Just to give a flavor of the newly elected crazies, there is the pig castration woman, Joni Ernst, who wants to do away with the EPA and worse.
Here is one of her conspiracy theories:
All of us agreed that Agenda 21 is a horrible idea. One of those implications to Americans, again, going back to what did it does do to the individual family here in the state of Iowa, and what I've seen, the implications that it has here is moving people off of their agricultural land and consolidating them into city centers, and then telling them that you don't have property rights anymore. These are all things that the UN is behind, and it's bad for the United States and bad for families here in the state of Iowa.
Another:State nullification of federal laws:
You know we have talked about this at the state legislature before, nullification. But, bottom line is, as U.S. senator, why should we be passing laws that the states are considering nullifying? Bottom line: our legislators at the federal level should not be passing those laws. We’re right ... we’ve gone 200-plus years of federal legislators going against the 10th Amendment’s states’ rights. We are way overstepping bounds as federal legislators. So, bottom line, no we should not be passing laws as federal legislators -- as senators or congressman -- that the states would even consider nullifying. Bottom line.
Another: Climate change is not man-made:
Yes, we do see climates change, but I have not seen proven proof that it is entirely man-made. I think we do have cyclic changes in weather, and I think that's been throughout the course of history. What impact is man-made. ... but I do think we can educate people to make good choices.
She loves her beautiful little Smith and Wesson:
I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere. But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family -- whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.
And Joni Ernst is just one crazy among the many that were elected.
And now I just heard the new Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell,
(don't look at this before you go to sleep at night!)
say that he will stop the gridlock in the Senate, which is amazing considering that he himself blocked every piece of legislation President Obama tried to introduce and was proud of this.
I had told friends that if the crazies took over, we would move to another country. Canada was the obvious choice, until I discovered that their Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is anti-science, pro-fossil fuels, anti-environment and is just as crazy as any Republican in this country. Australia looked attractive until I discovered that their Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, is as bad as Stephen Harper and that Australia is the major exporter of climate-destroying coal in the world. What is left? New Zealand does have a certain far away charm and gentility, but I refuse to live in any country where they drive on the left.
Ah well, I will probably just stay here and fight off the zombies.