Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rep. Louis Gohmert: Democrats Are In Bed With The Job Creators!

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX), a man who by all rights is the quintessence of Teabaggerism (seriously, the guy looks like he was created in a lab at the Heritage Foundation, sort of like a reverse Captain America), gave a speech at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit the other day. There was a lot to comment on in his roughly twenty minute deluge of stupid, but I wanted to focus on one brief portion:

The dirty little secret on Wall Street: Eighty percent of the Wall Street executives’ and their spouses' donations go to Democrats. It’s like they’ve got some kind of little sweet deal, where we’ll call you fat cats and demean you and stuff, but you will get richer than your wildest dreams. It’s time for that to stop.

The folks over at Politifact already made short work of Gohmert's claim, but I wanted to point out something else, as well.

This sort of thing happens every so often in conservative circles. Most of the time, right-wingers agree that Obama's a freedom hating, success despising, class warrior who dreams of someday sending the wealthy to the guillotines. But occasionally, possibly due to realizing that most Americans don't have the same sychophantic obsession with the 1% that they do, some of these same people take a slightly different line of attack. The new argument goes that Obama and his ilk in the Democratic Party are the ones who really love the rich, and hate the poor and middle class!

Needless to say, it's a rather bizarre argument to make, both for the reasons mentioned above, and the fact that Gohmert himself has said otherwise:

“He is playing class warfare, and I have been really hurt for America as I’ve seen our president basically take a page out of the playbook of Darth Vader’s leader, the evil Emperor, when he was saying, ‘Yes, feel the hatred,’ ” Ghomert said in a phone interview published on the conservative site.  
“This president says, 'Look around, see things you want,' " continued the outspoken Republican congressman. " 'You ought to be jealous of what they have. Help us push legislation that takes their money away and gives it to you.' "

Oh, and since Gohmert went ahead with the Star Wars analogy, I'm guessing that whole blowing up Alderaan thing was Vader's version of Obamacare?

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