Paulians Shout Down Lindsey Graham in SC, Sanford Co-Signs

At the South Carolina GOP convention (where creationist Karen Floyd was unanimously elected to lead the state’s Republican Party), Sen. Lindsey Graham gave a speech that became a farce when he said, “Let me tell you — Ron Paul, I like, I admire him, but I don’t agree with him all the time and he’s not the leader of this party.”

At that point, a Paulian in the crowd screamed “Yes he is!” — and a substantial number of people agreed with hoots and applause.

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Bad craziness. And it gets worse. After Graham’s speech, another Paulian confronted Governor Mark Sanford about Graham, and Sanford proceeded to attack Graham and by implication, defend Ron Paul.

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Mark Sanford, like most GOP politicians (including Ron Paul), is a creationist as well; he was previously featured at LGF when he made this stunningly ignorant statement in favor of teaching “intelligent design” as science:

DS: What do you think about the idea of teaching alternatives to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in public schools* for instance Intelligent Design?

Gov. Sanford: I have no problem with it.

DS: Do you think it should be done that way? Rather than just teaching evolution?

Gov. Sanford: Well I think that it’s just, and science is more and more documenting this, is that there are real “chinks” in the armor of evolution being the only way we came about. The idea of there being a, you know, a little mud hole and two mosquitoes get together and the next thing you know you have a human being* is completely at odds with, you know, one of the laws of thermodynamics which is the law of, of … in essence, destruction.

Whether you think about your bedroom and how messy it gets over time or you think about the decay in the building itself over time. Things don’t naturally order themselves towards progression*. Uuummm.. in the natural order of things. So, it’s in fact, it’s against fairly basic laws of physics* and so I would not have a problem in teaching both * Uh, you saying this is one theory and this is another theory.

This has been a snapshot of a party going completely off the rails and into the weeds.

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