Speaking at the University of Chicago on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney argued that young people should embrace the Republican Party, because his party is willing to attack Social Security and Medicare, even though it denies the existential threat of fossil fuel pollution. “I don’t see how a young American can vote for a Democrat,”
I don’t see how a young American can vote for, well, can vote for a Democrat. Ha ha. I apologize for being so offensive for saying that but I catch your attention but I mean that. In the humor there’s some truth there. And I say this for this reason. That party is focused on providing more and more benefits to my generation and amounting trillion-dollar deficits my generation will never pay for.
Man-made climate change, now painted as a “pseudo-religion” by the Republican Party, is one of the greatest threats to prosperity for young Americans. The accumulation of carbon pollution from unlimited fossil fuel burning represents a generational debt of almost inconceivable proportions.
When he was governor of Massachusetts nine years ago, Romney supported limits on coal-plant pollution, saying he wouldn’t support “jobs that kill people.” Now, like the rest of the Republican Party, he has embraced the fossil-driven anti-science ideology of the Koch brothers and Sarah Palin, questioning climate science and pushing a drill-baby-drill agenda.
Without any apparent sense of irony, Romney concluded that the Republican Party is dedicated to preserving “this extraordinary unique nation” from threats that include a “lack of a willingness to deal with the challenges we have.”