It’s getting easier and easier to understand why a lot of Republicans don’t accept evolution. When you consider that Abe Lincoln was the first Republican president, and you consider the candidates currently running for the Republican nomination, there’s no way to accept “the survival of the fittest” as a principle of natural selection or survival.
Let’s take a look at some of the views of these “candidates.”
Michelle Bachmann seems to live in a parallel universe where facts are unimportant: She claims the shot heard round the world was fired in New Hampshire. She claims President Obama “put us in Libya. He is now putting us in Africa.” She lauds the Founding Fathers for supporting the elimination of slavery. (They agreed slaves were three-fifths of a person.)
Hermann Cain. This puppet of the Koch brothers (“I’m another brother from a different mother.”) can’t seem to get his stories straight. There was no “settlement” for sexual harassment; there was an “arrangement.” 999 doesn’t mean 999. It’s now 909. What else is new?
Newt Gingrich: When corporations move their headquarters overseas and pay no U.S. taxes, they are enjoying an “incentive” to increase profits and provide more jobs. He’s trying to reinstate his “Contract for America” by buying expensive jewelry for his wife at Tiffany’s.
Rick Perry: What can one say about a Texas governor who is looking to join Dubya as costar in the latest “Dumb and Dumber” movie?
Ron Paul: If someone is seriously injured and can’t pay hospital bills, let him die. Even his fellow Republicans can’t take his views seriously.
Mitt Romney: He’s flip-flopped on so many issues, he’s giving truth a bad name.
Rick Santorum: Who?
When the Republicans finally decide that none of these aberrations are worthy of their selection, guess who will be waiting in the wings? Sarah Palin, who will teach us again how Paul Revere rode out to warn the British.
There’s no way that evolution could be at work here.