In the same vein as the previous post by Gus about the ludicrous GOP Texas Lt. Governor candidate debates, we turn to South Carolina, where the Tea Party candidates for Senate are also having what they’re optimistically calling a debate. On Planet Tea, however, they basically agree on everything (they have to or they wouldn’t live on Planet Tea), so “debate” means demonstrating their far right extremist creds instead, and boy, do they ever.
It’s an appalling look at the state of the anti-science, fanatically religious nuts who are driving the Republican Party into ditches across the nation. Right Wing Watch reports: South Carolina’s Tea Party Senate Debate: Climate Change ‘Gobbledygook,’ Impeaching Obama, and Revising MLK.
We put together a highlight reel of [candidate Bill] Connor’s commentary during the debate, including his assertions that the Europeans he fought alongside in Afghanistan were less hard-working and ingenious than American soldiers because “Europe had gone socialist” and “post-Christian”; that Congress should impeach President Obama over his executive order implementing part of the DREAM Act; that the separation of church and state has led “atheism to be our national religion”; and that Congress should disband federal appeals courts that enforce church-state separation because “if you’re being biblical, you’re doing your job as a judge.”
Another memorable moment was when the moderator asked all four candidates to react to Sen. Graham’s former support for legislation to combat climate change.
The first candidate, businesswoman Nancy Mace, claimed that a recent freeze disproved the fact that climate change exists. Bright contended that climate change was a “scam” concocted by people out to make money. Another candidate, Richard Cash - who owns a “fleet of neighborhood ice cream trucks” —was “open to the idea that there’s possibly global warming,” but claimed that there’s not “enough evidence” yet to create policy. Connor, for his part, called climate change “gobbledygook,” a point he illustrated by asking everybody in the audience to take a deep breath and breathe it out, then telling them, “you’re putting carbon deposits in the air and you’re causing global warming.”