Gohmert: It’s Obama’s Fault We Believe Inane Conspiracy Theories

Rep. Louis Gohmert, the dumbest man in Congress, told Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council that it’s all Obama’s fault that he and other hardcore rightists believe in one bizarre conspiracy theory after another, like the Jade Helm 15 nonsense.

Gohmert, who revealed that he recently met with military officials about the exercise, told the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins that the president incited anti-government sentiment because of the administration’s role in the Little Sisters of the Poor case, which involves a Catholic group that does not want to sign a waiver to become exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate.

“From this administration’s standpoint, if you’re a saintly nun that has dedicated your life to helping the helpless, well, we’ve got to sue you and force you into our program, forget your religious beliefs, we’re coming after you,” Gohmert said. “This is the kind of thing this administration does, they help make people concerned about their government.”

Actually, it’s the nuns who are suing the Obama administration, not the other way around. The Obama administration has explicitly given them an exemption from the law, but even that is not good enough for them.

Gohmert then brought up the Posse Comitatus Act, the post-Civil War law that barred federal troops from protecting the rights of African Americans in the South, which became a building block of a far-right, anti-government ideology. This led him to discuss the 1993 Waco incident using an incomprehensible impression of Bill Clinton.

“This is a cause of concern because the military and the United States president is not doing enough to explain why they consider part of the United States hostile,” Gohmert said, before adding that the president is “untruthful” and has given people “abundant reason to be distrustful.”

He doesn’t have to explain why they consider part of the United States hostile because he doesn’t think that, nor does the military believe that. They’re doing an exercise, a game, and as part of that game someone has to play the enemy. It’s just a label on a map used in a game, not an actual statement of reality.

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  • sigurd jorsalfar

    So how long until Mr. Gohmert states that he finds the presence of Ft Hood ‘suspicious’? Or has that already happened? What has the right wing got against the military anyway?

  • John Pieret

    As is the case so often with Louie, you can only look, face palm, cry a little about democracy in the US and then laugh.

  • Ogvorbis: failed human

    Obama the Amazing Time-Traveling President. It is his fault that people think that flouride in drinking water is a commie plot. Or the UN is a commie plot. He’s even responsible for the Illuminati, the Rosicrucians, the Templars, and Cistaquisition conspiracy theories. For All TIme!

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    Seriously? Gohmert is claiming that it is Obama’s fault that the RRWA have been pushing conspiracy theories so hard for the past six years decade century all of history?

  • donkensler

    Really, it’s amazing these people even remember to breathe!

  • colnago80

    Re #3

    He’s also a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations. Via his Secretary of State, he’s heavily influenced by Skull and Bones.

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

    I don’t know why they blame Obama for all this. He’s just a pawn of the lizard people.

  • scienceavenger

    So a difference on birth control implies a military takeover…

    Sounds like Gohmert needs to get back on his meds. I just wonder how crazy guys like him have to get before voters stop reflexivley pulling the “R” lever.

  • theguy

    “United States president is not doing enough to explain why they consider part of the United States hostile”

    It seems to more that part of the United States considers the President to be hostile, considering the bullshit conspiracy theories Gohmerde promotes.

    “abundant reason to be distrustful.”

    Abundant reason? I didn’t know Gohmert even knew a two-dollar word for bullshit.

  • wildbill

    So if Obama weren’t president, louie would be a rocket scientist, is that his claim??????

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Something here strikes me as a good opportunity for some psychological research. Here we have people who habitually lie, yet seem to be unable to comprehend figurative speech and thought problems. They worship symbols, like Jesus and the flag, yet can’t understand abstraction.

    We’ve seen this for a long time. It’s the same sort of thing that leads some fundies to deny their children the opportunity to read fiction. Somehow, Harry Potter is a non-fiction book to them.

  • sugarfrosted

    Obama is to blame for Republicans believing the Clinton’s assassinated Vince Foster? Wow!

    Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Rush Limbaugh and Barrack Obama in the same room.

  • dan4

    @11: Uh, who said anything about the Clintons and Vince Foster?

  • postwaste

    cienceavenger says

    May 10, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    So a difference on birth control implies a military takeover…

    Sounds like Gohmert needs to get back on his meds. I just wonder how crazy guys like him have to get before voters stop reflexivley pulling the “R” lever.

    They don’t reflexively pull the lever. They agree with this guy. This paranoia and conspiracy mongering is real. The base of the Republican Party here in Texas is driven by these beliefs. They are the core principles.

  • eric

    @3:

    Obama the Amazing Time-Traveling President

    Yep. After deciding he wanted to condition the southern public to martial law and condition federal troops to take it over, he went back in time to when Bush was President and oversaw Jade Helms 1-8.

  • bushrat

    In the military and Obama’s defense, most of the legislation that is being passed by Texas these days and the rhetoric being spouted off by it’s politicians make it appear like Texas IS the enemy of freedom and democracy.

  • lorn

    A lot of this comes about because every wingnut cites every other wingnut as a source. With N raises to the power of N the number of citations grows quite rapidly. Combine that with a little ‘where there is smoke there is fire’ horse sense and each reference, because each one cites every other reference, seemingly being ‘well documented’ and the whole self referential pile rings true for people who want to beleive and think numbers of people and references determine truth.

    This is, of course, as slight variation in the old Garbage in – Garbage out (GIGO) theme used to counter people who naively assume that if it came from a computer it had to be right.