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.
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.
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 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