Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rand Paul won the CPAC...

...presidential straw poll last week, just as he did last year. (Is he wearing blue jeans?) From an article in the Washington Post: 

Paul won 31 percent of the vote (compared with the 25 percent he won last year), beating a crowded field of more than two dozen names, including a number of potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders. He crushed second-place finisher Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who came in with 11 percent.

No big surprise, right? After all, his father, Ron Paul, won in 2010 and 2011. So who came in third, Chris Christie? Marco Rubio? Paul Ryan? Nope. It was Ben Carson. Who? You know, the neurosurgeon who has never held elective office.

According to his Wikipedia page, Carson (above) has said:

"Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition."


"I don't believe in evolution ... I simply don’t have enough faith to believe that something as complex as our ability to rationalize, think, and plan, and have a moral sense of what’s right and wrong, just appeared."

"Just appeared." Isn't that the story of creation?

He also called the Affordable Care Act:

"The worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."

This guy came in third? Hoo boy! The Republican Party may be in worse shape than I thought.

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