Skip to comments.THE CRACKZOT CAUCUS
Posted on 08/27/2012 8:13:02 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
Take a look around key committees of the House and you'll find a governing body stocked with crackpots whose views on major issues are as removed from reality as Missour's Representative Todd Akin's take on the sperm-killing powers of a woman who's been raped.
On matters of basic science and peer-reviewed knowledge, from evolution to climate change to elementary fiscal math, many Republicans in power cling to a level of ignorance that would get their ears boxed even in a medieval classroom. Congress incubates and insulates these knuckle-draggers.
Let's take a quick tour of the crazies in the House. Their war on critical thinking explains a lot about why the United States is laughed at on the global stage, and why no real solutions to our problems emerge from that broken legislative body.
We're currently experiencing the worst drought in 60 years, a siege of wildfires, and the hottest temperatures since records were kept. But to Republicans in Congress, it's all a big hoax....
Jack Kingston of Georgia, a 20-year veteran of the House, is an evolution denier, apparently because he can't see the indent where his ancestors' monkey tail used to be....
A handful of Republicans have tried to fight the know-nothings. "I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming," said Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor, during his ill-fated run for his party's presidential nomination. "Call me crazy."
And in an on-air plea for sanity, Joe Scarborough, the former G.O.P. congressman and MSNBC host, said, "I'm just tired of the Republican Party being the stupid party." I feel for him. But don't expect the reality chorus to grow. For if intelligence were contagious, his party would be giving out vaccines for it.
(Excerpt) Read more at opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com ...
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What an idiot. Go back to Dummies Underground where you belong.
Have a nice ZOT.
No, seriously, die.
Actually, don't. I want you alive so that you can watch me eat your children.
I shall sup on your young, and you shall watch, your mouth gaping open in a silent scream, as every fiber of your being cries out in pure, crystalline anguish.
In your case, IBYZ - In before YOUR zot.
This actually is hilarious because the dims had a card carrying KKK leader in the Senate for decades. Nothing on the R side comes close to The Swimmer or Kleagle Byrd. Nothing.
It means “in before the zot”. You have been zotted and in only 6 minutes, troll!
“many Republicans in power cling to a level of ignorance that would get their ears boxed even in a medieval classroom.
Congress incubates and insulates these knuckle-draggers.”
If you disagree with liberals all you get is a lower level of discourse from these zealots.
Welcome to Free Republic
Are you the tip of the troll iceberg???
Which means he is not on to read your post.
I am coming for your children.
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Yet with regard to recent record cold winters we are told that has nothing to do with climate change and is just weather not climate. And we're supposed to take this kind of "science" seriously.
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