Rep. Gohmert calls current situation in Congress “discouraging”

Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) joined Glenn on radio this morning and candidly admitted how discouraged he is by recent events in Senate regarding the continuing resolution passed by the House of Representatives on Friday that defunded Obamacare.

Yesterday, following Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) 21-hour anti-Obamacare speech, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-UT) said the Senate will pass a spending measure that does not defund Obamacare and send it back to the House, at which point, the House Republicans will have to decide what their next steps will be. Rep. Gohmert explained that, at this point, anything that delays the implementation of Obamacare will be seen as a victory.

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“What is the latest from Washington,” Glenn asked.

“It’s so discouraging, I’m telling you, you know, we did a good thing when we voted to defund Obamacare permanentl… but by the end of the day our leadership was saying, ‘Now on the debt ceiling next week, we’re going to, you know, just postpone it a year,’” Rep. Gohmert said. “We have so many incredible businessmen, people that have negotiated incredible deals, and how do you lose that knowledge of how you negotiate that you don’t put your offer out there and before the other side can even consider it, you say, ‘Now, I’m backing off of that and I’m willing to take this small amount.’”

So is the GOP now backing off defunding Obamacare and raising the debt ceiling? Not quite.

“So now the GOP has not only backed off of universal healthcare, they’re now saying we’re not going to do anything about the debt ceiling too,” Glenn asked.

“Oh, no, no, we’re going to postpone that a year, that’s the proposal, but we’re really not going to do much about ObamaCare,” he explained. “We may postpone it a year but not defund it for the year. So that it gives it a better chance to be in place stronger, you know, a year from now.

“No, postponing it would be better,” Glenn interjected. “Postponing it would be quite honestly I think a victory at this point.”

  • Kanak Attack

    Ummm… Excuse me to whoever wrote this article but Harry Reid is not a Senator from Utah.  We don’t elect Democrats here in Utah.  Harry Reid may claim to belong to the LDS Church but that doesn’t automatically make him from the state of Utah.

    • David Moore

      Are you sure… what about Orrin Hatch?

    • Pachy Serrano

      THis is the most stupid comment of the day . . . U are then winner!! Obviously, you were not around during the last two elections. Come back from space, Star Trek is not real . . .

      • Anonymous

        Harry Reid is a democratic senator from Nevada, NOT Utah. However, some districts in Utah do vote in Demoncrats; Jim Matheson. @facebook-1752286063:disqus Orrin Hatch is a republican, from Utah.

      • Anonymous

        What’s wrong. Hate the truth that much? What does your comment have to do with what Kanak said? Don’t know do ya?

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Simple solution to deal with the problems of Congress: get rid of the democrats and the RINO’s.

    • Pachy Serrano

      U dreaming again, bro. That will never happen. We live in a democratic system where even liberals and RHINOS need to be represented as well.
       Why you guys dont get that?? I like my tea baggers . . . They have the right to talk and vote as well, but they crazy and mouthy and do make my days go fast and furious. Suerte!!

      • Anonymous

        You’re fabricating a fantasy “bro”. We do not live in a democracy; we live in a constitutional republic. We don’t just take it on the chin when the majority says one thing & we say another. Majority rules, minority rights idiot.

      • Anonymous

         Pachy…this is NOT supposed to be a democracy. Democracies were spoken against by the founding fathers because even they knew that the majority could screw things up since people gravitate towards lazy if given the chance. What our constitution GUARANTEES is a Constitutional REPUBLIC, which means that no majority can ever take the personal rights from the minority away from them. So in other words if billy…a democrat , doesn’t like GUNS then billy can make guns illegal….for himself only. At no point can you or anyone else tell you what YOU can and cannot do unless it harms another or disrupts a system drastically and harmfully. THATS WHAT AMERICA WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE.

  • Sam Fisher

    Stand up against the liberals and rhinos. 

    • Draxx

      They Are More Worried About Reputations Than Doing The Right Thing…

    • Anonymous

      also remember to pull your pants down and masturbate whenever you hear the words “Obamacare” “Marxist” “Kenya” or “We’re losing our country” the way Sam Fisher does. Sam will be back to comment after he finishes masturbating four times because of this post

      • Anonymous

        Sam is only halfway through rubbing one out on “Marxist” he will be out of commission for awhile.

        • Anonymous

          Oops, there has been an update. 

          Sam heard a Lifelock ad immediately followed by a Goldline ad, so he needs to masturbate to that before he can masturbate to “Kenya” or “We’re losing our country”

      • Sam Fisher

        Ladies and gentlemen Liberal tolerance.

        • Anonymous

          Sam just jizzed

          • Sam Fisher

            Ladies and gentlemen Liberal tolerance.

  • Pachy Serrano

    Whoever think this guy is a good congressman its living in the fantasy island. From all tea baggers . . . he is one of the worse “looney tunes” ever. He made me laugh every tme he opens his big mouth. Can someone in congress please punch him on his face for once?? Am sure he would cry like a baby the day he loses his seat. WE coming for you Gohmert!!   

    • Carlos

      Oye Brode, tu primo Cachy is calling you to go back to da la raza hangout. There is no bigger fantasy than to think you can continue to confiscate other peoples money and the supply of funds continuing. You will have a hand in turning the US into Mexico.. Congrats.. 

    • Manuel Manjarrez

       maybe we should punch your girlfriend pelosi in the face and Shelia Stupid Lee also more and more of the people you hate are saying enough and are going to come after you the same way you did them and when you cry no one is going to care

  • Pamela Isaacson Larsen

    Many friends and I believe Barack Hussein Osama bin Laden will die of Lung cancer in that year, so light it up again, Mr. Pwesident!!

  • Bertrand PJ

    Glenn it is Illuminati the elites of Europe. Robbing us.

  • Mark Thoele

    I’m a rhino but not a rino(republican in name only)…..a rhino fears no other species.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s put opinions, politics, morality and feelings aside for one moment.

    Fact: From purely a mathematical and scientific standpoint, Obama Care is destructive to our health care industry as well to our economy as a whole.

    This leads to only 2 possible explanations to why a congressmen would support Obama Care.
    1) They are incredibly stupid. (Severe lack of intelligence)
    2) Or they are deliberately supporting it because of it’s destructiveness. (Malicious behavior)
    Only one can be correct! It’s likely though, that there is a combination of both, which begs another question. Which supporters are mere sheep and which are the wolves that lead them?

    • Anonymous

      Or 3) All of the above

  • Manuel Manjarrez

    all non rhinos meet and ingnore the leadership even if they have the money and the protection of the media and oppostion

  • Anonymous

     Freedom’s Solution

    There is a solution and it can be initiated in less than a year, but it is up to every one who desires it. It requires action ! If all who oppose O-care and the lack of true representation by politicians currently in DC will simply engage in informing and recruiting two more people to abandon their current political party and Re-register as Independents, taking their contributions with them the RNC and DNC die on the vine and the Media will quickly discover the statistical growth of Registered Independents jeopardizing the perceived Power of the “Establishment Parties they so willingly cover-up for. But, You must commit and Re-register as soon as possible. This is not fantasy. When Registered Independents achieve a 60 percent Majority and continue to increase that lead they will take notice and panic will set in for all Incumbents. That is when ALL OF US will discover that we really do wield “The Power” and know we can take America back from the “SELF Proclaimed Elite”.

    It’s really NOT that hard folks ! Re-registering is easy ! Putting fear in the minds of politicians is easy ! Believing again before the 2014 elections is but two simple actions away. Transfer YOUR FEAR to them. give them a taste of their own tactics / medicine. What have you got to lose, really ?  NOW is the time  to show them you are NOT paralyzed with fear !

    Want Quicker results ?
    Post this solution to your Facebook, twitter, linked-in pages then implement it and watch the weasels squirm.

  • Anonymous

    Can you learn English please?

  • suz


  • Christopher Porretti

    We be better off shutting this corrupt government down until the next election, I don’t I receive nothing from it.

  • Anonymous

    Louie Gohmert in Ernest Goes To Washington

  • Anonymous

    It’s all over AMERICA
    you now get to lick the pig and he sits laughing at us all .

  • Benjamin Dover

    Each of us must slice through the fog of nonsense conjured up by today’s liberals & progressives:

  • Defend Liberty

    Well, always keep in mind that defeating the foul and cankerous blight of marxism requires serious knowledge firepower. Arm yourself:

  • Hal Vinson

    I wonder if the Republican party can apply for FEMA funds for the massive, impending cave-in?

  • Richard Henf

    Glenn I think the bigger issue is they are shutting down the parks and the National Zoo.  Probably the only entities that make money!!!  How typical is that?

  • yah

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