Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bad Politics - Look at what these people stand for.

Over the past couple of months as Republican candidates for President have come out, they're revealed some frightening things as potential leaders.  They're ignorant in science, they use their OWN religious beliefs to promote hatred, intolerance and division, they don't understand how the economy works, don't care about average people, want to set civil rights back in time and want to run the country under one religion (look at the countries that do this- it's chaos).  If you don't believe me, here's PROOF.

Republicans and Tea Party in Congress:
HURRICANE IRENE DAMAGES - Republicans and Tea Party politicians don't want FEMA to assist victims of Hurricane Irene. 

 - They want to wait until they find money elsewhere. (Eric Cantor- Rep. VA)
Aug. 30: Already in 2011, the United States has experienced more natural disasters than the 10-year average. The Federal Emergency Management Agency now finds itself short on money. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/44334178#44334178


* MIchelle Bachmann
 1)  Said that she'll make gas prices $2.00 a gallon as President. - She has NO idea about oil futures, oil prices, etc. She won't be queen. 
2) Stupid comment about the Earthquake and devastating Hurricane Irene:
The Minnesota Rep. turned Hurricane Irene into a campaign punch line, suggesting the recent natural disasters were acts of God. "Washington, D.C. you'd think by now they'd get the message," Bachmann said at a town hall in Florida Saturday to laughs. "An earthquake, a hurricane, are you listening? The American people have done everything they possibly can, now it's time for an act of God and we're getting it." http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/29/just-a-joke-bachmanns-hurricane-message-from-god/
3) Anti-Civil Rights: 

signed a pledge vowing to support a Constitutional amendment declaring marriage to be a union of one man and one woman and a vow to support the Defense of Marriage Act in court.  
AND - THIS IS HORRIBLE:
Promised to appoint judges and an Attorney General who will respect "the original meaning of the Constitution," and appoint a presidential commission to investigate harassment of "traditional marriage" supporters.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/28/us-campaign-perry-marriage-idUSTRE77P74D20110828

4) Would consider oil and natural gas drilling in the Everglades if it can be done without harming the environment. http://news.yahoo.com/bachmann-says-shed-consider-everglades-drilling-235354923.html

 5) Bachmann would reinstate US gay troops ban

(AFP) – Aug 14, 2011 Michele Bachmann, fresh from a victory in a key Republican test vote, said Sunday she would reinstate a ban on gay troops serving openly in the military.
*HATEFUL, IGNORANT. - The Military agreed that it was time to repeal this. What the hell is wrong with her? 



* Rick Perry
* 97 percent to 98 percent of researchers in the field, according to the National Academy of Sciences — is getting stronger, not weaker, as the evidence for climate change just keeps mounting.
       PEOPLE WHO DON'T are either ininformed, Ignorant or stupid. 

2)     Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, recently made headlines by dismissing evolution as “just a theory,” one that has “got some gaps in it” — an observation that will come as news to the vast majority of biologists. 
**ONLY uneducated people don't believe in Evolution. PERIOD
3) Anti-Civil Rights: 


signed a pledge vowing to support a Constitutional amendment declaring marriage to be a union of one man and one woman and a vow to support the Defense of Marriage Act in court.  

AND - THIS IS HORRIBLE:

Promised to appoint judges and an Attorney General who will respect "the original meaning of the Constitution," and appoint a presidential commission to investigate harassment of "traditional marriage" supporters.


REPUBLICANS AND SCIENCE:  Okay, as a scientist, either Republicans and those who vote them in are either ignorant and don't want to be educated in science, or just decide to remain Stupid.   They forget that the church persecuted people like Galileo who provided scientific explanations. They're doing the same thing. Science is FACT. Religion is NOT.
    According to Public Policy Polling, only 21 percent of Republican voters in Iowa believe in global warming (and only 35 percent believe in evolution). Within the G.O.P., willful ignorance has become a litmus test for candidates.

Even GOP's Jon Huntsman Jr. from Utah recognizes it:

Jon Huntsman Jr., a former Utah governor and ambassador to China, isn’t a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination. And that’s too bad, because Mr. Hunstman has been willing to say the unsayable about the G.O.P. — namely, that it is becoming the “anti-science party.” This is an enormously important development. And it should terrify us.



WISCONSIN GOP -


Even with dying people, the idiot Governor in WI is trying to prevent gay people from being with their dying partners in the hospital.  What kind of religion would want that? http://host.madison.com/news/local/on-topic/article_88b8e426-7ff7-11e0-92e8-001cc4c002e0.html

 
HOW THE THE GOP CANDIDATES WOULD LEAD THE U.S.: -comment from the NY Times:
So it’s now highly likely that the presidential candidate of one of our two major political parties will either be a man who believes what he wants to believe, even in the teeth of scientific evidence, or a man who pretends to believe whatever he thinks the party’s base wants him to believe. 

BOTTOM LINE: Our friend Gary said it best:
I believe people should be able to believe whatever they want to believe if it does no harm. Violating the Bill of Rights is not an option, and I'm afraid that's what Perry and Bachmann have in mind. They would use political power to do what theocratic governments in countries like Iran do. That is, to force their own brand of religious beliefs on everyone else. I am a Christian, but I find these far-right religious extremists to be offensive....and they need to just stuff a sock in it!

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