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Romney: Earth is warming, emissions cuts needed
TheHill.com ^ | 06/03/11 04:59 PM ET | Ben Geman

Posted on 04/05/2012 10:25:02 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Republican White House candidate Mitt Romney said Friday that global warming is real and that human activity is among the causes.

Reuters reports from New Hampshire:

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change.

"I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, N.H.

"It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."

The story later adds:

The United States cannot go it alone in attempting to trim emissions levels and give a free pass to countries such as China and Brazil, Romney said. "It's not called American warming, it's called global warming," he said.


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1 posted on 04/05/2012 10:25:06 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

You really wanna make me hate this guy.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 10:29:11 AM PDT by allmost
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh, crap.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 10:29:21 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh, hell, why don’t we just nominate Al Gore.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 10:29:32 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: allmost
You really wanna make me hate this guy.

sorry, really; I wish we weren't in this situation.

There really isn't anything to like about Romney.
5 posted on 04/05/2012 10:30:25 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney’s staff is full of global warming extremists.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m depressed.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 10:31:24 AM PDT by Essie
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To: SoConPubbie

Now that he is (almost) certain to be the nominee, he doesn’t have to pretend to be conservative anymore.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 10:33:52 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: SoConPubbie

Vote for Romney and May the Odds Ever be in Your Favor...


9 posted on 04/05/2012 10:34:38 AM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: SoConPubbie

Keep on keepin on. I try to love you.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 10:38:19 AM PDT by allmost
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To: SoConPubbie

We are in an awful lot of trouble......THANKS GOP!


11 posted on 04/05/2012 10:41:15 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: SoConPubbie

Gee, he sounds like Obama


12 posted on 04/05/2012 10:42:25 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: SoConPubbie
There really isn't anything to like about Romney.

I'm sorry, SoConPubbie, but that's just not so: he delivers first class concession speeches.

13 posted on 04/05/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: SoConPubbie

What do you expect? He gets his science advice from one of the head watermelons - James Hansen.

This should alarm everyone, not just because of the global warming/carbon tax angle, but also for what it sys about the advisors Romney surrounds himself with. You can expect that should it come to judicial appointments, Romney will reach in the same direction, i.e. leftwards, for his advice on Constitutional philosophy and judicial selections.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 10:42:59 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: SoConPubbie

RIP Grand Old Party. You can do better than mittens. There is no way mittens can or will take on Zero and beat him. OWS and Obamacare will do him in.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 10:43:40 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: FewsOrange
Now that he is (almost) certain to be the nominee, he doesn’t have to pretend to be conservative anymore.

Time to shake that Etch-A-Sketch!


16 posted on 04/05/2012 10:44:17 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: SoConPubbie
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
17 posted on 04/05/2012 10:45:07 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SoConPubbie

Another freakin’ Nixon. Great.


18 posted on 04/05/2012 10:46:55 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Cheerio

[ RIP Grand Old Party. You can do better than mittens. There is no way mittens can or will take on Zero and beat him. OWS and Obamacare will do him in. ]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whig_Party_(United_States)

Learn or Die....


19 posted on 04/05/2012 10:47:48 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Paine in the Neck

Please present yourself.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Envisioning
Mitt Romney said Friday that global warming is real and that human activity is among the causes.

Sorry, there is no way I can vote for this, I just can't.

I will have to write someone in.

21 posted on 04/05/2012 10:53:47 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: All

This idiot is doing his best to get Obama re-elected!!!!

Wonder what position Obama offered this creep to roll over for him????


22 posted on 04/05/2012 10:57:11 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: SoConPubbie
Myth is Ubama's doppelganger.

A rich punk mouthing the words his Daddy told him he needs to say to get elected

23 posted on 04/05/2012 10:59:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Boonie

Ball licker, the golf balls.?


24 posted on 04/05/2012 11:04:06 AM PDT by allmost
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To: SoConPubbie
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25 posted on 04/05/2012 11:04:58 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Boonie

Ball licker, the golf balls.?


26 posted on 04/05/2012 11:05:23 AM PDT by allmost
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To: SoConPubbie
Hey, no worry. He'll "Etch-a-Sketch" that, too. We need to concentrate on getting Conservatives elected in the House and Senate. THEN, we'll twist Mitt's arm to sign the bills they give him. Much better than Barry. My idea for a Romney bumper sticker is "Not my first choice, BUT HE'LL DO"
27 posted on 04/05/2012 11:10:12 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh, crap. A white Obama. We’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t.


28 posted on 04/05/2012 11:10:49 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SoConPubbie

Would one expect anything different from this corrupt “Two-Party Cartel”. They all are not worth, as the saying goes, a bucket of spit. 300 million plus & these idiots are the only ones to select from. Any organization with the likes of Loretta Sanchez, Barbara Boxer, Pelosi & on & on should be eliminated.


29 posted on 04/05/2012 11:11:38 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: FewsOrange

This article, and the quotation, are from last year. See the date on the article.


30 posted on 04/05/2012 11:12:31 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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Wait a minute....This thread says,”Mitt Romney said Friday that global warming is real and that human activity...”

Today is Thursday....Was this statement LAST Friday??? If so, why is it almost a week before we’ve heard this?????

WTF is going on here????


31 posted on 04/05/2012 11:13:28 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: jdsteel
Hey, no worry. He'll "Etch-a-Sketch" that, too. We need to concentrate on getting Conservatives elected in the House and Senate. THEN, we'll twist Mitt's arm to sign the bills they give him. Much better than Barry. My idea for a Romney bumper sticker is "Not my first choice, BUT HE'LL DO"

You're whistling past the graveyard if you really think anyone is going to twist Romney's arm to do anything against his nature.

He has a documented history of saying the conservative thing on multiple issues and then making sure the far-left-wing, Progressive Liberal consequence is enacted, from Gay Marriage, to Gay Adoption, to implementing a Cap-and-trade aystem, to raising taxes 300%, to implementing an Assault Weapons Ban in MA.

You apparently don't know much about Romney and his horrible left-wing, Progressive Liberal record.
32 posted on 04/05/2012 11:15:13 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Theo
This article, and the quotation, are from last year.

Oh gosh. Never mind then.

/s

33 posted on 04/05/2012 11:15:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: Theo

OK...That makes more sense...Why would someone post it here and now if it’s THAT old??? Subterfuge???


34 posted on 04/05/2012 11:15:22 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Boonie
That's what's wrong with Mittens. What he said yesterday / last year IS what he believes. Now he's just lying to us so he can call himself erroneously Severely Conservative.

What the HECK is going on here folks? Old article yes - but this is what Obama does. Lies to get elected then turns on his purely socialist actions.

Wake up folks before it's too late.

35 posted on 04/05/2012 11:33:26 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Like I said in Previous post Hey go away dude, I checked your posts here and elsewhere, I believe you to be an operative for the Obama crowd, you’ve been railing against Romney for the last 2 years and you did the same against Palin and McCain, but the thing is in all the posts you put out, there has never been a negative word against Obama, or the democratic party. It seems to me you are trying to lead people not to vote, to stay home. Maybe you should follow President Reagan’s Rule, the 11th commandment which says, ‘Don’t speak ill of another Republican. that’s all you ever do, if you are, a plant, go away, write your stuff on MSNBC


36 posted on 04/05/2012 11:56:44 AM PDT by Milt3726 (Vote again)
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Bless you SoConPubbie. Our Founders would be proud of you. Please don't let up in your efforts to expose an enemy of Liberty and our Constitution that happens to be running for the GOP nod (aka mitt the fraud).

If anyone believes mitt has to be better than Obama they are utterly delusional.

mitt and obama do not warrant a vote from anyone who believes in our Constitution.

The individual is scorned by each of these cretins. I loathe them both equally -- for they worship at the alter of State Power.

37 posted on 04/05/2012 12:05:16 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Romney: Earth is warming, emissions cuts needed

Mitt: Poor boob! Not since the latter 1990s.
38 posted on 04/05/2012 12:06:18 PM PDT by aruanan
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Why would someone post it here and now if it’s THAT old??? Subterfuge???

Do you honestly believe that in the past year mitt backed away from AGW? AGW is a very important issue for me. It is the biggest fraud in world history.

If anything, once mitt get's the nod he will go more left on this issue.

I have seen quite of few videos of mitt speaking of AGW and it's easy to see he truly has a passionate belief in man being the problem. It's part of his core beliefs, not a flip-flop position he has shown on many other issues.

Mitt Romney is an true enemy of our Constitution.

39 posted on 04/05/2012 12:11:22 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: sand88

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/07/romneys-pending-sell-out-on-gl


40 posted on 04/05/2012 12:14:45 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Milt3726
Like I said in Previous post Hey go away dude, I checked your posts here and elsewhere, I believe you to be an operative for the Obama crowd, you’ve been railing against Romney for the last 2 years and you did the same against Palin and McCain, but the thing is in all the posts you put out, there has never been a negative word against Obama, or the democratic party. It seems to me you are trying to lead people not to vote, to stay home. Maybe you should follow President Reagan’s Rule, the 11th commandment which says, ‘Don’t speak ill of another Republican. that’s all you ever do, if you are, a plant, go away, write your stuff on MSNBC

If you have thoroughly reviewed my posts then you also know I have had all kinds of positive posts about Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Santorum, and you would also know I regularly post on the religion forum.

And yet nothing in your accusation goes to prove me wrong about either McCain or Romney now, does it?!
41 posted on 04/05/2012 12:15:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: sand88; Milt3726
Bless you SoConPubbie. Our Founders would be proud of you. Please don't let up in your efforts to expose an enemy of Liberty and our Constitution that happens to be running for the GOP nod (aka mitt the fraud).

Thanks.

Seems I'm starting to get to the compromisers and GOP-E plants since I'm now being accused of being a plant for the left.
42 posted on 04/05/2012 12:17:38 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Milt3726
Like I said in Previous post Hey go away dude, I checked your posts here and elsewhere, I believe you to be an operative for the Obama crowd, you’ve been railing against Romney for the last 2 years and you did the same against Palin and McCain, but the thing is in all the posts you put out, there has never been a negative word against Obama, or the democratic party. It seems to me you are trying to lead people not to vote, to stay home. Maybe you should follow President Reagan’s Rule, the 11th commandment which says, ‘Don’t speak ill of another Republican. that’s all you ever do, if you are, a plant, go away, write your stuff on MSNBC

Not going away dude!

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43 posted on 04/05/2012 12:21:47 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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lol...check the date on the actual source...this is almost a year old...


44 posted on 04/05/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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lol...check the date on the actual source...this is almost a year old...

What's your point?

It's his record.

Has he changed positions? AGAIN?
45 posted on 04/05/2012 12:46:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m not a Romney fan. I am a Herman Cain fan.

But....I do believe Romney is a 100% better choice than to re-elect the sitting president...

Obama is a malignancy that HAS to be cut out...

Even with his faults, I would rather have Romney than another term of Obama....


46 posted on 04/05/2012 12:57:08 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: SoConPubbie

Global warming is real; it’s very real. I want to see a world in which my childrens and my childrens childrens don’t have to run the air conditioner at night, and kill all the other littel childruns over in China, the CHina childrens and th’Iraq because of CO2 its deadly deadly but of course you wouldn’t know thqt if you read the right wigners medias.


47 posted on 04/05/2012 1:00:49 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: SoConPubbie

So, if Romney was an arch-denier you would support him? Or are you just creating your own hot air? We got bigger things to worry about than that; AGW without Obama is done as a concept.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 2:18:46 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Envisioning
Sorry, there is no way I can vote for this, I just can't.

You did look at the dates, right?

49 posted on 04/05/2012 2:24:27 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Mike Darancette
So, if Romney was an arch-denier you would support him? Or are you just creating your own hot air? We got bigger things to worry about than that; AGW without Obama is done as a concept.

Apparently you have not been paying attention where Romney is concerned.

This isn't just about AGW, this is about everything about romney.

1. His support for Abortion
2. His implementation of Gay Marriage in MA.
3. His forcing Gay Adoptionin MA.
4. His support for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
5. His refusal to support the Bush Tax Cuts.
6. His raising taxes/fees 300% in MA.
7. His support for the Brady Bill
8. His implementation of an "Assault Weapons Ban" in MA.
9. His implementation of a Cap and Trade system in MA.
10. His implementation of RomneyCare a socialist HealthCare program replete with an Individual Mandate and $50 dollar Abortions.
11. His constant lying about his record
12. His character assasination of both Newt and Rick

Get real, if it was just about AGW, Romney would have wrapped up the nomination months ago.
50 posted on 04/05/2012 2:36:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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