GOP Rep Louie Gohmert Pokes Fun At Special Needs While Pushing Wild Conspiracy (VIDEO)
This Passes As Humor For Republicans
Republican Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas managed to get a two-for-one insult in during the Values Voter Summit on Friday, by slamming individuals with special needs while simultaneously pushing a wild Clinton conspiracy theory.
For Republicans, this is accomplished humor.
During his speech on Friday, Gohmert said that Hillary Clinton is “mentally impaired,” and that he didn’t want to make fun of someone because of a mental impairment. But shouldering that heavy mantle of hypocrisy Republicans are so comfortable with, Gohmert went on to do just that, using “special needs” as a punchline to a joke that apparently only Conservatives get, because frankly, not many others are laughing.
“You don’t make fun of people who are impaired, have special needs, and whether you like her or not, Hillary Clinton has made clear that she is mentally impaired and this is not somebody you should be making fun of.”
His comments were met with laughter from the audience who obviously disagree – mental impairment is absolutely funny to conservatives. The rest of us, however, are laughing at the idea that they called their little get-together the “Values Voter Summit,” while wondering which value, exactly, is exemplified by using mental impairment, special needs, and other disabilities as a punchline.
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And then Gohmert got in his second jab at Clinton, rehashing Donald Trump’s current conspiracy theory obsession.
“I get the impression that in law school and along the way, she’s been very, very smart, but I don’t know, maybe it was the concussion, the fall back when she did, or maybe, who knows? They won’t tell us what really is going on with her,” he said.
Ah, yes. The old “Hey, Clinton is absolutely decimating Trump in this little election thing so let’s push the idea that she is medically unfit” angle. You know, the one where she fell once, and then later coughed, so she’s obviously about to die, or something. After all, the whole thing where they pretended that Barack Obama was a Muslim from Kenya seemed to work with a certain crowd. This seems to be taking root with the same people.
Louie Gohmert Defies All Logic
Republican logic is hard to follow – mostly because there is little logic actually present.
Gohmert then went on to make fun of the Clinton aides who destroyed several of her devices that she used during her tenure as secretary of State. And, in doing so, he managed to get another jab about special needs in, because hey, that stuff is hilarious to Republicans.
“If I were going to smash cellphones, BlackBerrys, I’d use a two-pound sledge. Who knows? Maybe somebody got to whaling around and hit her again. I don’t know, but we need to be praying for Hillary Clinton, there’s special needs there, there’s mental impairment. I mean seriously, she can’t remember.”
One Last Jab At The Disabled By Louie Gohmert
Gohmert then apologized for saying Clinton’s brain was in a blender Thursday during his appearance on “Fox and Friends.” But don’t worry – he didn’t really mean it. He simply used it as yet another springboard into making a joke about mental impairments.
“That was not a proper thing to say, because again, I’m making fun of the mentally impaired and that’s not right.”
Ha ha ha. Right? No?
Of course, this is the party that nominated a man who literally mocked a disabled reporter on national TV – but that’s okay. As Ann Coulter explained, Donald Trump wasn’t making fun of that reporter…he was making fun of a “standard retard.”
Because that, of course, is so much better.
Watch the video below, and share it. Let Republicans know that they can’t be the party that pretends to value life while they continuously and maliciously devalue an entire segment of the population.
We all deserve better.
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