Gohmert Still Saying Dumb Things About Ebola

In case you thought Louis Gohmert had run out of stupid things to say about the Ebola problem, think again. On Sean Hannity’s show he claimed, with no evidence whatsoever, that President Obama had “cut a deal” with African leaders to bring Ebola patients to the United States for treatment.

“I can’t help but believe, just based on the way we’ve got all these nebulous excuses why not to have a travel ban, this president, I guarantee you, we’re going to find out, he has cut a deal with African leaders,” Gohmert said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “They’re going to bring people in.”…

“I bet you there is a deal he has cut with African leaders,” Gohmert opined. “He has probably told them, ‘Look, keep in mind I’ll have a lot more flexibility after the election.’ But that’s the only thing that would explain why he won’t do a [travel] ban.”

Really, Louis? The only thing? You mean other than the fact that virtually every expert on the subject says that would be a bad idea? And why would it be a bad idea to bring Ebola patients here for treatment? We’ve already brought back several Americans who contracted the disease and they’ve all been cured. Are the lives of Africans worth less than them? If we can do that, save lives and stop the spread of the disease over there, wouldn’t that be a good thing? Isn’t that what that Jesus guy you claim to worship would do? After all, he did say that whatever you do to the least of my brothers, you do unto him also.

And it just gets worse:

But the Texas congressman speculated that President Barack Obama’s refusal to ban travel could also have a silver lining: it could frighten other undocumented immigrants.

“If people coming across know, gee, maybe we may be traveling with people that have Ebola, maybe that will cut down the numbers because the people coming in are apparently smarter than the people in this administration,” Gohmert quipped. “We’re wide open to terrorists, we’re wide open to people that want to hurt us.”

I’d gladly swap Louis Gohmert for a few million undocumented immigrants.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    After all, he did say that whatever you do to the least of my brothers, you do unto him also.

    That was “my brothers”, not “my brothers“.

  • http://healthvsmedicine.blogspot.com cervantes

    So after all the hysterical wingnut predictions turn out not to be true, will the utterers of said predictions lose any credibility?

    Sorry, stupid question, don’t know why I even asked it.

  • John Pieret

    Gohmert Still Saying Dumb Things

    The rest is pretty much surplusage.

  • tfkreference

    So, the leader of the free world is arranging with African leaders to bring Ebola patients to his country for treatment, but they will have to enter the country over the Mexican border. Makes sense.

  • snoeman

    I’ve seen some idiots in a couple of newspaper comment sections, based upon an NIH official’s appearance on the Sunday morning talk shows, actually claim that the US has already brought 36,000 West Africans here in the past two months for Ebola treatment.

    *double take* Say what? To say it in the nicest way possible, that didn’t seem remotely plausible, so, after exercising Google, it turns out that the official was noting that 36,000 people in the last two months had been screened upon exit from the three affected countries. (Of those, about 70 weren’t allowed to travel for health reasons, but not because of Ebola. Malaria, in most cases.)

    Of course in the wingnut mind that meant they were all coming to the US, and were part of Obama’s master plan to do… something. Bizarre.

  • Trebuchet

    Are the lives of Africans worth less than them?

    Obviously. They’re just niggers thugs.

  • Larry

    Gohmert Still Saying Dumb Things

    I think you could have stopped right there.

  • colnago80

    A more important issue IMHO is that a major network, namely the Fascist News Channel, is giving this asshole a forum to trumpet his lies.

  • thinkingman

    Just ANOTHER of Obama’s FAILURES! Wont close the borders, wants to bring Ebola into this country for some nefarious reason, and now it looks like there won’t even be an effing outbreak!

    /snark

  • grumpyoldfart

    By jingo, you Americans have elected some classy people into your parliament. You must be so proud.

  • felidae

    At least illegal immigrants do useful work as opposed to Gohmert’s gaseous emissions

  • magistramarla

    Rachael Maddow recently pointed out that we only have about nine beds total available and safe for treating Ebola patients. That sorta rules out bringing a lot of those patients here to treat.

  • blurdo

    We’re the greatest country in the world with the greatest Health Care in the world!!!!! Close the borders or the Ebola horde (or few, or couple) will bring this country to it’s knees!!!!

  • dingojack

    Of course he’s not the only idiot. See how politely the naval brass can say “STFU, moran!!”.

    :) Dingo

  • yoav

    I bet you there is a deal he has cut with African leaders

    I’ll take this bet.

    Rachael Maddow recently pointed out that we only have about nine beds total available and safe for treating Ebola patients. That sorta rules out bringing a lot of those patients here to treat.

    Since Obama is planing to bring Ebola patients in to the US in order to start an epidemic that would be used as an excuse to bring in south american ISIS children to serve as guards in FEMA camps, unsafe beds are better for his nefarious plan. That’s why he used his time machine to go and stop the building of infrastructure for dealing with contagious diseases.

  • matty1

    “If people coming across know, gee, maybe we may be traveling with people that have Ebola, maybe that will cut down the numbers because the people coming in”

    I was not aware that west Africa is a major source of immigrants to the US. As for the idea that people from there are entering illegally, does he think they swim the Atlantic?

  • dingojack

    I had to know.

    According to the Department of Homeland Security there were, in 2013:

    1614 legal immigrants* from Guinea (904 known or suspected deaths from Ebola**)

    2036 legal immigrants from Liberia (2705 known or suspected deaths from Ebola)

    1500 legal immigrants from Sierra Leone (1259 known or suspected deaths from Ebola) and

    13258 legal Immigrants from Nigeria (8 known or suspected deaths from Ebola)

    18408 persons or 1.8584% of the total number of legal immigrants. (Dwarfed by the 134198 Mexicans).

    6880 legal immigrants from Germany (3 deaths) and 2970 from Spain (3 deaths) or

    9850 persons from Europe, 53.509% of the number from Africa (but with nearly 0% panic, I wonder why?)

    Dingo

    ———

    * indicative of the approximate number of all immigrants. (also the only firm data I could find)

    ** to 18 Oct 2014. (The US has had 8 cases and 3 deaths). BBC News.

  • anubisprime

    So…Republicans are chosen to serve their country on strict condition that they have a severe lack of IQ, the lower are the more popular thus the more electable and Democrats are similarly chosen depending on absence of actual backbone.

    In Blighty the selection process is comparable, Tory hopeful candidates depend on school name, not academic qualifications and Labour on a whim and all to often a prayer.

    Is not democracy a kick ass wheeze?

    Although it is not really democracy that is the problem only the pompous blow hards that cower behind political privilege and use democracy relentlessly as an excuse for their more outlandish brain farts.

    Political ambition is just code for fluffing the ego, and lining the back account.

    Anyone expressing a wish to be a politician should either be avoided for life or better still sectioned.

    The trade attracts the sociopathic by default.

  • roggg

    Gohmert says incredibly stupid shit: all is right with the world. Let me know when he says something sensible. That would be news.

  • tubi

    @16

    For Gohmert’s baseless supposition to be true, the possibly infected patients from West Africa would have to be scrambling across the Sonoran Desert side-by-side with all the Guatemalans and Salvadorans and Mexicans.

    Or the Guatemalans and Salvadorans and Mexicans would have to have first emigrated to Monrovia, and thence to the US.