Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, September 28, 2015

Why Indeed?

Jon Chait noticed something interesting: the GOP is the only major political party among the advanced democracies that is invested in climate change denialism.

The breadth and scope of this denialism is impressive.

Some argue that the science is flawed.  It's not.  It's solid.  It's measurable.

Others argue that they aren't scientists, but they heard a scientist somewhere said it was bunk, so who can tell?

Finally, you have some who say, "Yeah, it may be happening, but what are you gonna do?"

This is perhaps best encapsulated by this cartoon:

In the end, one of our political parties has gone insane.  They have divorced themselves from reality.

And THAT is what John Boehner's retirement is all about.

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