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Cave Johnson 11-20-2012 10:53 AM

Marco Rubio, Republican Savior?
 
Moderates will love this guy!

Quote:

When asked how old he thinks the Earth is, Rubio makes that much clear:

Iím not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think thatís a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. Iím not a scientist. I donít think Iím qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, Iím not sure weíll ever be able to answer that. Itís one of the great mysteries.
http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast....scientist.html

DJ's left nut 11-20-2012 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Cave Johnson (Post 9136426)

Holy crap - I just came....

I love me some Rubio. Here's hoping the hardcore conservative element of the party doesn't kill him off during the primaries.

He's exactly what the Republican Party needs.

Rubio/Haley in 2016!!!

SNR 11-20-2012 11:04 AM

When was the last time the Republicans put up a guy who would smartly Pioli a question like that? Even Paul Ryan couldn't resist taking a crack at abortion during his debate earlier in the fall.

Saulbadguy 11-20-2012 11:06 AM

"It’s one of the great mysteries."

Uh. Not really. Dumbass.

DJ's left nut 11-20-2012 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by SNR (Post 9136463)
When was the last time the Republicans put up a guy who would smartly Pioli a question like that? Even Paul Ryan couldn't resist taking a crack at abortion during his debate earlier in the fall.

It was amazing how easily you could get the Republican's to snap up bait through this last election cycle.

The economy is in the shitter and they just could not help but tell women what to do with their vaginas and jump up on soapboxes to preach scripture.

Rubio's response there is just brilliant. It threw a bone to the religious right while making the only salient point there is to be made in response to that question - "Who gives a shit?"

Rubio has to be the 2016 candidate and frankly, if the Republicans ever hope to recover from the ass-beating that the 'War on Women' mantra inflicted on them, they have to stop it now before it becomes an accepted part of the narrative. Nikki Haley could do that phenominally well. She is a woman that actually adheres to a fair number of fairly staunch conservative POVs; she could do a very good job of reconciling with women that it is okay to be a woman, be proud of being a woman and still be a Republican.

It's a perfect ticket, IMO.

blaise 11-20-2012 11:09 AM

How outlandish. He said the age of the Earth concerns him less than the ecomony. Clearly it should be the other way around.

Ebolapox 11-20-2012 11:11 AM

PLEASE get me an intelligent right-leaning moderate (fiscal conservative, socially liberal) who has at least a BASIC understanding of science. PLEASE. ****ing brutal, there's absolutely no great mystery to any of this shit.

Ebolapox 11-20-2012 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by DJ's left nut (Post 9136478)
It was amazing how easily you could get the Republican's to snap up bait through this last election cycle.

The economy is in the shitter and they just could not help but tell women what to do with their vaginas and jump up on soapboxes to preach scripture.

Rubio's response there is just brilliant. It threw a bone to the religious right while making the only salient point there is to be made in response to that question - "Who gives a shit?"

Rubio has to be the 2016 candidate and frankly, if the Republicans ever hope to recover from the ass-beating that the 'War on Women' mantra inflicted on them, they have to stop it now before it becomes an accepted part of the narrative. Nikki Haley could do that phenominally well. She is a woman that actually adheres to a fair number of fairly staunch conservative POVs; she could do a very good job of reconciling with women that it is okay to be a woman, be proud of being a woman and still be a Republican.

It's a perfect ticket, IMO.

I thought you wanted Todd Haley :p

Bump 11-20-2012 11:12 AM

he sounds like a dumbass to me, uh nobody knows how old the earth is? ya if you are a ****ing moron who refuses to learn anything or understand simple scientific reason.

Saulbadguy 11-20-2012 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by h5n1 (Post 9136486)
PLEASE get me an intelligent right-leaning moderate (fiscal conservative, socially liberal) who has at least a BASIC understanding of science. PLEASE. ****ing brutal, there's absolutely no great mystery to any of this shit.

I'm betting that most candidates have a very good understanding of science.

They just pretend not to, as to pander to the dumbasses in the bible belt.

blaise 11-20-2012 11:14 AM

So, if you asked Obama what the age of the Earth is he's just going to rattle off an actual number? That's what we need from politicians, to be able to quickly tell how old the Earth is estimated to be?

Donger 11-20-2012 11:14 AM

What evidence is there proving that the Earth wasn't created in seven days?

Ebolapox 11-20-2012 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Saulbadguy (Post 9136494)
I'm betting that most candidates have a very good understanding of science.

They just pretend not to, as to pander to the dumbasses in the bible belt.

when you contemplate their voting record, a lot of them DON'T. I don't expect them to have Ph.D's or anything, but jesus ****ing christ--there are sixth grade science students who have a better grasp of things than they do.

Cave Johnson 11-20-2012 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by h5n1 (Post 9136486)
PLEASE get me an intelligent right-leaning moderate (fiscal conservative, socially liberal) who has at least a BASIC understanding of science. PLEASE. ****ing brutal, there's absolutely no great mystery to any of this shit.

And here's the rub. Why should any halfway intelligent moderate buy his economic prescriptions for the country (supply side economics, prolly) when he's this willfully ignorant on accepted scientific principles.

Donger 11-20-2012 11:15 AM

I'd also like to see the actual question he was asked.


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