Posted by: mutantpoodle | June 21, 2011

Shorter Michelle Bachmann: If I exhale it, it can’t be bad

Dilbert via Scott Adams

Yes, I should ignore the Michelle Bachmanns of the world. Or at least Bachmann herself.

But this morning NPR played a clip of her from 2009, sharing her broad scientific knowledge on the floor of the House of Representatives:

“Carbon dioxide is natural. It occurs in earth. Carbon dioxide is not a harmful gas. It is a harmless gas.”

In 1980, Ronald Reagan was quoted (he claimed misquoted) saying that trees caused more pollution than automobiles, which led some wag to suggest that Reagan and Jimmy Carter each be locked in an enclosed room, Reagan accompanied by a running automobile and Carter with a tree, and whoever came out alive would win the election.

Thirty years later, Republicans aren’t even allowed to be sane on this issue. What does it say about the Republican field when they get credit for acknowledging that the science supporting climate change is real, when if they are unable, within their party, to propose any workable solution?


  1. It says, “You’re screwed!”

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