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  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors — and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • Gohmert: Drug Cartels Refer to DHS and Border Patrol as 'UPS'

    08/09/2014 8:53:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 7, 2014
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) reported that drug cartels call the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol their "UPS" because “we’re their logistics.” On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Sean Hannity Show,” Gohmert told guest host Col. Oliver North that a Border Patrol agent told him “you know what the drug cartels call the homeland security in America? UPS. We’re their logistics. They get people to the border and then Homeland Security is their logistics to get their package to wherever they wanted it to go.”
  • US Republican calls for bombing of Iran nuclear sites (Louie Gohmert - Texas)

    08/04/2014 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Press TV ^ | Thu Jul 24, 2014
    A US Republican congressman has called for the bombing of Iran’s nuclear sites, saying in case of US hesitancy, Israel should be allowed to do that. Speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, Republican Louie Gohmert said that Israel’s invasion of Gaza means that it is time to bomb Iran. “It is time to bomb Iran’s nuclear capabilities. It is time for the United States, if we are not going to stop Iran’s nukes, then let Israel do it. A friend will not put another friend in this kind of jeopardy.” Israel and the US accuse Iran of pursuing non-civilian...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Prejudiced Against Mexicans

    08/02/2014 9:02:51 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | July 29,,2014 | Melissa Clyne
    President Barack Obama's unilateral decision to grant amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants — and the threat of doing the same for countless more — is altering the nation's landscape, but not in the way the Founding Fathers intended, Rep. Louie Gohmert told Newsmax TV on Tuesday. "Holy smokes, this guy truly is fundamentally transforming America, but not into anything that the Founders ever dreamed," he said on "America's Forum." "These are people who are being given amnesty who will eventually be able to vote if they're not already, who have no idea what it takes to maintain...
  • Endless Wave of Illegal Immigrants Floods Rio Grande Valley (Admin covers-up dead kids)

    07/14/2014 6:26:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014 | Jana Winter
    The life jackets helped many make it across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, the Mexican city across the water from Mission, just west of McAllen. Sources say they come over on rafts ferried by the so-called “coyotes,” the human smugglers whose means of transport are rendered useless whenever discovered by the Border Patrol. Many don’t make it across the river; multiple sources became emotional when recounting their discoveries of small, lifeless bodies washed up along the riverbank.FOX EXCLUSIVE: McALLEN, Texas — Life jackets of all sizes and the occasional punctured raft are strewn along the banks of the Rio Grande,...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Obama Wants $67,912 for Every Illegal Alien Minor

    07/11/2014 6:53:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion - $67,912.28 per child - to deal with 57,000 minors illegally entering the U.S., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) tweeted today. But, the problem is more than money, Rep. Gohmert tells MRCTV, since Obama's threats and imperial actions are sending "the message that America has become lawless": "His lawlessly announcing his one-man legislation allowing people to come illegally and stay illegally sent the message that America had become lawless and would not be enforcing our own border or laws. Now, demanding money or else he'll allow even more devastation to our health, education...
  • Gohmert: US Will Become ‘Third World Nation’ If Feds Don’t Enforce Immigration Laws

    07/01/2014 9:48:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    CBSDC/AP ^ | July 1, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, warns that the United States will become a third world nation if the federal government does not enforce its immigration laws. Speaking to “The Sean Hannity Show,” the Republican lawmaker said the country will be destroyed if the U.S. continues to allow thousands of immigrants to cross the border illegally. “You’ve got to follow the law. You cannot bring hundreds of thousands of people in this country without destroying the country,” Gohmert told Hannity. “Then there’s no place that people can dream about coming.” Gohmert stated that it’s the government’s job to defend...
  • Why Louie Gohmert Is Hillary Clinton’s Worst Nightmare

    06/26/2014 3:02:19 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 26 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton is not as inevitable as Democrats would like to believe. Her failed book tour has exposed a litany of personal flaws (greed, lack of self-awareness), raised questions about her physical fitness, and revealed her to be severely out of touch with Real America. While there are a number of Republican candidates who might be able to challenge Hillary in 2016, one in particular stands out. In the last week alone, Representative Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) has shown that he has what it takes to connect with masses. For example: Gohmert photobombs (via Twitter) Does Hillary Clinton even understand the concept...
  • Louie Gohmert Reveals What John Boehner Did After Republicans Suffered a Major Defeat in 2006

    06/14/2014 9:28:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6-13-14 | Erica Ritz
    Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) revealed some behind-the-scenes political information Friday as to how House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was originally elected House majority leader in 2006, and what he did after Republicans suffered a major defeat later that year. The discussion came on the heels of current House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s historic defeat in the Virginia primary. The House is preparing to elect a new majority leader, and Gohmert cautioned the body not to make the same mistake it did with John Boehner. “In 2006, when John Boehner had been majority leader for — since January basically, and had...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert challenges the Rev. Barry Lynn on Christian beliefs

    06/13/2014 7:04:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6-13-14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Rep. Louie Gohmert, in a congressional hearing, challenged a minister who is president of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, to clarify his Christian beliefs — especially because the group is frequently at the heart of atheist-type attacks on public shows of faith. “I’m curious, in your Christian beliefs, do you believe in sharing the good news that will keep people from going to hell, consistent with the Christian belief?” Mr. Gohmert asked the Rev. Barry Lynn, during a House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing, The Blaze reported. Mr. Lynn’s reply: “I wouldn’t agree...
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....
  • The Politics of Personal Distraction

    04/13/2014 5:05:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    If you’ve ever engaged in a debate with a progressive, you know first-hand the definition of futility. After a few minutes, they run out of whatever talking points they just read in Mother Jones or Salon, and out come the names. It used to take longer – there were even reported cases of debates reaching double-digits in minutes before the expletives and personal attacks began. Cries of racism/sexism/homophobia used to be where Democrats ended up in a debate. Now, it’s where they start. What once was simply the last arrow in their quiver has turned into their favorite. Now, the...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder disrespects Congress

    04/09/2014 6:32:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    One Citizen Speaking ^ | April 08, 2014
    April 08, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder disrespects Congress and needs to be impeached -- warns Gohmert (R-TX) to avoid talking about Holder's contempt citation There comes a time when the Constitution must be defended by those members of Congress, regardless of their party affiliations, who have taken an oath …
  • Gohmert to Holder Over Fast and Furious: I Don't Need a Lecture From You About Contempt!

    04/08/2014 1:13:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During a hearing today on Capitol Hill, an exchange between Attorney General Eric Holder and Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert became heated over Operation Fast and Furious and contempt of Congress charges. Holder, who is still in contempt for refusing to provide documents related to the lethal operation, became offended when Gohmert implied he didn't think contempt charges were "a big deal." Holder told Gohmert he "didn't want to go there" and said he believed the contempt vote taken against him by Democrats and Republicans in June 2012 was unjust. Holder also slammed the "gun lobby." Gohmert, who served three terms...
  • Eric Holder Wishes Critic ‘Good Luck With Your Asparagus’ After Testy Exchange

    04/08/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 110 replies
    abc ^ | Apr 8, 2014 2:23pm | Mike Levine
    After getting grilled at the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder wished one of his outspoken critics “good luck with your asparagus.” It was a not-so-subtle dig at Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, inspired by the congressman’s flub last year when he warned Holder not to “cast aspersions on my asparagus.” Holder has had a testy relationship with several Republican lawmakers since the Republican-led House held him in contempt of Congress two years ago for failing to turn over certain documents tied to the Fast and Furious scandal involving botched firearms sting operations, despite a congressional subpoena seeking those...
  • Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep: ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’ [VIDEO]

    04/08/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2014 | Caroline May
    Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You...
  • Gohmert: Famous Republican 'to be booted by January' [Boehner]

    02/24/2014 9:56:23 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    WND ^ | February 23, 2014 | By Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – One of the tea-party leaders in Congress believes the days of Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker of the House of Representatives are numbered. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told WND he predicts Boehner will no longer be speaker “by next January,” regardless of the outcome of the midterm election in November. The Texan doesn’t think it will take a coup to remove Boehner, believing the tide is already moving in that direction, and saying, “I think people are ready for a change.” And Gohmert would see that as a change for the better, because, he says, “We’ve got...
  • Gohmert: Pro-Gay ‘Marriage’ Judges ‘Need Some Basic Plumbing Lessons’

    01/26/2014 6:38:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 24, 2014 - 2:22 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    Liberal federal judges who have ruled against state laws barring same-sex “marriages,” essentially arguing that there is no biological evidence to support the idea of marriage between a man and a woman, “need some basic plumbing lessons,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), himself a former state district judge for Texas’s 7th judicial district and chief justice of Texas’s 12th Court of Appeals. […] In the Oklahoma case on Jan. 14, U.S. District Judge Terence C. Kern ruled that “Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.” (Kern was nominated to his...
  • Hannity to attend State of the Union with Rep. Gohmert, may run for office in Texas

    01/22/2014 4:04:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Nick Swartsell
    The guest list for President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address just got more interesting. Yesterday, Sean Hannity said he’d be attending as a guest of Rep. Louie Gohmert. Hannity is a conservative pundit for Fox News. He’s had Gohmert, an outspoken critic of Obama, on his show a number of times. The Tyler Republican has even filled in hosting Hannity’s show on a few occasions. Turns out, Hannity may have his own political ambitions in the Lone Star state. “The answer is yes, I’d think about it,” Hannity said when a viewer asked via Twitter about his inclination...
  • Rep. Gohmert drops health coverage, blames Obamacare

    01/21/2014 8:06:49 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://www.dallasnews.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | BEN KAMISAR
    WASHINGTON — Lots of conservative lawmakers hate Obamacare. Rep. Louie Gohmert is putting his money where his mouth is. The Tyler Republican gave up his health insurance for 2014, asserting that the president’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, has made coverage too expensive. “Other people are going to see what I did when I looked into health insurance for my wife and me: that the deductible rate, it doubled, about $3,000 to $6,000, and our policy was going to go from about $300 to about $1,500 a month,” he said during a recent radio interview with Trey...
  • Bachmann, King and Gohmert tour Egypt, Lebanon and Libya (Tea Party)

    12/19/2013 5:31:04 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 19, 2013 | Al Kamen
    Yet a trip this week by tea party Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann, Steve King and Louie Gohmert has been quite hush-hush, even though they went to iffy places like Beirut, Cairo and even to Tripoli — where the U.S. embassy last week issued a “warning” notice “strongly advis(ing) against all but essential travel to Tripoli and against all travel . . outside Tripoli because of ongoing instability and violence.” And, as best we can figure, they even flew commercial, not only to the region but even within the region. They even went to embassy briefings and such. So this is...
  • Louie Gohmert Exposes Obamacare Secret Security Force

    11/16/2013 11:49:20 AM PST · by IbJensen · 134 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/16/2013 | Dean D. Garrison
    Do you ever have those moments when you feel validated? I had one of those moments this morning. Finally someone is talking about the secret security force that is mandated by Obamacare. Representative Louie Gohmert (Republican – Texas – 1st District) dropped his bombshell last week on The Janet Mefferd Show. Paul Joseph Watson reports: Referring to a section of the gargantuan Obamacare law which discusses “the president’s own commissioned and non-commissioned officer corps,” Gohmert drew attention to the notion that under the pretext of a “national emergency,” such individuals could be used to impose some form of medical martial...
  • Gail Collins: A Ted Cruz on Every Corner (Ted's crazy but Abortion Barbie's "exciting")

    10/19/2013 11:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 18, 2013 | Gail Collins
    Have you noticed how many lawmakers from Texas were doing crazy things during the government shutdown debacle? We need to discuss this as a matter of simple justice. These days, when you say “Texas” in the context of heavy-breathing Republican extremism, everybody immediately thinks of Senator Ted Cruz. Which is really unfair when there are so many other members of the state delegation trying to do their part. I am thinking, for instance, of Representative Randy Neugebauer, who harangued an innocent park ranger about a shutdown-shuttered war memorial, insisting that the ranger and her colleagues should be “ashamed of themselves.”...
  • Ted Cruz, House Republicans Meet in Secret at Tortilla Coast (on Capitol Hill)

    10/14/2013 9:16:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 54 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | Matt Fuller
    Sen. Ted Cruz met with roughly 15 to 20 House Republicans for roughly two hours late Monday night at the Capitol Hill watering hole Tortilla Coast. The group appeared to be talking strategy about how they should respond to a tentative Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling without addressing Obamacare in a substantive way, according to sources who witnessed the gathering. The Texas Republican senator and many of House Republicans in attendance had insisted on including amendments aimed at dismantling Obamacare in the continuing resolution that was intended to avert the current shutdown. Sources said...
  • GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert Goes Off on John McCain: He’s ‘Supported al-Qaeda’

    10/12/2013 6:41:08 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 11th, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    The Republican party is currently in the middle of a civil war of sorts, between moderate Republicans leery of tactics like defunding Obamacare and tea party conservatives sticking to their guns, crystallized by Louie Gohmert saying at the Values Voters Summit that John McCain “supported al-Qaeda.” Gohmert took a swipe at his Senate colleague, who has been highly critical of Republicans pushing for Obamacare defunding, even suggesting2 they should be held “accountable” for lying to the GOP. That didn’t sit too well with Gohmert.
  • Lawmaker says barricade of WWII memorial is 'Chicago thuggery'

    10/05/2013 6:56:42 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 55 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/4 | starnes
    A group of Texas congressmen armed with wire cutters made their way to the World War II Memorial in Washington after they learned the National Park Service had reinforced the barriers blocking the site with wire. “This is Chicago thuggery,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told me. “The president is trying to inflict the most amount of pain and suffering. This is not some bureaucratic mistake. This is Chicago thuggery. You try to make people hurt so they don’t resist what you tell them to do in the future.”
  • Rep. Gohmert Fires Back at Sen. McCaskill: ‘My Heart Breaks for Someone With Her Ignorance’

    10/03/2013 8:21:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 03, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    After Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) accused lawmakers who appeared at the World War II Memorial yesterday of “playing politics on the backs of veterans,” Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) fired back, impugning McCaskill’s respect for patriotism and accusing her of politicizing the clash over the memorial. “My heart breaks for somebody with the ignorance of Claire McCaskill,” Gohmert said. “I’ve stood with families when there was no camera anywhere in sight, with just a handful of people. I have wept with so many military families who have lost loved ones and will continue to do that. She sees veterans and thinks...
  • McCaskill Objects to Other Congressmen Showing Up at WWII Memorial

    10/02/2013 1:54:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | October 02, 2013 | Sterling Beard
    Senator Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) said this morning that legislators present at the World War II memorial who didn’t have veterans from their states present were merely playing politics. “There’s people here who have nothing to do,” McCaskill said this morning at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. ”They’re just trying to score a political point.” When asked by CNS News if they were attempting to grandstand, McCaskill answered that “it appears that they are,” but did not single out any legislators by name. Earlier this morning, World War II veterans entered the memorial for the second time...
  • Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert, and the dangers of foggy 9/11 memories [Read with Barf Bag]

    09/14/2013 10:16:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/11/13 | Tod Robberson
    ...Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota joined fellow tea partying Reps. Louie Gohmert, sadly of Texas, and Steve King of Iowa on a trip to Egypt, where they praised the restoration of military dictatorship and the overthrow of a democratically elected government... Bachmann didn’t just stop with that misportrayal of American values. She somehow managed to confuse Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood with the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks (Afghanistan-based al-Qaeda for those who don’t remember), and congratulated Egypt’s military leader for holding them at bay. “We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against...
  • Politically Speaking: Steve King cites anonymous source for Muslim Brotherhood connection to 9-11

    09/14/2013 11:02:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    blog siouxcityjournal.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | Bret Hayworth
    Along with U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, King said the Muslim Brotherhood that supported Morsi had a connection to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That connection has been disputed, and the 9/11 Commission determined Osama Bin Laden and the Al Qaeda terrorist group were responsible for the attacks that occurred 12 years ago this week. the 9/11 Commission determined it was Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda who were responsible for 9/11. Read more at http://www.newshounds.us/bachmann_president_obama_always_sides_with_muslim_brotherhood_09112013#je103CWbXvmvim0X.99to the attacks that occurred 12 years ago this week. King took questions from 10 reporters in the session, and reporters at...
  • GOP Members Of Congress Hold Surreal Press Conference In Egypt Thanking Military For Overthrowing...

    09/09/2013 4:22:49 PM PDT · by sopwith · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Brett LoGiurato
    Republican representatives Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Steve King (R-Iowa) held a press conference last week in Egypt, praising and thanking the Egyptian military for a July 3 ouster of what Bachmann called the "common enemy" Muslim Brotherhood. Via the Washington Post's Max Fisher comes video of the press conference, which is bizarre, to say the least. Bachmann thanked the Egyptian military for the coup and the military-led government's crackdowns on protests, implying that the Muslim Brotherhood — of which former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was a member — was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks....
  • GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

    08/25/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FoxNews
    Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011. "We're urging the court to permit a private organization to obtain and operate the war memorial – a remedy that would remove any constitutional questions and protect this longstanding tribute to our men and women in uniform," Sekulow said in a statement. The legal fight over the Mount Soledad cross began in 1989 when atheist Philip Paulson sued the city of San Diego.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 August 2013

    08/11/2013 5:17:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 112 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 August 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 11th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Steve King, R-Iowa; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Anu Bhagwati, executive director, Service Women's Action Network.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.THIS WEEK (ABC): Edward Snowden's father, Lon; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Donald Trump.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN):...
  • Steve Stockman Accepts Ted Cruz’s Challenge To Defund Obamacare In The House Of Representatives

    08/08/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Steve Stockman (Texas, 36th District) has responded to Ted Cruz’ challenge to House Republicans by filing a 19 point resolution to defund ObamaCare. Mr. Steve Stockman is not afraid of a fight. “I applaud the dozen Republican Senators who sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid explaining they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds ObamaCare. But as Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have said, ‘The House must refuse to fund Obamacare’ because every appropriations bill originates in the House and the House is the only chamber that Republicans control. My resolution includes 19 whereas statements that...
  • Al-Qaida Gloats Over Middle East Embassy Closures

    08/08/2013 10:57:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/08/2013 | Melanie Batley
    The Obama administration's decision to shutter nearly two dozen U.S. diplomatic posts on Sunday has given jihadists something to celebrate — a sense that America still sees them as a serious threat. Despite the plot being thwarted, many supporters of al-Qaida and other terror groups believe the very fact that President Barack Obama was forced to shutter embassies throughout the Middle East and Africa was a victory in itself, according to The New York Times. "God is great! America is in a condition of terror and fear from al-Qaida," wrote one jihadist in an online forum, according to the Times....
  • Gohmert: If We Probed Benghazi, We Wouldn’t Have to Close Embassies ‘Like Big Cowards’

    08/06/2013 11:04:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 6, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said that without getting to the bottom of what happened at the Benghazi consulate, the administration feels like it has to close embassies in the face of a threat “like a bunch of cowards.” “This administration’s idea that you can go give a pretty speech and apologize really well and then everybody will love you, which it has not happened. We’ve lost credibility in Muslim nations under this president,” Gohmert said this morning on Fox. “If you don’t get to the bottom of why our security was breached in Benghazi, just like we never got to...
  • Louie Gohmert Accuses FBI Of Aiding Muslim Brotherhood: ‘They Want Sharia Law, Not Our Constitution’

    06/16/2013 6:27:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 6/16/2013 | Evan McMurry
    On the House floor on Friday, Texas Representative Louie Gohmert accused various federal agencies of aiding Islamic terrorists organizations such as the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America in their attempts to enact Sharia Law. “We need to address the political correctness that is blinding our agencies and blinding our military of its ability to see who the enemy is, because it’s getting people killed,” Gohmert said. “When you refuse to acknowledge that the Afghans you’re training, may be willing to turn their guns you’re training them on and kill you…until you recognize that...
  • Gohmert: Holder’s credibility is 'shot’

    06/15/2013 11:27:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2013 | Ben Goad
    A GOP member of the House Judiciary Committee said Saturday that Attorney General Eric Holder had lost the trust of the American people, arguing the Justice Department has been turned “into a criminal defense firm” over an ongoing government leaks scandal. “Eric Holder’s credibility has been shot," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said during an appearance on Fox News. Gohmert lambasted Holder for refusing to publicly explain his role in the agency’s probes into media leaks, which involved the monitoring of reporters’ phone records. Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced late Friday that Holder had agreed to meet privately to...
  • The Glenn Beck Radio Program, Friday, June 14, 2013

    06/14/2013 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 103 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com/content/radio/ ^ | June 14, 2013, Friday | Glenn Beck
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  • Louie Gohmert Fumes: If Not For John McCain ‘Benghazi Would Not Have Happened’

    06/02/2013 7:54:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 05/31/13 | Evan McMurry
    Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has unearthed a new culprit in the Benghazi saga: fellow Republican John McCain. Conservative radio host Frank Gaffney asked Gohmert to comment on McCain’s “hobnobbing with jihadists” during his recent trip to Syria. Gohmert brought up a similar trip of McCain’s to Libya, where he feels McCain’s policy to depose Muammar Gaddafi unleashed the Muslim extremist forces that later attacked the American Consulate in Benghazi.
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: Obama Middle East policy shaped by pro-Muslim Brotherhood advisers

    04/27/2013 3:31:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Louie Gohmert is a conservative firebrand. Not afraid to stand alone on an issue he believes in, the Texas congressman is often in the news for making statements deemed outrageous — or that are actually outrageous, depending our your perspective. ... based on the findings of the Dallas Federal Court and the Fifth Circuit of Appeals, the two largest front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood are ISNA, the Islamic Society of North America, and CAIR, Council on American-Islamic Relations. And people from ISNA, like the President Imam [Mohamed] Magid, has access to him. He had access in the State Department...
  • (VIDEO) Fireworks at Napolitano hearing-DHS Sec unaware of classified doc leak and WH terror grp.

    04/26/2013 9:25:13 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2012, 04:19PM | Kerry Picket
    The full title - "(VIDEO) Fireworks at Napolitano hearing-DHS Sec unaware of classified doc leak and WH terror group visit" Fireworks on Capitol Hill happened at a Homeland Security Oversight hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Congressman Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, grilled Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano over reports (h/t Daily Beast) that an Egyptian terrorist group obtained visas and gained access to meet with top White House officials. Gohmert also went after Napolitano over Mohammed Elibiary, an individual she placed on the homeland security advisory council and, according to Gohmert, gained secret security clearance...
  • Gohmert: White House Tours Should Be Priority, Not Golf Trips

    03/17/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Longview News-Journal ^ | Sunday, March 17, 2013 | Rep. Louis Gohmert
    The decision made by the Obama administration to cancel all White House tours clearly demonstrates an agenda of choosing to punish the American people through politically self-serving maneuvers. It is not only disappointing, it is discouraging that the Obama administration would willingly choose to shut the doors to the White House, and essentially to this nation’s schoolchildren and families, under the guise of sequestration. By filing my amendment to the continuing resolution that called on Congress to defund transportation for the president’s golf outings until White House tours resumed, I was not trying to “take away the president’s golf balls.”...
  • Chris Matthews Shut Down Amid Anti-Birtherism Tirade: ‘The Only Person Talking About That Is You’

    03/14/2013 9:00:39 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 63 replies
    OnyxBook Magazine ^ | March 14, 2013 | admin
    Matthews began the interview by grilling Cardenas over his decision to invite Trump and to allot him more speaking time than either Govs. Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal or Scott Walker. “Why more time for the number one birther in the country?” Matthews asked pointedly. “He is nutty on the issue of birtherism,” Matthews insisted. “And that’s what he’s known for now. Not building towers into the sky.” “I think that characterization can be put behind Donald Trump,” Steele suggested. “He won’t put it behind him,” Matthews shot back. Steele insisted that Trump had moved on from his insistence that the...
  • Egyptian mag affirms Brotherhood infiltration of White House!

    01/04/2013 4:56:28 AM PST · by wesagain · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 4, 2013 | Art Moore
    Effectively affirming the concerns of five much-maligned Republican House members and the evidence presented in an investigative book, an Egyptian magazine claims six American Muslim leaders who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who have significant influence on U.S. policy. Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, in a Dec. 22 story, said the six men turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” "Claims 6 American Muslims have strong influence on U.S. policy " The Egyptian article was translated and...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: I Wish to God that the Principal Would Have Had an M4

    12/16/2012 4:04:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/16/2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    Many people are insisting we all sit down and have a thoughtful, calm reflection on the Second Amendment after the Connecticut massacre. Others, particularly on the Left, are more forthright and are demanding more gun control. If we are to engage in the former, however, I want to share some of the arguments Rep. Louie Gohmert made today on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. The segment with Gohmert began with footage of Eric Holder saying we need to discuss who we are as a nation, talk about the freedom and rights we have, and how they can be used...
  • WATCH: GOP Congressman Shouts At Janet Napolitano

    07/20/2012 12:21:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    fox ^ | 7/20/12 | fox
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), one of the five Republicans behind the controversial letter accusing Clinton aide Huma Abedin of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, insisted Thursday morning to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that he doesn’t accuse anyone of anti-American behavior simply because they are Muslim. “You follow me around the world, you see me hugging Muslims around the world, because the ones I hug are our friends,” Gohmert told Napolitano during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. “This administration seems to have a hard time recognizing members of terrorist groups who are allowed into the White House.” Gohmert’s questions were...
  • House Republicans discuss reviving earmarks

    03/31/2012 5:28:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:46pm EDT | Richard Cowan
    The huge federal transportation bill was in tatters in early March when Representative Mike Rogers of Alabama posed a heretical idea for breaking through gridlock in the House. In a closed-door meeting with fellow Republicans, Rogers recommended reviving a proven legislative sweetener that became politically toxic a year ago. Bring back earmarks, Rogers, who was first elected to Congress in 2002, told his colleagues. … New Republican members backed by the Tea Party movement have railed against earmarks as a symbol of out-of-control government spending and unaccountable lawmakers. Congress has another nine months to operate under an earmark ban, so...
  • Republican congressman accuses Party elders of cowardice

    03/22/2012 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/22/2012 | Doug Book
    Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert has admitted what most Republican voters have known for a very long time—that the Republican Party leadership is more concerned with the dictates of political correctness and scorn from a liberal press corps than with fighting for the rights of the American people. Though Gohmert maintains Republican big-wigs like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell really are committed to the defeat of Barack Hussein Obama, he stated in a January interview with Rush Limbaugh that Party elders believe the only way to accomplish it is “by being nice.” (1) That’s why Republicans were told to “handle [Nancy...