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Rick Santorum Global Warming Denial: ‘I Never Bought the Hoax’
ibtimes.com ^ | February 15, 2012 | Ryan Villarreal

Posted on 02/16/2012 9:07:59 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has touted himself as the staunch conservative to Republican primary voters, and when it comes to the environment his views are informed by his Christian faith, or rather his interpretation of it.

"We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit, not for the Earth's benefit," Santorum told an audience in Colorado last week, according to the Colorado Independent.

Santorum has argued that climate change is beyond human control, and any attempts to mitigate it are part of a left-wing political agenda.

"[Climate change] is an absolute travesty of scientific research that was motivated by those who, in my opinion, saw this as an opportunity to create a panic and a crisis for government to be able to step in and even more greatly control your life," he said.

"I for one never bought the hoax. I for one understand just from science that there are one hundred factors that influence the climate. To suggest that one minor factor of which man's contribution is a minor factor in the minor factor is the determining ingredient in the sauce that affects the entire global warming and cooling is just absurd on its face."

He also went on to criticize cap-and-trade schemes--which place finite limits on carbon emissions in the form of credits that must be traded between carbon producers--and his fellow Republican candidates, singling out Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney for their previous positions in support of them.

"We have politicians running to the ramparts--unfortunately politicians who happen to be running for the Republican nomination for president--who bought into man-made global warming and bought into cap and trade," he said.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: capandtrade; emissions; glabalwarminghoax; globalwarminghoax; santorum; whiner

1 posted on 02/16/2012 9:08:09 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah Baby!

That’s what I’m talkin about!


2 posted on 02/16/2012 9:11:05 PM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Home run!


3 posted on 02/16/2012 9:13:18 PM PST by TJA
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s the Warmists who are in denial.


4 posted on 02/16/2012 9:14:07 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; AuH2ORepublican; BlackElk; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

5 posted on 02/16/2012 9:16:08 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Every time the MSM tries to make him sound stupid... it just rallies the base.

I’m loving this.


6 posted on 02/16/2012 9:16:48 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How refreshing!

He doesn’t even try to kiss liberal butt!! Even if it doesn’t allow him to sit at then popular kids’ table!! I love it.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 9:16:48 PM PST by Yaelle (Go Santorum!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit, not for the Earth's benefit,"

Right on...Right on.

8 posted on 02/16/2012 9:18:34 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Good, he might as well compile a list of all the fear fact crapola the left has been dishing out since FDR. What the hell ever happened to the Ozone hole, Killer Bees, and Giant Spiders?


9 posted on 02/16/2012 9:27:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: All
... "We have politicians running to the ramparts--unfortunately politicians who happen to be running for the Republican nomination for president--who bought into man-made global warming and bought into cap and trade," he said...

Woooaaaa! :)... please don't change little Ricky, kick ass! You have come this far they way you are...DO NOT CHANGE!...


10 posted on 02/16/2012 9:29:07 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Finally...someone who is not ashamed to be a conservative.


11 posted on 02/16/2012 9:30:22 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Be still my heart.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 9:40:15 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Headline for the NY Post: Blind pig finds nut. Says God told him.

We are so screwed. Maybe Big Rick Perry will jump back in.

13 posted on 02/16/2012 9:43:54 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is the first thing that he has said that has excited me.

LLS


14 posted on 02/16/2012 9:45:42 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Ms. Pelosi...we’re calling around to find another Republican to share your loveseat for the global warming ad. Senator Santorum said, ‘No.’”


15 posted on 02/16/2012 9:46:38 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Ms. Pelosi...we’re calling around to find another Republican to share your loveseat for the global warming ad. Senator Santorum said, ‘No.’”


16 posted on 02/16/2012 9:46:57 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ouch!


17 posted on 02/16/2012 10:00:47 PM PST by stanne
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Amen brother Rick!


18 posted on 02/16/2012 10:01:08 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is one of my biggest issues. Cap and Destroy destroys manufacturing, hurts trade, logistics, energy, and hurts national security.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 10:08:13 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m not even sure what kind of metric would be used to measure “the Earth’s benefit.” Keeping it as a maximally livable place for mankind is a very sensible plan. It’s nice to have umpteen zillion varieties of wildlife around, and they shouldn’t be done away with wantonly, but that really isn’t the highest priority. Besides I would ask our progressive, agnostic or atheistic friends that if evolution is king, why has it suddenly become an incompetent king? It is suddenly stymied by a little global warming, a warming far gentler than many other warmings the earth has seen in the past?


20 posted on 02/16/2012 10:38:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: hinckley buzzard

Whiner tiddy baby. That’s you!


21 posted on 02/16/2012 10:45:20 PM PST by GulfBreeze
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Keep it up Rick.
If the greenies really really hate you you're doing it right.

22 posted on 02/16/2012 11:02:27 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

HALLALUJA


23 posted on 02/16/2012 11:12:16 PM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
A brilliant physicist from our town was a Global Warming skeptic from the day the theory was proposed. He was one of the scientists from the Argonne Experiment in Chicago and Los Alamos and later taught at Princeton, CalTech, and Vanderbilt. He'd been a personal friend of Oppenheimer, Teller, Bohr, and Wheeler. If he saw it as B.S., it was B.S.
24 posted on 02/16/2012 11:33:56 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: hinckley buzzard; ElPatriota

Perry was little Ricky!

Interestingly though Richard is his middle name, his given name is James.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 1:53:24 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; TenthAmendmentChampion; SolitaryMan; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

26 posted on 02/17/2012 3:45:24 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: vetvetdoug

That’s interesting, is he still around?

I’ve been saying for a while that we have needed a Feynman to weigh in on AGW. And if anyone reading this doesn’t know who Feynman was, read up on him, he was a really, really interesting character. It is worth picking up some of his books.


27 posted on 02/17/2012 4:08:25 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I don’t believe him. Wasn’t that him sitting on the couch with Pelosi talking about how to cure the earth’s fever?

No, wait...


28 posted on 02/17/2012 4:14:33 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: FreedomPoster
Unfortunately he passed away December 2008. His name was David L. Hill.
29 posted on 02/17/2012 4:57:44 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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