Everyone knows that Republicans can’t do math, or economics, or science (“We don’t need no education.“)

So banning math textbooks because they allegedly contain Critical Race Theory (CRT) – just what in the hell is Gov. Ron “DeathSantis” even talking about? – is not a good idea. Republicans are in desperate need of remedial basic math education.


Huffington Post reports, GOP Lawmaker’s Basic Numbers Gaffe Reignites Mockery Of Math Book Bans:

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) raised eyebrows on Tuesday when she tweeted a dramatic exaggeration of the immigration situation on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 1,000,000,000 migrants at our southern border in just 6 months,” she wrote on Twitter. “President Biden’s open border policies are fueling this crisis!”

Read that again carefully, class. January 6 insurrectionist Debbie Lesko says one billion migrants were apprehended at our southern border in just 6 months. I’m sure that in her her mind she even said it just like Dr. Evil.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics, between October and March, just over one million migrants were apprehended or expelled at the southern border.

You know, like one thousand times less than one billion.

Lesko’s post stayed up more than five hours before it was deleted.

Lesko’s erroneous tweet appeared in the wake of news that the state of Florida, led by GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, has banned dozens of proposed math textbooks because they supposedly reference critical race theory and other “prohibited topics.”

Commentators concluded that banning math materials might not be the best idea:


For her part, Dumbed-Down Debbie certainly has got the GQP’s anti-immigrant hysteria “white fright” demagoguery down pat. It is all that these white Christian Nationalists in the modern-day anti-immigrant Know Nothing Party do know. Their blind hatred defines them.