Skip to comments.Chris Christie Exposes His Right Flank On Global Warming (he believes in man-caused GW too!)
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.
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If there’s anyone whose right flank I do NOT need to see, it’s Christie’s. Run, Sarah, run!
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!
Mark Levin has had this guy figured out for a long time.
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.”
What’s with these douchebags?
Scratch another one.
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.
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.
Texas Blasts Federal Efforts to Fight Global Warming
“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.”
Unbeleivable and disgusting. Things are going to hell and these idiots spout this B S.
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.
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.
The Big Lie.
LOL you should see his views on gun control.
Christie is definitely NOT the answer. Just another progressive hiding in plain sight.
“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.
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.
Christie sounds exactly like Pawlenty.
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.
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.
Palin: Global Warming Just “Snake Oil”
Palin: Global Warming Not Man-Made (Aug 29, 2008)
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.
âA 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,â Palin said
He is off the list. What a moron.
“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.
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
So have I.
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.
I hope he contacts his buddy Wilkow about this....
“We don’t need respectful disagreement. We need to attack.”
Another North East jackass.
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.”
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.
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.
He outflanked himself. Down to Sarah and Michele now, maybe Rick.
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 masters 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.”
“[W]hen you have over 90% of the world’s scientists....”
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.
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.
Where the heck did he get that from??
What is wrong with these people?
That's just only one issue that Christie's RINOish on. Remember his stance on the
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.
A RINO never changes its stripes.
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.
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”.
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