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

December 22, 2011 9:30 am ET — Walid Zafar

During another longwinded speech on the House floor Tuesday night, far-right congressman Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) brought up the contrived War on Christmas nonsense, claiming that there are many "who want to end the ability to say Merry Christmas, they want to end the ability to do much of anything that really is acknowledging our roots." Gohmert, who frequently reads scripture on the floor, then offered a policy solution to counter the tactics of the enemy. The nonexistent soldiers who are waging the nonexistent war to expunge the term "Merry Christmas" from the American lexicon should be forced to pay back their employers for the time they took off during the holiday break.

GOHMERT: Mr. Speaker, there are those who don't want people to mention the word ''Christmas,'' and there's an easy solution. For those who don't want to mention Christmas, don't want to observe Christmas, then if they take the holiday, just agree to give back the money, because the money earned on a holiday shouldn't be taken for those who don't think it should be a holiday. That's easy enough.


That'll teach 'em.