Election Day is getting close and, as we all know, this is the most important election in 9,000 years. With that in mind, local Republicans are gearing up for a one-two punch of awesomeness.
On Tuesday, October 16, the CSRA Republican Women’s Club, who really seems to be wearing the pants in the local Republican family, is hosting a “Countdown to Victory Rally,” a $25 sit-down dinner in the Crystal Room of the Pinnacle Club.
At a fundraiser and pep rally for 12th District Republican Lee Anderson, who’s taken the whole strong, silent type thing to an entirely new level by pretty much refusing to say anything to anybody, the special guest will be Congressman Paul Broun, who thanks to his big mouth, most Americans right now think is the same kind of ignorant clod they thought Missouri Congressman Todd Akin was after that science lesson he gave about how victims of “legitimate rape” are able to form a Maginot Line to keep unwanted sperm safely at bay.
On September 27, Broun told folks at a sportsman’s banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell that most of the established cornerstones of scientific thought were lies.
“All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell,” said Broun, a doctor. “It’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior. There’s a lot of scientific data that I found out as a scientist that actually show that this is a really young earth.”
He goes on to say that he believes the earth is 9,000 years old.
Affirmations of faith are nothing new, especially for Republicans, but such a forcibly stated contrary opinion in an election year raises serious questions about Broun’s critical judgment and his ability to be a team player, especially when he links the Bible with public policy.
“It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches,” he said of the Bible. “But it teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society. And that’s the reason, as your congressman, I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I’ll continue to do that.”
Though the remarks can do little to Broun, who’s running unopposed, they’re certainly proving embarrassing for the party at large. His comments have become a national story made even better by the fact that Dr. Broun sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee along with — you guessed it — Todd Akin.
As a bonus to those locals fortunate enough to live in either the 10th or the 12th District, those at the Pinnacle Club rally will get to hear Broun brief everyone about what they can expect from the coming months if President Obama’s health care legislation isn’t repealed.
As for entertainment, we’re not sure what’s being planned, but they could do worse than having Broun sit Anderson on his knee, stick his hand in his back and give him something to say.You Might Also Like:
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