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Chris Christie Exposes His Right Flank On Global Warming (he believes in man-caused GW too!)
Forbes ^ | June 1, 2011 | James M. Taylor

Posted on 06/04/2011 9:54:02 PM PDT by UniqueViews

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delighted conservatives last week when he pledged to withdraw his state from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) of Northeastern states. Conservative delight, however, quickly turned to frustration as Christie emphasized he was merely taking issue with the political and economic mechanisms of RGGI, but did not disagree with the notion that humans are causing a global warming problem that needs to be addressed.

"[W]hen you have over 90% of the world's scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role, it's time to defer to the experts," said Christie.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: christie; climatechange; elections; globalwarming; newjersey; obama; palin; rggi; usefulidiot
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What is it with Christie?! I can see Romney being an idiot and declare his belief in GW, but I thought Christie has much more sense -- I guess not.
1 posted on 06/04/2011 9:54:09 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

If there’s anyone whose right flank I do NOT need to see, it’s Christie’s. Run, Sarah, run!


2 posted on 06/04/2011 9:56:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: UniqueViews

I can’t believe that we finally have convinced the commie libs that we’re on to their hoax and scam and now we’ve got to educate people who should know better. Geeesh!


3 posted on 06/04/2011 9:57:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: UniqueViews

Mark Levin has had this guy figured out for a long time.


4 posted on 06/04/2011 9:57:14 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: UniqueViews

Well, at least Perry is definitely NOT on the GW bandwagon:

Perry regarding GW (Oct 2007):

“I’ve heard Al Gore talk about man-made global warming so much that I’m starting to think that his mouth is the leading source of all that supposedly deadly carbon dioxide,” Perry said.

“Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won’t read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story. I’m not saying we shouldn’t be good stewards of our environment. We should. I am just saying when politics hijack science, it quells true scientific debate and can have dire consequences for our future.”

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/region/legislature/stories/10/21/1021govwarming.html


5 posted on 06/04/2011 9:57:45 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

What’s with these douchebags?


6 posted on 06/04/2011 9:57:52 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: UniqueViews

Scratch another one.


7 posted on 06/04/2011 10:00:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He knows better, as does Newt.

They simply have bought into the lie for money and power.

Globalist love this lie too. Centralized power, is so addictive.

TRAITORS!


8 posted on 06/04/2011 10:00:30 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: UniqueViews

This has zero to do w global whatever. This is about revenue collection. Take a little from a lot of people. It’s worked pretty good so far. Too many uninformed in this country, let alone the world.


9 posted on 06/04/2011 10:00:34 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: UniqueViews

Texas Blasts Federal Efforts to Fight Global Warming

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124458842076899771.html

“Ms. Combs joined Gov. Rick Perry, also a Republican, at a meeting with industry leaders in the state capitol to discuss the threat of federal climate-change policy and underscore the energy-producing state’s skittishness towards the environmental concerns that are at the core of the Obama administration’s policy-making.

“I happen to think that what they are discussing could wreck our traditional energy industry and put a very serious dent in our economy,” said Mr. Perry. He repeated his view that the proposed provisions that recently passed out of committee in the House of Representatives amounted to the largest tax increase in history. The provisions would put a limit on emissions of the gasses blamed for climate change and require companies to pay for permits to pollute. As a result, “Every American that uses any source of energy would see their bills go up,” he said.”


10 posted on 06/04/2011 10:00:43 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

Unbeleivable and disgusting. Things are going to hell and these idiots spout this B S.


11 posted on 06/04/2011 10:00:57 PM PDT by unkus
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To: UniqueViews

Oh, now are people here going to criticize Christie? When I pointed this out, everyone was treating me like the proverbial skunk at a wedding.

Christie is in a liberal state. He probably even believes this stuff. That explains it.

Furthermore, it’s my understanding Christie is trying to massively borrow to push the state’s tramsportation costs off to future administrations. The democrats have accused him of doing exactly what he’s criticized them for doing.

To be clear he has done good things. But even the sainted Christie falls short.


12 posted on 06/04/2011 10:01:36 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: UniqueViews
but I thought Christie has much more sense -- I guess not.

It doesn't take too much digging to see that Christie is a Progressive RINO. Loves anti gun laws. Installed a Sharia Law loving muslim to the NJ courts. Backed Ground Zero Mosque. Open borders guy. Backed Castle in DE. Was one of only three GOP guys to dine at the WH with the POS head of China. Has the state fly him around on their helicopters for personal crap and on and on.

All this guy has for a positive record are silly library of You Tube videos of him saying things. Absolutely no record of achievement as a Gov.


13 posted on 06/04/2011 10:01:44 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: UniqueViews
[W]hen you have over 90% of the world's scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role, it's time to defer to the experts," said Christie.,/i>

The Big Lie.

14 posted on 06/04/2011 10:02:30 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: UniqueViews

LOL you should see his views on gun control.

Christie is definitely NOT the answer. Just another progressive hiding in plain sight.


15 posted on 06/04/2011 10:02:54 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: UniqueViews

“Global warming” is designed to destroy what’s left of our economic freedom. Gingrich, Romney, Christie, et al, are simply big government statists. Useful idiots.


16 posted on 06/04/2011 10:03:50 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: UniqueViews

I am thankful that these RINO clowns keep spouting this crap as it shows what kind of morons they are. And don’t even think of running for prez, you fat GUN-GRABBING RINO.


17 posted on 06/04/2011 10:05:03 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Williams

Christie sounds exactly like Pawlenty.


18 posted on 06/04/2011 10:05:56 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Jim Robinson; Texas Fossil

Some of these Republicans either buy into this “man-made global warming” nonsense or are too afraid to antagonize the “establishment” propaganda — either way, these are NOT the candidates we need.

We need someone who is not afraid to stand up to the “establishment” and say the truth.

Sarah is doing a great job of that — I don’t know if she will actually run, or prefers to be a “king-maker” as they say.


19 posted on 06/04/2011 10:05:58 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

Agreed


20 posted on 06/04/2011 10:07:22 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: UniqueViews

As I reported months ago when the draft Christie bandwagon started being dragged through one conservative camp after another, “Christie is no conservative. He is a Republican in a state dominated by left-wing zealotry and that zeal has leached its way into his political DNA.”

He is not even a real fiscal conservative. He is rather facing deficits impossible to sustain. He is simply being forced to make a virtue out of necessity, having reached the inevitable conclusion that the State gummint cannot continue the suicidal tax and spend policies of his radical-liberal predecessors.


21 posted on 06/04/2011 10:08:48 PM PDT by Radtechtravel
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To: Jim Robinson

Palin: Global Warming Just “Snake Oil”

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/09/politics/main6189211.shtml

Palin: Global Warming Not Man-Made (Aug 29, 2008)

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/08/palin-global-wa.html

In an interview for the September issue of the conservative magazine Newsmax, Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, said she does not believe climate change is caused by human behavior.

“A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made,” Palin said


22 posted on 06/04/2011 10:10:40 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

He is off the list. What a moron.


23 posted on 06/04/2011 10:12:02 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Texas Fossil

“90% of the world’s scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role,’
_________________________________________

I would like for him to name some of them. And yes, I guess
one could say that when I strike a match, I am contributing to warming, and when I pea in the ocean, I am, indeed, causing
a rise in the sea level.


24 posted on 06/04/2011 10:13:08 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: UniqueViews; proud_yank; Bockscar; grey_whiskers; WL-law; IrishCatholic; Whenifhow; SolitaryMan; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

25 posted on 06/04/2011 10:14:01 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: UniqueViews

What caused the previous cycles of Global Warming before MAN?

It must have been them creatures in the ocean..

I am getting old, will definetly die - I guess MAN could be blamed for that also..

Actually I think it is ALL the fault of dear Mother Nature..

But I am not going to waste my vote on Romney, RINOs, nor Other Leftists Elites. I am still sticking with Cain / Palin / West / Bolton for now


26 posted on 06/04/2011 10:14:27 PM PDT by 56newblog (Registered Islamophobe)
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To: Flag_This

So have I.


27 posted on 06/04/2011 10:16:49 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: surfer
He also pro sharia and FOR the mosque on Ground Zero.
28 posted on 06/04/2011 10:18:14 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: 56newblog

I like your list. Christie and Trump have shown us that bold attack is the style — because they gained traction even though neither is a conservative. Cain and West will jump ugly with the libs, and Palin will tweak them and manipulate them and drive them nuts. We need some combination of those skills.

We don’t need respectful disagreement. We need to attack.


29 posted on 06/04/2011 10:20:02 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: Flag_This
Mark Levin has had this guy figured out for a long time.

I hope he contacts his buddy Wilkow about this....

30 posted on 06/04/2011 10:20:51 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“We don’t need respectful disagreement. We need to attack.”

Absolutely!


31 posted on 06/04/2011 10:22:01 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: 56newblog

Dinosaur farts.


32 posted on 06/04/2011 10:23:09 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: UniqueViews

Another North East jackass.


33 posted on 06/04/2011 10:24:46 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Gene Eric

Add Pawlenty to the GW list... big believer in man-made GW, now that he is running he flip-flopped.

“The biggest reversal has come from Pawlenty, who a year after signing a law in Minnesota to cut greenhouse gas emissions was featured in a radio ad for the Environmental Defense Action Fund. Joined by then-Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, now a member of Obama’s Cabinet, Pawlenty called on Congress to limit the pollution blamed for global warming. “If we act now,” he said in the spot, “we can create thousands of new jobs in clean energy industries before our overseas competitors beat us to it.”

Two years later, he wrote Congress opposing the Democratic bill, saying it was “overly bureaucratic, misguided and would be very burdensome on our economy.” In a South Carolina debate earlier this month, he apologized altogether for his climate past, calling it a clunker in his record. “I don’t duck it, bob it, weave it, try to explain it away,” he said. “I’m just telling you, I made a mistake.”

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700140035/Top-GOP-contenders-flip-on-global-warming.html?pg=3


34 posted on 06/04/2011 10:28:31 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

And he admitted in the recent debate that he was completely wrong about the issue.

I won’t go so far to say “I respect him for that”, but to openly acknowledge bad choices does portend credibility.


35 posted on 06/04/2011 10:34:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: UniqueViews
Where the hell are all our serious conservative leaders?? Christie is off my even potential support list if this is the case. If he is truly this non-serious about the issue of climate change. The notion that man is a serious cause in any sense is just pure BS, push for political reasons. Clear as day to anyone who is willing to be intellectually honest on the subject.

I'm down to Cain and Palin now it appears. That is sad in this day and age. I don't believe in a life long positions of Gov't, but it is a nice transition to move from within a position of Gov't power (on some level) to the WH. Coming completely from the outside does not bode well. Who is the last person to win the Presidency that was not a sitting member of Gov't (State or Fed) while running?

We need someone else to jump in. Obama is tremendously beatable. But I fear we are going to put up the 1 or 2 candidates that he can beat. A la, Reid in NV last year. Angle was likely the only person in the whole State of NV that could make that race about HER, not about Reid and NV's terrible condition. And of course, she lost.

36 posted on 06/04/2011 10:35:47 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: UniqueViews

He outflanked himself. Down to Sarah and Michele now, maybe Rick.


37 posted on 06/04/2011 10:39:38 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks UniqueViews.


38 posted on 06/04/2011 10:43:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: UniqueViews

as an engineer, i’m just sick of this kind of ignorance about science. it just shows that cristy is another lemming willing to follow so called authority off the cliff. i guess that’s what passes for leadership in the republican collective these days.

aside from the data that falsifies several major claims of AGW thus disproving it, science in no way advances by collective (consensus). it advances through the scientific method.

but for what it’s worth, wattsupwiththat took a look at their so called 90% whatever consensus:

“This number will prove a new embarrassment to the pundits and press who use it. The number stems from a 2008 master’s thesis by student Maggie Kendall Zimmerman at the University of Illinois, under the guidance of Peter Doran, an associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences. The two researchers obtained their results by conducting a survey of 10,257 Earth scientists. The survey results must have deeply disappointed the researchers — in the end, they chose to highlight the views of a subgroup of just 77 scientists, 75 of whom thought humans contributed to climate change. The ratio 75/77 produces the 97% figure that pundits now tout.”


39 posted on 06/04/2011 10:49:44 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: UniqueViews

“[W]hen you have over 90% of the world’s scientists....”

Completely untrue.


40 posted on 06/04/2011 11:01:13 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: UniqueViews

We Jerseyians have been telling folks that he’s not that good. He’s a typical Northeast Republican. Just got into a big hassle for using state helicopters to go to his son’s sporting events. I don’t really care one way or the other but his sulky, teary press conference was NOT impressive.


41 posted on 06/04/2011 11:18:36 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.Life and Death are wearing me out)
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To: UniqueViews
Voting:
The opiate of the once free.

42 posted on 06/04/2011 11:43:30 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Oh, but those videos — all filmed at the expense of we, the NJ taxpayers - are going to form the infomercials and ads that Karl Rove will use to get this guy elected! Christie’s been Rove’s protege since his days as the NJ Federal Prosecutor. He was a stand-up guy for Rove, even slipping out word of a potential Menendez indictment the summer before Menendez was up for election. Menendez won in spite of it - but I was eager to see the indictment come down, figuring that Menendez would have to step, maybe after a GOP governor had been elected.

But that indictment never materialized - we never heard anything about it again! The next thing, we keep hearinf stories of Christie going down to DC to meet with Rove, and then him stepping down a few months before he’d have too announce for Governor, and it turns out he called Rove while he was still Prosecutor - from his office - to discuss whether he should run for Governor.

S o Chris and Karl go way back.

There is nothing more that Rove would love than for all the candidates he disdains as insignificant jokes - like Palin and Cain - battle it out with each other, nobody making any headway with the voters, and Christie would ride in to save the day. When he met wit the Iowa GOP “big guys” on the 31, he said that he was still not going to run for President - but he is going to Iowa to address a conference in May.

I bet Rove thinks he can slip Christie in past all the other “little” candidates that the people have actually worked for for months. That would explain a lot of what he says these days.


43 posted on 06/04/2011 11:48:21 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Texas Fossil
90% of the world's scientists

Where the heck did he get that from??

44 posted on 06/05/2011 12:00:44 AM PDT by taraytarah (Cain's the ticket ! All aboard !!)
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To: UniqueViews

What is wrong with these people?


45 posted on 06/05/2011 12:18:55 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: UniqueViews

What is it with Christie?! I can see Romney being an idiot and declare his belief in GW, but I thought Christie has much more sense — I guess not.
That's just only one issue that Christie's RINOish on. Remember his stance on the Ground Zero mosque victory mosque near the WTC site? Welcome to New Jersey, where all politics is left.
46 posted on 06/05/2011 1:30:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: UniqueViews

A RINO never changes its stripes.


47 posted on 06/05/2011 1:56:28 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: FlyingEagle

Herman too/


48 posted on 06/05/2011 1:58:38 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Both parts of the statement may be true and yet misleading. Climate change is as old hat as Mother Nature’s repeated ice ages and glacial retreats. There may be a theoretical influence upon this from man made carbon emissions, but it is like unto the effect of a drop of boiling water added to a pot of ice water. Also, warmer with more carbon dioxide is not necessarily worse for the world. Such conditions would be a veritable spa for green plants.


49 posted on 06/05/2011 2:17:18 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: UniqueViews

Hopefully its a case of a candidate just giving a position lip service. Kinda like Obama says he “believes marriage should be only between a man and a woman” and then does everything he can to undermine that “belief”.


50 posted on 06/05/2011 4:32:54 AM PDT by rbg81
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