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  •  Would that Rubio's objections were faith-based (6+ / 0-)

    They are not. Nor are those of many of his Repub colleagues, and most leading ones. They do not reject or object to evolution, global warming, science and reason because they genuinely reject or object to them. They reject or object to them because it's politically and personally advantageous for them to do so. There are few votes to be had and points to be won on the right by embracing these things or even granting them legitimacy, and very little money. And at the end of the day these are the ONLY things that these people want (well, aside from the tawdry extramarital affairs--what's up with that btw?).

    Let's not dignify these people or this fake "debate" with the suggestion that they have a sincere if irrational objection to science and reason, based on their faith, because they do not. They are playing their rube-like supporters for suckers by pretending to genuinely object to science and reason, when in fact they could care less about these things one way or another, and are just looking for votes and corporate money, from interests that profit from a dishonest discrediting of sound science, especially energy companies and bible-thumping preachers.

    Our and the planet's true enemies aren't people who reject science and reason, but rather people who cynically and unconscionably exploit those who do, for personal gain. These people are literally evil, and need to be defeated. The GOP may be retooling by pretending to be more "moderate" and picking "kinder and gentler" leaders with baby faces like Jindal, Rubio, Bush and even Christie, but its the same basic GOP as always, concerned only with money and power, period.

    More like Greed Oil & Power.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 04:57:38 AM PST

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