Empathetic, highly intelligent, religious and constitutional scholar Louie Gohmert of Texas

In times of tragedy, it may be hard to express the grief, sadness and outrage felt by those who occupy the real world. However, in the world of politics, there are those who are simply not capable of being humble and instead of offering up sympathy, prayers (for those who believe that prayer helps) and messages of unity, we get Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, our “Asshole of the Week”.

Speaking on a radio show from The Heritage Foundation (the people who brought us insurance mandates before Obama did, but now it’s evil) Gohmert Pyle blames such violence as the tragedy in Colorado on “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs”. From Huffington Post:

“You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place…”

“People say … where was God in all of this? We’ve threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God’s name, they’re going to be jailed … I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don’t want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present.”

This idiot must be hoping to cash a big NRA check with his other statement about a senseless tragedy that is the fault of no one but the shooter himself:

“It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?”

Yes, moron, another citizen armed in a crowded, darkened, smoke-filled theater filled with panicked people would have been the best solution to this situation.

Still need more evidence on this man’s assholiness? Click here for a series of headlines and links to hammer the point home, such as:

“At Anti-Abortion Rally, Rep. Gohmert Ties ‘Arrogant’ Pro-Choice Position To National Debt”

“Rep. Gohmert Brings Contrived War On Christmas To The House Floor”

“Rep. Gohmert: Jesus Didn’t Want Taxes To Help Poor People”

“Rep. Gohmert: Congress Lures Young Women Into Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy”

“Rep. Gohmert Suggests DHS Working Group Is Run By Muslim Brotherhood”

And while Gohmert doesn’t have the crazy-eyed Michele Bachmann “thousand yard stare”, I think we can conclusively see that this man in no mental giant. So, enjoy the limelight, you festering piece of human excrement. They’ll be plenty of contributions from dimwitted supporters coming your way…