Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tea Party Nonsense

One of six states with primaries on Tuesday, Georgia seems set to confirm what may be a defining trend of this year's mid-term elections: a resurgence of candidates backed by the Republican establishment at the expense of Tea Party extremists. 'Polling in Georgia shows Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey, Tea Party-backed members of Congress, trailing badly before today's vote. Mr Broun said during his campaign that evolution and the Big Bang theory are merely "lies straight from the pit of hell". (Independent, 20 May) The USA is the most developed capitalist country in the world and as a consequence has the most advanced scientists in the world, but that doesn't stop it having one of the most backward electorates when it comes to science. RD

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