Why Texas is Winning the Race to the Bottom

Extremism of any stripe is always profoundly ignorant and detached from reality.  Feeling passionate about an issue always needs to be accompanied with arguments that people can identify with and that have plausibility.  But don’t inform Texas politicians about this.  They’ll have you skinned and boned for such heresy.

Zealots who oppose any and every kind of gun control legislation have demonstrated just how far they are willing to take their fanaticism in recent months. Abortion opponents have also gone to extreme measures to prevent any woman from ending an unwanted pregnancy.  So it comes as no surprise that this duel fanaticism would show up in a political campaign and no-less than a bumper sticker slogan.

campaign bumper sticker

Steve Stockman is running for re-election in a the new 36th Texas congressional district that was formed by the GOP after winning majorities in the House back in 2010.  The 36th includes all or part of the following counties: Chambers, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, and Tyler.  Apparently Stockman is out to take the crown away from Louie Gohmert for most bat-shit crazy congress creature in Texas.   Gohmert‘s 1st district was also part of the GOP gerrymandering that allowed him to defeat the Democrat incumbent.

If Stockman’s bumper sticker isn’t evidence enough of his poor mental state then perhaps this tweet of his that expresses a convoluted thought about women and gun threats will help convince you.

crazy steve

Lord knows how much safer moms are with their infant children handling a gun than a criminal who , according to Stockman, will surely cross paths with them.

Now in the event that there really is anyone in his district that would take Stockman’s claim serious about babies, they would have to ignore the reality that a baby is no longer in the mother’s womb and therefore have no need to feel threatened by abortion, assuming of course their brain had developed such capabilities to think in terms of abortion.  Why do I feel I even have to explain such an obvious point?  Because “stupid” is starting to reach epidemic levels here in the Lone Star State

If fetuses were even capable of understanding that their prospects for a bright future are severely limited with such people as Stockman and Gohmert in positions of political leadership, they would probably pull the plug themselves.

steve-stockman gohmert

Steve Stockman and Louie Gohmert: Two of the reasons why Texas is winning the race to the bottom and making Mississippi look like an intellectual’s haven


12 responses to “Why Texas is Winning the Race to the Bottom

  1. Only in America, and perhaps only in Texas, could the word “prolife” be applied to those who want the right to shoot and kill on a whim.
    Nuttier than fruitcakes, thats all I can say.

  2. I keep engaging in conversation with batshit crazy people who believe in the bible and that Republicans want to help them retain their money. They tell me their are entitled to their opinions. I agree, as long as you promise not to vote or procreate. Then you can believe that ice cream is manufactured in the abdomen of a hyena if you wish. But the truth, plenty of other states seeing Texas’ lead, will be doing their best to beat you in the race down.

  3. That I even entertained the idea of moving back to Texas scares me. NRA fanatics support anything crazy as long as it has to do with protecting this make-believe Constitutional right to bear arms. They don’t care who their spokespersons are and how ridiculous their arguments are. Gotta have my guns! For that ass to assume that unarmed women are a target for rapists and to suggest that all women should carry guns so that we can prevent rape is an insult. So let’s cure the problem of rape by carrying a gun. Yeah, that makes a world of sense.

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