Sunday, August 8, 2010

#48: Bradley Byrne

GOP, Alabama-style fashion, launched the following astoundingly bizarre series of events about a month ago: First The True Republican PAC ran this ad in the Alabama gubernatorial race, attacking Bradley Byrne (R) because he supports the teaching of evolution in schools.

That drew some attention, but is perhaps to be expected from The True Republican PAC who are batshit unhinged fundamentalist uneducated loons of the worst sort anyway. The appalling turn came with Byrne’s response. The predictable godbottery apart, Byrne also pointed out the following:

“As a member of the Alabama Board of Education, the record clearly shows that I fought to ensure the teaching of creationism in our school text books. Those who attack me have distorted, twisted and misrepresented my comments and are spewing utter lies to the people of this state.” (read more here)

I am not sure Byrne really knows what ”distorted, twisted and misrepresented” means, but notice that the True Republican PAC’s attack was not that Byrne favored teaching evolution (i.e. science) exclusively, but that he defended teaching evolution at all. For Byrne is, in fact, a proponent of teaching the “controversy” (manufactroversy), which he promptly pointed out. But as it turns out, maybe he isn't.

That’s not really the point, however. The appalling thing isn’t really Byrne’s views or non-views. The appalling thing is the situation – the lunacy of his putative voters – that makes offering this reply appear to be a necessary thing to do.

So this entry doesn’t really indict Byrne per se, but Byrne as a symbol for the unhinged lunacy that apparently runs rampant among Alabama’s GOP voters, voters who apparently support Byrne’s official statement or even the Republican PAC on this. The loon of the day is the State of Alabama.

Diagnosis: This is bad. Really, really scary.

2 comments:

  1. And it got him elected... ugh... Gotta find a new state....

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  2. YOU are a Monstrous Turd and so is your blog, I have found some value in the fact that you exposed an ignorant imbecile injecting people with urine, and another who was having people get there teeth pulled to cure cancer, there are some people here who deserve to be ridiculed since they need to be exposed and stopped, but that is not true of the majority of people who simply have a different view than you and essentially since you cannot take away their free speech you just hurl your turds at them from behind a keyboard...thanks for exposing the few scum who are preying upon the sick & helpless and stealing their cash while harming them...as for the rest of it at the resurrection you are really going to be hating on yourself more than you have hated on many of these people some like Chris Bollyn- who are awesome people and genuine American Hero's in the same mold as Gary Webb & Joey Casolaro

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