Following the Gabby Giffords shooting, in a speech in Tucson, Barack Obama called for “an end to pointing fingers and assigning blame.” He challenged us to “use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations.”
It’s hard to believe that Obama spoke these words little more than two years ago:
“At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized; at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”
Shortly after that speech, while on a Hispanic radio station, Obama admonished Latinos to “punish our enemies.” He stood at the Mexican border and ridiculed Republicans, saying: “Maybe they’ll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat.” Yeah, so much for “civil discourse,” Mr. President.
Speaking of civil discourse, Team Obama sent out its umpteen-thousandth “urgent” fundraising email to supporters this week – in which,
global warming climate change skeptics are ridiculed as “flat-earthers.” Here’s the email – with bracketed commentary, of course:
Just this week, President Obama announced his comprehensive plan to tackle climate change. And guess what? The climate-change deniers are already out in full force.
It’s astounding to me that in 2013 there are still people who claim that climate change isn’t real – a viewpoint with no basis in scientific fact.
[You mean people like these guys? Global temperatures haven’t risen for the last 20 years. Or maybe these guys? United Nations has overestimated 20 years of global warming. Funny, I could've sworn they were scientists. Even the one from NASA.]
But because these people have the backing of powerful special interests, they’ve been able to control much of the conversation in Washington and halt progress on these critical issues.
[Ever notice how Democrats rail against "special interests" when it comes to Republican causes, - but always seem to forget the likes of George Soros, MoveOn, and Big Labor?]
And while I hate to say it - if we don’t act quickly to support the President, they might win again.
[No, you don’t “hate to say it” – you say it every time. Is it just me, or does the same hilarious “if we don’t act quickly” line end up in every one of these “urgent” emails begging for money?
Will you stand up to climate-change deniers and stand with President Obama?
[Um, no. I think I'll stand up with the deniers, but thanks for asking.]
Under the President’s plan, we have a real chance to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create a more sustainable future for our children, and our children’s children. But it won’t happen if we don’t act.
[Let's see: Al Gore
lied stole made hundreds of millions of dollars from companies selling "carbon offsets," as I recall. And, Obama has flushed over $1 billion in taxpayer money down the "green" toilet. Anyway, my children, their children and their children will sustain themselves just fine.]
I can guarantee you that this will be a big fight – many Republicans will deny science and claim that “those liberals” are making it up.
[No, many Republicans (and Democrats alike) will point to respected studies by respected scientists who blow this political charade out of the water, Patrick. And, yes, it will be a "big fight." Not only do a strong majority of Americans rate
global warming climate change way down the priority-totem pole; most them see Obama - and it - for what it is: simply another pivot away from the scandals, jobs, the economy and Barack Obama's complete lack of leadership.]
But you, me, and 97% of scientists know better.
Climate change is real and we have to act now before it’s too late.
[Uh-huh. You DO realize that liberals - including TIME Magazine - warned us about "global cooling" - I believe TIME referred to it as "The Coming Ice Age" more than 30 years ago, right?]
As the President said, “we don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society.”
[I'm pretty sure "flat-earthers" are way too stupid to understand Barack Obama, anyway.]
Stand up and fight today: http://my.democrats.org/Climate-Change.
[No thanks, but please pass along my regards to the president. And, please wish him well in his continuing effort to "heal the planets" and "slow the oceans rise," if you would be so kind.]
Hey – no problem, Patrick; thank you. These urgent emails begging for money are always great material for blog posts.
Categories: Climate Change