"Friends," begins Republican senatorial candidate Sue Lowden, cheerily, in a Facebook entry, "According to this poll, Reid's health care take-over legislation has reached a new low."
The former Miss Alaska is referring to a Rasmussen poll that says only 38 percent of voters support health care reform proposed by Obama and the Democrats. And as Lowden and everyone else knows, the American public is always right.
A case in point: Earlier in this decade, people in economically developed nations around the world, including the U.S., were asked to respond -- true, false or not sure -- to the proposition:
Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals.
Only a minority of Americans, about 40 percent, said the statement was true -- definitive proof (as if more was needed) that there is no evolution and the planet is 6,000 years old which means David Broder, Harry Reid and dinosaurs all walked the earth at the same time.
What's more, you know how the patriotic American right -- Sarah Palin's "real" Americans -- are always going on about American exceptionalism and how different the U.S. is from everyplace else? Well, compared to Japan and Europe, America is indeed "special." Red-blooded willingness to reject and deny incontrovertible scientific fact was more pronounced in the United States than in every other country except Turkey.
Evolution less accepted in U.S. than in other countries
The roughly 40 percent of Americans who believe in evolution are probably the same 38 percent who support health care reform, no? Filthy socialist atheists. You can bet that they're all snooty snobs with college degrees who live in big fancy cities where Sarah Palin's Fur Collar Comedy Tour would never go, also. (Although some filthy socialist atheist snooty snobs with college degrees -- your Gleaner, for instance -- think the Democratic health care reform legislation is too wimpy, and so would tell a pollster they were opposed to it for that reason. But I digress...)
Meantime, every nation on that chart has some sort of universal health care system, except the U.S. and ... Turkey. The same two countries that don't believe in science also don't believe that everyone should have the right to health care.
Coincidence? Or THE HAND OF GOD!!!!!
Anywho, we get it, Sue. If Goddy McGod had intended Americans to have universal health care, he would have put them in Europe. But how 'bout that other thing -- are you, Sue Lowden, among the minority of America-hating Americans who believe in evolution?
And the same goes for you, Sharron Angle, Jerry Tarkanian's kid and the rest of the assorted fruits and nuts in the GOP Senate primary -- along with every other Republican running for anything in Nevada. We know you're all opposed to a "government takeover" of health care, even though you don't actually know what a government takeover of health care is. But do you buy all that evolution stuff that icky scientists are always peddling?
C'mon, fess up, GOP wannabes. Your teabagger masters want to know