I just don't seem to use this word as often as I should.
There is no better example that I can think of than Louie Gohmert of Texas, who Charles Pierce calls the Padishah Emperor of the Crazy People.
Following the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which included the defeat of the Hartzler amendment which I wrote about yesterday, the Republicans struck back with the triad of cray cray, Dana Rohrabacher, Steve KIng, and Louie Gohmert.
Some people, they think we exaggerate, but my very good friend from Iowa and I have stood there on the mountaintop in Vienna where western civilization stood there in the gap and it was all at risk…If Vienna fell, then the rest of Europe would fall…and there's a good chance we're not even here in this fashion today…Perhaps we are headed into a new period of the dark ages and that Polish prince comes down and puts cannons in those mountains and nobody in two years seeking a sex-change operation and change reassignment, as they call it, could possibly help it…I can assure my friends here in the House that there was nobody who was out there defending western civilization who had undergone a sex-change operation in the previous two years.
When it's advertised that the United States Congress is in favor of taking men and surgically making them into women with the money that they would use to protect the nation otherwise, or taking women and doing surgery to make them men, the United States Congress would rather spend that money on that surgery than defeating radical Islam, then it is an advertising bonanza for the radical Islamists because my Muslim friends tell me, the recruits, you're right, if that's how stupid they are, this society has no right to remain on the earth. We need to take them out. They are too stupid.
History, as we say around here, is so cool, but I didn't expect the shades of John III Sobieski and Kara Mustafa Pasha to be summoned into the debate over how many aircraft carriers we should have.
Louie Gohmert claims to have Muslim friends? I wonder what they say behind his back.
Yet there is no jurisdiction in this country that has the guts to send a transgender representative to Congress?