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Terror-babies

Texas state Rep. Debbie Riddle and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) are convinced that foreign women are coming to the U.S. to have babies in order to get them citizenship, so the babies can then be trained as terrorists against the U.S. Neither have any solid evidence, but that doesn't stop them from being very, very convinced, and Anderson Cooper bears the brunt of their wingnuttery.

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  1. Andy,

    how could you know if this is nonsense or potential security threat? Do you work for FBI? CIA? Well?

    Posted by: Matt | Aug 13, 2010 8:26:27 AM


  2. terror babies = the new WMD?

    Posted by: nate | Aug 13, 2010 8:40:11 AM


  3. Wow! These two are simply insane! And of course, they're from my fine state of Texas. No evidence, just gossip, but let's take it to national television, throw out the "FBI" several times, pretend that we've done "research" even though none is presented, and let's call it a fact. That's a wrap. Yes, these guys are insane.

    Posted by: Wayne | Aug 13, 2010 8:42:09 AM


  4. So funny

    Posted by: Name: | Aug 13, 2010 8:42:33 AM


  5. Well Matt are you one of those faggot rightwing GOP BITCHES???? Don't question him bitch it's hi blog you don't like it...TAKE YOUR ASS SOMEWHERE ELSE!

    Posted by: Miss JuJu BeBe | Aug 13, 2010 8:43:24 AM


  6. When you have no proof, just get angry.

    Also what's up with the southern accent comment? Lol

    Posted by: Alco | Aug 13, 2010 8:49:24 AM


  7. Aren't all babies "terror babies"? Hah, just kidding. I love babies, I really do. I just can't eat a whole one at once.

    Posted by: crispy | Aug 13, 2010 8:53:24 AM


  8. If there are Middle Eastern people going to America to give birth and then getting them back to their shit holes with their breed, is for economic conveniences. If the numbers of those doing so is huge –as well, I don’t know really how hard is for them to actually get to travel to the States- a very few of them could be tempted by terrorist for doing stuff. But not as an orchestrated plot I guess, but just to take advantage of the situation. As he mentioned, are converted Muslims turned fanatics that being already Americans are more than willing to give the terrorist helps. America has a massive and heterogenic population. You don’t need such a special operation.

    Posted by: Lexxvs | Aug 13, 2010 8:53:33 AM


  9. Matt, what a douchey comment..

    If I accused you of being a terrorist without evidence, would anyone even consider it?

    jeez.. conspiracy theory is easy and appeals to people like you.

    Posted by: hmp | Aug 13, 2010 8:53:36 AM


  10. Anderson, let these idiots talk. They make themselves complete douchebag lunatics. I'm sure they've dug bomb shelters under their house and have their children wearing helmets and have taught them never to talk to people "who ain't white."

    How do these people get into government? He's nothing short of foaming at the mouth crazy. They want to keep America safe...how do we keep America safe from these assclowns?

    Posted by: Bart | Aug 13, 2010 8:59:50 AM


  11. Rachael Maddow ripped this argument down last night, as well, pointing out that in each instance of some wing-nut spouting off the "Terror Baby!" plot, they are all quoting the same hearsay from "...an ex-FBI informant!". The FBI knows of no such plot or person.

    The problem is this; delusions feed their own frenzy until the likes of Anderson Cooper step into the fray.

    The worst, most embarrassing matter here is; these are our elected leaders. How in the HELL did they ever get there? The second worst thing to consider is this; 2-4-8 years from now, THESE people will be considered moderate and sane.

    Posted by: Rad | Aug 13, 2010 9:09:53 AM


  12. I felt so badly for Anderson while watching this. I'm glad he made the point that as a former judge, Gohmert (Gomer haha) should respect the process: you can't build a case without evidence.

    I must concede, however, that in the court of public opinion, there are many republicans more than willing to believe and spread conspiracy stories with no evidence.

    "Help us fill the hole, Anderson!" - that did give me a chuckle. If I was a religious person I'd be praying that Gohmert would be the very next republican to get caught with a rent boy or in a public restroom getting frisky.

    Posted by: sparks | Aug 13, 2010 9:20:49 AM


  13. Another crazy Republican scar mongerer...so sick of them all!

    Posted by: Arturo Beeche | Aug 13, 2010 9:27:17 AM


  14. you guys, matt's comment up top was satire. as if andy were Anderson Cooper, and Matt were the crazy congressman... but, I dont have any hard evidence of that... so...

    Posted by: jim | Aug 13, 2010 9:31:32 AM


  15. Wow, anyone wanting to learn all they need to know about the modern Republican party should watch this video (or read a statement from Tony Perkins). This guy knows that he can keep making the same outrageous statements, designed to induce fear in easily manipulated individuals, over and over again, without proferring a single piece of relevant evidence, and the voters back home will eat it all up (just like Perkins, Gallagher and Brown repeatedly saying, without btw being challenged by most members of the MSM, that "[t]he social science data is overwhelming and clear - children do best when raised by a mom and dad" when in fact they had the opportunity to present evidence on that point in the recent Prop 8 trial and the Judge rightly concluded that the data in fact shows that children raised by LGBT parents differ from other children in none of the indicators of healthy, well-balanced children). This is why critical thinkers have left the Republican party in droves in recent decades.

    Posted by: Patric | Aug 13, 2010 9:38:31 AM


  16. HER FACE DOESN'T MOVE!!!!

    Step away from the Botox.

    Posted by: Ricster | Aug 13, 2010 9:39:14 AM


  17. "more stupid?" When I learned grammar it was stupid, stupider and stupidest.

    Posted by: tx | Aug 13, 2010 9:44:58 AM


  18. I don't think much of Matt's comment, but I think Miss Juju Bebe's is just as bad, in another way. The over-antagonistic, with us or against us, 'you stay on your side I'll stay on mine' mentality is precisely what has poisoned political discourse in the US. Disagree by all means, ideally throw in a reasoned argument, but the all-caps insulting tirade serves no purpose but to convince your foe that you aren't worth listening to and to boost your own ego. Not only is it pointless, but from the point of view of moving forward on any issue it is harmful.

    Posted by: Chris | Aug 13, 2010 9:55:00 AM


  19. I think someone has watched Salt one too many times....

    Posted by: Automatic Prince | Aug 13, 2010 9:57:33 AM


  20. I imagine the lighting crew wouldn't let these two wear their tinfoil hats on air...

    Posted by: Brian | Aug 13, 2010 10:08:37 AM


  21. Help us fill the hole, Anderson.

    Posted by: Matt | Aug 13, 2010 10:12:19 AM


  22. @Lexxvs : "If there are Middle Eastern people going to America to give birth and then getting them back to their shit holes with their breed, is for economic conveniences."

    So, I take it you've never been to the Middle East? Where is your civility being so rude?

    Posted by: Lue | Aug 13, 2010 10:25:05 AM


  23. amazingly stupid people are here and in great numbers --- and they vote for each other

    very sad

    Posted by: tonyx | Aug 13, 2010 10:27:25 AM


  24. Who is this dumb idiot? Another Texas Republican - - imagine that.

    STFU Congressman Gohmert - you are a moron.

    Posted by: chris | Aug 13, 2010 10:35:08 AM


  25. "jeez.. conspiracy theory is easy and appeals to people like you"

    Remember 9/11?

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

    Posted by: Matt | Aug 13, 2010 11:11:44 AM


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