I swear to FSM, what we have is not a Republican majority in the House, we have the contestants in a two year battle to see who is the dumbest. Today’s effort is from Louis Gohmert:
While a startling number of House Republicans refuse to accept experts’ dires warnings about the possibility of default come Aug. 2 if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) thinks he has stumbled across the Obama administration’s real motivation behind choosing that date. Many Republicans think the August date is a phony deadline Democrats invented to scare Congress into raising the ceiling, but Gohmert sees a more personal significance for President Obama — his 50th birthday on Aug. 4 and his birthday party on the 3rd.
GOHMERT: And I can’t help but be a little bit cynical here. Because we find out the president has a big birthday bash scheduled for August the 3rd, celebrities flying in from all over. And lo and behold, August 2nd is the deadline for getting something done so he can have this massive, the biggest fundraising dinner in history for a birthday celebration. […] Isn’t that amazing? The timing of this?
The reason for the August 2nd deadline is pretty clear. It has nothing to do with the Preznit’s birthday, and everything to do with US RUNNING OUT OF MONEY:
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Monday that he would start taking “extraordinary measures” this week to keep the country’s debt below its legal limit.
In a letter to Congress, he also said that he now estimates he can keep the country out of default until Aug. 2, three weeks later than he estimated last month.
Regardless, expect Gohmert’s line of thinking to take off with the teatard crowd.