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G.O.P. Rivals Question Rubio's Ignorance Credentials -- Andy Borowitz

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"Now that Marco's thinking of running for President, he doesn't believe in climate change," said Texas Governor Rick Perry. "To those of us with long track records of ignorance on this issue, he seems a little late to the rodeo." **HUMOR**

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Kit B (276)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:49 am
Photograph by Scott Eisen/Getty.

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—After claiming on Sunday that human activity does not cause climate change, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) suddenly found his ignorance credentials under attack by potential rivals for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

“Now that Marco’s thinking of running for President, he doesn’t believe in climate change,” said Texas Governor Rick Perry. “To those of us with long track records of ignorance on this issue, he seems a little late to the rodeo.”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) echoed Gov. Perry’s criticism, calling Rubio a “dummy-come-lately” on climate change.

“At the end of the day, I have faith that Republican voters can tell the difference between someone who’s truly uninformed and someone who’s just faking it,” he said. “These comments by Marco don’t pass the smell test.”

By Sunday evening, a defensive Sen. Rubio was pushing back against the attacks, telling reporters, “Any questions about the authenticity of my ignorance are deeply offensive to me.”

“My refusal to accept the scientific research on climate change is a matter of public record,” he said. “On this issue and many others my ignorance should take a back seat to no one’s.”

By: Andy Borowitz | The New Yorker Magazine |

Sue Matheson (79)
Monday May 12, 2014, 7:11 am

Catrin S (50)
Monday May 12, 2014, 7:41 am
Thanks for sharing this .My thoughts on this are too sad to put into words.....

Brad H (21)
Monday May 12, 2014, 8:37 am

Arielle S (313)
Monday May 12, 2014, 10:57 am
chuckle, chuckle.....Andy can say more in a few words than any Republican can say in a million.... and the thing is, Andy is totally believable!

Pat B (356)
Monday May 12, 2014, 2:58 pm
Smacked by the best.!! Andy is good. Thanks, Kit.

Laurie H (817)
Monday May 12, 2014, 8:12 pm
Love this one Kit!!! LOL!!! Isn't Andy great???? ~~

Jim P (3257)
Monday May 12, 2014, 9:37 pm
Andy's article may be satire but it isn't very far from the truth. lol.

ty, kit.

Louise D (44)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 7:01 am
Given that many Republicans have more in common with the Sea Squirt than any other member of the Animal Kingdom as when they stick to a rock or in the case of the Republican a Seat in Congress or the Senate they immediately eat their own brain, though there are many examples of this being but a light snack or being so atrophied as to have never been other than an appendage. The feeding is generally a bit less dignified from filter feeding they will become voracious particularly when there are lobbyists or extreme right wing billionaires in which case they make the Hookers in Washington DC seem like the Maryknoll Nuns. So it is no surprise in this story.

. (0)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 8:00 am

Barry AWAY T (935)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 1:04 pm
It's totally unfair to question Rubio's ignorance level. His ignorance is second to none. Rand Paul and his ignorant father, all the other ones too - they are all equally ignorant - it's a split ... kinda like their brains.

marie C (163)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 5:06 pm
Gosh I like this Andy
His humour is very British so dry
Louise D your comment is so well written I had a nice laugh thanks
Thanks Kit

Bryan S (105)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 6:10 pm
Rubio has some very stiff competition!

JL A (281)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 6:23 pm
Thanks for the dose of AB Kit.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 8:46 pm
Splendid humour to ease the soreness of endless Republican inanities.

. (2)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 5:50 am

Winnie Adams (179)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 7:24 am
This guy is living with ET and Peter Pan in Never, Never Land along with Rand Paul . . . . .

Thomas M (8)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 7:31 am
I just love it when they slap each other around. The stupids get stupider because they are stupid.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 10:18 am
Thank you

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 2:15 pm
Thank you.

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 3:44 pm
Republicans aren't know to be very intelligent.

Karen Chestney (112)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 8:41 pm
"A little late for the rodeo" ---yup, guess so. Rubio's back pedaling was even "dumber" than his 1st statement. Climate Change deniers are "on the wrong side of History".....and not very smart can't breath $$$.

Debra G (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 10:12 pm
And he'll continue to believe this until the day Florida is totally submerged.
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