Talking About Climate Change Is Political Suicide
Posted by Tory Aardvark
The Democrats are holding their national convention in Charlotte, NC and working hard to get Barack Obama elected for a second term as US President.
Back in 2008 Obama’s Green credentials were impeccable, a man for whom the “science” of climate change was forever settled, Obama was perceived by the watermelons as the man who would help force their Green agenda on the world.
As the race for the Presidency hots up you would expect Big Green policies and fear stories to be a big part of the whole shebang, yet, as a reporter for ecomentalist NGO Grist has found out, Climate Change is most definitely not on the agenda for Obama:
Michelle Obama, Julián Castro, Deval Patrick, and other headliners on the convention’s opening night had the audience and the pundits swooning. But none of the major speakers made even a passing reference to climate change or other green issues. The one prime-time speaker who mentioned environmental protection was Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a one-time Republican gone rogue.
I hit up some delegates for their insights on the omission, starting with a Houstonian next to me in the nosebleed section of the Time Warner Cable Arena. Had she heard any commentary on climate and energy? Had I missed something? She looked at me blankly. “No,” she said. “I think that’s scheduled for another night.”
Scheduled for another night, that is a big No then.
An environmental lawyer from Oklahoma City told me, “Nobody’s talking about the environment because it’s political suicide. Voters want jobs, and after Solyndra, you just can’t convince voters that cleantech will do anything but lose them.”
That is one of the big problems facing the Greens, ordinary people are becoming smarter and the Greenwash about millions of jobs and a prosperous zero carbon economy is never going to happen because the whole house of cards is based on that traditional socialist crusade, wealth redistribution, rather than wealth creation.
Wind and Solar can only survive because of subsides paid for by increases in consumer’s energy bills, any growth in the Green economy has been caused by subsidy, not by real economic growth and profitability, thus it is just another wealth redistribution scheme.
I sought the opinion of a hippie-looking woman a few rows down from me, who was carrying her sleeping infant in a sling. “Climate change is my No. 1 issue,” she said, “but I don’t begrudge Obama for burying it right now. It’s the only way he can get reelected.”
A favourite Green tactic is the rigged opinion poll, that’s the one where the question is carefully posed to elicit the required answer, these polls always show that the it is only a fringe minority that do not believe their settled science.
Well if this were really true then surely Climate Change would be a real vote winner and burying all mention of it would be political suicide.
About Tory AardvarkClimate Realist, Conservative and proud NRA member. I don't buy into the Man Made Global Warming Scam, science is never settled. http://toryaardvark.com @ToryAardvark on Twitter ToryAardvark on Facebook
Posted on September 5, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Environmental Holocaust, Green Lies, Junk Science, Social Engineering, Wealth Redistribution and tagged Barack Hussein Obama, Solyndra. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.