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Who is the Dumbest Member of Congress? (Steve King edition)

August 8, 2013

110105_steveking_birth_ap_605Everyday it seems I hear one of our so-called leaders spouting such ignorant bullshit that I start seriously weighing the merits of libertarianism.  So instead of moving to the hills and stocking up on guns and bottled water (pipe down, libertarians.  It’s a joke.) or just banging my head against my desk fifteen times a day, I’m going to call attention to these morons.  And without much effort, I’m sure I can keep this a running segment.

Today’s nominee for dumbest member of Congress is Steve King (R-IA).  When he’s not comparing immigrants to dogs, or calling Joe McCarthy a hero, or feeling oppressed by speed limits, or defending dog fighting and animal torture, or believing there is a 100 to 1 ratio of drug smugglers with “calves the size of cantaloupes” to valedictorians among DREAMers, or suggesting that liberals have so devalued life that a man can rape a young girl, kidnap her, force her to undergo an abortion across state lines (why is “across state lines” a part of this?), and then  “drop her off at the swingset…and that’s not against the law in the United States of America,” he’s admitting he doesn’t understand photosynthesis or how sea level works.  Here’s a quote from that last article:

“Everything that might result from a warmer planet is always bad in (environmentalists’) analysis,” he said. “There will be more photosynthesis going on if the Earth gets warmer. … And if sea levels go up 4 or 6 inches, I don’t know if we’d know that.”

He said sea level is not a precise measurement.

“We don’t know where sea level is even, let alone be able to say that it’s going to come up an inch globally because some polar ice caps might melt because there’s CO2 suspended in the atmosphere,” he said.

Read that again, and try to process the amount of stupidity contained in those few sentences.  He actually thinks warmth induces photosynthesis (and even if it did, why assume that more photosynthesis is a good thing?).  He really seems to believe that science is just a bunch of guesses. It would be high comedy if it weren’t so terrifying. This is a man who has a direct say in the future of our country. When you tuck your kiddies into bed at night and tell them there are no monsters under the bed, be sure they don’t know who Steve King is (granted, he’s such an idiot, he’d probably bang his head on the box spring, trip on his way out from under the bed, and then fall out the window before he ever had a chance to call your son a pansy or tell your daughter not to worry about legitimate rape).

***UPDATE***

In a Tea Party−sponsored, “Stop Amnesty” rally on Monday, August 12, Steve King had this to say about Latino immigrants:

If you bring people from a violent civilization into a less-violent civilization, you’re going to have more violence right? It’s like pouring hot water into cold water, does it raise the temperature or not?

He really is the gift that keeps on giving.

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