Republicans are being quickly revealed as being anti-science, which is nothing but counterproductive to the development and maintenance of a functioning society. With Todd Akin's recent comments regarding rape and abortion, he not only revealed a staggering lack of understanding of human biology, but this gaffe paved the way to scrutinizing many conservative politicians in the current political environment. The appalling lack of understanding and downright refusal to accept science by these politicians could possibly make it easier to understand why the United States is so far behind most developed countries when it comes to math and science education -- it needs to be stopped.
If it isn't the morons who think women have a gland that stops rape from conceiving a baby, then there are the idiots who "don't believe in evolution" -- as if it's something that beckons belief. More or less, politicians like Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry and "pray the gay away" Michele Bachmann spread their disbelief in the scientific proof of natural selection, leading to their voter-base swallowing the miseducation up in big chunks.
Now when it comes down to Paul Ryan, who has co-sponsored anti-choice legislation banning abortion even in cases of rape and incest, he is flip-flopping like his running mate is best known for. He's adopting the stance of banning abortion in cases unless rape or incest is apparent -- if you can even trust a word he and Mitt Romney spout with their minds changing frequently. However, Ryan wants to cut spending on everything across the board except for military expenses -- you see because war is the bread and butter of republicans. Among the things getting the big conservative ax will be education -- undoubtedly to keep their voter-base as uneducated as possible.
An uneducated voter, after all, will continually vote for conservatives who continue to keep them uneducated. As studies have shown, liberal voters are more intelligent than right wing voters -- and apparently there is a reason for this. Billy Nye "The Science Guy" was on MSNBC recently and he agrees that the republican party appears to be anti-science, and at this point in history it's "very dangerous."
Yes, very dangerous indeed seeing as though women's rights to choose are under attack by people who apparently never took a day of biology class in their lives, much less absorbed any science knowledge.
Remember, a vote for anyone republican at this point will be a vote against education, a vote against knowledge and a vote against future generations of this country.
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