Senator James M. Inhofe is a man with a mission, and that mission is to prove himself to be one of the stupidest people in the country right now. Inhofe is one of the nation’s most outspoken climate change deniers, calling it “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” He compared the EPA to the gestapo, and compared the scientific consensus over anthropogenic global warming to Adolf Hitler’s conception of the Jewish conspiracy.
And now, he’s “almost certainly” going to be the next chair of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee.
Good job, folks! I’m really impressed with how much we managed to screw this one up.
Inhofe, who is set to become the most powerful senator on the environment, handily dismissed the scientific consensus over AGW by telling Tulsa World that the scientific consensus:
It kind of reminds… I could use the Third Reich, the big lie
However, as io9 points out, Inhofe screwed up the reference; the “Big Lie,” or “Große Lüge,” was used by Hitler to describe the propaganda technique of the Jews. According to Mein Kampf, the Jews told lies “so colossal” that nobody would believe they could lie with such impunity and “distort the truth so infamously.”
Which, if you think about this — since it’s pretty clear Inhofe didn’t — the climate scientists who support AGW are Jews in this analogy. It takes a man of great intellectual fortitude to screw up an analogy that badly. But don’t worry, he nailed that ad Hitlerum later, when he compared An Inconvenient Truth to Mein Kampf.
And Inhofe is going to be joined by other climate-denying travelers as well. They’ll form a happy little caucus that fiddles while Miami drowns.
Because this is a climate change piece, here’s the link to NASA’s climate change homepage, just in case you were wondering if NASA was in on this massive conspiracy that consists of 90%+ of all written scientific papers regarding climate change.