You decide the IQ of some of these candidates.

Rep. Bill Posey Rep. Bill Posey
Rep. Posey calls himself "the king of the birthers," which is an odd title for a congressman from Florida. He also supports the Tea Party's efforts to remake America into a country they wish. In addition, he questions whether Obama is a natural born citizen of America. Therefore, on March 2009, he introduced house bill 1503 that would require all future presidents to provide a birth certificate.
How that addresses the birther issue regarding Obama is not clear, but it does provide a podium from which one could preach the birther agenda again. I get that. What troubles me is how that could affect a future GOP candidate, Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada. Also, there are rumors about Posey's grandmother. Here is the rumor; time will tell.

Rep. Joe Barton Rep. Joe Barton

Rep. Joe Barton is a congressman from Texas. Here is his defense of hydrocarbon energy, "I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy." Here is the actual video: Republican Congressman Cites Biblical Great Flood To Say Climate Change Isn't Man-Made

Barton accuses the White House of a shakedown by creating $20 billion slush fund. as a result of the BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Barton simple question about Arctic oil:

This is Barton's explanation of global warming and that CO2 is not a problem. "I am creating it as I talk to you. It's in your Coca-Cola, you're Dr. Pepper, your Perrier water. ... It's in our Coca-Cola, is necessary for human life, is odorless, colorless, tasteless, does not cause cancer, and does not cause ... It doesn't cause asthma; it doesn't cause your eyes to water; it doesn't cause cancer." This quote is at 2:28 in his defense of global warming.

Barton also said,

Wind is God's way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it's hotter to areas where it's cooler. That's what wind is. Wouldn't it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I'm not saying that's going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can't transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It's just something to think about.

Finally, the next video clip is of Stephen Colbert's effort to assist Barton. However, south of us on I-65 is wind farm that generates electricity from the wind. Maybe Barton can stand out with his hot air and generate more than laughter in Washington.

Rep. Steve King Rep. Steve King
Rep. Steve King is into immigration reform, because many illegal aliens are drug mules as he calls them. Even the GOP leadership, which hardly ever comments on stupid statements of their members, challenged King on his drug mules comment. The following is a video clip of Wolf Blitzer's interview with King:

King is concerned not just with drug mules who are illegal aliens; he is also a birther. Chris Matthews challenges King's logic.

This is King's research:

King proves that America is a Christian nation not with any statistical data but with a story about running over a neighbor's dog. Before he uses that allegory again, he needs to read about the Founding Fathers' religious or non-religious backgrounds.

Louie Gohmert Portrait Louie Gohmert Portrait

Rep. Louie Gohmert from Texas does not like Obama because of his alleged connection with the Muslim Brotherhood. There is a vast conspiracy with Islam to take over the world. When I was young, the great conspiracy was with the godless commies taking over, McCarthy, and the John Birch Society. Now, it is the Muslims. Louie Gohmert: 'Muslim Brotherhood Members' Have 'Influence' In Obama Administration

Now, Gohmert is also an authority on caribou mating habits: "So when they want to go on a date, they invite each other to head over to the pipeline...So my real concern now...if oil stops running through the we need a study to see how adversely the caribou would be affected if that warm oil ever quit flowing?"

Gohmert claims that Obama's debt default is an impeachable offense.

Gohmert explains a slip of the tongue by Obama. Gohmert thinks that Obama slip of the tongue was due to Obama tie to the 57-members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). This is the quote followed by the video.

And I know the president made the mistake one day of saying he had visited all 57 states, and I'm well aware that there are not 57 states in this country, although there are 57 members of OIC, the Islamic states in the world. Perhaps there was some confusion whether he'd been to all 57 Islamic states as opposed to all 50 U.S. states. But nonetheless, we have an obligation to the 50 American states, not the 57 Muslim, Islamic states. Our oath we took is in this body, in this House. And it's to the people of America. And it's not to the Muslim Brotherhood, who may very well take over Egypt and once they do, they are bent upon setting up a caliphate around the world, including the United States. And this administration will been [sic] complicit in helping people who wants [sic] to destroy our country.

Rep. Paul Broun Rep. Paul Broun
Broun is from Georgia and is into the Tea Party. He said of the big bang theory that it is a notion that contains "lies straight from the Pit of Hell ... lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior." As for the age of the earth, the "Earth is about 9,000 years old," and "it was created in six days as we know them."

Oddly, Broun is on the Science Committee of the House.

Broun also is concerned about how Obama has morphed into a combination of a Marxist and Hitler.

Michele Bachmann Michele Bachmann
Bachmann, the queen of the Tea Party, has decided not to run for reelection, which is a blessing for America. However, Bill O'Reilly of Fox News questioned her use of trivial issues and misses the important ones.

Lawrence O'Donnell also confronts Bachmann on many issues:

George Stephanopoulos argues with Bachman:

Bachmann gives America a really stupid history lessons:

Anderson Cooper's list of Bachmann's videos lies:

Finally, allow me to put all my cards on the table. I grew up with a father who fought in WWII in the South Pacific and came home to raise his family. My parents surely voted for Eisenhower and were republicans. However, during the Nixon debacle, my dad and I would argue about Tricky Dick, which is what I called Nixon. My dad called him, President Nixon. However, after 2-years of news out of Washington, Nixon left office. My father gave me that Christmas a book about Watergate and wrote on the inside of the book that I saw something that he had missed. From then until his death, he did not live in a parallel universe like many had during those days long ago of Watergate.

However, while doing the research for this article, it flabbergasted me by the dishonesty and/or stupidity of these half dozen Members of Congress. That is troubling. There are members of Congress that live in a parallel universe. However, what is more troubling is that many Americans have for them. We have an exceptional country, but all too often, it has some exceptionally stupid voters.

Forrest had it correct..."Stupid is as stupid does."

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