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Old 12-05-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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Well, there goes Marco's chances with the base!

Rubio: The Earth Is 4.5 Billion Years Old | TPM LiveWire

Guess it's gonna be Santorum!
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Damn. Next thing you know, he'll be admitting that religion is man made.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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Rubio is a Catholic, he didn't have much choice.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:22 PM
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Well he just lost the teabagger vote. With Christie on the naughty list because he was nice to Obama and now Rubio going all scientific, the GOP rising stars are falling rather quickly.

Santorum/Palin 2016.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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"Science is real."

That is a hilarious sentence!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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Well, there goes Marco's chances with the base!

Rubio: The Earth Is 4.5 Billion Years Old | TPM LiveWire

Guess it's gonna be Santorum!
So what Rubio did in the end was assure himself the worst of both political worlds with the poor way he has handled this.

First, he hedged with his whole "I'm not a scientist, man, beats me!" shtick. (Hey, Marco, since you're not a chemist do you take no stance on alchemy? How about the Holocaust? After all, you're not a historian.) Thus, he outs himself as someone willing to subordinate sound science to religious dogma, thereby alienating some of those who live in the reality-based world. Then he backs off, obviously after siome political calculus, thereby offending the professional denialists.

Obviously, you needed to do this damage-control. But only because you put yourself in this untenable, yet totally unavoidable, position in the first place.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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So what Rubio did in the end was assure himself the worst of both political worlds with the poor way he has handled this.

First, he hedged with his whole "I'm not a scientist, man, beats me!" shtick. (Hey, Marco, since you're not a chemist do you take no stance on alchemy? How about the Holocaust? After all, you're not a historian.) Thus, he outs himself as someone willing to subordinate sound science to religious dogma, thereby alienating some of those who live in the reality-based world. Then he backs off, obviously after siome political calculus, thereby offending the professional denialists.

Obviously, you needed to do this damage-control. But only because you put yourself in this untenable, yet totally unavoidable, position in the first place.
I salute Rubio for finding the courage to stand up for 8th grade geology. It is by such bold action that the salvageable members of what is left of the Republican Party can bring the the GOP back from the brink.

And I'm only being a little facetious.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:06 PM
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So what Rubio did in the end was assure himself the worst of both political worlds with the poor way he has handled this.

First, he hedged with his whole "I'm not a scientist, man, beats me!" shtick. (Hey, Marco, since you're not a chemist do you take no stance on alchemy? How about the Holocaust? After all, you're not a historian.) Thus, he outs himself as someone willing to subordinate sound science to religious dogma, thereby alienating some of those who live in the reality-based world. Then he backs off, obviously after siome political calculus, thereby offending the professional denialists.

Obviously, you needed to do this damage-control. But only because you put yourself in this untenable, yet totally unavoidable, position in the first place.
You left out his mumbo jumbo about the separate theological controversy. Like somehow 4.5 billion actual years are equivalent to some different number of biblical years. It is like asking someone how old the earth is in dog years and expecting them to take you seriously.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Well, there goes Marco's chances with the base!

Rubio: The Earth Is 4.5 Billion Years Old | TPM LiveWire

Guess it's gonna be Santorum!
Marco is start to sound like Mitt Romney with a Spanish surname. If it's politically expedient to say it then he'll say it.

Where is his etch-a-sketch?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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You left out his mumbo jumbo about the separate theological controversy. Like somehow 4.5 billion actual years are equivalent to some different number of biblical years. It is like asking someone how old the earth is in dog years and expecting them to take you seriously.
I love that form of biblical interpretation.

When the literal word of the bible worlds for him, it's fine. When it doesn't, the words just mean different things than their normal definitions.

The fact that Marco Rubio doesn't read ancient Aramaic, Greek or Hebrew only makes it all the more amusing, since he's quibbling with translated forms when he can't possibly know how accurate those translation are -- and as a speaker of both English and Spanish, he should know full well that translating from one language to another is an imperfect business.
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