When Did The Republican Party Become Stupid?

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    And how? The republican party, especially at the state level, is engaging in a Taliban like fight against science and the scientific method. In two areas they are particularly short sighted, evolution and global warming. Religious belief and corporate propaganda work their magic and even control education, see first link. If this were another nation the same people would be condemning them. Why is it OK here?

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    Your republican congressman engaging a scientist below. And you wonder why America scores low in math and science, wonder no more.




    "The rise of conservative politics in postwar America is one of the great puzzles of American political history. For much of the period that followed the end of World War II, conservative ideas about the primacy of the free market, and the dangers of too-powerful labor unions, government regulation, and an activist, interventionist state seemed to have been thoroughly rejected by most intellectual and political elites. Scholars and politicians alike dismissed those who adhered to such faiths as a "radical right," for whom to quote the Columbia University historian Richard Hofstadter politics "becomes an arena into which the wildest fancies are projected, the most paranoid suspicions, the most absurd superstitions, the most bizarre apocalyptic fantasies." How, then, did such ideas move from their marginal position in the middle years of the twentieth century to become the reigning politics of the country by the century's end?" Kim Phillips-Fein ('Invisible Hands')
     
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    One can only watch this and share Stewart's exasperation.
     
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    Both parties are "stupid." That is clear to anyone capable of thinking.

    Yet many on the left only identify and condemn stupidity by the R party...now that is really stupid.
     
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    I believe it was the onset of the Teaparty. I mean these people are scary stupid.
     
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    They call us Taliban and then wail the Tea Party are the scary ones

    you can't make this stuff up folks...Look up Saul Alinsky and start calling the Democrats what they are, the new commies who COMPARES you people to TERRORIST if you in any way disagree with them

    oops, not the tea party
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    How stupid do you have to be to believe in global warming? It's more than stupid, it's deliberately clinging to a myth on the scale of sacrificing virgins to make it rain.
     
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    Wow... So Jon Stewart, a liberal comedian who isn't even as funny as Craig Ferguson, puts together a moronic hit piece on those who oppose climate change, and this is supposed to prove something?

    Climate change is but another liberal ruse, like health care. We're supposed to care so much about the emotive bleats, that we willingly turn over freedoms and liberties to government so they can save us from ourselves. Government is the answer, it's always the answer, and any time you can have government control more power over corporations, the better.

    The science shows a very slight increase in median temperature over a century. Most of that century, we had no ecological or environmental regulations whatsoever. Centuries before, show much more significant increases and declines, without any presence of human industrialization or carbon emissions. There is nothing in the fact that we've had this slight increase which points directly to human cause. In fact, other scientists who weren't climatologists, have confirmed that there are several viable and credible explanations for the increase. But you see, those explanations don't let government control capitalists.
     
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    One can only watch this and feel increasingly dismayed at the extreme ignorance and gullibility of the Left.

    If anyone has corrupted Universities, it's the Left which has instituted thought police like control with speech codes and lack of tolerance for anything that doesn't toe the Progressive line.
     
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    Yeah, Boss, once I saw comedy central, I just rolled my eyes . . . .
     
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    politics "becomes an arena into which the wildest fancies are projected, the most paranoid suspicions, the most absurd superstitions, the most bizarre apocalyptic fantasies."

    No kidding. We're all gonna drown when the ice caps melt........unless we pay a carbon tax and give the government a lot more power.

    Bizarre.
     

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