Proving that there is literally no scientifically settled matter that can’t be gamed for scoring cheap political points, we’ve seen a number of prominent Republicans express skepticism over the efficacy of vaccines of late. Biggest among them this week (literally, via he’s a fat guy), was Chris Christie, who said that there should be “some measure of choice” for parents when it comes to vaccination decisions, followed by Rand Paul, a goddamn medical doctor, who pointed to “many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.”
How long before we have a freshman Republican rep saying the science is still out on whether or not people should wipe their asses after going to the bathroom?
Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina isn’t far off on that steep slope into the informational toilet. Earlier this week Tillis related a story from a few years ago.
“I was having a discussion with someone, and we were at a Starbucks in my district, and we were talking about certain regulations where I felt like ‘maybe you should allow businesses to opt out,'” he said. Regulations such as employees having to wash their hands after pawing at their dick and balls in the shitter, for example.
“I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says ‘We don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom,'” he went on.
“The market will take care of that.”