The following squawk probably won't go down well with some of my Republican acquaintances but, by golly, I know my First Amendment rights! So you can quote me as saying that ...
Many Republican politicians are either intellectually corrupt - or dumb. Or maybe even both.
Two late entries for your consideration arrive from GOPers with homes on the range.
Of particularly density is Rep. Jason Chaffetz, of Utah. He raised hell because President Obama didn't, as he put it, choose the surgeon general to serve as ebola czar instead of Ron Klain, who had gained respect in managing the stimulas. Pure hackery, Republicans declared. But David Gergen, a Republican analyst, described him as "strong and very tough".
In his meltdown, Chaffetz overlooked an undeniable fact. There is no surgeon general. Republicans have blocked Obama's nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy, since February because the NRA objected to Murthy's support of expanding background checks. Hey, Jason. Pay attention.
The other late entry is Republican Sen. John Barrasso, of Wyoming, who assailed Obama for discussing ebola with the World Health Organization and not doing enough on our own to protect Americans from the virus. Are you aware that Ebola is solely an American calamity that spares the rest of the planet?
Yep. Intellectually corrupt and ignorant. Or both.