Republicans: doing their best to live up to the stereotype of the fanatical dumbfuck
Originally, this letter was sent out by a Republican Georgia state legislator. Then theRepublican chair of the appropriations committee of the Texas House of Reps picked it up and started passing it around. The TPM article has the details. I must echo Slacktivist's comment:
Oh for the love of Ganymede, this can't be real:"Indisputable evidence — long hidden but now available to everyone — demonstrates conclusively that so-called ‘secular evolution science’ is the Big-Bang 15-billion-year alternate ‘creation scenario’ of the Pharisee Religion,” reads the letter that went out under [Republican Georgia State House Rep. Ben] Bridges' name. “This scenario is derived concept-for-concept from Rabbinic writings in the mystic ‘holy book’ Kabbala dating back at least two millennia.” ...
goes on to saydirects readers to a Web site that says “the earth is not rotating … nor is it going around the sun.”
OK. Wait. I'm going to need to process this some more. I'm going to have to, yet again, recalibrate what I think of as "over the top" caricatures of goofball illiterate literalist Republicans. If Josh's story is true, if this isn't a parody, then I'm not sure parody even remains a possibility.Like others have said before, their reality has lapped our satire.