More Backpedaling by Climate Denial Candidates: Rick Santorum “It’s Real – Do Nothing”.

January 26, 2015

In the Looking Glass world of climate denial politics, this is what progress looks like.  Recently, several leading contenders for the Republican nomination for president have begun to pry themselves loose from the grasp of anti-science elements that have dominated that party’s processes for the last 4 years.

Conventional wisdom has moved to “it’s real, we’re causing it, we need to do something” – and even the far right wing has to recognize the reality of the science, and moreover, the wider public recognition of that fact.  We’re watching them begin to twist themselves through a very narrow passage between shameless pandering and acknowledging painful reality.
In doing so, they reinforce the mainstream science, and make themselves look even more out of touch.
(apologies, muddy video midway thru is in the original upload from Mediaite)

4 Responses to “More Backpedaling by Climate Denial Candidates: Rick Santorum “It’s Real – Do Nothing”.”

  1. uknowispeaksense Says:

    There are no epiphanies in politics when it comes to climate science, just epiphanies that political expediency requires politicians to acknowledge the undeniable. If there were enough votes in promoting that the Earth is hollow, these idiots would do it.

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    The WashPost has the latest count of Repugnant presidential wannabees at 25 and rising—-we still haven’t heard from Moon Man Newt or Herman Cain, although Sarah Palin and Haley Barbour have now said they are definitely interested in running. We are in for a real treat as we watch them all tap dance around the topic of AGW for the next year and a half. Many are going to sink in the swamp as they try to walk that line between “shameless pandering and acknowledging painful reality”.

    Santorum looks and sounds like a real idiot in this clip, and likely won’t last as long as he did in the 2012 primaries. Since he he is so wrapped up in god (catholic version), maybe Pope Francis will threaten him with excommunication and order him not to run for the good of the U.S. and the world. We can hope.

  3. skeptictmac57 Says:

    Can you imagine what our world would look like if every time a man made or natural disaster such as an earthquake, tsunami, major fire, bombing, etc. occurred, that every responder to the crisis showed up, looked at the massive ruin, trapped bodies, stench, and faced with the enormity of the challenge, just declared:
    “I can’t fix this, it’s impossible! How can I be expected to do anything. I’m going back home now”
    Rick Santorum and the other disingenuous weasels who keep trying to pass the buck need to wake up and realize that the U.S. has been one of the top contributors to the AGW crisis, and we have to lead in the solutions to the problem. We cannot wait for others to dig in and start clearing the rubble. It’s all hands on deck now.
    No excuses!

  4. redskylite Says:

    “‘I’m not a scientist’ won’t be a winner in the presidential field,” Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said of the now common response Republican lawmakers and candidates offer when asked about climate change.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/27/us-usa-politics-climatechange-insight-idUSKBN0L00D620150127


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