Above: Actual image of Wyoming Republican Taylor Hayes
That’s it – Republicans are officially the villains from James Cameron’s Avatar.
In Avatar, the corporate bad guys were willing to destroy the environment and thousands of lives just to get the rare metal in Pandora’s core. In real life, Wyoming Republican Taylor Hayes, who is currently running for governor, wants to open Yellowstone park to drilling at the risk of activating the supervolcano inside the park.
It’s clear that Republicans no longer respect the symbols of America – the Statue of Liberty and now Old Faithful. But this is more than disrespecting an American landmark. Yellowstone Park is home to a massive caldera which, if it exploded, would cover the entire United States in ash. Fracking in Yellowstone could cause the magma to expand and explode, potentially killing millions.
Is this what Republicans are willing to do just to get a little extra energy? These people have gone from crazy to outright super villain levels of homicidal.