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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Libya Is A False Flag Cover For The Obamacare Army

Whackadoodle teabagger Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) yesterday declared that U.S. action in Libya is actually a false flag operation meant to exhaust the military's resources. That way the president can call up his super-secret army as authorized in the health care reform bill. Seriously.
"It's a bad bill. And then when you find out that the prior Congress not only passed that 2,800 page bill with all kinds of things in it, including a new president's commissioned officer corps and non-commissioned officer corps. Do we really need that? I wondered when I read that in the bill. But then when you find out we're being sent to Libya to use our treasure and American lives there, maybe there's intention to so deplete the military that we're going to need that presidential reserve officer commissioned corps and non-commissioned corps that the president can call up on a moment's notice involuntarily, according to the Obamacare bill."
Talking Points Memo notes that Gohmert is repeating a Tea Party conspiracy theory currently making the rounds via chain emails. According to the teabaggers, the Ready Reserves Corps of medical personnel created in the health care reform bill, who are meant to serve in national emergencies such as Katrina, will actually be an army of Obama's private henchmen. The concept of the Ready Reserves Corps was first put forward by the Bush administration after 9/11. As he typically does, Gohmert made his claims from the podium of an empty House chamber. That way, he gets the video clip to score teabagger points, gets his claim on the Congressional record, yet faces no rebuttals.

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