Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Politics ain't bean bag, and I've seen some low-down dirty dog maneuvers, but this one is tough to beat:
Former Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday praised GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his acknowledgement of global climate change.
Gore, who has championed climate issues since losing the 2000 presidential race, posted a note on his blog that praised Romney for being consistent on his position that humans have contributed to rising global temperatures.
How's Mitt going to recover from a blow like that?
Mitt triangulated his position on AGW so he could flip-flop as necessary. Mitt says he believes that the Earth is getting warmer and that man is a cause. But he says we have to work with other nations to bring down our CO2 emissions.
That's what his Voter Outreach Monte Carlo Simulator told him to say.
But this just got announced:
“What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth – far from facing a global warming problem – is actually headed into a mini Ice Age.”
AGW is hogwash. It’s right up there with Scientology as faith-based preposterous. Al Gore = L. Ron Hubbard. L. Ron started Scientology to win a bar bet that starting a new religion was the easiest way to scam money. Al wants to do him better.
At least Al is no longer for ethanol.
I'd like to know what policy proposals people (on the Left and the Right) think Mitt Romney embraces with regards to "climate change". Has he embraced "Cap and Trade"? No. Has he said no to drilling for oil or mining for coal? No. Has he embraced alternative energy sources? Who hasn't?
Has he said that humanity is the primary cause for catastrophic global climate change, or even stated that it exists? Hell no. All he said, originally and at the town hall, was that it's gotten hotter and that human pollution may have contributed to it. Climate change has been a fact on this planet for eons. Has pollution made it worse? Who knows? Is it going to spell the end of mankind? I doubt it, and so does Romney. The science certainly isn't settled. But humans do pollute, and we do need to stop polluting. That's all he said.
"That's all he said"
That's part of my point. All I know of Mitt's Energy positions is that he said that he's For Ethanol. And he said that before he retreated from Iowa. Mitt's too smart a guy not to be able to see Hard Truths about Energy from multiple perspectives. And other things. But then he’ll say what he thinks he needs to say to position himself to get elected.
Gore striking a blow? But the joke is fun, for no one pays any attention to the Nobel Winner anymore. Why don't we hear more about his divorce these days?
In terms of Gore trying to exploit Romney's comments, this is a given - Gore has no clue about anything, and will try to adopt anything to further himself. But Romney's commentary in NH, to be truly fair, is hardly what Gore desperately seeks.
* Here is a stunner for the fashionable embrace on Our side, Sarah Palin actually built a "Climate Panel" in Alaska during her two years as Governor? Sarah toys with the concept the Planet is warming by enlarging Government, and it isn't considered more severe than one politician in NH like Romney expressing some concerns rhetorically, without advocating any potential Government intervention?
Romney's statement is simple, he believes the Planet is warming slightly (quite accurate) and human beings have some influence in the matter (quite possible). Wow - the fashionable seeking to dehumanize Romney on Our side jump on it. All the fad - fan fare is actually beginning to work in Romney's favor, as being opposed by the likes who gave us a debacle in Delaware.
Ironically, John McCain once claimed he could "see" the affects of Global Warming after taking a helicopter ride with Hillary Clinton in Alaska. So far, Romney is a far cry from the Cap and Trade Tax schemes offered by John McCain which resembled the disastrous Democratic Party. The Maverick Ticket's appeasement of the likes of Gore was astonishing, and regretfully Sarah Palin embraced it by eagerly joining the Maverick Campaign.
Those desperate to take Romney and others out, who recently hyped TRUMP as their savior have to do far better. It is even more silly to see them try to use Gore.
* The Maverick Ticket already offered THE most appeasing nonsense for the Democratic Party - and the symbol of this fashion, the Hockey Mom, fully embraced the Maverick Platform.
This election will be determined by the sincere economic concerns, debasing someone like Romney - making him the enemy, when he is considered a FREE Market hero of sorts, is utterly foolish. Any proven CEO with his Private Sector record, capable, sound, serious, etc., is an absolute benefit to have on Our side.
I think Mr. Stephen Monteith said it so very well.
A dose of sanity in the face of enormous fashion which is crushing it's own credibility.
One can see the bias and bigotry of the Democrats, who vilify Mrs. Palin, the Bush Family, the Gipper, etc.
But now we have Our own side jumping to dehumanize those they deem unacceptable, mostly based on image, revealing the same amount of hate and hostility. It is ugly, and is hardly conservative. It isn't even fair.
Reminds one of the insanity of some who called GW Bush a 'traitor' after 2004. Totally insane.