Saturday, September 3, 2011

There is one Republican candidate for USA president who isn't an uneducated moron.

His name is Jon Huntsman. He used to be governor of Utah. He wants to be president but he is way behind in the polls and even worse he's not stupid enough to be nominated by his Republican Party.

I know very little about him and I'm too lazy to look anything up, but I did read a favorable editorial about him in the Wall Street Journal. He has some good ideas for getting our economy going again, ideas which are the exact opposite of what Obama would do. I'm a big fan of President Obama but like most liberals he gets virtually everything wrong about how capitalism works. For example it's not helpful to repeatedly say he wants to raise taxes on filthy rich pigs. When the economy is this bad it's not a good idea to want to punish people just because they are successful, especially since it's the rich pigs who do most of the hiring in this country. If they think their president is going to steal their money, they are less likely to expand their businesses. Liberals are right about many things but for some strange reason they know nothing about how private enterprise works.

Mr. Huntsman is probably the only Republican I would want to vote for but since he has no chance of winning the nomination it's likely I will vote for Obama again.

What got my attention, in addition to the Wall Street Journal editorial, was Mr. Huntsman, unlike most Republicans, is not a science denier. For example, he's not afraid of evolutionary biology, and unlike Rick Perry he doesn't have a history of trying to suppress the teaching of the foundation of biology in public school biology classrooms.

Unfortunately, perhaps because he's an idiot, or perhaps because he thinks he has to pretend to be an idiot to have any chance of winning the nomination, Mr. Huntsman sticks a magic god fairy into evolutionary biology. He believes or pretends to believe this branch of science is part of a fairy's plan. I bet he's just sucking up to the Christian tards who infest the Republican Party.

As far as I know, when Obama has been asked about evolution he says he accepts it and he doesn't stick any god fairies into it. Apparently Republicans are not allowed to do that because Republican voters need their politicians to at least pretend to be drooling morons.

This is what I found about Mr. Huntsman in a news website:

For now, Huntsman's primary target is Perry, who is drawing support from the far right and the tea party. Days after entering the race last month, the Texas governor questioned the role humans play in climate change and said there are "gaps" in the theory of evolution.

Without naming Perry, Huntsman snapped back on Twitter, saying: "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy."

During a "Fox and Friends" appearance, Huntsman reiterated that he trusts evolutionary science, but explained: "I believe in evolution. I think it’s part of God’s plan."

In response to Rick Perry's strict creationist world view, Huntsman warned that the republicans should not become the "anti-science" party.

A Democrat candidate for president in a previous election, when asked about evolution, gave the best answer I have ever heard from an American politician. A Republican could never get away with being this honest.

Should Creationism be taught in public schools?

Oh God, no. Oh, Jesus. We thought we had made a big advance with the Scopes monkey trial….My God, evolution is a fact, and if these people are disturbed by being the descendants of monkeys and fishes, they’ve got a mental problem. We can’t afford the psychiatric bill for them. That ends the story as far as I’m concerned.

-- Mike Gravel, former Democratic United States Senator from Alaska, who served two terms from 1969 to 1981, and a former candidate in the 2008 presidential election.

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