Douche. Bag.

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This is a douche bag.

His name is Paul Broun, and he is a congressman from Georgia. His phone number is (202) 225-4101. On his website, it says, “America was founded upon the Christian principles contained in the Word of God …” From there, it only gets worse.

Last Friday, during a House vote on climate change, Broun called global warming nothing but a “hoax” that has been “perpetrated out of the scientific community.” Hell, here’s the video. I can understand people questioning the speed and impact of global warming. I can understand people wondering what steps should be taken, and how. I can even understand people asking for more proof, even though, at this point, the scientific evidence is awfully clear.

But … hoax!?

I am baffled. Eternally baffled. How do Americans repeatedly elect men like Broun, who clearly lack the thought and depth to handle important issues. I’m being 100-percent serious. There are plenty of Republicans with whom I strongly disagree, but who I admire as intelligent and reasoned. The two senators from Maine, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. Jim Baker. George H. Bush. Chuck Hagel. Bob Dole. The late Jack Kemp. Again, I don’t agree with most of their takes—but I respect their thinking.

Just look at Broun’s website. Hell, don’t. I’ll post some of his thoughts …

• HIS THINKING FOR PROMOTING GUNS: All of our rights come from God, not from government. Our Founding Fathers understood this. They understood that the tole of government is to recognize and preserve our God-given, inalienable rights. Therefore, they wrote the Second Amendment.

• HIS PLAN FOR SOLVING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: I am absolutely against illegal immigration and the idea of Amnesty for illegal aliens. Illegal immigration is a crime. It is a corrupting influence on our society. It is a national security threat. It is an economic burden on American taxpayers. (* NOTE: This is the issue that really gets me. You’re against illegal immigration? Fine, so am I. Now give me a plan to solve it—not just xenophobic rantings)

• HIS ODE TO AMERICA’S GREATEST ATTRIBUTE—ITS DIVERSITY: America was founded upon the Christian principles contained in the Word of God. We must stop radical judges from legislating from the bench, destroying revered American religious traditions and religious symbols.

I don’t know Paul Broun. My guess is that, like the movie The Distinguished Gentleman, people made a mistake. They thought they were voting for Paul Brown, the NFL legend, and after it was too late realized he was dead.

I would hope that men like Mr. Broun have learned their lessons over the past few weeks: That preaching, moralistic, holier-than-thou politicians usually go down in humiliating flames. If you’re Paul Broun, you better live the perfect life.

Because karma, it is a bitch.

7 thoughts on “Douche. Bag.”

  1. I agree that these clowns who hide behind God in order to be racists, intolerant, etc., are losers. Plain and simple. However, you might be letting your distaste for this particular clown cloud some things… there are hundreds of scientists, much smarter than you and I, who also think climate change isn’t really happening the way Al Gore wants us to think. I found this article illuminating.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124597505076157449.html

  2. I went to four years of Catholic high school (and nine years of CCD) and never once did anyone tell me that God wanted me to have a gun. I must have been out sick that day.

  3. “We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication.”

    –Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father

  4. This guy is a nut all right. I would not agree that the evidence in support of global warming is “awfully clear.” In an Al Gore movie perhaps, but not in the scientific community.

    There are many credible scientists who refute the global warming theories. And as someone above mentioned, global cooling was a major fear among the so-called experts only thirty years ago. So what happened?

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