Saturday, June 4, 2011

NEW! Mitt Romney 2012 - Now with Global Warming!

Reuters: (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change.
"I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.
"It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors." [MORE]
Yesterday, a commenter here berated me for panning Mitt Romney and said I did not know enough of Romney's record to be making such harsh statements about him. Well, my advice to that commenter is to watch this video over and over again until you finally understand that a President Romney might as well be Obama's second term.

I know this sounds harsh, but it is true. Romney, like so many of these weak, effete, mealymouthed RINOs, simply buy into the latest progressive Marxist BS and then try to put a right wing pin on it and call it conservatism. Enough! I am too through with such nonsense.

I think it is time for true conservatives to loudly and clearly tells these useless RINO candidates to go home. Ann Barnhardt is already on board with that idea.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: Reuters
Video h/t: Hot Air


The Vineyard said...

So from what I read (and I could be wrong) Romney believes the science behind the idea that some things are contributing to global warming/climate change/whatever but he sees no sense in making a huge deal about it, knowing that countries like China & Brazil will keep polluting.

From the article, it is vague to tell, but it sounds like perhaps instead of forcing us to drive electric cars he supports government investment in alternative energy.

I have mixed feelings on government grants for research. I think, those type of grants have their place. Ideally we'd like companies to make a go but if such technology doesn't produce a timely profit, by necessity it will be abandoned. So in some cases, in order to get the technology, it might be necessary to invest in it as a people. I think the internet is a good example. It started out as a government tool in a few Universities and gov. agencies. Then as it became more developed in the 90s, the Fed gov. got out and let the ISPs take over.

Back to Romney, in the end, I do believe, he will represent his constituency. I believe he did that in taking on Romneycare for Mass. Perhaps he is more libertarian on the social issues or perhaps he believes as the article states, that those decisions on issues such as abortion need to "be returned to the state juridiction." I don't know.

But it sounds like he is very willing to concede a lot of power back to the states. And if he does, that is the only way, we'll be able to take this country back. State by state. The people have much power at the State level. As it stand right now, we have virtually no power or influence over the Fed. government.

RightKlik said...


Mitt has already done enough to advance the objectives of the radical left. It's time to push the pendulum in the opposite direction. Mitt is not the best man for that job.

Clifton B said...

The Vineyard:

I am far less optimistic about Romney. From his record, I get the impression that he is susceptible to bogus progressive arguments. Once a Republican starts believing in any of that clap trap they are on the road to ruin.

Climate change (Globe-bull Warming) is NOT science fact. Instead it is only (at best) a theory held by a consensus of scientists. Gravity for example is scientific fact. Because experiments exists that can prove it over and over and over again. Man caused Climate Change on the other hand has no experiments that can be proven over and over again. Some scientists conclude one thing and some scientists conclude another.

Any politician who would even consider creating policy based on an unproven scientific theory is pretty much a damn fool. Given that suggested prescriptions for fighting climate change all have to do with curtailing various individual freedom, any politician willing to go along with this nonsense is pretty much unacceptable in my book.

The Conservative Lady said...

Romney isn't the guy for the job and with any luck, he won't make it through the primaries. It's very disheartening to hear the GOP candidate leading in the polls speak this way. RomneyCare, ethanol subsidies and now global warming. The GOP establishment had better start thinking twice about backing this guy.

Clifton B said...


The truly sad part is the GOP establishment could not care less if we win or lose in 2012, so long as they stay in power. This is why they are so dead set against outsiders like Palin, Cain or Bachmann.

Those three are true believers and are not the least bit interesting in Party Politics.

The Vineyard said...

@ Clifton I did not say global warming was a scientific fact. I'm not even saying I agree with Romney's assessment.

Both in public and private life, scientific theory is used all the time. There'd be no Intel Core processor without relying on the THEORY of Quantum Mechanics.

With that said, I am not so naieve as to believe that all science is good science or that politicians don't ever use bad science to promote their agendas.

However, I honestly do not believe Mitt is using his belief in global warming for some sort of agenda. He isn't promising AmTrac lines everywhere. He isn't trying to get the entire Federal fleet to be electric. He opposes cap & trade. But what he did say is he likes the idea of getting off foreign oil and doing our own thing. Energy independence doesn't have to be oil only. He shot off many options we could explore. He even listed the big liberal no-no of (gasp) nuclear power in that article.

@ Rightclick, I don't see Mitt in the same camp as Obama, Romneycare and all. I'm sure I'll get heat for that statement.

Anonymous said...

That was Great !
If people want a shorter message from Anne, just listen to this from 10:00 to the end. She is dead on about "Willard".
I didn't know the RNC made any kind of deal with Romney in 2008. How did Anne discover that ?...or am I just behind.
I liked that comment at the end about "The sun just might rise in the West."
I think Anne likes Allen West, also.

SB Smith

Fuzzy Slippers said...

You are spot-on in stating that a Romney presidency might as well be a second BO term. They've got the exact same ideology, and yes, it's Marxist.

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