Wisconsin Teabagger strokes his geologic sweet spot

Stroking the Geologic Sweet Spot

by digby

It's almost impossible to think that ignorant Tea Party candidate Ron Johnson has a chance to beat Russ Feingold, but as Greg Sargeant points out, he does:

Here's what he says about climate change:

If you take a look at geologic time, we've had huge climate swings. We're sitting here in Wisconsin. Had it not been for climate swings, we'd be sitting on a two or three hundred foot thick glacier. Man wasn't around back then. So no, I absolutely do not believe that the science of man-caused climate change is proven. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I think it's far more likely that it's just sunspot activity, or something just in the geologic eons of time where we have changes in the climate.

The Middle Ages was an extremely warm period of time, too. It wasn't like there were tons of cars on the road. So it always strikes me as a little absurd for anybody to think, okay, this is the sweet spot in geologic time for climate. And it's such a good place, that we have spent trillions of dollars, and do great harm to our economy, on a fool's errand. I don't think we can do anything about controlling what the climate is.

And people complained when I riffed on Krugman's column this morning with my digression about the Aztec human sacrifice rituals. I wasn't proposing that they actually made sense.

The country really needs more people like him in the congress. And maybe we'll get them --- Angle, Paul, Rubio and who knows how many freakshow House candidates are very possibly going to be winners. And they will pull out all the stops from that point forward to run an equally idiotic freakshow for president in 2012. Newtie/Palin? Barbour/Bachman? Inhofe/Gellar?

I don't know why Democrats take so much heart in the prospect of that. The way things are going, these teabaggers might just win the trifecta. Then what?