Saturday, April 27, 2013

Louie, Louie...

As long-time readers know, my feelings toward our current president have fluctuated between irritation and pissed-off-edness. But the fact that I'm no Obama fan doesn't mean I will tolerate the crap that Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert tried to lay down:
"It's very clear to everybody but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us," Gohmert told WND Radio "And I'm hoping either this administration will wake up or a new one will come in at the next election before irreparable damage is done. Because radical Islam is at war with us. Thank God for the moderates who don't approve of what's being done. But this administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America."
This statement might have some relationship with the truth if we could interpret "so many" to mean "absolutely zero."

What guys like Gohmert don't understand is that they are shooting themselves in the foot. By spewing obvious nonsense, they create support for Obama. The President looks good when his opponents look crazy. The 2012 election was lost during the Republican primaries, when the wackos vying for the nomination expectorated so much Gohmertian goofiness that the entire GOP brand took on a bad odor. Mitt Romney would be president today if he could have played to the center throughout his campaign.

In recent times, only one Republican has managed to mount an effective argument against Obama: Rand Paul. (By "effective," I mean an argument that appeals to moderates, not just to the snaggletoothed beer-swilling Alex Jones listeners who consider Louie Gohmert a brilliant political thinker.) But even Paul screwed up: He later reversed his position on drones, showing himself to be yet another opportunist, yet another militarist.
I wonder if Louie will swallow his tongue when he finds out this:

This family was connected.
I'll tell you why they are shooting themselves in the foot. When an actual liberal is nominated (even better would be a real radical), what do they say? They've accused an Eisenhower moderate of being a socialist, so they've emptied their holster and don't have any bullets left.
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