Wingnut Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert took his turn piling on President Obama following his press conference earlier that day on Hannity's show this Thursday.
August 29, 2014

Rep. "Terror Babies" Gohmert apparently has not heard that saying about people in glass houses, or he would not be comparing anyone else to Barney Fife.

From Fox's blog: Rep. Gohmert: ‘We Have Barney Fife Running Our Foreign Policy’:

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert was on “Hannity” tonight to discuss President Barack Obama’s statement today that he does not have a strategy on ISIS.

“He did say we don’t have a strategy, but he followed that up by saying the strategy is to nip it in the bud. Well unfortunately, it’s not in a bud, it’s full blossom. And you know who made that line famous? Barney Fife. We have Barney Fife running our foreign policy now.”

Gohmert said that the news conference was “lame” and “unbelievable,” and he blasted our foreign policy as “pitiful.”

Here's more from our friend Ellen at News Hounds on the segment with a reminder of some of Goober Gohmert's statements about Iraq back in 2006: Gohmert And Bolling: Obama, Get This ISIS War Party Started Already!:

Iraq war cheerleader Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) apparently thinks President Obama should be trigger happy and not think too much when it comes to starting a new war against ISIS. Fox News host Eric Bolling seemed to agree.

Appearing on Hannity last night, Gohmert showed not a care in the world over the possibility that striking ISIS could prompt them to attack the U.S. Nor did substitute host Eric Bolling. Maybe that’s because those two could (and almost surely would) use an attack on the U.S. to ramp up even more antagonism against Obama. If Fox has wrung every bit of sensationalized smears against the Obama administration from Benghazi, just think how they’d go to town if there was an Islamic terrorist attack here at home.

Or maybe Gohmert, Bolling, et al. really are just champing at the bit for a new war. […]

For example, though he came into Congress after the Iraq invasion, he was an unapologetic supporter. In 2006, he had the following exchange with David Gregory on Hardball:

GREGORY: We played on the program before Vice President Cheney‘s remarks on a radio program yesterday that the invasion of Iraq is a factor in the fact that we haven‘t been hit in five years. Do you agree with that?

GOHMERT: I do. Absolutely. Now, regardless of whether we went in for proper reasons or not… the fact is the insurgents, the terrorists, al Qaeda, realized that in order to win in the Middle East, and even in America, they have got to fight the democracy that‘s about to take place and is already blooming in Iraq.

If that democracy gets a foothold there in the middle of the Middle East, then they are toast. Iran is in trouble, Saudi Arabia, our friends there, they are worried about us—Syria—a democracy right there means curtains for the terrorists.

Gohmert’s analysis could be summed up as “democracy over there so we don’t have to fight the terrorists over here.” Yeah, that worked out real well. Read on...


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