If you vote for ignorance you just breed more…

Apparently the Republican Party is planning to run with Rubio for 2016.

Really? Rubio? I won’t mock his love of rap music as a positive message (Some of it is positive, but mainstream rap is extremely entrenched in overt misogyny and violence and the glorification of such.) The Republicans need some cool and honestly if the best they can get is trying to attempt to look streetwise through listening to rap then fine.

However what really gets me is this.

In specific?

GQ: How old do you think the Earth is? 
Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s 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. I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m 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, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.

Recorded History is more than 10,000 years if you count Cave Paintings. This is basic high school science. Your economy also grows through scientific discovery and if you don’t believe in a particular science then you fail to see it’s value. The Amish may not appreciate the Large Hadron Collider or an MRI machine or a good honest calculus. You really shouldn’t make them in charge of anything that involves this.

Neither should Marco Rubio be in charge of a country if he thinks that the world was created in 7 days or 7 eras when science has clearly answered that question.

If you want more evidence for his ignorance?

GQ: You talk a lot to young Republicans. Recently I met a Republican who said, my kids are in high school and there’s a prom. There’s straight kids, gay kids. It’s no big deal to them. And he says, my party, the Republican party, has to stop putting these social issues out there and talking more about stuff that effects people.
Marco Rubio: I think that’s unfair. A significant percentage of Americans feel very strongly about this issue. What I’m hearing is that it’s ok for one side to express their view and the other side needs to be quiet. There are a very significant number of Americans that feel very strongly about the issue of life, about the issue of marriage and are we saying that they should be silenced or not allowed to speak or voice their opinion? There’s a way to do that that is respectful and productive. There are things we’ll always disagree on, but it doesn’t mean we go to war over them or divide our country over them. We agree to disagree, but we continue to work together on the things we all know that we have to do.

There are also a significant amount of americans who think black people should go back to being treated as animals and slavery was a good thing. Does this mean that we should give them a platform?

The issue of “Abortion”, not life. Is clear cut. Even if you removed the legal restriction between normal and late abortion, then you probably won’t get a massive boom in abortions becoming late term. Most women will still get them early rather than leaving them till the 24th week… It’s probably one of those stupid things like Cigarette Advertising where they were advertising the crap out of products that were already household names and had already reached maximum saturation in the population. Kids smoked because it was rebellious. Adults smoked because they got the habit as kids. None of them ever saw an advert. When they banned the adverts most companies realised they were burning money on advertisements. If we removed the legislation controlling abortion we would probably save money through reduction of bureaucracy and improve service to women.

Gay Marriage does not Affect Straight Marriage. The fact that people need to be told this is insane.

You can voice your opinion, but as long as you do we are perfectly within our rights to call you stupid.

You don’t have any choice in the USA because your choices are Right Wingers and Crazy people. You cannot logically vote for the republicans because the stuff they want is racist, sexist and straight up homophobic… Even if they made sense economically they have no platform because people will vote on these non issues. That’s right. These things aren’t issues that the state should be handling. Abortion is a medical procedure and is between a woman and her doctor. Gay marriage is what happens between two gay people. We waste so much time and effort discussing these non-issues that it’s like deciding whether you should buy a red tie with blue stripes or a blue tie with red stripes while you are being mauled by a tiger.

And for the love of god! This man doesn’t know basic history or hasn’t learnt anything outside a bible. Vote for him and you got yourself a second GW Bush Jr. Only with a nicer tan.


  1. busterggi says

    What can we expect? Romney really was the best the GOP could do – the primaries showed that the core of the party is batshit insane & loving it.

  2. Nepenthe says

    So, your title is jarringly ambiguous. I thought this was going to be an article about birth rates among Republicans.

  3. AsqJames says

    So GQ says “Hey this Republican guy I know says his kids don’t care about the gay stuff, so he thinks his party ought to shut up about their medieval attitudes if they want to attract more votes.”

    And Rubio’s response is to claim some kind of persecution?

    Nobody is trying to restrict their free speech, in fact Democrats love it when Repubs say what they really think. It gives them another opportunity to knock up a campaign ad and pick up a few more thousand votes.

    The only people who want Repubs to stfu about the Gays and same sex marriage are the handful of Repubs who are embarrassed by it and a whole hunk who agree on the substance but know it’s a losing issue for them.

  4. gshelley says

    On the one hand, yes, is someone is going to ignore all the evidence because they don’t like the conclusion, that is really a bad thing in any candidate for office. On the other hand, little in politics is really evidence based – the war on drugs and the almost faith based position of trickle down economics for existence, so though it draws attention to the fact that he chooses what to evidence to accept based on his beliefs, rather than forming the beliefs based on evidence, it is not so different from most other politicians.

  5. briane says

    Reason must be difficult. Because you can’t just shag a chick and presto, you’ve sired a Bertrand Russell or David Hume.

  6. says


    I don’t think I was indicating the selective breeding of smart people to create some sort of league of some y per geniuses…

    More like if you vote for a man who thinks biology is a good place to debate theology then problems will arise.

  7. Kimpatsu says

    Your economy also grows through scientific discovery and if you don’t believe in a particular science then you fail to see it’s value.
    Evidently apostrophe misuse is a chronic illness…

  8. Aaron Caulton says

    I read another blog about this interview, it really highlighted how important the age of the earth is, and how much it does effect the economy.


    I really Don’t understand how almost half of the U.S could vote for Romney, or anyone from the GOP for that matter. They are just so behind the times, it’s like they still think it’s the ’50s.

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