..."This program is designed to discriminate against that young, poverty-stricken boy and to encourage that girl. Forget the boy. Encourage the girl."
"And, you know, that's just not the way God intended us to be treating women. I know that everybody is today talking about equality and we've got groups that are trying to make us believe that women are equal to men. However, that's just not the case. God didn't make us equal. It is ourselves, we have created this illusion of equality. And you want to know what the most powerful evidence of that there is? Simple biology..."
"...Women were created for one thing and one thing alone. We are insulting the Lord by allowing women to act like men. Women are beautiful creatures, no doubt about that. We marry them, we look after them, we provide for them and we love them, but that does not mean they are the same as us. It is the job of a woman to stay at home, to maintain the household, to bear children and look after them after they're born. Nowhere in the scriptures does it say that women should be chasing after fancy titles and knowledge. The only knowledge they need is the one we men allow them to have."
eye'm thynkin': You'll have to excuse me if I keep this short, but my head just exploded.
Republicans. They just can't help themselves.
Read more at Bipartisan Report
You can watch Mr. Gohmert's entire speech here.
Addendum: An apology to my readers and to Mr. Gohmert.
I try to be as accurate as humanly possible--that being said, I am in fact, human. When I first read this story, I also checked other sites, sites that I trust, and at two of them I found the same quotes. I listened to Mr. Gohmert's speech, and the first paragraph is quoted accurately. I erred and assumed the other quotes were from other sources. And so I reported it.
Yesterday, an anonymous reader said he thought it was satire. So I did more checking and found the quotes on one other trusted site. I checked one more place and finally found that the last two paragraphs actually were originally written as satire--the type of excellent satire that cleaves so closely to the truth that the boundaries are blurred. The best satire is, after all, firmly rooted in reality.
Thank you to my anonymous reader for making me look further; but, think about this, how hard was it, in light of the GOP's attitude toward women in general, to accept this as true? I realize that by misreporting this, I may have added to the anti-woman aura that swirls around today's Republican Party; but, really, they don't need my help. It's clear enough from the one paragraph that is completely accurate that Mr. Gohmert would prefer women always come second.