Saturday, November 29, 2014

There's always someone worse off than you are to hate

Shorter Elbert Guillory: "Barack Obama doesn't care about black people."
His latest video, released Monday, is far more egregious. Guillory peddles pure fear and ignorance and cynically pits blacks against Latinos. Referencing President Obama's recent executive action delaying deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants, Guillory implies that the president is more concerned about Latinos than blacks. He charges that Obama has done nothing to create jobs in the black community, hasn't fixed declining schools nor has he reformed the criminal justice system.

Instead, he says, "President Obama has chosen to bypass Congress and the Constitution to grant citizenship to over five million illegal immigrants."

That statement, of course, proves that Guillory knows nothing more about Obama's immigration actions than he does about the president's concerted efforts to create jobs and push education reforms. Obama's order did not award these immigrants with citizenship. The president did not even have the authority to grant them Obamacare
The things that Guillory "knows nothing about" could fill volumes.  High school level science is particularly elusive to him.
In the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up category: A Louisiana state senator defended the Louisiana Science Education Act — a 2008 law that allows creationism to be taught in public school science classrooms through materials that ostensibly “critique” evolution — by invoking a witch doctor that he visited and found helpful. (See video below)

A bill to repeal the law was recently killed for the third straight year by Louisiana’s Senate Education Committee. In this post on Slate, Zach Kopplin writes about Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory, who explained at a May hearing that he doesn’t think the law should be repealed because he wouldn’t want to dismiss faith healing as a “pseudoscience.” Guillory even describes his encounter with the faith healer, who was “half naked” and used bones in a ceremony.
On the other hand, he does know a lot about avian folk sport

Under normal circumstances, he'd be some sort of a joke but we do not live under normal circumstances.   We live where a hateful, medieval minded bumpkin gets to be a leading candidate for Lieutenant Governor in order for the Republican Party to demonstrate how totally diverse and inclusive it is.

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