Says a man whose party preys on the stupidity of their low-information voters. You can almost taste the smugness.
Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) said that the public wouldn’t be as alarmed about Ebola if more people were “thinking critically for themselves.”
Holt, a former physicist who is retiring at the end of this year, said that Americans should familiarize themselves more with science to trust medical professionals.
“We should have a citizenry that’s more comfortable with science and better able to understand and make decisions about it,” Holt said, according to the Times of Trenton. “If people were thinking critically for themselves, there wouldn’t be this level of panic.”
It would help if the leader of his party didn’t give conflicting messages every day, let alone entertained as insane an idea as this.
Speaking of a lack of critical thinking, we’re now onto Day 4 of the Great Kaci Hickox Saga of 2014, as Holt gushed:
“It was, if not inhumane, certainly dehumanizing and unnecessary treatment,” Holt said.
Please, just stop it already. What, is this twit the new Sandra Fluke or something?
Meanwhile, Governor Christie basically invited the annoying nurse to sue him:
Gov. Chris Christie has a simple message for the nurse quarantined in New Jersey over fears of spreading the Ebola virus if she decides to sue the state for being detained for more than 65 hours.
“Whatever. Get in line,” Christie said during a campaign event today, according to NBC News.
“I’ve been sued lots of times before,” Christie said. “Get in line. I’m happy to take it on.”
He can be assured some ambulance chaser will take him up on it.