The truth is they mostly deserve ridicule. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) finally takes them down a notch. He doesn't debate, he tells it like it is. The "science" that's being presented is laughable, and Rep. Markey tells it like it is. Enjoy! It's a rare moment of sanity in Washington.
Watch the expression of the woman behind him as she tries to maintain her composure.
Lest anyone think I'm just as anti-science by trying to suppress debate, I'm not. I believe there's still lots of room for debate on the question of global warming. There is little room left for debate that global warming is happening and that it's caused by human activities. But there are good scientists who are still debating how much it will affect us. The rate of sea-level rise, the rate and consequences of rising temperatures and many other effects are still important questions. What I object to is how business and politics have created a well-funded campaign and fooled a lot of regular people (like the majority of the Tea Party) into taking their side. They are trying to subvert science to further their business and political goals.