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The House GOP's Trifecta of Crazy: Reps. Louie Gohmert, Michelle Bachmann, and Steve King (Jonathan Ernst /Reuters)
The GOP has lots of crazy in the House, but Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is probably the craziest of all (as much as Michelle Bachmann and Steve King might beg to differ).
Gaffney: What does it mean to a polity like ours, that you have a president who says, I am going to selectively enforce the laws on immigration, for example and to what extent does that really represent a breach of his oath of office?
Gohmert: Well it does represent a breach of the oath. This is a president who has done more to undo the very foundation of the country: the rule of law, that no matter who you are, President, member of Congress, whoever it doesn’t matter, the law is to be equally applied across the board. And there’ve been exceptions where people have gotten away with stuff but never to the extent that this guy has pushed, and like you said he’s shown contempt for the lawmaking process […]
So immigration is now one more thing where he is making us like a Third World, corrupt country where the rule of law is tossed aside and it’s not equal application of the law, it’s who you know that gets you by.
What's funny about this is that the Obama Administration, obvious flaws aside, has been one of the most squeaky clean administrations in forever. There have been no major scandals, no indictments, no special prosecutor investigations.
In fact, the administration is so clean, that House Republicans have been unable to mount any real oversight investigations because of a lack of material that "fits their narrative"—that narrative being that they're engaging in corruption and wrongdoing.
So given the lack of ethical problems in this administration, what possibly could Gohmert be referring to? Why would America start resembling a third world country?
For Gohmert, the answer is easy: because more brown people are living in it.
Originally posted to kos on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 11:14 AM PDT.