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Godwin's Not Dead

By Brandon Watson, May 12, 2014, 12:00pm, Newsdesk

Pop quiz. Rep. Louie Gohmert is a) your lover, b) your friend, or c) something you will never comprehend.

We know … that one was too easy. But lately, Gohmert's already leaky logic has been folding in on itself like a overstuffed quesadilla. Friday afternoon, he spattered and oozed through a Congressional speech comparing LGBT activism to fascism. The seeming prompt was HGTV's decision not to produce a television show about evangelical twins turning "altars of Moloch" into quaint bungalows. Is nothing safe from the gay agenda?

No, says gooey Louie. "People that stand up and say, you know, I agree with the majority of Americans, I agree with Moses and Jesus that marriage was a man and a woman, now all of a sudden, people like me are considered haters, hate mongers, evil, which really is exactly what we've seen throughout our history as going back to the days of the Nazi takeover in Europe."

Of course! The parallels are uncanny. No wonder Leni Riefenstahl spent so much time filming Pride parades.

Gohmert continues,"First, they would call people "haters" and "evil" and build up disdain for those people who held those opinions or religious views or religious heritage. And then the next came, well, those people are so evil and hateful, let's bring every book that they've written or has to do with them and let's start burning the books, because we can't tolerate their intolerance."

Uhm. OK. We guess that is why people keep saying that Gohmert is on the "wrong side of history." Nevertheless, if he's going to break out the dog whistle, the least he could do is make sure it's in tune.

Full video below. H/t Talking Points Memo.

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