|Newt Gingrich: Global Warming Guru|
|by Tom McGregor||Thu, May 12, 2011, 07:16 PM|
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is running for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination. He claims to be a conservative firebrand, but when it comes to global warming, he's almost as liberal as Jon Huntsman, President Barack Obama's former envoy to China, who is considering to run for president as a Republican in 2012.
Apparently, Mr. Gingrich is a strong champion of climate change and even helped former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi raise public awareness on the controversial topic.
Fox News reports that, "every president is going to come into the 2012 race with baggage. But Newt Gingrich has what, for primary voters, could be a doozy in his closet three years ago, he cut an ad with Nancy Pelosi and Al Gore's climate change group."
The TV ad features Gingrich and Pelosi joyously smiling on camera together. They talk about the necessity for clean-energy solutions. But now, powerful conservattives are fighting back against Gingrich's love for global warming alarmism.
According to Fox News, "the early complaints are coming from a former aide to Congress' No. 1 climate change skeptic. Sen. James Inhofe, R.-Okla. The ex-aide, Marc Morano, has virtually devoted his blog ClimateDepot to lambasting Gingrich's stance on energy issues."
Morano is calling for Gingrich to apologize for co-starrring in the Pelosi ad and for Gingrich's prior demand that lawmakers find a solution to combat global warming.
To read the entire arrticle from Fox News, link here:
written by Sir Percy , May 13, 2011
Nobody is perfect. I agree with him about climate change.His marriage history may hurt him.
written by robertchest , May 13, 2011
Politics of the past is not necessarily representative of the future. The Republicans will put out a few candidates with the guts to lead us to economic prosperity - and Newt is one of them. But the POTUS can't do it alone. WE also must vote out all of the tax and spenders. http://bit.ly/kLS1Lj
written by John Howard , May 13, 2011
"Climate change alarmism". Hello, 99% of scientists agree climate change is real and is man caused. Stop pretending like there is a debate about it being real. It's like people 200 years ago denying that the earth is round. Climate-change deniers are going to go down in history as being the idiots of this era.
The scientific consensus is there. The quicker we take measures against climate change, the less it will cost to deal with the effects.
written by Ken Dickson , May 13, 2011
All we need is another nutso on this subject! Newt is great on debate, has favored energy independence, etc, but additional stupid ideas like the Dems have re global warming is killing this country!
written by Penny , May 13, 2011
Why do conservatives make such a litmus test out of GWD (global warming denial)?
"I recognise the surface of the earth is warmer and that an increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans is contributing to the problem"
George Bush, July 7 2005
written by RufusLevin , May 13, 2011
If Obama's parents "marriage" did not damage him, I fail to see what his personal situation would do to hurt his campaign. Clearly the nation no longer cares about personal issues except as a means to hammer an opponent...the voters don't give a damn or Obama would never be President.
written by Jonathan Green , May 14, 2011
Bishop T.D. Jakes Says Rev. Franklin Graham Should Apologize to President Obama for Questioning his Faith.
Dallas South News Wire (TV One)
RENOWNED RELIGIOUS LEADER APPEARS ON “WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN” SUNDAY, MAY 15 AT 11 AM ET ON TV ONE
Roland Martin: Rev. Franklin Graham has made some comments on several occasions as recently as three weeks ago really questioning, if you will, the faith of the President. He said the President has told him he’s a Christian, but he basically said that going to church does not make you a Christian. But the President is on record as saying that he walked down that aisle, he gave his life to Christ, so what do you say to folks like Rev. Graham who, frankly, are muddying the water but other people who are questioning the Christianity of this President?
Bishop T.D. Jakes: I find it insulting. We didn’t question the Christianity of President Bush when he said he accepted Christ, and I’m disappointed in Rev. Franklin Graham in that regard. I wish he had the diplomacy of his father, who brought the gospel to people without being nuanced by politics because when you do those things you offend people that you are actually called to save and to serve. And I would hope that he would see the rationale in apologizing for such statements – because if the President’s faith is suspect then all of our faiths are suspect, because the Bible is quite clear about what it takes to be saved and the President has been quite open about his accepting Christ and him openly confessing it before men. And if it’s good enough for the Bible it ought to be good enough for the rest of us.
Martin: I certainly agree with you on that.
White Conservatives in Dallas who love to hate will get a nut on this. hehehehehehehe
written by D. C. Irving , May 14, 2011
Gingrich now in the camp of Al Gore? Whodda thunk it?
Politics is now evolving into a huge game of who can scare hell out of human.
"Global warming," the scientific sources for the findings, research and data bases, are best discussed with recommendations for considerations by scientist first. When politically motivated types get into the act, it becomes the party of alarmist.
The cool and calculating functions of science also includes the purist objectivity possible. What Gore has screeched in the past, more often than not, has not coincided with the scientific views and findings.
If anyone does not realize the 7 billion growing human population does not have an impact on the Earth, must be blind and in denial. But politics just slows action down.
Just an opinion by an old man who has seen this coming for quite some time. Any public policy predicated upon political means is prescription for worsening the situation.
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