It’s easy to make fun of Florida Republican Jeff Miller. He deserves to be mocked, for declaring that humans couldn’t possibly have contributed to climate change, because of dinosaurs. On TV today, Miller, the U.S. Representative for Florida’s first congressional district, said that if climate change was caused by humans, “Then why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Were there men that were causing — were there cars running around at that point, that were causing global warming?”
So, yes, let’s make fun of Jeff Miller. He’s an idiot, and he has no place in Congress.
As we do so, however, let’s share some shaming for the Florida Democratic Party. The Florida Democrats chose not to put their support behind any serious candidate to challenge Jeff Miller this year. The only Democratic candidate for Congress in the district is Jim Bryan, who has already run for Congress before, and performed very poorly. Jim Bryan isn’t getting any measurable support from the Florida Democrats, and doesn’t appear to be putting in much of an effort to his campaign. He hasn’t even got a Facebook page created to spread the word about his candidacy.
The filing deadline for Democrats to challenge Jeff Miller passed a month ago.
So, while it’s terrible that the first congressional district of Florida is represented by an imbecile who can’t quite work out how it’s possible for any animal to have gone extinct before the evolution of human beings and for massive pollution from human beings to be causing climate change, he’s not the only one to blame. When the Florida Democratic Party decides to allow Jeff Miller to coast to re-election, it shares in the shame.