Friday, April 29, 2016

Self-Portrait Standing On An Old Paul Broun Campaign Sign

Paul Broun (R-Athens) served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district from 2007 to 2015.  A member of the Tea Party Caucus and an outspoken critic of science in general and evolution in particular, Broun won re-election in 2012, although Charles Darwin received about 4,000 write-in ballots during the election as a protest against Broun's views.  Broun planned to run in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, although he wound up losing in the Republican primary and left office in January 2015.

Here are some of his more memorable quotes:
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell." - 9/27/2012
"In fact, the thing is, we don’t have constitutional authority under the original intent of the Constitution to fund Planned Parenthood or NPR." - 4/6/2011
"We hear the CBO says well if we don’t raise the debt limit, it’s going to put so many people out of work, I don’t remember the number, I think it’s 250,000 or something, are gonna be put out of work. Well those are gonna be government employees that are put out of work. There are a lot of government employees that need to go find a real job!" - 6/7/2011
"If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that's in people's pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States -- the Great War of Yankee Aggression." - 3/19/2010
"Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson started this process of socializing America, and they did it with the, Woodrow Wilson, particularly, pushes the 16th amendment that taxes income directly, and the 17th amendment that allows the direct elect of US senators, because the US senators initially were supposed to represent the states. . .  I’d like to see the 16th amendment and the 17th amendment to be repealed finally, and that’s going to be a long process." - 7/9/2010
"Scientists all over this world say that the idea of human induced global climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated out of the scientific community. It is a hoax. There is no scientific consensus." - 6/26/2009
And, of course, my personal favorite:
"Just today, Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta said people in America are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. They want to give all the power to the federal government to force you to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is what the federal, CDC, they gonna be calling you to make sure you eat fruits and vegetables, every day. This is socialism of the highest order!" - 9/30/2010

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