About Damn Time. Obama calls out GOP Climate Deniers.

April 21, 2011

Talking Points Memo:

At a fundraiser in San Francisco Wednesday evening, President Obama took direct, and unusually blunt, aim at a faction in the U.S. Congress that played a major role in upending his plan to pass sweeping clean energy and climate change legislation.

“There are climate change deniers in Congress and when the economy gets tough, sometimes environmental issues drop from people’s radar screens,” Obama told about 200 guests at the Pacific Heights residence of internet billionaire Marc Benioff, according to an official transcript. “But I don’t think there’s any doubt that unless we are able to move forward in a serious way on clean energy that we’re putting our children and our grandchildren at risk. So that’s not yet done.”

Left unsaid here is that those climate change deniers are all Republicans.

What used to be the Party of Lincoln has left the reality rails, and become the party of functionally illiterate boobs, as approximately the same percentage who deny climate change, also deny that Obama was born in America.

It would be an interesting survey to find out how many of those also believe that Saddam attacked us, that the WMD are still out there, and that George Bush is an unappreciated genius.

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4 Responses to “About Damn Time. Obama calls out GOP Climate Deniers.”

  1. pendantry Says:

    It’s progress, of a sort. However, I note that he’s still referring to ‘children and grandchildren’. Never mind them — we need action for us, dammit!


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