Alabama GOP senator-elect Tommy Tuberville made it clear this week that history isn’t his strong suit, making a complete fool of himself when asked basic questions about government and world history, according to Slate:
“Tuberville showed a football coach’s understanding of history and the American system of governance. Tuberville fumbled when discussing America’s three branches of government (kind of a biggie) and the origins of World War II (also not small) before going on to stumble through ethics rules of the job and ultimately rounding it out with a grand football analogy equating the filibuster to a two-minute drill in the dying moments of a football game.”
Even though he will be serving in the Senate, Tuberville seems to think that the Founding Fathers didn’t intend for one political party to control all three branches of government, despite the fact that no such prohibition is found anywhere in the Constitution:
“Yeah and that’s how our government was set up. You know, our government wasn’t set up for one group to have all three of branches of government. It wasn’t set up that way, our three branches, the House, the Senate and executive.”
Most fifth graders can tell you that the three branches of government are the executive, legislative, and judicial. The House, Senate, and executive, Tommy? Really? Did this guy take too many hits to the head when he played sports?
When asked what message he thought voters sent in the 2020 election, Tuberville never actually got around to providing an answer, but he did say he was worried because he thinks President-elect Joe Biden is a socialist. That led him to hold forth on the dangers of socialism, which he seems to think was the cause of the Second World War:
“I look at it and I see what country I grew up in and what it’s meant and the direction that we were going, and it’s concerning to me that a guy can run for president of the United States and have an opportunity to win when he leans more to a Socialist type of government … And that’s concerning to me that we’re to the point now where we’ve got almost half the country voting for something that this country wasn’t built on. Very concerning and, you know, as I tell people, my dad fought 76 years ago in Europe to free Europe of Socialism. Today, you look at this election, we have half this country that made some kind of movement, now they might not believe in it 100 percent, but they made some kind of movement toward socialism. So we’re fighting it right here on our own soil. We’ve got to decide, you know, over the years which direction we’re going, and that part’s concerning to me.”
Does Sen. Tuberville not get the History Channel with his cable TV subscription, or did he sleep through every world history class he ever took? Adolf Hitler was not a socialist. He was a fascist who killed socialists and communists by the thousands.
Great job you did of electing a man even dumber than Jeff Sessions, Alabama. No wonder your state commonly comes in near the bottom of academic standards. Next time, why not just vote to send a bag of dryer lint to represent you? It’d be a hell of a lot smarter than Tommy Tuberville.
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