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Friday, May 4, 2007

GOP Candidates: Too Conservative for Kansas

posted by on May 4 at 0:01 AM

from the AP report on the GOP debate:

Kansas Sen. Brownback, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo raised their hands when moderator Chris Matthews asked who did not believe in evolution.

Even Brownback’s home state isn’t with him [or some of his fellow Republican contenders] on this.

They don’t believe in evolution? Wow. What a lulu Party.

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Posted by Holden | May 4, 2007 12:50 AM

Yeah, the far right of the GOP is uber-scary. But I've one small bone to pick: one doesn't believe or disbelieve in evolution. One finds the theory highly plausible, is convinced by the evidence that supports it, accepts it as the best available explanation, or some such phrasing. Thankfully, science doesn't ask us to believe things; instead we propose and test, accept, reject, and fine-tune. The whole question of whether one "believes" in evolution shows how deeply religion has invaded the way everyone talks about origins.

Posted by A in NC | May 4, 2007 12:51 AM

Isn't that the same as not believing in gravity? What does belief have to do with scientific principles, laws or theories?

Posted by Marc | May 4, 2007 3:26 AM

You know what? These religous freaks in the GOP need to prove it. If God exists then Jesus Christ must appear at the Republican National Convention next year and personally nominate the GOP candidate for President. I mean if evolution is wrong then Jesus has no reason not to be at the convention.

Posted by Just Me | May 4, 2007 6:59 AM

How come Jesus didn't give a fuck about politics and that's all these asses seem to be able to talk about? Have these guys read their own bibles? Or, is pretending to be religous help them achieve their political goals?

Jesus: It's the poor and the widows - stupid.

Republicans: It's the stupid - stupid.

Posted by Just You | May 4, 2007 7:48 AM

I think they are, ironically, proving their own point.

Posted by andy niable | May 4, 2007 8:23 AM

They are just continuing a longstanding conservative tradition of exploiting the religious beliefs of the frightened, feebleminded, and ignorant.

Posted by Sean | May 4, 2007 10:01 AM

they prefer to lie than offend their mouth breather constituency.

why do we tolerate the discovery institute in seattle? tar, feathers, pitchforks, torches, and a ride on a rail.

Posted by maxsolomon | May 4, 2007 11:37 AM

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