David Frum

12.06.12

Congressman Gohmert's One Man Crusade to Preserve Lunacy

Pity this didn't take place in the Senate post filibuster reform, because it would make a very compelling speech.

"To keep spending and not pay the price, that is immoral," Gohmert said. "That's why we shouldn't eliminate the word 'lunatic.' It really has application around this town."

The Texas Republican complained about President Barack Obama's push to extend the Bush middle-class tax cuts, but not the rest of the tax cuts, and decried the fact that wealthy people like Warren Buffett can use loopholes to get out of paying certain taxes while others who make less than him can't do that.

"We want to eliminate the word 'lunatic' from the federal code?" Gohmert asked. "That's lunacy."