As I have said many times, today's Republican Party has basically descended from its former greatness - think Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ike, etc. - into John Birch Society lunacy. From climate science denial (that one alone should disqualify this party from holding ANY power at all) to "creation science" to birtherism to anti-Muslim bigotry to supply-side "economics" to neoconservative foreign policy beliefs to all kinds of crazy conspiracy theories (the latest, that dozens of different polling companies, including Faux "News," are all skewing their numbers to show Obama in the lead), this party is completely off the deep end. Now, we have yet another example, this time close to home.
Farris, who has no medical training, was invited to speak with Romney on his campaign bus a couple of weeks ago. Farris said that he and Romney “talked about Lyme disease. It was cordial and encouraging.” Here’s a photo of the meeting from Romney’s Facebook page:
Yes, this is completely anti-scientific, wacked-out stuff, promoted by a guy who makes Ken Kookinelli look like a moderate. So, you'd think that a presidential nominee for a major U.S. political party wouldn't touch this guy with a 10,000-foot pole, right? WRONG! The Romney campaign's all over this one, lovin' itself some crazy! Again, though, this isn't surprising coming from the modern-day John Birch Society, masquerading as the "Republican Party." Ugh.
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