One thing Republicans still do have in common with Ronald Reagan: creationism. It looks like we are going to have to drag the Republicans kicking and screaming into the 21st century. if we don’t, they are going to drag us all back to the thirteenth, and we know how much fun that would be.
First we have U.S Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), who serves on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, stepping up to the plate and unloading this doozy last month at a church event – apparently in the dark, dark recesses of the back forty:
“All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, the Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”
And then there is that other Republican clown. Gosh, let me be specific, there are so many. You all remember the rape fan…oh wait, that still leaves too many to choose from…the rape fan from Missouri. Todd Akin. You remember him,, right?
This is what Akin had to say about evolution. You can listen to it thanks toThinkProgress. This is what he told the Tea Party folks in Jefferson City, MO, certainly as gullible a group as the Baptists in Hartwell, Georgia, that there is no science behind evolution:
Akin: I don’t see it as even a matter of science because I don’t know that you can prove one or the other. That’s one of those things. We can talk about theology and all of those other things but I’m basically concerned about, you’ve got a choice between Claire McCaskill and myself. My job is to make the thing there. If we want to do theoretical stuff, we can do that, but I think I better stay on topic.”