Will GOP Replace Obamacare with Bloodletting?

Now that many angry Americans have expressed their rage with the dismal state of the economy by giving control of the House to those who created the economic mess in the first place, what sort of medieval science is in store for us?

Sahil Kapur, writing for Rawstory, gives us a clue:

Fresh off a dramatic victory in which it retook the House leadership, the Republican Party intends to hold major hearings probing the supposed “scientific fraud” behind global warming.

The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder related the news in a little-noticed article Wednesday morning.

The effort is a likely attempt to out-step the White House on energy policy moving forward. Legislation on energy and climate change reform, one of President Barack Obama campaign promises, has yet to materialize, though Obama’s EPA recently classified carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

Holding hearings would please the Republicans’ conservative base, which increasingly doubts the scientific basis for global warming — especially human-induced global warming — and provide a reflection of the new GOP’s tenor.

Ron Brownstein of the National Journal reported last week that in Tuesday’s midterm election, “virtually all of the serious 2010 GOP challengers” have denied that there is scientific evidence that global warming is even happening.

“The GOP is stampeding toward an absolutist rejection of climate science that appears unmatched among major political parties around the globe, even conservative ones,” Brownstein wrote.

What’s next?

Will the GOP try to replace “Obamacare” with bloodletting?

Here, Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber (Steve Martin), gives us a clue about what may be in store for us:

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