verb phrase, sometimes used in present tense: 1. attempt to pass off thick-witted, far-right fringe lunacy as something to be taken seriously; usually done with a straight face and an air of outrage; can be delivered tongue in cheek, but more effective when performed by true believers.
2. action taken after inspiration from words and deeds of Louie Gohmert
, Congressman from East Texas (2005-present)
He really pulled a gohmert when he proclaimed the dangers of communist members of the US Congress.
They pulled a gohmert
with their letter accusing administration officials of membership in the Muslim Brotherhood.