Tuesday, September 1, 2015

#1450: Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Sandra Carroll was the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Florida, and the first black American and first woman elected to the position. She was elected in 2011, after having served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2003 to 2010. She is also batshit crazy (but was probably not the first batshit crazy person elected to that position).

As The New York Times put it, Carroll’s tenure as lieutenant governor was “marred by scandal and poor judgment” and she was “increasingly viewed as an embarrassment to the man who chose her for the job.” Although Carroll emphasized that we need “good, solid Christians to step up and lead this country on a proper moral path” she herself had to resign her post as lieutenant governor in 2013, following allegations that she was involved in an effort to steer money into Internet caf├ęs that are fronts for gambling, the subject of federal and state criminal investigations. They should have had an idea, though. Carroll had earlier resigned her position on the National Commission of Presidential Scholars after a CBS investigation revealed that her “Master of Business Administration” was obtained from the now defunct diploma-mill Kensington University.

But that’s background. Her qualifications for an entry here is that she is insane. Her stance on certain issues may be illustrated by her contribution to Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition’s pre-debate gathering in Florida in 2011, where she went on the attack against the media, scientists, blasphemers, secular Americans and all those who don’t fit into her idea of a “righteous government.” It really is worth a view. According to Carroll:

[T]oday unfortunately many in the media would like nothing better to ridicule Christians: they promote ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ they place doubt in the public’s mind that Christ was not risen and they condemn the ‘Passion of Christ,’ yet they sensationalize stories that call for the end of prayer in school and removing the name of God from our country’s pledge. Ladies and gentlemen, these are very sad times when we allow the minority to poison the minds of the majority. This is exactly what dictators and socialist rulers did.

Yes, she said that: It is sad that “the minority is allowed to” say things the majority does not want to hear. And apparently, this is “exactly what dictators and socialist rulers did.” The mind boggles. But freedom of religion wasn’t her only target: “Man does not have all the answers, some of our political leaders bow down to scientists and let them have the stage to push their evolution, but there’s nothing, nothing a scientist can make, that is exactly like what God creates.” Yeah, take that evolutionists, and your liberal agenda “to take God out of our country” and engage in “blasphemy of His name.”

At some point Carroll was also accused of having a lesbian affair. She responded by saying that women who look like her can’t be lesbians.

Diagnosis: As stupid, insane and dishonest as people come. Hopefully neutralized by now.

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