Can I Get A Hand, Lamar?
Hey America, remember all those binders full of women the GOP had stashed away, waiting to free from their three-ringed cages and unleash a wave of estrogen-filled pragmatism upon the land?
Neither do Republicans. Instead they’ve decided that old white men are really the only diversity they need, particularly if that old white man doesn’t believe in liberal elitist gobbledygook like climate change.
In which case he automatically qualifies for the coveted House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where he can continue his brave quest denying the very existence of the subject his panel is supposed to be so diligently protecting.
Ladies and Gentleman (hahaha, just kidding, ladies don’t count), I present to you the latest, greatest wingnut to wield a disturbing amount of power to go with a disturbing lack of intelligence, Texas Representative Lamar Smith (R-Denial).
You may remember ol’ Lamar from his courageous speech on the House floor after some made-up “Climate Gate” scandal back in 2009. Via Think Progress:
“We now know that prominent scientists were so determined to advance the idea of human-made global warming that they worked together to hide contradictory temperature data. But for two weeks, none of the networks gave the scandal any coverage on their evening news programs. And when they finally did cover it, their reporting was largely slanted in favor of global warming alarmists. The networks have shown a steady pattern of bias on climate change. During a six-month period, four out of five network news reports failed to acknowledge any dissenting opinions about global warming, according to a Business and Media Institute study. The networks should tell Americans the truth, rather than hide the facts.”
Yes, damn it, the truth! Like Lamar Smith as a loving, intelligent man who cares about the planet as much as every other oil-and-gas-corporate shill profiting wildly off its destruction.
Because the fact is man-made climate change is a big fat myth and Lamar Smith is just the big fat idiot to ignore it.
[image via Wonkette]