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“Redneck President” Might Come Take Away…What, Exactly?

“Redneck President” Might Come Take Away…What, Exactly?

A Texas Republican has an interesting reason why liberals should worry about the individual mandate being upheld by the Supreme Court this week. According to Rep. Louie Gohmert, if a “redneck” president gets elected, he might start mandating some rules under the guise of cutting health care costs, too.

“Let’s say you want to follow this administration’s idea of greatest good for the greatest number of people. It ought to scare liberals to come run and join conservatives, because what it means is when this president’s out of the White House and you get a conservative in there, if this president has the authority under ObamaCare to trample on religious rights, then some redneck president’s got the right to say, ‘you know what, there’s some practices that go on in your house that cost people too much money and healthcare, so we’re going to have the right to rule over those as well.’ ”

Of course, it’s funny that Gohmert equates conservative and redneck, but that’s not really the problem with his argument. What’s really curious is what exactly a “redneck” president specifically would find that “costs too much money and healthcare” that would upset liberals. Is it gay sex, as Josh Marshall suggests?

Then again, this is the man who worried about Terror Babies, so perhaps we shouldn’t expect him to make sense.



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12:49PM PST on Nov 19, 2012

I am continuously convinced that republicans are all either crazy or live in an alternative reality.

I have yet to meet a hardcore republican that wasn't completely rude, abrasive, dismissive and illogical.

7:02PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

Mary D
Most of us thank God, that as per usual Ron Paul does not stand a snowball's chance in hell to get a nomination let alone get more thaan 3% in the general electioon, if he is lucky. Both Pauls are racists and followers of Ann Rand and her ideology is what played a big part in the 2008 Republican collapse of our economy. Her ideology, which was written through her books while she was doing amphetamines every day, gives rise to Paul Ryan and his "Kill Medicare Budget". These people do not care about anyone beneath them and for them it is anyone who is not them. Read some of her books sometimes then you will see why Ryan was so shocked when even Republicans turned against him and hid budget. they cannot understand how anyone can criticize the pillars of our society. Paul Ryan is again pushing his "Kill Medicare Budget" and Paul seems puzzled as to why he never wins. Now what was that definition of insanity???

4:51PM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

You shouldn't expect any person affilliated with the GOP to make any sense...they just never do.

4:19PM PDT on Mar 29, 2012


10:39PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

The Repiglicans and Teabaggers want a government so small it fits in your bedroom. And they want to watch. Just to, you know, make SURE it's approved by God and for conception only.

9:23PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

John H = the government Already forces us to "buy insurance" have you seen the FICA deduction on your paycheck? Have you purchased a car tag lately? Do you pay "fire dues"?
Check your utlity bill if you're not sure about the fire dues... yep that 'insures' you the fire department will try to save your home and belongings instead of sitting there with you watching them burn!

7:21PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

lol people are so crazy, dont take anything an idiot says to heart, it will only cause for stress and problems than need be

6:41PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Frankly, I don't want to see a bunch of disabled cars on cinderblocks littering the lawn of the White House. It would be totally disrespectful to our country.

6:33PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

I HATE all of these little POP-UP sign petitions for OBUMMER. I hope he gets impeached! RON PAUL IS FOR US ALL!

4:16PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Why is it that all the Republican/Teabaggers reduce everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, down to religious rights? They are so fixated on religious rights that it has blinded them to what is really important. I am not saying that freedom of relion is not important, or freedom from religion for that matter. But it does not trump all other freedoms.

By the sounds of it, Gohmert belongs in a padded cell with the rest of the Greedy Old Pharts that would strip away everybody's rights!

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