Two People Who Make America Look Like A Joke
At the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, former President Bill Clinton blasted the GOP for supporting climate science denial. As Brad Johnson of TP Green reports, Clinton was asked about what Americans can do to fight climate change and replied:
The best thing you could do is make it politically unacceptable to engage in denial. We look like a joke. You can’t win the nomination of one of our parties if you accept the science. It’s really tragic. We need the debate between people who are a little bit to the left and a little bit to the right what’s the best way to solve the climate crisis. We can’t have this conversation because we’ve got to deny it?
Speaking of people who can’t win the nomination of their party, Jon Huntsman called Rick Perry out by name on his climate denial. Huntsman told Bloomberg’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” that “I think on science he’s out of the mainstream”
Here’s the video:
“If you’re going to run from climate science, if you’re going to run from other mainstream scientific principles, evolution among them, I think you’re suggesting to a whole lot of people out there that you’re out of the mainstream…. Rick has been outspoken in that regard. I think on science he’s out of the mainstream.”
Perry is so far out of the mainstream that’s he’s not in the water at all.
Heck, given the once-in-a-multi-century drought Texas is experiencing, we even have a visual depiction of just how far out of the main stream Perry is:
The remains of several alligator gars are seen along the dried out bed of O.C. Fisher Lake Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, in San Angelo, Texas. A bacteria called Chromatiaceae has turned the 1-to-2 acres of lake water remaining the color red. A combination of the long periods of 100 plus degree days and the lack of rain in the drought-stricken region has dried up the lake that once spanned over 5400 acres. AP Photo.