Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dana Rohrabacher takes home the stupid

I promised I'd tell you why Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) was yesterday's inductee into the Stupid Files. Here's his award winning quote:
Just so you know, global warming is a total fraud and it is being designed by—because what you've got is you've got liberals who get elected at the local level want state government to do the work and let them make the decisions. Then, at the state level, they want the federal government to do it. And at the federal government, they want to create global government to control all of our lives.
A nice pithy quote featuring climate denial or any other gob smacking scientific ignorance is an easy way to get into the Stupid Files. Rohrabacher takes it one step further by adding a thick layer of conspiracy-mongering paranoia. He even manages to throw in a nice dollop of xenophobia with a hint of racism  at  the end by warning that the bureaucrat running your life "probably comes from Nigeria because he’s a UN government official, not a US government official." It's hard to resist a combination like that.

Check out the video here.

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