Barney Frank once famously said that Republicans believe life begins at conception and ends at birth. It couldn’t be more true when it comes to the current humanitarian crisis involving some 52,000 Central American youths who have fled across the U.S. border since October. How are certain elements of the GOP reacting? If the photo-ops and rhetoric are any indication, the situation isn’t anything a M-249 machine gun loaded with 5.56 millimeter rounds can’t solve.
Of course there was Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and Fox News host Sean Hannity who were embedded with the border patrol, showing off how their military drag and poseur badassery. There was the rally in Michigan in which at least one attendee decided the only way to peaceably assemble would be to bring along an AR-15, the Sandy Hook weapon, in order to protest existence of unwanted children in their town.
But there’s something missing in the increasingly hot rhetoric coming from the nutbag margins. A missing ingredient. It’s missing a particularly slow-witted crackpot who doesn’t understand key sections of the Constitution. It needs the craziest and most melon-shaped screecher in the House Crazy Caucus — it needs an asparagus defender and an inventor of the “one way wall.”
This crisis needs Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).
In a floor speech that was almost entirely overlooked somehow, Gohmert went full Buck Turgidson, suggesting that Texas use the authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to engage in a shooting war to fight off the undocumented immigrant children entering Texas… CONTINUE READING