Wednesday, August 18, 2010


In my last post I discussed the far right's penchant for coming up with insane distractions, which are designed to keep Americans from thinking about the real problems we face as a nation. So I was happy to see Jon Stewart on the Daily Show last night. He did a great job going after the Terror-Baby-in-the-Mosque nonsense coming from the far right. Check it out.

Stewart drew from a CNN Anderson Cooper interview with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). In the interview Rep. Gohmert went nuts because Anderson Cooper kept asking for evidence about the Terror Babies (who Gohmert tried to tie into Arizona border crossings here). Here's the full Cooper interview ...

I don't know if he's a bigger lunatic than Michelle Bachmann, but one thing's clear: Louie Gohmert is a freakin' nutjob. If he's not one of Chicken Little's lost siblings, he's somewhere in the family tree (most probably in the Chickenhawk wing).

Yelling like a lunatic about Terror Babies today, and not presenting any evidence from national security agencies or their agents (who presumably would want border agents, America's hospitals, nurses, pediatricians, etc. looking out for these guys) isn't healthy. It also tells me that the nutjobs from the far right also believe that if you scream loud enough about any stupidity that crosses your mind that people (beyond Fox News) will believe you ... no matter how ignorant you really are.

Don't believe me? Check out this classic Chris Matthews smackdown of a completely clueless (but very loud) right-wing nut Kevin James. As you will see, Kevin James' loud inability to back up his "appeasement" assertion is one of the most embarrassing media moments ever.

As you might imagine, Rep. Gohmert gets unchallenged air time on Fox News.

- Mark

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