So, where are all the secularists yelling at Barack Obama for giving the same answer Marco Rubio did on the age of the universe? #cowardice—
Moe Lane (@moelane) November 21, 2012
Huh. It seems that President Obama agrees with Senator Rubio (R-Fla.).
So, just to clarify, Obama's refusal to reject creationism is okay because he's… smart? And Rubio's isn't because he's a Republican? Cool.—
McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) November 21, 2012
Y’all just don’t get Obama’s nuance-y nuance! Ah, double standards. You see, recently, Senator Rubio was interviewed by GQ magazine and they asked him “how old do you think the earth is?” Gee, wonder why they asked him that? Here is Rubio’s response:
GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.
Of course, that was cause for outrageous outrage and mocking by the Left, including the lapdogs in the media.
Anyone having a fit over Rubio saying he's not a scientist & doesn't know earth's exact age is an IDIOT or liberal hack therightsphere.com/2012/11/marco-…—
Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) November 19, 2012
I really don't think Marco Rubio's political career would've been damaged if he said the Earth is "about 4 billion years old."—
Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) November 19, 2012
What’s that? Oh, President Obama said the same thing.
Senator, if one of your daughters asked you—and maybe they already have—“Daddy, did god really create the world in 6 days?,” what would you say?
A: What I’ve said to them is that I believe that God created the universe and that the six days in the Bible may not be six days as we understand it … it may not be 24-hour days, and that’s what I believe. I know there’s always a debate between those who read the Bible literally and those who don’t, and I think it’s a legitimate debate within the Christian community of which I’m a part. My belief is that the story that the Bible tells about God creating this magnificent Earth on which we live—that is essentially true, that is fundamentally true. Now, whether it happened exactly as we might understand it reading the text of the Bible: That, I don’t presume to know.
But … but, that’s not the same! Because, shut up. Also, historic and stuff. Twitter users rightly call out this disgraceful, yet predictable, double standard. What about his gaaaaafes?!?
Sent out Slate link last night in which Obama '08 was asked Earth creation question, just like Rubio; totally dodged it, just like Rubio…—
Byron York (@ByronYork) November 21, 2012
Heh. Another great mystery!
Obama has yet to “evolve,” huh?
These Twitter users bring it all home.
Stop with the pesky truth, Twitter users!