Friday, October 05, 2012


Here's the latest from a very mainstream House Republican:
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) tore into scientists as tools of the devil in a speech at the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman's Banquet last month.

"All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell," Broun said. "And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior."

According to Broun, the scientific plot was primarily concerned with hiding the true age of the Earth. Broun serves on the House Science Committee....
Don't forget: When Barack Obama is chastised for an inadequate level of bipartisanship, for failing to "reach across the aisle," remember that this is the kind of person he has to reach across to. When Obama wanted to raise the debt ceiling, as has been done routinely in recent decades, this guy was not only one of the key House members who dug in their heels and refused, thus endangering the country's credit rating, Broun proposed lowering the debt ceiling.

Broun's crazy talk about evolution and embryos is hardly anomalous -- he's extreme on a lot of subjects. He compared Obama to Hitler six days after the 2008 election. He thinks the Census is unconstitutional. He's a birther. He said nothing critical when a town hall attendee said to him, "Who's going to shoot Obama?"

How many Democratic members of the Massachusetts state legislature encouraged people who wanted to assassinate you, Mitt? How many literally thought you were the moral equivalent of Hitler?

And what would be analogous to Broun's views on science? Maybe a belief that everyone who belongs to any religious denomination and raises kids in it is guilty of child abuse? How many people like that did you have to work with in order to be "bipartisan," Mitt?


Victor said...

I assume this feckin' idjit believes in MIRACLES!

Well then, put YOUR money where your Jesus-bucks are!

Rep. Broun, you gotta choice to prove that Jesus exists, and that prayer helps, and that miracles CAN happen!

Oh, what an GREAT opportunity.
Many Saints would gladly DIE for this!

You can either bet on the NY Jets to win the Super Bowl this year, by 30+ points.

Or, you can dive off the most beautiful building in NYC, the Chrysler Building, and beg your Jesus to save you.

Somehow, I think he's more likely to survive the fall, than the Jets have of getting within a sniff of the Play-offs!

Philo Vaihinger said...

'Scuse me. I caught that.

BH said...

Steve, that's exactly what I was thinking when Mitty started bragging about 'working across the aisle' in Mass. Comparing the Dems in the Mass state lege (not a few of whom were likely fairly conservative) to Broun, Gohmert, West & Co is like comparing the Brownies to the Brown Shirts.

Danp said...

How do you compromise with people who think homosexuality is a choice but party affiliation is a birth trait?

Unknown said...

I'm afraid that we are going to have to contend with a new dark age until a sufficient number of a certain type of people die off.