Can You Guess Which Congresscritter Cast Lone ‘No’ Vote On Actually Sane Bill About ‘Lunatics’?

by snipy

SNAP OUT OF ITHere at Wonkette, we never ever forget to be unrelentingly smug and cynical about the U.S. House of Representatives. And really, why the hell not?  They’re a veritable parade of horribles. See, for example, everything Ron Paul has ever done. (We are only linking to the most recent awful Ron Paul thing because you do not want this post to be eleventy thousand words long, do you?) See also perennial anger-weeping oompa-loompa John Boehner. (Again, only one link people. Do you want to find all the horrible things we have written about Ron Paul and John Boehner? Use the search box at the top like anyone else.) See also, too, the fact that they stone cold hate disabled people. (GodDAMN you U.S. House of Representatives* for making us feel sorry for Bob Dole, which we thought was unpossible.) Sometimes, though, the House does something minorly not-horrible:

The word “lunatic” will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House Wednesday and is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.

The congressional action is the latest effort to remove language from the U.S. code that has become outdated or demeaning. Two years ago Congress took out references in federal law to the term “mental retardation.”

“The term ‘lunatic’ holds a place in antiquity and should no longer have a prominent place in our U.S. code,” said Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., shortly before the 398-1 vote in the House. The word is derived from the Latin word from moon and ancient beliefs that people could become “moonstruck” by lunar movements.

Yr Wonkette’s joy at this development is tempered more than slightly by the fact that this was still in the U.S. Code to begin with. (Not that we are above using the term, but not because, you know, we think people are actually controlled by the moon and therefore crazy. Everybody knows people are controlled by secret messages in Lady Gaga songs.) Our joy is also tempered by the fact that Louie Gohmert is an unrequitedly terrible human being who was the lone vote no on this bill:

The lone “no” vote was cast by Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who said in a statement that “not only should we not eliminate the word ‘lunatic’ from federal law when the most pressing issue of the day is saving our country from bankruptcy, we should use the word to describe the people who want to continue with business as usual in Washington.”

Louie Gohmert cast the lone “no” vote on a sane, compassionate and sensible bill? Imagine that.

*Whoops, that one was the Senate.

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{ 205 comments }

noodlesalad November 29, 2012 at 2:01 pm

But if brave Rep. Smith won't stick up for big oil, who will?

sullivanst December 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm

South Carolina libel!

SorosBot December 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

It's a great day in South Carolina!

Serolf_Divad December 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

FL, TX, AZ: the tree points on the Bermuda Triangle of stupid.

StillGoinGreen December 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

That is absolutely beautiful in so many ways. I just imagine the three – collectively scratching their heads, trying to "see the triangle".

PopeEdgardo December 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Mississippi and Alabama wish to protest this blatant show of disrespect in the strongest possible terms!

sewollef December 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

Wait just a doggone minute…. I'm calling Louisiana libel on this one.

NellCote71 December 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Yep, we just keep on giving and giving. And we are fixin' to give Perry back again. Truly, we shine as the Lone Star of hope during this holiday season.

StillGoinGreen December 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I'm just so proud. Hey, at least the weather is nice this time of year… now that all of our "Texas Tea" has depleted the ozone layer.

OneDollarJuana December 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Dang it! Where's that secessionist petition! I'm a-gonna sign it!

actor212 November 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm

May I impose on my fellow Wonketteers for donations of floatation devices, since climate change will likely swamp me?

Preferably attached to the Wonkette-ettes…

NellCote71 December 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Competition like Crazy Eyes?

fuflans November 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

oh come on. medieval was pretty cool: jesters and bird pies and mead and occitan poetry and shit.

rickmaci November 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm

No matter. The world ends December 22 so this asshat will have nothing to do.

yyyaz December 6, 2012 at 2:19 am

Tough to do when they don't know their ass from a hole in the ground (cue Randy Newman), don't care that they don't know, and, in fact, wear it as a badge of honor that magically transforms their willful ignorance and parochialism into a homespun, country wisdom and moral rectitude that the GOP has learned how to mirror back at them so brilliantly that they almost feel they're voting themselves directly into office. Red districts for rednecks. Yee-fucking-haw!

nounverb911 December 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

All of them, Katie?

OzoneTom December 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

In the defense of Tejas, Lunatic was a great skater for the PDFs of TXRD.

OneYieldRegular December 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm

He'd been called that so many times that he was afraid he was being laid off?

nounverb911 December 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Needs more frontal lobotomies. (With votes).

FlownOver December 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Fuck it. Make that "with a scalpel." Better yet, something from the Black & Decker catalog.

kittensdontlie December 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Rep. Louie Gohmert, the last lunatic/mental retardate known to be in existence.

nounverb911 December 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Except for the rest of the R-worded repulithugs.

Beowoof December 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I can think of a few candidates from Alaska.

Terry December 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm

No, he's just an f'ing evil asshole.

elviouslyqueer December 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The chair recognizes the dishonorable posturing fuckhole from Texas.

Poindexter718 December 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

To be fair, Rep. Gohmert (R-Pyle) may have feared eliminating any reference to "lunatic" in the government lexicon could have implications for his job security.

memzilla November 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Run, Forrest Erick, Run!

OkieDokieDog December 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Loony Louie Gohmert has a great idear, ya lunatic Teabaggie Congresscritters! Do absolutely nothing like you've done for the last 2 years. Yay! WINNING!

smokefilledroommate December 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Louie Gohmert– all for lunacy, obvs. He should make it his official platform.

corthylio December 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Huh! I thought he already had?

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

Gotta keep 'em guessing!

imissopus December 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Er, that was the Senate that shot down that UN treaty, not the House, which I don't think ever votes to ratify treaties.

SorosBot December 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

And it looks like the Republicans have decided to just oppose all UN-based treaties, even ones that mimic existing US law that his been in place for two decades and seems pretty inoffensive and hard to oppose, all on the basis of, well, lunatic blanket opposition to the UN because of insane black helicopter conspiracy theories.

NellCote71 December 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Somehow they believe UN forces will come into the homes of the home-schooled and make the parents put up ramps, or something, something. I am not making this up, I am just too lazy and afeared to look up the actual reference.

Guppy December 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Yeeaaahhh… Wonkett writers really shouldn't be making errors in high school civics like that.

Sharkey December 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm

They're the same thing, nerd. NERD!

imissopus December 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm

ALSO, SHARKS DON'T WEAR SUNGLASSES!

Sharkey December 5, 2012 at 10:46 pm

This from a penguin wearing underwear. Didn't I eat you for lunch?

HistoriCat December 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

"Didn't I eat you for lunch?"

Alright you two – this is a mommy blog, let's limit the sexy-time talk here!

Serolf_Divad December 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm

So wait, "lunatic" is illegal, now? So how do we refer to the GOP from here on out?

weejee December 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

POS?

sewollef December 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

Point Of Sale?

I don't get it?

weejee December 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

POS = piece of shit

kittensdontlie December 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I like Moon Unit, but it is already taken.

Veritas78 December 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

"Fringe" is still allowed.

TootsStansbury December 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Fucking assholes?

BoatOfVelociraptors December 6, 2012 at 4:19 am

Foible prone?

PopeEdgardo December 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

How about dishonorable posturing fuckholes. What do you think Elvis?

iburl December 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Unhinged

Negropolis December 5, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I think they prefer the term "Reality-Averse Americans".

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 6, 2012 at 1:30 am

A wholy owned subsidy of Koch Industries?

Jukesgrrl December 6, 2012 at 5:12 am

FTW

billy_reuben December 6, 2012 at 7:59 am

Shitweasels

vtxmcrider December 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

Lunatwatwaffles.

Callyson December 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

“The individual ‘Louie Gohmert’ holds a place in antiquity and should no longer have a prominent place in our U.S. House of Representatives”

/fixed

sewollef December 6, 2012 at 8:40 am

No, seriously. Louie Gohmert is a made up name isn't it?

Didn't he chase the wabbit in some cartoon or other…. or is that just Texas these days?

editor December 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

seems to me he's actually advocating using it in the only way the rest of us still use it: to describe someone with whom we disagree to the point we think they're irrational and stoopid (yes, the kind that needs to be spelled with two o's).

but yeah, lay off the mentally ill. only cher is moonstruck.

Hera Sent Me December 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

For Gohmert, eliminating the word "lunatic" from Federal legislation would be like eliminating the word "person" for normal people.

jello_mold December 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I suggest we substitute "Gohmert" for "lunatic" instead.

gullywompr December 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Speaking of compassionate, anybody else notice that today was remarkably pony-free?

smokefilledroommate December 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Dok hasn't posted anything today.

nounverb911 December 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Is he busy relocating to The Citadel, Idaho?

smokefilledroommate December 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Oh my! Has The Shit indeed Hit the Fan?

UW8316154 December 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Nice. Now you've just summoned them!!

sigh.

SorosBot December 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Yes, we need more ponies please!

Butch_Wagstaff December 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

If it means I no longer have to see a pic of Newt, Sarah Failin', the Donald Trump, or Mitt Rmoney, I'm okay with more ponies.

smokefilledroommate December 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Not to mention, the lack of goofy Republitard pics that we've all seen a million times makes you read and comment on the actual post. Thus, ponies are a good thing!

Negropolis December 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm

If by that you mean that we need less ponies, than I agree.

Needz way less pohnies.

weejee December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

LMW
28IF

Take a hike on Abbey Road Louie.

Barrelhse December 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

LS/MFT

smokefilledroommate December 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

"33"

Guppy December 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

D&D BBW 4 MM NSA

smokefilledroommate December 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

+1?

Tequila Mockingbird December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Oh, don't be so hysterical, people. Political correctness is totally lame.

elfgoldsackring December 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Wandering womb libel!

ShreditorsDesk December 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Send in the clowns, man.

SorosBot December 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

They're already here!

cousinitt December 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

"Baldrick, I'd bump into cleverer people at a lodge meeting of the Guild of Village Idiots."

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Congress should work on important things, like naming post offices.

Monsieur_Grumpe December 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Hey Ma! Gohmert done gone not insane again!

Biff December 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Papoon libel!

Monsieur_Grumpe December 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Firesign!

Indiepalin December 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Louie Gohmert has got to tell them that he got no cerebellum

DrunkIrishman November 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Mike Lee has the poor's back like Fredo had the Corleone's.

cousinitt December 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Loony Louie is definitely a more Antebellum kind of guy.

Lot_49 December 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

When people ask him, "How is that?"
He says, "Just look beneath my hat."

calliecallie December 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Kudos on the Nick pic. I thought that worked with the elimination of "lunatic" even before the moonstruck reference.

ProgressiveInga December 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Louie Gohmert is a booger-eating moron!

True story.

cheaphits December 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

"Lunatic" Louie is simply creepy…just creepy looking, acting and probably smelling…taste, however, is completely lacking in Rep. Gohmert (R-Oil)

UW8316154 December 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Louie Gohmert cast the lone “no” vote on a sane, compassionate and sensible bill?

Sounds like Louie prepping to be president of the HOA at The Citadel.

Beowoof December 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Even Gomer Pyle thinks this guy is an asshole.

Rotundo_ December 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Louie is in one of those wonderful districts gerrymandered into a population which thinks this sort of principled stand against rationality is just fine by them. It explains why the house has a healthy Republican't majority. Louie is just the dullest tool in a bin chock full of rounded edges and rust.

Not_So_Much December 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I have no proof that he was or was not masturbating furiously to naked goat pictures while he cast his meaningless vote.

HobbesEvilTwin December 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

but it would be wildly irresponsible to NOT speculate.

ManchuCandidate December 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Shorter Gohmert: "Lunatic! That's our word!"

natl_[redacted]_cmdr December 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Louie Gohmert is a known bedlamite. Or so I've heard.

RadioBitchFace December 5, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I say we replace "lunatic" with "fucking crazy ass motherfucker."
Welcome to 2012 Louie.

Swampgas_Man December 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Thank Odin for Gohmert Pile (of crap). When I saw the "Crazy Train" sub-head, I thought this was going to be an article on the NY Pusher.

rabritz December 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

what do you call someone who wipes himself barehanded and then goes around all day sniffing his fingers? Common class ….

vtxmcrider December 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

A Muslim with a fetish?

mavenmaven December 5, 2012 at 6:32 pm

As Billy Joel might say, Gohmert might just be the lunatic we're looking for.

iburl December 5, 2012 at 10:35 pm

you may be right.

Tequila Mockingbird November 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Wait, so Romney is Preznit now? Do we all have to start wearing ascots?

LibrarianX December 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I thought the politically correct term had become: batshit fucking crazy

SorosBot December 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Lunacy is believing that "the most pressing issue of the day is saving our country from bankruptcy", in other words the deficit, when unemployment is still way too high.

decentcitizen December 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Compassion has never been a requirement to be a TX representative.

ttommyunger December 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Believe it or not, I can remember the time when our Congressmen received a certain personal deference out of respect for their High Office. Louie and his ilk have put that notion in America's rear view mirror.

TootsStansbury December 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

If I ever encounter one of these fuckers in public, they'd better hope I have a pie handy. Otherwise I would have to punch them in the crotch. With votes of course.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Steel-toed votes.

ttommyunger December 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I can't tell you how many times I've had your thought. I would probably go for the throat, though.

TootsStansbury December 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I almost punched an innocent bystander in the face. I thought it was Eric Cantor, I had to restrain myself.

ttommyunger December 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I feel sorry for him and I don't even know him and yes, Eric has a face for punching.

BoatOfVelociraptors December 6, 2012 at 4:24 am

You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, would you?

Negropolis December 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

We should go back to the good ole days, when you could cane a man in the Senate for his insolence. Oh, and we should bring back dueling, oh, and have it in the House chambers, but only after all the Dems were given a chance to escape.

ttommyunger December 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Just wait a couple of years, the way the Repugs are playing the game a few more of their ranks will “escape”.Sent from the Field, not in Garrison.

SayItWithWookies December 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm

A lunatic would be someone not in control of his own actions. Louie Gohmert, on the other hand, has no excuse, so willful stupidity should be more shameful.

emmelemm December 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Today, we are all wolves without feet!

Dashboard Buddha December 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

The lunatic is in the hall.
The lunatics are in my hall.
The constitution holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more.

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

-▲<

BaldarTFlagass December 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

"I can't think of anything to say except…
I think it's marvellous! HaHaHa!"

MiniMencken December 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I can't believe Steve King and Michele Bachmann passed up the opportunity to join with Gohmert Pyle in this historic vote.

Jukesgrrl December 6, 2012 at 5:14 am

They've gone off to fight the War on Christmas.

elviouslyqueer November 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm

What? No zebra skinned rugs, assorted African tribal art, and an oversize picture of Hottentot Venus? I AM DISAPPOINT.

johnnyzhivago December 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

GOP is pushing to delete the word "taxes" from all Federal documents as well..

BaldarTFlagass December 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Is "psychopath" still okay?

TootsStansbury December 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

This is my word of choice when muttering at the car radio or the TEEVEE!

Butch_Wagstaff December 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

One of my pet peeve is when some people use the term "sociopath" to describe someone who is actually a psychopath.
It's like when some atheists call all religions as "cults". There's actually some distinctions between the two categories. I'm too lazy/tired/drunk to look them up now. Maybe Psychwench can weigh in on this.

Mittaplasia December 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I thought the difference between a cult and a religion was popularity until I thought back on all the weird Catholic stuff: eating the body & blood of Christ (and they insisted it was not symbolic). The relic thing was real disturbing, too, seemed ghoulish to me.

SorosBot December 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I'd say the difference between a religion and a cult is about a century.

SorosBot December 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Qu'est que c'est?

RadioBitchFace December 6, 2012 at 2:30 am

Psychokiller…with votes.

Biff December 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

To be replaced by libunatic, obvs.

mrblifil December 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

What's the frequency, Kenneth?

TootsStansbury December 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I'm so glad they're busy legislating on the most important issues facing our nation today.

Dashboard Buddha December 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I don't see any of that. Firefox with AdBlock?

Veritas78 December 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I have the ad-thingy on. But the upper right-hand corner goes berserk every five or six pages and it goes out right over my headset mic.

I don't care about the peons in steerage, but the passengers in first class complain and the flight attendants knock on the cabin door so we have to pull our pants up.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

YES!!! I guessed correctly!!! Not easy to do, with all the lunatics in the house.

BadKitty904 December 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

OT, but speaking of contemptible Republicans:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/hunting-

emmelemm December 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I know that others have this trademarked, but that rates a spontaneous

OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE!

from me.

BadKitty904 December 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

GOP, the Party of Liars, Thieves, and Fools…

Biel_ze_Bubba December 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

"Deutsch, who according to the Current owns a home in Santa Rosa Beach valued at $602,409 and a half-million-dollar condo in Miami, said in a previous statement that receiving unemployment gave him a better understanding of the department's mission."

That fizzling sound you hear is my snark generator burning out.

BadKitty904 December 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

As any Florida native, like myownself, will tell you – Carl Hiaasen does *not* write fiction…

PubOption December 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I thought that we hadn't hunted any Deutsch since 1945

BadKitty904 December 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Obviously, one got away…

docterry6973 December 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Why yes, I do believe that Hunting Deutsch is worse than Louis Gohmnert. Although I admit I have added 'Hunting Deutsch' to my all-star names team.

dadanarchistmk2 December 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Deutsch in this case is pronounced "douche."

Negropolis December 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm

You mean a crook hired a crook?

Biel_ze_Bubba December 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Firefox browser, with AdBlock, leaves me asking, "what Ford commercial?"

(I also miss out on the Russian bride ads, but c'est la vie.)

Dashboard Buddha December 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm

There's always a downside, ain't there.

starfanglednut December 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Well, I am not controlled by secre messages in Lady GaGa songs. I was born this way.

GeorgiaBurning December 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

OT- but does that "Cadre Web Hosting" logo mean Wonkette has earned brown wings?

PubOption December 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I think Wonkette got the clusterfuck VPS.

rickmaci December 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm

There is a village in Texas that is missing its idiot. Gnomehert needs to go home now.

HobbesEvilTwin December 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

fuck you, louie. fuck you fuck you fuck you.

BaldarTFlagass December 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Gohmert would not have been my first guess.

Blueb4sinrise December 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Bachmann voted: AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIgrgleblarghcccccccchhhhhh.

TootsStansbury December 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Has she ever voted on anything except the lightbulb bill?

Butch_Wagstaff December 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

If the word "lunatic" is falling out of favor, may I suggest a new term: "Ken Cuccinelli II"

JustPixelz December 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

"…we should use the word to describe the people who want to continue with business as usual in Washington." sayeth Louie.

I agree to the extent that if the Repubicans continue to do business with their lunatic fringe, they're, well, lunatics.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Gomer is just grabbing the GOP's "no new taxes" wingknob, and cranking it up to eleven: "no new laws".

emmelemm December 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

They are clubbing irony like a defenseless baby seal. It is dead, dead, DEAD, baby!

sudsmckenzie December 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My original thought was One L, Virginia Foxx, Allen West, …

Bow down to the power of the Gohmert.

Lot_49 December 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

What congressional district could elect such a person? This one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TX01_109.gif

It adjoins Lose-ee-anna, and has Nacogdoches.

Negropolis December 5, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Good ole East Texas. So close to Lazy-anna, but so far from God, bless their inbred hearts.

Looked back through the recent history of the district, and was surprised to find that the district didn't realign Republican until 2005. How crazy were the Dems before him? Were they unabashed Dixiecrats?

docterry6973 December 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I don't mind posts that are eleventy thousand words long. I got nothing better to do.

barto December 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Obamacare also eliminated it as a pre-existing condition, exept in the case of Louie Gohmert.

Sharkey December 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Just to be clear, this does not apply to "looney bin" or "looney tunes". Nothing in this directive is intended to alter or impede the ability to carry out the authorities of executive departments and agencies to perform their responsibilities under law and consistent with applicable legal authorities and other Presidential guidance. So shut up.

RadioBitchFace December 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Srsly, I was getting an Australian coffee shop commercial, but RS wanted to murder it on the Muslin Rage thread (Page 2)…with votes…IN BED!

BlueStateLibel December 5, 2012 at 8:01 pm

If the US is going bankrupt (it's not of course), maybe Louie Gohmert would be happy if we just sold a few of those million (billion?) dollar fighter jets to China? Or raised the marginal tax rate on those making over $250K by 3 percentage points? Or maybe he could just stop taking a salary? Or better yet, he could go to a Texas lunatic asylum where he so obviously belongs.

sati_demise December 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Just trying to protect his base, that's all.

not that Dewey December 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Louie Gohmert — that's that penis-head dude, right?

Barrelhse December 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Bless his heart.

An_Outhouse December 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Does this mean a new Wonkette rule or is Sarah Palin still a lunatic?

glasspusher December 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

She can be "grandmothered" in…

An_Outhouse December 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

i thought it was just me. i turned off my speakers because i couldn't figue out what was doing that. Rebecca, what is wrong with you?

glasspusher December 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Agreed. Even with my Flash-free Safari on my Mac, it sometimes freezes the whole app. My ipad has not succumbed, though

fishwharf December 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm

At moments like this, George Carlin is sorely missed.

iburl December 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Gohmert Pyle L.P.O.S.

Alacrity_Fitz December 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Oh Hell. He didn't want to lose his name recognition in his home district here in Texas.
He's known as: "Lunatic Louie" in those parts.

notreelyhelping December 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

It could have been worse, it could have been…. No, it couldn't.

Slim_Pickins December 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm

It is all about projection with these loons, isn't it?

Designer_Rants December 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Awww. We don't get to see that impish, 20-year-old retouch-masterpiece stock photo that Gomer likes to pretend is a realistic visualization of his bitter dumbshit self?

iburl December 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Break out the jug Gohmert, ya did the lunatics proud!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEjjkqGVgNs&fe

valmach December 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Can someone tell me.. what's really wrong with white people?

Pat_Pending December 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Out of the mouths of babes and fools is one thing, nothing good comes out of the mouths of flaming fucktards.

Negropolis December 5, 2012 at 10:28 pm

OT: Is anyone else having problem with the dynamic ads? For the past few days it's taken pages here minutes to load, or they hang for minutes. Sometimes, I'm thrown back the the homepage in the middle of composing a comment. Just now, it loaded pretty quickly, but that's a rarity. I have all my plug-ins turned off so it won't load lots of extra graphics and ads and such, but that doesn't seem to be helping much.

Barrelhse December 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Ha ha.

BoatOfVelociraptors December 6, 2012 at 4:51 am

Seriously, the editrix went ad/cross branding crazy without realizing that every page load loads 60 more pages to fit in those corners. Yup.

Negropolis December 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

They only did this because they know they were tired of being formally labeled as such. I mean, there are (now were) legal consequences to such a designation. Now, there can be no "lunatics" in the House.

deliman4 December 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Quit blaming the congressman and start blaming his fuckin constituents!!

Sharkey December 5, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Henceforth, they shall be referred to as "Demeaningly-Labeled Americans".

DahBoner December 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm

The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day Louie's paper boy brings more…

Negropolis December 5, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Canada libel!

fuflans December 5, 2012 at 11:14 pm

yeah but what if they ARE a lunatic?

Slim_Pickins December 5, 2012 at 11:53 pm

You know who else didn't vote? Ron Paul

FeloniousMonk December 5, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Who is this Lady Gaga of whom you speak? I am controlled by the messages in Kingsmen songs. Or will be once I figure out what they mean. The FBI is helping me to work it out, though I wish my contact would put his shirt on.

Negropolis December 6, 2012 at 2:52 am

OT: Is there any better show on television than Moonshiners? It's like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo meets Survivor.

James Michael Curley December 6, 2012 at 3:06 am

Congress goes through the whole process to pass a bill agree with one from the senate and send it to Obama because they want to remove one word from the US Code?

Did they loose the Sharpie?

BoatOfVelociraptors December 6, 2012 at 4:30 am

Seriously, this web page does like 70 different DNS queries as it loads content. We load amazon analytics, google analytics, and a shit ton of other tracking ad companies with names from the dot com era.

jello_mold December 6, 2012 at 5:06 am

Srsly? Get "NoScript" and it'll stop all that shit from playing – unless you want it to. Free but donations requested.

Jukesgrrl December 6, 2012 at 5:18 am

Not on my screen or audio (I have Firefox with AdBlock, too). I get it that you don't like it, but why be so rude to Rebecca?

Negropolis December 6, 2012 at 8:01 am

There has been an issue of the slowness of this place for years. I'd have thought after the many changes in ownership, one of them would have moved this thing off of IntenseDatabase, by now. This is just the latest iteration with the problem with no apparent solution other than switching to some other format.

C_R_Eature December 6, 2012 at 7:14 am

Here is your Daily Cephalopodization:
Cephalopodizised Limbaugh, who is Not Amused at all these Lunatics he's encouraged to take over operations at the Asylum..

BZ1 December 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

Gohmert. What else needs to be said?

mustangsavvy December 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

If you look up "lunatic" in the dictionary, it says "R-Texas".

Warpde December 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm

lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, lunatic, Retard.

OK, I'm good for a month.
Because of FrEEdoom.

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