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10:54 AM on 12/17/2010
Believe me, even by Texas standards, ol' Gomer is even considered "out there". Probably even makes Joe Barton cringe on occasion.
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snove77
12:09 PM on 12/17/2010
And yet he gets elected. What does that say about 'Texas standards'?
10:42 AM on 12/17/2010
Only in politics are "intelligent" people allowed the luxury of asserting their beliefs globally without having to credibly justify them. The "objective" press is responsible for demanding examples and instances, and telling 'us' "this is correct/this is false/etc. But without enough objective media outlets persistently monitoring those in charge, it is no surprise to me that wiki-leaks and their ilk evolve to fill the niche.
nothingchanges
too soon old, too late smart
10:04 AM on 12/17/2010
About 58% of the American public approves of gays or lesbians serving openly in the military.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AS54320101129

Less than 20% of the American public approves of the performance of Congress
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/congressional_job_approval-903.html

IMPO.......Representatives that work for their own personal agenda's over the will of their constituency is the REAL threat to the existence of America.
12:12 PM on 12/17/2010
Agreed! Just more pandering to their base of h8! Despicable!
09:48 AM on 12/17/2010
Gohmert (at 1:14 in video): "You want an accurate poll [of soldiers' views on DADT]? Take one where military members can answer privately with no ability of their commanders to figure out who answered where [sic]."

Gohmert seems to be unaware that 100,000 service members ANONYMOUSLY responded to the survey recently released by the Pentagon in which around 73 percent of military personnel indicated that they would be comfortable serving in presence of openly gay service members.
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triplettam
Mind Bender
11:21 AM on 12/17/2010
"Seems to be unaware" is a very polite description of Louie's thinking abilities.
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snove77
12:11 PM on 12/17/2010
Actually, he's probably fully aware that the recent survey was done anonymously, he just doesn't care.
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memosyne
09:42 AM on 12/17/2010
A gay friend who is now 87 years old, volunteered for the Army in WWII, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was one of 3 in his Platoon to survive. His book is "BLood and Candles" and is the story of his experiences in WWII.
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09:15 AM on 12/17/2010
Well, look at that. He doesn't have a single example of a country that has fallen as a result of having gays in the military. What a surprise.
10:27 AM on 12/17/2010
Exactly!
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michiganms
09:00 AM on 12/17/2010
EVERYTIME Gohmert is in the news, it is because of some a$$inine comment he has made. Who elected this yahoo?
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snove77
12:14 PM on 12/17/2010
A bunch of Texas yahoos.
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TheIndependenceParty
Cranky yankee and a rehabilitated ex-Republican
08:59 AM on 12/17/2010
Mr. Goehmert's state is under siege from Mexico, and he believes gays will be the end of our Republic? Drone on, sir, ... drone on!

http://www.elpasotimes.com/
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Bebe36
Grateful for every day.
08:50 AM on 12/17/2010
Why isn't a psychological exam part of the requirements when running for political office?
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Lily99
Equality. Dignity. Respect.
10:57 AM on 12/17/2010
And an IQ test.
08:35 AM on 12/17/2010
Does Gohmert's blame-it-on-the-gays nonsense sound familiar? To HP readers it should. The following HP link reports on an Illinois state legislator (republican, of course) blaming the FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE on "open homosexuality." (Scroll down to the third-to-last paragraph; there's even a link to a video of his pompous remarks.) The argument before the legislature was civil unions for gays. By the way, the bill passed--the fall of the Roman Empire notwithstanding.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/01/illinois-civil-unions-bil_2_n_790595.html

That anyone, let alone some of our "leaders" (heavy emphasis on the quote marks), would utter such drivel in public is nauseating, embarrassing for humanity…and scary.
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StevenKeirstead
Photographer and Biologist who happens to be gay.
11:24 AM on 12/17/2010
And of course Rome fell AFTER it became Christian and established the death penalty for homosexuality. These Christian supremacists need to do some fact checking on their anti-gay myths.
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Mary Karius
my micro-bio is empty
08:24 AM on 12/17/2010
what is IN that water in TX?!
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jonjon tha 5 8
My micro-bio is teeming with germs
08:08 AM on 12/17/2010
R, Texas. You really need to know anything else? OK, the guy's name is practically Gomer. Consider the source, is all I'm saying.
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07:53 AM on 12/17/2010
It's hard to get behind the idea that concealing the truth is good policy.
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AbeMartin
The best person fer a job is never a candidate
07:12 AM on 12/17/2010
Gays have served in the United States military throughout its history.  Has anyone read any documentation or heard anectodally around the kitchen table or anywhere else that a single serviceman or woman serving during World War II was discharged because they "batted from the other side of the plate?"  If so, please share the story in reply.
 
Gohmert as has Reverend Haggard, Representative Massa, Representative Foley, doth protest too much.  Many of those who are at the front of this pushback against repudiating a hurtful and unconstitutional policy, seem to have some serious issues with their own sexual preferences.  I witnessed a terrible beat down of a friend who had remarked to an acquaintance that his homophobia probably masked his own desires.  Five years later the beater was in a committed relationship with another male and today, they are married.