GOPers Accept $80,000 Donation From Oil Company, Write Pro-Pipeline Bill The Next Day

by JAMESON PARKER – If it is difficult to imagine why American politicians seem to be the only people on the planet who still have trouble understanding and accepting climate change, the answer is simple: They are making a fortune pretending to be extremely stupid. At this point, the Republican Party has made it abundantly clear that they have no ethical or intellectual problem selling out the country’s environment to the highest bidder. In fact, they’ve streamlined the process. Due to the Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, conservatives have managed to stack the various congressional committees with oxymorons. The House Science Committee, for example, is led by Rep. Lamar Smith, a rabid anti-intellectual with a fanatical obsession with harassing scientists who he doesn’t like. The Senate Committee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness is chaired by… Ted Cruz. And the Congressional Energy Chairs, meant to be the nation’s last...

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