Andy Borowitz is one of the best political satirists around and his column in the wake of Marco Rubio boldly taking a stand on the side of ignorance about climate change is both extremely funny and not really that much of a parody. He chronicles the satirical reaction of the other potential 2016 presidential candidates:
After claiming on Sunday that human activity does not cause climate change, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) suddenly found his ignorance credentials under attack by potential rivals for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.
“Now that Marco’s thinking of running for President, he doesn’t believe in climate change,” said Texas Governor Rick Perry. “To those of us with long track records of ignorance on this issue, he seems a little late to the rodeo.”…
By Sunday evening, a defensive Sen. Rubio was pushing back against the attacks, telling reporters, “Any questions about the authenticity of my ignorance are deeply offensive to me.”
“My refusal to accept the scientific research on climate change is a matter of public record,” he said. “On this issue and many others my ignorance should take a back seat to no one’s.”
Welcome to today’s GOP, where the candidates jockey to position themselves as the most ridiculous rather than the least.