This Republican presidential campaign cycle has sunk to new lows. Stupidity is a virtue. Ignorance is a blessing. Believing in myths raises one’s poll numbers. Hatred is rewarded. Intolerance is applauded. Violent threats are encouraged. Warmongering is all the rage.
The attributes which make one suitable to win the Republican nomination are ones that a troglodyte would be proud of. They would make a circus clown blush. Even elephants have more sense. Sociopaths have more compassion. Imprisoned felons are more qualified for high office. Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne are smarter.
What does this say about Republican voters? Well, if the candidates reflect their followers’ values, GOP voters are viciously angry, criminally uninformed, heartless, soulless, hate-filled white Christian extremists. Lacking the conscience necessary to qualify as human beings, the candidates pander to this base and say the most outrageous things.
Recently, a panel of scientific experts was convened to fact check what Republicans have to say about climate change. What a great idea. Finally, smart people calling out stupid people and the stupid things they say. The Republicans graded out as imbeciles. The harshest comments were reserved for Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
"This individual [Cruz] understands less about science (and climate change) than the average kindergartner," Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania State University meteorology professor, wrote of Cruz's statements. "That sort of ignorance would be dangerous in a doorman, let alone a president."
Harvard scientist Jim McCarthy, a former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, called Trump's comments "nonsense," while Emmanuel Vincent, a climate scientist at the University of California, Merced, said, "the candidate does not appear to have any commitment to accuracy."
I suggest we convene panels of experts in all areas to fact check each moronic utterance that emits from Republican mouths. At each Republican debate [when will they ever end?] let’s gather religious historians, constitutional scholars, law professors, crime statisticians, economic wizards, and foreign policy experts to call “bullshit” on every Republican whopper. The fate of America, and the globe, should not be left to a bunch of ruthless jackals and inveterate liars.