I sometimes wonder if New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) actually wants to be President. I mean, seriously, does the man actually want to be nominated to represent the GOP in the 2016 race for the White House? If he does, he has a very weird way of expressing that desire.
Governor Christie was in New Hampshire this past week when he decided to make it even harder for himself to win the GOP nomination.
“I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable,” Christie said at a Keene, N.H., event, according to MSNBC. “And I do think human activity contributes to it.”
Liberal billionaire and chief priest in the church of Climatology, Tom Steyer, was happy to hear that Governor Christie had converted and was now firmly ensconced in the Global Warming hysteria movement. A group Steyer leads called NextGen Climate had this to say about the Governor’s statement on Global Warming.
“We hope to see Gov. Christie lay out his specific plans to address this critical issue soon. By standing up and providing strong solutions to reduce carbon pollution, our leaders ensure we not only mitigate the impacts of climate change, but also strengthen our economy and create good-paying jobs across the country.”
Governor Christie’s statement coincides well with a statement President Obama made just a day earlier at a Democrat fundraiser in Portland, Oregon. The President was speaking on Global Warming and took the opportunity to mock the GOP’s leading climate change denier, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), for his disbelief.
“We’re going to have to tackle climate change. We’ve got some folks in the center right now who think because we get a snowy day, they bring in snowballs into the chambers and think that’s science,” he quipped as the audience laughed. “I’m not a scientist, but I know a lot of scientists. I can understand science. And what the science says is that our planet is warming in such a way that it is going to increase drought, and it is going to increase wildfires, and it is going to displace millions of people around this planet, and increase the severity of floods and hurricanes, and it will cost lives and it will cost our way of life, and it could affect the incredible natural bounty that Oregon represents. And that’s not the kind of America I want to pass on to our kids and our grand kids.”
That’s why we’re taking actions through the EPA to make sure that we cut carbon pollution that’s produced from power plants. It’s the right thing do.”
Obama promised “there are jobs to be had for those countries that are first to figure out how to harness the power of the sun and the wind, and store it properly and distribute it properly.”
“And I want that to be America,” he added.
Obama said that after all he’s accomplished in office “people say, Mr. President, no wonder you look so old.”
“And they ask you, how do you just keep at it every day? And I tell them, at least once a day I meet people who, because of the work that we did, have seen their lives transformed,” he said. “…The young man in college who comes to me and says, you know, as a gay teen, I was bullied and thought about suicide, and seeing all the changes that have taken place and the recognition and the acceptance and the love that we’ve seen sweep across this country has made such a big difference in my life. That’s why I don’t get tired, because I want that young man to feel loved.”
While President Obama doesn’t want his grand kids to have to deal with climate change, he is apparently perfectly happy with burdening those same grand kids with massive debt and crushing economic despair. The billions upon billions of dollars that this President and his fellow liberal climate change religious zealots have wasted in their efforts to shift to green energy has only helped to cripple a nation attempting to recover.
What the President fails to realize is that the billions of dollars he’s wasted on green energy projects could have been put to far better use stimulating the American economy – through tax cuts and debt reduction. Meanwhile, he could have been encouraging the private sector to take on the task of “greening” our energy. If the private sector had enough incentive, they could develop answers to our environmental worries at a far faster pace and for far less dollars than the government could ever dream.
While Obama may claim to care about future generations, his actions stand in direct contradiction to his rhetoric. A free people, motivated by their own interests are a much better solution to any problem than the boot of the government upon the neck of the taxpayer could ever be.