Louie Gohmert blasts Claire McCaskill ‘ignorance’By LUCY MCCALMONT | 10/3/13 12:51 PM EDT
“My heart breaks for somebody with the ignorance of Claire McCaskill. Having served in the Army active duty ’78 to ’82, having been spit at in uniform, having been ordered not to wear my uniform off post because of the threats to people in uniform, I understand. I’ve stood with families when there was no camera anywhere in sight, anywhere with just a handful of people,” Gohmert (R-Texas) said on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom.”
Okay, let's just take a look at a couple of things Gohmert said there.
First: "having been spit at in uniform"
That never happened. He's lying. That whole "soldiers getting spit at" thing is an urban legend. If it had happened, it certainly wouldn't have happened between 1978 and 1982. Vietnam was already over when Gohmert served. Do you know what would have happened if some hippy had spit on a soldier? A hippy getting his ass kicked by that soldier and every other soldier within shouting distance. Hippies may have been high a lot, but they weren't stupid.
Second: "having been ordered not to wear my uniform off base because of the threats to people in uniform"
That is also a lie. No Army officer is ever going to order his troops to act the coward. And pretending to be a civilian because of some sort of vague threats against "people in uniform" is the act of a coward. I can't imagine any Army office would allow that, much less order it.
He'd kick your ass for even considering it!
Who knows? Louie Gohmert is not only a fucking liar, he's a goddamm imbecile.