I must say, I forgot how bizarre and insane these people are. And you should be worried.
Some of the new Republican candidates are pretty impressive. Rick Perry stands out as a complete asshole, more on him later. Michelle Bachman, a modified, more intelligent version of Sarah Palin, can even string together a coherent sentence. Impressive.
There’s one thing they all have in common though. They’re all religious nutjobs. They’re anti-science. Rick Perry doesn’t believe in human induced global warming, saying the science ‘isn’t settled’. Hate to say Rick, but I’m afraid it is. It’s is the consensual view, accepted by 98% of the worlds scientists. There are copious amounts of indisputable evidence. Don’t bring up Climategate, they’ve been cleared of wrong doing.
‘Evolution is a theory with holes in it’ he’s been heard saying. Of course Creationism makes perfect sense here, no explanation needed. God just created shit, right?!
I saw a video on YouTube of Rick Perry being quizzed on science, by a mother and child. Now I hate parents using their kids for this kinda thing but Perry’s response is interesting. When asked about evolution he says America is great because they ‘teach the controversy’. This is just a posh way of saying with teach evolution AND creationism. I mean come on, there is no bloody controversy!
Everything will be ok though if Rick Perry becomes president. Prayer will sort everything out. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the power of prayer!
Why religion has such a prominent position in American politics escapes me. Here in the UK, if David Cameron started spattling on how religion would save us, he’d be out of office in a flash. I’m thankful for that. Creationists in the UK are rightfully scorned and laughed at, but in America are accepted as the norm. Why?
There’s one candidate that stands out though. Jon Hunstman. He’s a simmer of hope for the Republicans. He says you can’t argue with evolution or global warming. You need to accept science to move on. Here’s a clip.
So, if you’re a Republican reading this. Please, please don’t vote Rick Perry or for these other nutjobs. Vote for Jon Huntsman. Even better perhaps, just vote Democrat at the next election!