James Inhofe, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, has long been know for making extraordinarily stupid comments. Inhofe refuses to believe (along with Sarah Palin) that climate change is caused by human beings. In fact, Inhofe said that he has "compelling evidence that catastrophic global warming is a hoax."
Inhofe is a fundamentalist Christian. He has compared the environmentalist movement to the Third Reich. Environmentalist is all a "big lie." Not so long ago he "compared the United States Environmental Protection Agency to the Gestapo." He said that then EPA administrator, Carol Browner was like Tokyo Rose, and that the Weather Channel was behind the hoax of global warming.
In fact, said Inhofe, global warming is "the second-largest hoax ever played on the American people, after the separation of church and state."
What does it say about the people of Oklahoma who voted this neanderthal into office?
The Tulsa World reported yesterday that Inhofe, while attending a breakfast for his state's delegation at the Republican National Convention, challenged Senator Barack Obama's patriotism.
Inhofe told the group that voters need to ask this question when they get into the polling booth on election day:
"Do you really want to have a guy as commander in chief of this country when you can question whether or not he really loves his country?
"That's the big question," he said.
When confronted later, Inhofe tried to "clarify" his comments. "I am not questioning Sen. Obama's patriotism, but you have to question why at times he seems so obviously opposed to public displays of patriotism and national pride, like wearing an American flag lapel pin."
And he said that with a straight face, proving clearly that he is an idiot and a dangerous lunatic.