BY MARTIN KICH
This rumination is the latest from Louis Gohmert, widely known by the epithet “The Dumbest Man in Congress”:
“I really wonder how many people in this body who had the ultimate power to decide whether humanity would go forward or not, whether there was an asteroid coming or something that would end humanity on Earth as dinosaurs were ended at one time—okay . . .
“If you could decide what 40 people you would put on the spacecraft who would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples? You are wanting to save humankind for posterity—basically, a modern-day Noah. You have that ability to be a modern-day Noah. You can preserve life. How many same-sex couples would you take from the animal kingdom and from humans to put on the spacecraft to perpetuate humanity and the wildlife kingdom?”
If one were to grant Gohmert’s childishly apocalyptic hypothesis, I cannot help but wonder how most people would decide if the choice could have been between a gay couple and Louis Gohmert’s parents prior to his conception?
Not to be outdone by Gohmert, Sarah Palin has weighed in on the Brexit vote:
“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another . . .
“The UK knew–it was that time. And now is that time in the USA.
“The Brexit referendum is akin to our own Declaration of Independence. May that refreshed spirit of sovereignty spread over the pond to America’s shores!
“Congratulations, smart Brits. Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation’s self-determination and sovereignty . . . the EU being a One World Government mini-me.
“America can learn an encouraging lesson from this.
“It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest. May UN shackles be next on the chopping block.”
If Donald Trump gets just about everything that he knows from the Internet and the National Enquirer, Sarah Palin apparently finds her most trenchant political insights in the Austin Powers films.