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Tea Partier Says Constitution Only Applies to Americans Who ‘Cling to God and Guns’ (Video)

Texas Representative Louis Gohmert, who gave us such gems as “liberals use vaccines as population control” and “spoons don’t cause obesity,” stated that the Constitution was only for those who “cling to God and guns” while giving a speech in Iowa on Friday.

While speaking at an Iowa rally for Senator Sam Clovis on Friday, Gohmert recalled how he had initially been blamed for Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) outburst during the president’s 2009 State of the Union address, in which Wilson stood up and shouted “You lie!”

“Somebody yells ‘you lie’ and the camera goes on me!” He said, the crowd laughing. He added that he “knew” the president wasn’t telling the truth about the immigration bill, and how he wrote on an index card “what bill?” and as a result, was labeled a “troublemaker” by the national media. He relayed the story about his attempt to find the President’s immigration bill, ending by saying:

And so Joe was right. That’s not how a country goes forward effectively, with a leader that will play those kinds of games. You know, truth is too important.

Gohmert then quoted John Adams, who wrote neither the Constitution nor the First Amendment: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Not content  to leave it at that, Gohmert added his own spin: “It only is fit for people who cling to their God and their guns, you know? So, it is deeply troubling if you get in these tough situations and you can’t trust your leadership.”

He added that he would never personally violate the rules of decorum, but liked to take his criticism right up to the line sometimes. Adding a familiar and tired right-wing criticism: “We know under the rules of the House of Representatives that our president would not lie. But whoever is putting those words in his teleprompter sure is.”

You can watch the video below, via The Raw Story:

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  • Skip

    George H.W. Bush, who generally wasn’t as rabid as right-wingers are today, once said that anyone who is not a Christian should not be allowed to have citizenship in America.

  • http://gravatar.com/trian1 Michael Hoffmann

    Beware Dominionism!

    • Eleanor Earley

      Do these idiots have any brains? It should be mandatory that they have an extensive mental exam before even being allowed to run for office. He is totally nuts. He obviously has never read the Constitution.

      • Skip

        I just found out a couple of weeks again that Louie use to be a judge. If that doesn’t scare the hell out of someone I don’t know what would.

  • Ladder man

    Thomas Paine did directly help write the Constitution and Paine said, “I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.

    All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”

    That’s why this a-hole wants a church run country, so he can “terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”

  • knight4444

    Louie is well past ignorant!! he’ll say ANYTHING the koch brothers tell him! what Gohmert REALLY means is the constitution is only for WHITE NATIONALIST who also have a TWISTED insane view on religious thought, oh and the TOKEN minorities who behaves themselves and tows the GOP’s company line. like condi rice and clarence “MANDINGO” thomas.

    • Skip

      Yeah there are some real right-wing idiots in Congress and then there is Louie who is in a whole other class by himself.

  • medicontheedge

    This stuff just writes itself, don’t it? What is more disturbing than the diarrhea emitting from this guys mouth is the fact that he gets plenty of votes. THAT is very troubling!

  • Bob K

    Louis Gohmert was probably the stupidest person ever to hold a judgeship. And he just keeps getting dumber. Only in Texas.

  • Eleanor Earley

    This guy removes all doubt that he is a fool every time he opens his mouth.

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