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February 12, 2016

Louie Gohmert Goes There With Nazi Comparison (Video)

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, likened the cancellation of HGTV’s “Flip It Forward” to Nazism during a speech on the House floor Friday.

According to Gohmert, backlash from anti-gay remarks that the show’s hosts made demonstrates a totalitarian atmosphere. Paraphrasing the hosts, Gohmert relayed on their behalf that, “Look we love homosexuals, we love all people. But it doesn’t mean that you have to support, embrace, encourage particular lifestyles that you believe are harmful to the individuals and harmful to the society in general. So it is amazing that in the name of liberality, in the name of being tolerant, this fascist intolerance has arisen,” he said.

Gohmert likened the situation to “going back to the days of the Nazi takeover in Europe. 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.”

Gohmert also lamented the “rise of fascism in American universities” and said, “Those who are the most hate filled who do not follow the teachings of Jesus seek to impose or project … their own hate, their own intolerance.”


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  • regdunlop1

    It’s not every day that a right wing idealogue uses the word facist to criticize a policy when, by definition, facisim is a right wing idealogy…but that wacky, madcap, zany Louis, the Ghomster, the Ghomenator, the Ghometron, will say anything, the more convoluted and obscene the better…emblematic of the national socialist republikan party…

  • Uncle Rex

    Since civilization advances fastest when success is delivered with least sacrifice, and thus least merit, merit is near useless to consider.

  • Mike Triplett

    I’m sure Con. Gohmert meant to say, like his Democrat counter-part, not all Democrats are Nazis.

  • D G

    Yup, that’s exactly what happened in europe, the Nazi party was elected and Jewish TV shows were being cancelled left and right, oh and the Nazis were totally calling the Jews ‘haters’ first….right.

  • pitch1934

    Gomer has it all wrong. The owners of a TV channel or station or even the producers of a show can hire, fire and pretty much ignore everyone they want to without breaking the law. If the government tells them to cancel a show or hire a performer that ay break the law, but what the hell would louie know? He’s only a congressman. Oh yeah, that’s right. He’s from texas.

  • Jay Va

    Our creativity, moral standards, learned customs, and traditions are four of the key differences between mankind and the other animals.

  • Prayers for the Pope

    Nazi-comparisons need to stop. Authoritarian nationalism is not A&E’s agenda, just as the Benhams are hardly haters poised to overthrow A&E.

  • Prayers for the Pope

    …but the Benham anti-gay agenda disqualifies them as a model for equal opportunity housing. It’s A&E’s right to cancel their show.

  • Prayers for the Pope

    Outraged conservatives who like to argue for corporate freedom of speech should be applauding.

  • Al Bumen

    Without centralized coercive power, it is impossible to force people to chase illusions such as “fair” income distribution, “man-made climate change”, and “social justice”.

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