January 19, 2011

Sanity check

Which state sends the looniest representatives to the US House?

I dunno. There are so many candidates it's hard to judge. However, I'd put Texas close to the top, and my principal example would be Louie Gohmert. What's he done now? Well . . .

This week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) joined the growing chorus of Republicans clamoring for hearings to look into the threat of creeping Sharia law.
Gohmert, you may remember, is also writing legislation which would allow Congresspeople to carry guns in DC to protect themselves from the unwashed citizens.

The guy pushing this "Sharia law" nonsense is Frank Gaffney, who's founder of a neocon think tank called The Center for Security Policy. Considering its one-time membership, I think we can figure out its goals. I mean, with Richard Perle, Doug Feith, Monica Crowley and Laura Ingraham in the fold, the security policy the place advocates is almost surely "Blow every foreigner up!"

Posted by Linkmeister at January 19, 2011 12:25 PM | TrackBack

When you're talking about loony congresspeople, though, you really can't leave out Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Sen. Jim deMint (R - SC). Even some of deMint's constituents refer to him as "Him DeMented" ...

Posted by: hedera at January 19, 2011 01:16 PM