In today’s edition of There’s Nothing a Republican Can Say That Is So Stupid It Kills His Ability to Get Elected, state Sen. Dan Patrick of Texas, who is running to be that state’s next lt. governor, said during a debate that Obama thinks he can change the weather because he thinks he’s God.
Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick made the remarks during a debate Tuesday night in Salado, reported the Texas Tribune, where an audience member asked whether the lawmaker supported the president’s plan to spend $1.2 billion to change the weather to fight global warming.
“Is that possible?” the man asked. “How much money would you be willing to spend to cool the environment by 1 degree, which is about all we can do?”Patrick promised he would allocate “zero dollars” to such a scheme, in apparent reference to funding set aside to prepare for climate change in the president’s budget for next year.
“I understand why Obama thinks he can change the weather — because he thinks he’s God,” Patrick said. “He thinks he is the smartest person in the country. He thinks he knows better in Washington what we do in Texas. He thinks he’s the one, through all of his executive orders, that Congress isn’t even up to his level, so I’m not surprised that he also thinks he can change the weather.”
Wouldn’t it be great to live in a country where saying something that moronic would end any chance you have of being elected? Sadly we do not live in such a country. And in Texas, it almost certainly increases your electoral viability.