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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Rep. Louie Gohmert -- a Texas Republican who has been walking around the Capitol without a mask -- has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple sources.



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Staple one to his pie hole,stat.

#1 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-07-29 10:51 AM | Reply

Mighty white of you, Louie!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-29 10:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Karma's a fickle bee yotch isn't she?

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-07-29 10:57 AM | Reply

The eighth-term Republican told CNN last month that he was not wearing a mask because he was being tested regularly for the coronavirus.

Well...clearly, the test caused it.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-07-29 10:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Tots & Prayurs.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-07-29 11:13 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

he's reaping the seeds he planted.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2020-07-29 01:02 PM | Reply

Now will everyone, including AG Barr, have to be quarantined since Gohmert, sans a mask, took part in the House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday? And then there's the video showing AG Barr and Gohmert walking together, without masks, heading for yesterday's committee meeting:


#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-29 01:03 PM | Reply

Hmmm, no sh--. Guy has likely been flying in and out of town, traversing airports, and DC is also a hotspot of COVID.
A lot of vectors of exposure and... he got the 'Rona.

Such a surprise!

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-07-29 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Already posted:


#9 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-29 01:05 PM | Reply

He will be fine.

It's just the flu.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-29 01:08 PM | Reply

He was whistling past the graveyard when the Rona got him.

Womp Womp

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-29 01:12 PM | Reply

Have to wonder how many other people he has spread the virus to?

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-29 01:16 PM | Reply

Is being a dick a requirement for joining the Republican Party? Do you have to take some sort of Oath of Dickishness? Because their behavior can't all be explained away by ignorance.

#13 | Posted by cbob at 2020-07-29 01:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Remember, masks protect those around a person with the virus, they don't prevent you from getting the virus. So Gohmert risked the lives of everyone around him just because he wouldn't wear a mask.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-29 01:18 PM | Reply

I think it says you have to be one CBOB in the Republican Party platform.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-29 01:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Karma is an infectious -----.

#16 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-07-29 01:25 PM | Reply

Gohmert risked the lives of everyone around him just because he wouldn't wear a mask.


Just a micro example of the Republicans as a whole. In their ignorance and even criminal negligence Republicans are risking the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans every day.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-29 01:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's God's judgement.

#18 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-07-29 01:28 PM | Reply

While I do not hope Gohmert dies, I do hope he is physically miserable for several long days. Arrogant -----.

#19 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-07-29 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It might actually be better for society if Louie gohmert does pass away from the Coronavirus.

He's pretty much a worthless Congress jerk as it is and if he does pass away we may start behaving in a dignified and unified manner befitting Americans and finally do whatever it takes to get this virus under control.

#20 | Posted by Tor at 2020-07-29 01:44 PM | Reply

Now he's saying he might have gotten the virus from... wearing a face mask.

"It's really ironic because a lot of people have made a really big deal out of my not wearing a mask a whole lot, but in the last week or two, I have worn a mask more than I have in the whole last four months. I can't help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place, if I might have put some germs, some of the virus on the mask and breathed it in. I don't know but I got it."

#21 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-07-29 01:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has tested positive for the novel coronravirus " but that didn't stop him from showing up to his office and talking with his staffers on Wednesday morning.

According to ABC News reporter Katherine Faulders, Gohmert "returned to his Capitol Hill office and told staff he wanted to inform them *in person* instead of finding out from news reports."

Faulders adds that "some staffers were already in the process of leaving" the office to avoid potentially getting infected with COVID-19 when Gohmert arrived.

Raw Story

"Good morning, everyone! Hey Jimmie, how ya doing? Come here and give me a hug, big guy! So anyway, the reason why I came in this morning is because I thought you all should know that..."

#22 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-07-29 02:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The guy just looks like a super spreader.
Call me an ------- but I'm rooting for the virus in this case.

#23 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-07-29 02:07 PM | Reply

Luuuuuuuuuuv it... :D

#24 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-07-29 02:12 PM | Reply

I'm rooting for the virus in this case.


You don't have to. It does not have a sociopathic ego like Humpy. It pays no attention to cheerleaders like Humpy. The virus will continue do its thing regardless of how we feel about it. Whether we cheer or condemn it does not affect it. It's just an fricking algorithm. It's actually easy to defeat.

Our President is Allowing America to be being defeated and humiliated and letting Americans die from a fricking algorithm because he cannot do simple addition and multiplication much less exponential math.

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-29 02:22 PM | Reply

Also, apparently, at least up until today, Gohmert had not allowed any of his staff to work from home since he wanted his office to be a model of how America could be open for business like normal.


#26 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-29 03:06 PM | Reply

Nature will find a way to thin the herd, even if she has to use some peoples gullibility to do it.

#27 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-07-29 03:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gohmert suggests without evidence that wearing mask contributed to contracting coronavirus

...Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on Wednesday released a video statement about his coronavirus diagnosis, suggesting without evidence that wearing a mask may have contributed to testing positive....

#28 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-29 03:39 PM | Reply

And back to the report about Gohmert not letting any of his office staff to work remotely, this include the three unpaid interns that worked in his Washington office. Also, he told them that they could wear face masks when he wasn't there, but when he was there, with or without guests, he didn't want to see them in masks because he wanted outside people to get the impression that everything was OK again.


#29 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-29 04:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No problem, it'll probably just cause some sniffles, then go away.
--President Donald J Trump--

#30 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-07-29 05:34 PM | Reply

He did test positive for being a moronic dumbs**it, however.

#31 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2020-07-29 07:01 PM | Reply

He mouthed off and got sick. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,and ha. I hope he suffers a lot.

#32 | Posted by tknees at 2020-07-29 07:04 PM | Reply

Just think of what the situation could have been if Gohmert had NOT been scheduled to fly to Texas with the President today...


#33 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-29 09:31 PM | Reply

Sorry, that should have been OCU (we really need a feature that would allow us maybe five or ten minutes to edit our last post).


#34 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-29 09:33 PM | Reply

"suggesting without evidence that wearing a mask may have contributed to testing positive...."

Evidence is Kryptonite to morons.

#35 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-07-29 09:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Evidence is Kryptonite to morons."

Sorry...Super Morons.

#36 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-07-29 09:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Louie Gohmert proves on a daily basis why he is America's dumbest congress critter.

His staff had the pleasure of him telling them IN PERSON that he had tested positive after months of him DEMANDING all full time and part time staffers be IN THE OFFICE and would often berate people for wearing a mask.

He is a miserable POS poster child for the GOP.

#37 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-07-30 07:36 AM | Reply

East Texas proves once again it is dumber than a box of rocks. He will be re-elected with 70% of the vote; watch for it.

#38 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-07-30 04:20 PM | Reply

I, unfortunately, live in East Texas. I have met Gohmert and can verify that he has the IQ of a turnip.

#39 | Posted by Aolain at 2020-07-30 06:39 PM | Reply

Louie Gohmert: Dewey from "Malcolm in the Middle" after a fireworks accident.

#40 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2020-07-31 05:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Someone needs to create a web site dedicated to just keeping track of all the right wingers who refused to take COVID19 seriously and follow CDC recommendations because it seems to me that we are learning about several a week getting the virus and some, like Herman Cain, actually dying. I think we need to build a database that could be used to prove that conservative politics is dangerous to your health.

#41 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-31 11:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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