In the Republican Party, THE STUPID runs deep . . . very, very deep.

A Tennessee state senator suggested that colleges and universities should be abolished altogether, according to News Channel 5 on Monday, because they have become a “liberal breeding ground.”

State Sen. Kerry Roberts, who represents Springfield, initially made the remarks on a talk radio show on September 2, while discussing GOP efforts to ban abortion in Tennessee, a measure he supports.

Roberts turned his ire on an activist who spoke in favor of abortion rights, stating that the woman’s position was a “product of higher education,” and that the “liberal breeding ground” of colleges and universities should be eliminated “to save America.”