Friday, August 13, 2010
Screwy Louie's Flameout
One of the stranger nutbags among House Rethuglicans is Texas Congressman Louie "Screwy Louie" Gohmert, who has been on a "terror babies" kick for some time. Yesterday, he appeared on Anderson Cooper's "360" program and proceeded to perform a full wingnut meltdown. Pressed by Cooper to present evidence that a former FBI official told him that a plot was afoot to have babies of foreign nationals born in the U.S. return later to commit terror acts, Screwy Louie couldn't. He then ramped up the incoherence and volume, while Cooper patiently tried to get Screwy Louie to provide the evidence.
This is what the Rethuglican / New Confederate Party has become: a collection of wingnuts, bigots and kooks that a generation ago couldn't get face time on local cable access. Now, this delusional behavior has become mainstream among Rethugs.