In a desperate bid to be known as Oklahoma’s Stupidest Senator™, Tom Coburn one-ups fellow Okie James Inhofe:
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is the nationâ€™s most prominent global warming denier. He famously declared that global warming is â€œthe greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.â€ Now, heâ€™s taken the argument a step further. In an interview with Tulsa World, Inhofe compared people who believed global warming was a problem to Nazis:
In an interview, he heaped criticism on what he saw as the strategy used by those on the other side of the debate and offered a historical comparison.
â€œIt kind of reminds . . . I could use the Third Reich, the big lie,â€ Inhofe said.
â€œThe big lie,â€ is a propaganda technique Adolf Hitler attributed to Jews in his book Mein Kampf. It involves telling lies â€œso colossalâ€ that no one would believe â€œothers could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.â€
Inhofe added that every claim in An Inconvenient Truth â€œhas been refuted scientifically.â€ He also admitted heâ€™d never seen the movie.
â€œCondoms and teenagers work about 50% of the time, if you count all of the studies up.â€ â€“Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK
Abstinence is the best way to prevent teenage pregnancy, responded Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
“How many people really think it’s in the best interest of young people to be sexually active outside of marriage? Does anything positive ever come from that?” Coburn asked.
I guess, since he threw marriage into the mix, we can also include in that young people subset, people who have graduated high school, college graduates, students still in college, and all of those who haven’t married as of yet. In which case all we can say is:
Speak for yourself, Sparky.