Did you miss him? The most ignorant Republican Congressman in recent memory, and he has a lot of competition for that dubious distinction from just about his entire party.
Gohmert was missing in action as media outlets appear to avoid him at all cost. Maybe it became apparent to them that putting Gohmert on television invites unnecessary ridicule from the rest of the civilized world. In any case, Gohmert popped up his head yesterday on a radio program called “Point Of View” and the embarrassment soon followed.
The Texas Republican had been railing against the Obama administration’s decision to send several thousand members of the U.S. military to Western Africa to assist in the effort to control the Ebola outbreak, saying that it was just the latest example of the administration demonstrating its fundamental disdain for the military.
Somehow that discussion eventually prompted him to launch into criticism of the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy in the most perfectly Gohmert-esque fashion imaginable.
“I’ve had people say, ‘Hey, you know, there’s nothing wrong with gays in the military. Look at the Greeks,'” he said.
“Well, you know, they did have people come along who they loved that was the same sex and would give them massages before they went into battle. But you know what, it’s a different kind of fighting, it’s a different kind of war and if you’re sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you’re not going to last very long. It’s guerrilla fighting. You are going to be ultimately vulnerable to terrorism and if that’s what you start doing in the military like the Greeks did … as people have said, ‘Louie, you have got to understand, you don’t even know your history.’ Oh yes I do. I know exactly. It’s not a good idea”
Try to make sense of that logic.