“Reverend” Al Sharpton isn’t too big on the Bible, certainly not on the tale that God created the world and everything in it. MSNBC tweeted out Sharpton’s Thursday night segment where he wished his viewers and guests “Happy Darwin Day” three times, and mocked Gov. Scott Walker for skipping an evolution question in a London interview.
A snarky commenter on MSNBC.com noted that Sharpton was pushing Darwin, whose book The Origin of Species was also titled The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Uh-oh, Rev.
Apparently, in other books, Darwin expressed the thought the “Negro” was inferior, and “the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world.” That might be worth a segment.
Instead, Sharpton brought on Democratic congresswoman Karen Bass and Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank to trash Walker and the Republicans as un-evolved. He began:
REVEREND AL SHARPTON: Thanks to you for tuning in. I'm live tonight from the fake Galapagos Island. Happy Darwin Day.
Two hundred and six years ago, Charles Darwin was born. He would develop his theory of evolution from what he saw right here in Galapagos Islands. Yes, we have gone back in time tonight all the way back to 1835 when Darwin discovered the animals that led to his famous theory.
Hey look, there's the famous Galapagos seals. But back in reality people all over the world are celebrating Darwin`s birthday today. There are over 100 parties across the globe.
In Ohio, they're wearing Darwin beards, and do 24-hour readings of the The Origin of Species. In North Dakota, you can hang out with a life-sized cutout of the guy. In Portugal, you can even go speed dating with evolutionary biologists.
But one guy who hasn't RSVP to the parties, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who was asked if he believed in evolution.
After showing a video of Walker declaring in London he would “punt” on a question about evolution, Sharpton continued:
SHARPTON: So the new GOP star, the guy Rush Limbaugh is gushing over, can't answer a question on evolution? He tried to clarify it. Quote "both science and my faith dictate my belief that we are created by God. I believe faith and science are compatible and go hand in hand."
But 98 percent of scientists believe that humans evolved over time. There's a growing problem with the GOP and science. We all know about this image, the evolution of man, but there's the evolution of the GOP, it looks like it hasn`t evolved on policy issues from healthcare to women's rights to economic fairness to immigration. The world is changing. It's about time the GOP starts evolves, and a good way we could start -- answering simple questions on evolution. They shouldn't need this fake vest, or be in the fake Galapagos islands to do it.
So the Tawana Brawley Hoax denier is going to mock someone else as a denier? He pitched a softball to Milbank:
SHARPTON: Dana, Scott Walker has been kind of the flavor of the week lately in the GOP, but if you can`t answer a question on how he feels about evolution, how can he survive a presidential primary?
MILBANK: Yes, I wonder about that, Reverend. And what is it about every time a Republican goes over to London, they wander down some blind alley and end up in the 19th century. So just a week ago yet Chris Christie disparaging vaccination when he was over in Britain, and now you have this on evolution.
I would say that the -- at the rate that Republicans are evolving right now, I think you'll see a blue hydrangea evolve into a bald eagle before you see this party evolve into a modern political party.
What happens to Republican politicians in London is they wander down an alley and grant an interview to a blindly left-wing journalist trying to create "Mitt the Twit" coverage.