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House follows Senate, votes to strike word 'lunatic' from federal law

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By Doug Powers  •  December 5, 2012 05:06 PM

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Back in May the Senate approved a bill to strike the word “lunatic” from federal law. Today, the House followed suit.

Fear not though, because the word “idiot” remains on the books for now.

The bill passed 398 to 1 (they must have told the members they were voting on an Obama budget proposal).

Texas Republican Louie Gohmert, the lone voice of dissent, reminded reporters that even though “lunatic” will be stricken from federal law, it will sadly not be stricken from federal government:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) was unapologetic for his lone Wednesday vote against a bill striking the word “lunatic” from U.S. law, and said the word should be used more often to describe many of the people in Washington, D.C.
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“In fact, it occurred to me that not only should we not … eliminate the term ‘lunatic’ at a time when we are facing national bankruptcy if we don’t get serious about our issues, but we should also use the term to identify those who want to continue doing business as usual around this town,” he added. “It’s time we got serious.”

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