like to be the head of Donald Trump’s Homeland Security…I could get it all done before breakfast…I could kind of guess who the criminals are gong to be at least 50 percent of the time. People who don’t speak English. – Ann Coulter (7/24/15)

 

This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven. – Mike Huckabee (7/25/15)

 

August

I was at the border last week. Border Patrol, people that I deal with, that I talk to, they say this is what’s happening. Because our leaders are stupid. Our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don’t want to pay for them. They don’t want to take care of them. – Donald Trump (8/6/15)

 

September

I’d get rid of [the Energy Department]. And I’d let the states start having more control over the lands that are within their boundaries and the people who are affected by the developments within their states. “If I were in charge of that, it would be a short-term job, but it would be … really great to have someone who knows energy and is pro-responsible development to be in charge. – Sarah Palin (9/6/15)

 

Only in an Orwellian Obama world full of sprinkly fairy dust blown from atop a unicorn as he’s peeking through a really pretty pink kaleidoscope would he ever see victory or safety for America or Israel in this treaty. [On the Iranian nuclear deal] – Sarah Palin (9/9/15)

 

As regards Planned Parenthood, anyone who has watched this videotape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, it’s heart beating, it’s legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain. – Carly Florina (9/16/15)

 

One thing I know as it relates to my brother. He kept us safe! John Elias Bush – 9/16/15)

Interestingly enough, this [evolution theory] is a relatively modern science concept. Before Darwin came along, it wasn’t.Ben Carson (9/25/15)

October

Racism exists because we have a sin problem in America, not a skin problem.Mike Huckabee (10/13/15)

I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed.Ben Carson (10/15/15)

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November

I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me. – Donald Trump (11/12/15)

 

December

There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to — to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a less — a slower track school where they do well. – SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia (12/9/15)

 

And, the winner is:

PolitiFact has been documenting Trump’s statements on our Truth-O-Meter, where we’ve rated 76 percent of them Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire, out of 77 statements checked. No other politician has as many statements rated so far down on the dial.

In considering our annual Lie of the Year, we found our only real contenders were Trump’s — his various statements also led our Readers’ Poll. But it was hard to single one out from the others. So we have rolled them into one big trophy.

To the candidate who says he’s all about winning, PolitiFact designates the many campaign misstatements of Donald Trump as our 2015 Lie of the Year.”

Wingnut: Hillary Should Be Hung, But Is Blackmailing FBI (VIDEO) (AUDIO)

071414_ff_war_640In honor of “Fruitcake Season,” may I introduce you to one of the bigger filberts in the cake mix: Wayne Allyn Root. Root is a “Jew for Jesus.” He was born Jewish, then born again as a “Christian” (Faux Division).

Root kicked off his media career as an ersatz sports handicapper. According to one of his employees at the time,

He doesn’t even bet the games he gives to his clients…The picks were losing so bad during the four months I was there that guys were giving out what they liked…Wayne was a bigger liar than the salesman. If he had a newspaper guy on the phone he would say stuff that was totally untrue.

As we shall see, not a lot has changed in the “totally untrue” department.

He later moved to the Financial News Network back when it was a money losing, minor league operation. Reeling from accounting disputes and financial scandals, FNN was sold to CNBC in 1991

The self-professed “long-time Republican” dumped the party in 2007 to join the Libertarian Party. He was the 2008 LP vice presidential candidate alongside Libertarian nominee Bob Barr. The pair ended up with 523,715 votes. (Obama won with 69,498,516) Root claims Obama won because,

Democratic voters across this country are voting four times, five times, 10 times each for the Democrats.

In 2012, he dumped and jumped again, this time back to the Republican Party.

Since then, he’s been a frequent contributor to such journalistic embarrassments as FoxNews.com, TheBlaze.com, Townhall.comBreitbart.com, Dailycaller.com & Newsmax.com.

In November of last year, he called (for the umpteeth time) for Obama’s impeachment in the wake of the Iran Accords and his immigration actions, which he claimed would “legalize 34 million.” (Actually, it was more like 5 million that Obama was shielding.)

If he does that, don’t we then have to do instant impeachment? I mean, there’s no choice at that point. You can’t tell me that will break the nation apart, there’s no excuse.

This June, after the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare in King v. Burwell, Root tweeted,

Time to question Justice Roberts’ decisions. Just like John Boehner, I now believe Justice Roberts has been blackmailed or intimidated.

In July he speculated that Obama told Hillary that if she would support the Iran Accords, he and (the no longer existent) ACORN would steal the 2016 elections for her. He even dreamed up an imaginary conversation between the two.

If you go along with this, I’ll help you steal the election like I did in 2012. I’ll get my old pals from ACORN back together again, the old gang is back, and we will steal states with weak voter ID laws, we’ll have illegal aliens voting, we’ll figure out ways to stuff the ballot box in inner cities so that more people vote than are registered to vote in that district. We will figure out a way to steal you the election the same way we stole it for me.

In October, he claimed credit for Trump’s tax plan. (Like that’s a good thing or something.)

I do know that I emailed him what I thought the tax plan should be for America and his new tax plan was out last week and I thought it was fantastic and it was pretty damn close to what I recommended.
Yesterday, 912/13) he decided that Hillary needed hanging, but there must be more blackmailing going on.

Can you imagine a Republican secretary of state working for a Republican president starting a foundation for charity that collects money from foreign governments by the hundreds of millions and billions and then takes the money and hands out government contracts to the same country that made the contribution from the State Department? That’s not a criminal offense, that’s a hanging, treasonous offense…

I believe we’ve got massive blackmail going on in the United States government. The NSA, the IRS, their goal is to find out everything about Republicans — not everybody, Republicans.
 
Is [FBI Director] Comey susceptible to that? I have no idea, but I certainly have my suspicions about the Supreme Court justice of the United States voting twice for Obamacare.

Lone Star Loons Want Texas To Secede

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Can Texas secede from the United States?

Interestingly, there is nothing in the Constitution to prevent it. There are provisions for adopting states and splitting states (Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1) but when it comes to seceding states – NADA!

There are some who suggest that the issue was settled at Appomattox. In fact SCOTUS Justice Scalia has stated,

[The] answer is clear. If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede.

And, on April 15, 1869, in Texas v White, the Supreme Court ” held the Union to be indestructable and, thus, not dissoluble by any act of a state, the government, or the people.”

So, in answer to whether Texas can secede – NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT!

However, never a group to let a little thing like reality get in their way, some tea potty Texans have decided that secession is an idea who’s time has come.

The Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) is circulating a petition to put a referendum supporting secession on the March, 2016 primary ballot. There is also a resolution (HCR 77) being considered by the Texas legislature that would do the same thing.tumblr_mahn6zAQy41qj8u1do1_1280Then, last month, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) introduced TNM’s resolution for consideration by the SREC’s Resolutions Committee. As TNM President Dan Miller stated,

This allows the TNM to begin a dialogue with the RPT [Republican Party of Texas] to discuss, what we know, is the defining political issue for our time – Texas relationship with the Union and the independence of Texas.

Our organization does not exist solely to petition. We will use every opportunity to get and win a vote on Texas independence until the job is done.

Last Friday, (11/4/15) the secession resolution passed the committee, requiring a full party vote on Saturday. The measure, which is non-binding, would gauge the desire among state Republicans to secede.

If the federal government continues to disregard the constitution and the sovereignty of the State of Texas, the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation
Among the reasons to vote for it,
  • It would be a harmless measure, allowing voters to only register their opinion on secession.
  • It would “get out the vote” among some Texas Republicans Troglodytes.
The goal of these is to take a thermometer of how Texans feels about an issue, and what better issue for Texans to do that with?
Among the reasons not to vote for it,
  • Since it was non-binding, it would be an unproductive way for Texans to register their dissatisfaction with the federal government.
  • Those new voters that found their way to their polling place might be Trump Tramps, which wouldn’t help Cruz’s campaign.

As the “Star-Telegram” put it,

Why vote for a Texas Republican? They don’t even want to stay in the Union.

On Saturday, a discussion and vote was held on the measure. It failed!
 After the vote, the Texas Dems (Yes, there are some) chimed in. The Executive Director or the Texas Democratic Party released a statement:

While Democrats put forth solutions that are going to improve the daily lives of Texas families, Republicans were considering whether or not to put an un-American, unpatriotic Texas secession proposal on their ballot.

At the very least the Republican party bosses still believe they are Americans. We’ll never know if their fringe primary base would have voted for secession. They didn’t get the opportunity.

What remains clear is that the Tea Party has taken over the Republican Party. Every hardworking Texan should be worried that fringe issues are now the hot topic in the same party that controls state government. Rest in Peace, GOP.

And, this being the 21st Century, there were a few twits tweeted, such as:

Guess @TexasGOP can’t make up their mind on if they want to secede or vote for @realDonaldTuump.

I hate to give them a clue, but there is one safe, non-military, way to secede from the Union. It’s called a Constitutional Amendment. Of course, it would have to get 2/3 of the House and Senate in favor of it. Or, it can also be started with a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. (No amendment ever has been.)  It would then need to get 38 state legislatures to go along. (If they would agree to take the Bubba/Bible Belt with them, I might just be in favor of that.) Let Texas and Florida take over their support.

plante042009Although this attempt failed to put the secession measure on the ballot, there is still the petition and HCR 77. This is not over.

Stay tuned!

Super Hero Deficit Hawk Man To Become Speaker: Atlas Shrugged!

P.R.Three years ago, Willie Romney was in deep doo doo!

He’d just gotten back from his tour of England, Israel & Poland. A journey meant to highlight his foreign policy skills and to watch his horse (a $77,731 tax credit) dance in the Olympics. Instead, he managed to screw up in all three countries.

He insulted his hosts in England several times. He was promptly denounced as being “…a car crash…worse than Sarah Palin(Sarah Palin, for craps sake! Damn! You can’t get much lower than that!) In Israel he managed to roil tensions by claiming Israelis had a superior culture compared to the Palestinians. In Poland, Willie outsourced his gaffes to his spokesman, who told reporters to “Show some respect!” and “Kiss my ass!” at the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. When he got home, there were three new polls showing him seven or more points behind. (Fox had him down by nine.)

What to do? What to do?

Enter stage (far) right: Paul Ryan!

Flash forward to the present!

When Sir John of Orange finally had enough of the Freedom Caucus’s bovine bowel movements, he decided to get outta Dodge. He’s not only quitting to try to herd those methane producers, he’s leaving the House for home. Then his designated replacement made the major error of opening his mouth and admitting what everybody already knew: the Regressives were role-playing Cotton Mather and hunting a witch named Hillary.

With McCarthy down the flush hole, nobody had enough backing to fill the Speaker position.

Enter stage (far) right: Paul Ryan!

After playing the reluctant hero for a few days, Paulie finally admitted “I am ready and eager to be our speaker!” This was after the aforementioned Freedom Caucus decided he wasn’t wing-nut enough, but they needed to get the position filled so they could get on with trying to eliminate ObamaCare for the 50th plus time and make good on shutting down the government if they didn’t get their way.

And, just who is “not wing-nutty enough” Paulie? “By their deeds, you shall know them.” (That quote is actually a bastardisation of Matthew 7:16 “You shall know them by their fruits”. However, as we all know, “fruits” is a pejorative word in the tea bagger lexicon and “bastards” only applies to liberals.)

Anyway, lets take a look at those “deeds”:

  • For starters, in 17 years in congress, he’s actually had two of his bills passed. One of those was a change in the excise tax on arrows from 39 cents an arrow to 12.4% of the sales price. (He’s a bowhunter.) The other one was a bill to change the name of a post office. Let’s see…. at $174,000 per year times 17 years, divided by two bills………..That comes to $1,479,000 per bill. (A fine use of taxpayer money.)
  • He’s anti-tax. That is, he’s anti-tax if you’re rich. If you’re poor or even middle class, he thinks you’re just not holding up your end and you need to dig deeper. He wants to extend the Bush league cuts for the rich, but dump the Obama tax cuts for the poor and middle class. He also wants to eliminate, or at least, severely cut tax deductions for mortgage interest, health insurance premiums and charitable contributions. (If she wasn’t still alive when he was born, I’d swear that Paulie is Ayn reincarnated.)
  • He’s a deficit hawk. He’s such a deficit hawk that he wants to cut $120 billion from discretionary funding (You know, things like food inspection, the environment, health services, education, transportation, urban development.) and $284 billion from mandatory funding. (That would be Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.)smarmy-paul-ryan-meme-generator-wants-to-reduce-deficit-voted-for-bush-tax-cuts-and-2-unfunded-wars-853138
  • Now, he’s not an absolute, down and dirty, 100% total deficit hawk. He does want us to keep giving our tax dollars to “Big Oil”. (As if they already weren’t the richest industry in the world.) In 2011 he voted to keep giving them $40 billion dollars over the next decade (H J RES 44). Of course, the fact that he’s heavily invested in the industry has absolutely nothing to do with it. (Or, does it?)
  • Getting back to his deficit hawk side. He thinks Social Security is a Ponzi scheme.Ryan-28 Since 2005 he’s been pushing to privatize S.S. (i.e. Everyone would invest in stocks and bonds.) Can you imagine the consequences if S.S. had been privatized in 2008 when the market went into free fall?
  • He wants to kill Medicare, with its single-payer system and replace it with a voucher program to help you buy insurance coverage. The program would even expand each year to compensate for overall inflation. Problem is, health care costs have been rising far faster than overall inflation for the last several decades. So over the next few years, out-of-pocket costs per year could rise several thousand dollars.
  • As for Medicaid, according to CBS News. 44 million people would lose coverage under Paulie’s “Path to Prosperity”.
  • While we’re on the general subject of health care, Paulie is a “Personhood” pusher. He believes that there should be a law that guarantees fertilized eggs have the same rights as people. He co-sponsored a bill (H.R. 212) that would make “Personhood” the law of the land. Personhood bills are so extreme, that Mississippi rejected theirs and Colorado said no twice with over 40% margins both times.
  • Oh, and btw, he doesn’t think a woman is worth as much as a m. He voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.PRGMeme11
  • And, if you’re a single mom, he thinks the government coddles you too much, so he wants to cut the Child Tax Credit. Mothers working full-time for minimum wage ($14,500 a year) would lose more than $1,500 a year. (Child nutrition is overrated anyway.)
  • Food stamps, a program that has gotten a few million families through some pretty rough times would be cut by $134 billion over the next few years. (Hey, there’s plenty of dumpsters with old food just laying there for the taking.)
  • If you’re a parent that wants your children to have the benefit of a good education, how does a 1/3 cut in educational spending sound to you? (Damn teachers make too much money anyway. Millionaires could make a lot better use of that money.)
  • As a condition for his becoming speaker, he stated “I cannot and will not give up my family time.” However, he has voted several times against bills that would ensure working Americans could spend time with their families if needed. (Family values for he, but not for thee.)
  • Btw, if you’re poor, it’s because you’re a lazy bastard. “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.”

So, that’s pretty much Paulie in a nut shell. (Emphasis on nut.) If you’re rich or nostalgic for the ’50’s (the 1850’s) then he’s your man.paul-ryan-hey-girl-original