Tuesday, October 19, 2010

'That's in the First Amendment...?'

You gotta hand it to the Teabaggers, no matter the topic, if it's on the Talking Points they're agin it. They don't know what it is or where it is, but they don't like it.

In an exchange last night in the Delaware senatorial debate, reliably ignorant Teabagger Christine O'Donnell showed once again that if she's truly a dedicated Palin clone (rhetorical question--of course she is!), she ought to be writing shit on her hand. CBS News has the story

Republican Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell today challenged her Democratic opponent Chris Coons on his statement that the Constitution disallowed the integration of religion into the federal government, asking, "Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?"
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In a discussion over the whether or not public schools should be allowed to integrate religion-based ideas into science curricula, O'Donnell argued that local school districts should have the choice to teach intelligent design if they choose.
When asked point blank by Coons if she believed in evolution, however, O'Donnell reiterated that her personal beliefs were not germane. "What I think about the theory of evolution is irrelevant," she emphasized, adding later that the school of thought was "not a fact but a theory."
Coons said that creationism, which he considers "a religious doctrine," should not be taught in public schools due to the Constitution's First Amendment. He argued that it explicitly enumerates the separation of church and state.
"The First Amendment does?" O'Donnell asked. "Let me just clarify: You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?"
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," Coons responded, reciting from memory the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
"That's in the First Amendment...?" O'Donnell responded.
OMFG, this is a person who wants to be a fucking SENATOR! It's obvious that she need a remedial grammar school course in US history.

The scariest part is that she, and her cohorts in Nevada and Alaska, fellow Teabaggers, actually have a chance to join "the most exclusive club in the world", the US Senate.

What is wrong with the American people that they would willingly vote for morons to represent them? Do they believe that congress should be truly representational and that out-and-out idiots have as much a right to be in congress as smart people. Is this their idea of "affirmative action".

I quake for the future of my country -- and my planet -- if this is true.