Republicans Hate Science, posted March 30, 2008 at 01:32 PM
Republicans hate science. Science, you see, gets in the way of their ideological (pronounced idiot-logical) ideas. Evolution? Oh well that's just a theory. The truth is that 10,000 years ago God created man and all living animals are descended from those two-by-two creatures Noah was kind enough to save. Stem cell research? Oh well that's the same as killing babies! The only babies we want dead are Iraqi babies. Global warming? Oh well that's just a left-wing hoax. So what if we have stronger hurricanes--it's just poor people losing their homes. The very basics of public health? Oh well now I'm not sure if condoms prevent HIV--but really, does that matter? I mean, we should just be telling people to stop having sex! If we tell them about the benefits of condoms, well, god knows, they might be free to enjoy sex, and that's a freedom we certainly don't support. Especially for Africans. And homos.
If you vote Republican in the upcoming election you are voting to continue the anti-science world-is-flat politics of death and denial that have been erupting out of the Bush administration for the last eight years. Period. McCain is an absolute idiot about these issues and he keeps proving it on the campaign trail over and over.
The following reads like a bad Saturday Night Live skit. But it's real. Scary real:
Reporter: “Should U.S. taxpayer money go to places like Africa to fund contraception to prevent AIDS?” Mr. McCain: “Well I think it’s a combination. The guy I really respect on this is Dr. Coburn. He believes – and I was just reading the thing he wrote– that you should do what you can to encourage abstinence where there is going to be sexual activity. Where that doesn’t succeed, than he thinks that we should employ contraceptives as well. But I agree with him that the first priority is on abstinence. I look to people like Dr. Coburn. I’m not very wise on it.”
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