Skip to comments.Newt On Environmental Progressivism
Posted on 11/13/2011 5:30:20 AM PST by jenk
What is Newt Gingrich's environmental policy? He has not abandoned his stance that between he and Nancy Pelosi, "we do agree that our country must take action to address climate change." Newt told Fox News is that he does still believe government has a role in addressing climate change, and that he took somebody's advice to call the commercial dumb.
From the Congressional Record, April 19, 1990:
Mr. Gingrich: Mr. Speaker, I rise to say that I think that Earth Day is very important. I used to teach environmental studies. I think we are making progress. I think the recent action of the other body on the clean air bill is an important first step in the right direction on a very major issue.
But there is something a little sad and almost pathetic about some of the organized Democratic Party efforts in this Chamber to partisanize Earth Day. The fact is in the Senate there were 34 Republicans
and 16 Democrats who gave Senator Mitchell the key victory on getting a signable clean air bill out of the Senate.
The fact is there is a bipartisan coalition working on the clean air bill. I would call on the Democratic leadership to join Republicans in putting into effect more recycling activities here on Capitol Hill and working to improve the environment , instead of trying to exploit the environment for purely narrow and partisan purposes.
Newt's performance in current debates and radio and TV interviews would give all of us the impression that he is against any overtures with the left. Is he being sly with is wording of answers to hide his actual agenda?
Yes, this country needs a climate change. If we get another right wing socialist/progressive out of the nominatin process (whom I will use to vote against BHO, nevertheless), it means the subversion of the GOP by the TEA party and othe conservatives has failed.
Get ready for a viable third party.
“back it up”
'Dumb' only because it revealed his TRUE (misguided) position on GoreBull Warming. Newt is a one world order, global governance guy.
"Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970."
"... on April 22, 1970, [the very first] Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy... "
--American Heritage Magazine, October 1993
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of Peoples Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 January 21, 1924
Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary
The very first Earth Day on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL!
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetwork.org:
Profile: PETE SEEGER
*Musician, folksinger, songwriter, and political activist
*Joined the Communist Party in 1942
*"I'm still a Communist" -- Pete Seeger, 2004
"[Pete] Seeger was antiwar during the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; pro-war after the Soviet Union was the ally of the United States; and anti-war during the years of the Cold War and Vietnam." --Ronald Radosh (former communist)
that is what I’m concerned about. I call it his “parade-jumping” character, where he sees excitement happening elsewhere and tries to position himself ahead of the parade. I worry with this mushy environmental crap, he will find a parade across the globe to jump ahead of.
Let's just think about this for a second. For the sake of this discussion, I'm going to make the rash (and wrong, IMHO) assumption that climate change is real, is human-caused, and needs to be "fixed" somehow.
Given its track record over the past century-plus, does anybody actually believe that the way to fix problems is through an act of Government? Last time I checked, we're still counting on the Government to "fix" the economy, to provide jobs, bring prosperity, end poverty, and provide all the needs for our retired senior citizens.
And that's just getting the very tip of that iceberg.... oh, wait, I guess that berg is melting anyway.
I do! And, I believe that the real problem is gravity. The federal government needs to revise the law of gravity. There, I said it.
The could call it the BULLMANURE party, thus honoring TR and stating a fact simultaneously!
LOL, and if, by 2030, everyone is 5 pounds heavier, it will be declared that the government had a role!
there ya go!
Gingrich - supporting the individual mandate, calling Paul Ryan’s budget plan “radical”
Was paid $300,000 to lobby for Freddie Mae and Fannie Mach in 2006
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CLIMATE and CAP & TRADE (credit to FReeper ? for coming up with this list - please contact me and I’ll credit you as a source)
1989: Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) co-sponsors the ambitious Global Warming Prevention Act (H.R. 1078), which finds that the Earths atmosphere is being changed at an unprecedented rate by pollutants resulting from human activities, inefficient and wasteful fossil fuel use, and the effects of rapid population growth in many regions, that global warming imperils human health and well-being and calls for policies to reduce world emissions of carbon dioxide by at least 20 percent from 1988 levels by 2000. The legislation recognizes that global warming is a major threat to political stability, international security, and economic prosperity. [H.R. 1078, 2/22/1989]
1992: Gingrich calls the environmental proposals in Al Gores book Earth in Balance devastatingly threatening to most American pocketbooks and jobs. [National Journal, 9/5/92]
1996: At a speech for the Detroit Economic Club, Gingrich mocks Al Gores global warming, citing the largest snowstorm in New York Citys history: We were in the middle of budget negotiations; the football games were coming up and we noticed on the weather channel that an early symptom of Al Gores global warming was coming to the East Coast. And it does make you wonder sometimes, doesnt it, how theoretical statisticians in the middle of the largest snowstorm in New York Citys history could stand there and say, I dont care what its doing. Its going to get very hot soon. [FDCH Political Transcripts, 1/16/96]
1997: As Speaker of the House, Gingrich co-sponsors H. Con. Res. 151, which notes carbon dioxide is a major greenhouse gas that comes from products whose manufacture consumes fossil fuels and calls on the United States to manage its public domain national forests to maximize the reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. [H. Con. Res. 151, 9/10/1997]
2007: Gingrich calls for a cap-and-trade system with tax incentives for clean energy. I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that theres a package there thats very, very good. And frankly, its something I would strongly support. [Frontline, 2/15/07]
February 15, 2007: I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that theres a package there thats very, very good. And frankly, its something I would strongly support. [Frontline, 2/15/07]
In a debate on climate policy with Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Gingrich says the evidence is sufficient that we should move towards the most effective possible steps to reduce carbon-loading of the atmosphere, and that we should do it urgently. [ThinkProgress, 4/10/07]
In a Washington Post chat, Gingrich rejects a cap-and-trade system, saying it would lead to corruption, political favoritism, and would have a huge impact on the economy. He says he supports tax credits for dramatically reducing carbon emissions. [Washington Post, 4/17/08]
2008: In an advertisement made for Al Gores Alliance for Climate Protection, Gingrich sat with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and said that we do agree our country must take action to address climate change. [We Campaign, 4/18/08]
I dont think that we have conclusive proof of global warming. And I dont think we have conclusive proof that humans are at the center of it. [Newt.org, 4/22/08]
April 4, 2009: And now, in 2009, instead of making energy cheaperwhich would help create jobs and save Americans moneyPresident Obama wants to impose a cap-and-trade regime. Such a plan would have the effect of an across-the-board energy tax on every American. That will make our artificial energy crisis even worseand raising taxes during a deep economic recession will only accelerate American job losses. [Newsweek, 4/4/09]
In reviewing Gingrich’s ideas for education, he thinks more government interference in schools is what is needed to turn them around. He recommended a pell grant for K-12 in a recent debate.
The left-wing demoncrats don't want to bring prosperity to Americans. They want everyone to be hopelessly dependent on government.
Newt has pissed off a ton of media types in his time and up to this point they have pretty much left him alone but now that he seems to be getting some traction watch how fast his baggage will be reported as new news. His rise will be short lived
thank you for the info
Everybody would like Clean Air and a good environment, problem is we arent willing to go without work, shut off the lights and heat, and starve to death to get it.
It has to be a measured response filled with common sense.
A hird party is dead end, period. If you can't win a majority of the most conservative 40% of the electorate, you can never win a majority of the whole electorate.