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Glenn Beck claims supporters of cap-and-trade are either dumb, ‘greedy,’ ‘wicked’ or ‘treasonous.’

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glennbeckgasfoxOn his radio show today, global warming denier Glenn Beck played an audio clip of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine speaking favorably of cap-and-trade, but saying it would be “difficult” to do it in Virginia alone. “This is something that is much better done, either on a very huge regional basis or a national basis,” said Kaine. Kaine’s comments caused Beck to accuse cap-and-trade supporters of being “the dumbest people to ever walk the face of the Earth,” “greedy,” “wicked” and even “treasonous“:

BECK: And these people know it. They are either the dumbest people to ever walk the face of the Earth, which I think some of them are. They are just greedy and just want their own power and their own control, which I think some of them are. Or, they believe in a different system other than the Republic, which I think some of them do. They are, they have exposed themselves as incompetent. They have exposed themselves as wicked. They have exposed themselves, quite honestly I think, as treasonous. I think some of them are treasonous. They have exposed themselves. Now the question is are there enough people in America still that believes in liberty and freedom and the Constitution?

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BECK: If we have the audio from WRVA, this is the governor of Virginia on the phone, either doing a, you know, ask the governor kind of thing. And he’s on and they’re talking about cap and trade and they’ve got a guy who is for cap and trade in the audience on the phone. Listen to this exchange.

JOE: This is Joe.

KAINE: Hey Joe.

JOE: Oh, sorry, I’m a little nervous. Governor, thank you for your work. I applaud it. I think you’re doing a good job. I appreciate your support for cap and trade and universal health care.

KAINE: Absolutely Joe.

JOE: And my question is if federal government fails, will you please try to implement a version of cap and trade and universal health care in Virginia. Will you do that? Can you do that for us?

KAINE: Well, yeah Joe, let me take them both.

HOST: Conservatives, by the way at this point, fasten your seatbelts. Go ahead sir.

KAINE: Yeah, it would, it would be difficult for me to do either cap and trade or universal health care as governor if the feds don’t do it. I mean, I do think we’ve got to have a cap and trade or equivalent system to start to control carbon emissions. And we have to do it in a way that, you know, deals with our environmental challenges, doesn’t overly cripple industry, but that also is a strong enough leadership step so that there’s a meeting of world nations at Copenhagen in December. We really need India and China to do it too. You know, we don’t want to do it — they need to do that because they’re such growing economies. They won’t do it if we don’t.

HOST: Well, they won’t do it period, but that aside.

KAINE: Well, I think, I think that there’s a good chance that they will. Actually, there’s some good things that China’s doing that’s ahead of us on this right now.

BECK: What kind of, where is, what planet is he on?

KAINE: But they’re growing economies at a pace where they have their own challenges, but if we do not walk into Copenhagen in a leadership position, they’re going to not do anything either.

BECK: Right, because we don’t have challenges.

KAINE: So, I think we do need to move. But cap and trade program just in one state, frankly, I do not think is that workable.

HOST: Well, if Virginia were the only, let’s say for the sake of argument, that Virginia were the only state to do something like that, we wouldn’t become the most business friendly state anymore.

KAINE: Yeah.

HOST: They’d be, there’d be, manufacturers in particular.

BECK: He agrees.

HOST: They wouldn’t be looking at Virginia, would they?

KAINE: Right. This is something that is much better done, either on a very huge regional basis or a national basis. That doesn’t mean…

BECK: Ok. Stop. Ok, stop looking at our country as anything, but what are they trying to do? We are in a global economy, right? That’s all they ever say. We’re in a global economy. Then our country is like a state. And the world is like our country. You can’t do this. If you think that China is going to do this because we’re leading, they’re going to laugh at us. No, actually, they’re going to be pissed at us because we’re not going to be able to afford our debt. You think India, they don’t want to live — have you seen the river over there, I mean it’s like sacred, no it’s not it’s full of poop and stuff. I mean nobody wants, you think they want to live like that? No. Men want to pull themselves out of the muck and if they can do it, they’ll do it. You’re not going to go and cap and trade. It’s suicide. If doing it in just Virginia makes it so unfriendly to business then why would we be doing it in the U.S.? I mean, doesn’t that make the U.S. unfriendly in business? Yes! Yes, yes, yes.

And these people know it. They are either the dumbest people to ever walk the face of the Earth, which I think some of them are. They are just greedy and just want their own power and their own control, which I think some of them are. Or, they believe in a different system other than the Republic, which I think some of them do. They are, they have exposed themselves as incompetent. They have exposed themselves as wicked. They have exposed themselves, quite honestly I think, as treasonous. I think some of them are treasonous. They have exposed themselves. Now the question is are there enough people in America still that believes in liberty and freedom and the Constitution?

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