Divine precipitation

DIVINE PRECIPITATION…. Remember, as far as most of the Republican establishment is concerned, disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is the ultimate “ideas man,” if not a bona fide “visionary.” National Journal recently asked Republican insiders to name “the most creative thinker” in the GOP. Gingrich was easily the biggest vote getter.

If ol’ Newt is the intellectual Republican powerhouse, the GOP has cause for concern.

Newt Gingrich became the latest to play the ridiculous “it’s snowing so global warming must be a hoax” card. Gingrich took to Twitter — where he’s been schooled before — on Saturday morning to share a few thoughts about the storm:

newtgingrich As callista and i watched what dc weather says will be 12 to 22 inches of snow i wondered if God was sending a message about copenhagen

Got that? A snowstorm along the East coast in December was, according to the former Speaker, a divine signal about international efforts to combat climate change. Seriously.

Other far-right voices, meanwhile, were convinced that the storm was evidence of divine opposition to health care reform.

Just so we’re clear, in the 21st century, prominent conservative voices are exploring the hidden messages from God in winter storms.

Great.