Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thanks to Donald Trump a growing number of scientists are now entering politics.

Courtesy of Politico:  

The lab-coat liberals are marching on Washington. 

Dismayed by President Donald Trump’s perceived hostility to climate science and other areas of research, a surge of scientists is entering the public arena and running for political office for the first time.

They represent an evolving brand of Democrat that has been gaining steam for months. What began with rogue Twitter accounts and protest marches has graduated into candidacies in House races in places as varied as California, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York. 

The handful of scientists who have formally announced their candidacies so far — and the others who are preparing to join them — have cast themselves as a counterforce to the Trump administration’s dismissal of climate science and de-prioritization of innovation funding.

Well that ought to make the debates over climate change more interesting on the House floor.

What's more Trump's election has also inspired a rather large number of women to also enter politics.

I guess this can be seen as a sort of accidental positive side effect of Trump winning the presidency.

And at this point I will take any positive news that I can find.


  1. Anonymous2:07 AM

    It sounds like great news to me. Plus, I really like the name "lab coat liberals". I wish them all lots of luck.

    1. Anonymous7:53 AM

      See? For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Thanks Drumph!

  2. Anonymous3:27 AM

    Ha ha! Now El Dumbass is attacking Lisa Murkowski on Twitter.

  3. Anonymous3:58 AM

    I am not a fan of labels but I like it, Lab coat liberals. And also.. The Progressive Liberal Wrestler that has "Dump Trump" on the ass of his speedo is fun too.

  4. Anonymous4:51 AM

    FINALLY! Something that gives me hope for the future!

    Glad to hear that people who AREN'T rich old white men are entering the minefield of politics. Best of luck to them!

  5. Anonymous5:13 AM

    This explains why there was such a weak response from the Boy Scouts of American leadership to the disgusting speech by Trump at the recent Jamboree.

    "AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson became the president of the BSA just over a year ago, and at the moment he is seeking approval from the Trump administration to sign off on a proposed $85 billion acquisition of media company Time Warner, Inc."

    Best comment following the article: "So the message to the BSA is, it's ok to ignore the Boy Scout's creed and your oath if it is politically expedient or financially advantageous?"

  6. Anonymous5:22 AM

  7. Anonymous6:13 AM

    Trump Kicks Transgender Persons Out Of The Military And Becomes The Most Despised President Ever

    Trump’s move wasn’t about victory or the military. It was all about throwing his slipping base a bone. Trump is falling faster than a rock in the polls, so he is doing everything that he can to hold on to his declining base of support.

    1. I think it was about distracting from Mueller and his tax returns.

  8. Anonymous6:19 AM

  9. Anonymous7:18 AM

    "To bypass the committees and the experts who know anything about health policy, which is what McConnell did, to create a small rump group that excludes not just all the women but Bill Cassidy, a physician who has some knowledge of health policy, and to have it not written even by this group of 13 old white males but by McConnell and his aides, to have it get this blowback is unlike anything I have ever seen. But much, much worse is getting 50 votes for it!" There is also a tribal element to our politics—and it is far more significant on the Republican side—that seems to overwhelm everything else. People of otherwise admirable character and intelligence, when it comes to the prospect of being singled out or shunned for not going along with their tribe, simply cannot resist. We have seen this with cults and religions."
    " When you are told you cannot give a victory to the other side, and this is all about whether you are a Republican"


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