Creationism promoting republican wants his fellow republicans to “stop being stupid”?
When I wrote a few days ago about the false equivalence of saying the political Right and Left are “both” at war with science, this is precisely the kind of thing I meant: governor Jindal of Louisiana decrying what he, personally, embodies.
In his remarks to the gathering, he also offered some tough medicine for the GOP, including this piece of advice: “We must stop being the stupid party. It’s time for a new Republican party that talks like adults. It’s time for us to articulate our plans and visions for America in real terms. We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. We’ve had enough of that.
This 2012-2013 school year, thanks to a bill pushed through by governor Bobby Jindal, thousands of students in Louisiana will receive state voucher money, transferred from public school funding, to attend private religious schools, some of which teach from a Christian curriculum that suggests the Loch Ness Monster disproves evolution and states that the alleged creature, which has never been demonstrated to even exist, has been tracked by submarine and is probably a plesiosaur. The curriculum also claims that a Japanese fishing boat caught a dinosaur.
Now, Mr Shermer, can you find a liberal to match THAT? I think it would be rather hard.