Is your Republican representative smarter than a 5th grader? If they are from Texas, chances are that they are not. This is why the RNC is promoting congressional leaders to bring in special ‘tutors’ to get the freshman class up-to-snuff on things like the constitution, structure and balance of power and basic American history.
Why the Need?
There have been several embarrassing missteps by prominent Republican lawmakers and ‘foreign policies experts’. One of the most embarrassing came just in the past several days.
Another example of GOP ignorance happened after the shootings in Paris. Both everyday citizens in the United Kingdom and the Prime Minister David Cameron expressed frustration with Saturday’s episode of the Fox News show Justice with Judge Jeanine, blasting one of the show’s guests for making wildly inaccurate claims about Islam and a British city.
In a segment meant to discuss “no-go zones” — or regions in Europe that are supposedly off-limits to non-Muslims — host Jeanine Pirro called on guest Steven Emerson, a Fox News terrorism “expert” whose career is riddled with hyperbolic claims, inaccurate reporting, and even suspicious financial arrangements. After riffing on “no-go zones” as “a country within a country,” Emerson specifically cited the British city of Birmingham as home to a population that is “totally Muslim.”
“And in Britain, it’s not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in,” he said. “And parts of London, there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn’t dress according to Muslim, religious Muslim attire. So there’s a situation that Western Europe is not dealing with,” said Emerson.
“When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April Fool’s Day,” Cameron said. “This guy’s clearly a complete idiot.”
Even though the bar for the majority of GOP constitutes is incredibly low, these incidents prove that there is a bottom limit, and apparently it has been reached.