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McCain Says He ‘Can’t Divine’ Why Some GOPers Deny Climate Change
Talking Points Memo ^ | September 10, 2017 | Esme Cribb

Posted on 09/10/2017 5:05:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said he can’t guess why some fellow Republicans deny the scientific consensus that climate change exists and is affected by human activity.

“I don’t know because I can’t divine their motives,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“There is things happening with the climate in the world that is unprecedented,” he added. “We have to understand that the climate may be changing and we can take commonsense measures which will not harm the American people.”

McCain also said an agreement President Donald Trump came to with Democrats for a short-term increase in the debt limit “was not an exercise in bipartisanship.”

“The Republicans leaders, Ryan and McConnell, were surprised to hear that he had cut this deal with Chuck and Nancy,” McCain said, referring to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and their Democratic counterparts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

“The proposal that the President accepted, the speaker of the House had just categorically rejected,” McCain said. “So that’s not the way we need to do business.”


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; State and Local; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: climatechange; fakescience; globalwarming; mccain; weather
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So he's WRONG on EVERY issue? We actually dodged a bullet in 2008, as hard as that is to say.
1 posted on 09/10/2017 5:05:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday said he can’t guess why some fellow Republicans deny the scientific consensus that climate change exists and is affected by human activity.

Maybe it's because their predictions never come true.

2 posted on 09/10/2017 5:07:04 PM PDT by libertylover (Inhabitants of Earth with any freedom probably have the USA to thank.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Won’t this clown ever go away?


3 posted on 09/10/2017 5:07:44 PM PDT by stevem
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C’moon actuary tables and carcinoma! Do it! Do it! Do it!


4 posted on 09/10/2017 5:09:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (We're right, you're wrong - that's the end of the argument.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They say a tumor in the area of the brain where McCains tumor was located affects judgement. They become unsound. So anything McCain says now is a result of his brain tumor.


5 posted on 09/10/2017 5:10:27 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, because Science is not consensus.

Besides there is still no Science of the Climate. If there were they’d get their predictions to be better than 1% of point, every time.


6 posted on 09/10/2017 5:10:41 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The elites back in the Medieval warm period said the same thing. Blamed it on the numerous witch burnings at the stake


7 posted on 09/10/2017 5:11:09 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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“We have to understand that the climate may be changing and we can take commonsense measures which will not harm the American people.”

Yo, Juan, taxing us up the wazoo is harmful to us, you friggin' idiot. You wouldn't know because you will make sure you and your family are exempt from whatever taxes we have to pay. And, never having actually owned a business (yeah, yeah, I know your wife is an heiress to the Anheuser/Busch fortune), you have no idea how harmful "common sense" regulations are to business owners.

8 posted on 09/10/2017 5:11:52 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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McShane is wrong at least 99 percent of the time - he’s an embarrassment in desperate need of retirement ASAP


9 posted on 09/10/2017 5:12:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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10 posted on 09/10/2017 5:12:50 PM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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Maybe it’s also because we know how the “scientific proof” is fraudulent or manipulated. My question is, why does a U.S. senator believe fake scientific data? Well, I know why; I’m sure someone or several someones pay him well to tout assorted garbage.


11 posted on 09/10/2017 5:13:18 PM PDT by Cecily
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They say a tumor in the area of the brain where McCains tumor was located affects judgement. They become unsound. So anything McCain says now is a result of his brain tumor.

Nah. He has always been stupid. Remember years ago with his hand wringing excuses for the bribery crap he got caught up in? He was clueless then as well -- everyone felt sorry for his stupidity and that is why he got off.

Senator McCain IS POSITIVELY stupid enough to believe in the GloBULL warming cult.

12 posted on 09/10/2017 5:13:28 PM PDT by KC Burke (If all the world is a stage, I would like to request my lighting be adjusted.)
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Poor McCain, that brain cancer is really impacting his thinking.


13 posted on 09/10/2017 5:13:47 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

In the mean time,
To honor “Songbird”
We should put on “Tinfoil Hats”
And Whistle Dixie!

Good Bye, Mac!


14 posted on 09/10/2017 5:13:59 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY!)
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To: libertylover

I can’t devine why McLame is still a Senator in the Republican Party given he always has been and always will be is a Keating Five backstabbing corruot POS and a lousy pilot.


15 posted on 09/10/2017 5:14:11 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The claimants of climate confuse science for “Heard it from a friend who Heard it from a friend who Heard it from another........”


16 posted on 09/10/2017 5:14:19 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists Call 'em what you will, they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well John, those are usually people with more than 2 brain cells to rub together.


17 posted on 09/10/2017 5:14:39 PM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: Cecily

There is no scientific proof. Only model and analytic crap.

If you remember, HIllary used Analytics in the last election for her path to victory.


18 posted on 09/10/2017 5:14:53 PM PDT by KC Burke (If all the world is a stage, I would like to request my lighting be adjusted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t deny the the climate changes. I deny anthropogenic global warming.


19 posted on 09/10/2017 5:14:57 PM PDT by xzins ( Support the Freepathon! Every donation is important.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s the “anthropogenic” part that is full of crap.


20 posted on 09/10/2017 5:15:02 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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