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"The world is getting warmer": Romney
Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 3, 2011 | Ros Krasny

Posted on 03/09/2012 7:36:58 AM PST by SoConPubbie

(Reuters) - 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, New Hampshire.

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

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechange; romney; romneyagw
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1 posted on 03/09/2012 7:37:00 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

There he goes again:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2856759/posts


2 posted on 03/09/2012 7:38:27 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: SoConPubbie

And we’re supposed to rally around this guy? Blah..


3 posted on 03/09/2012 7:39:59 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: SoConPubbie

It does that when you’re headed for where you’re headed Mitt.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 7:40:10 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: SoConPubbie
"The world is getting warmer"

"....and Leon's getting l-a-a-a-rger."

5 posted on 03/09/2012 7:40:43 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MulberryDraw

How long before his staff issues a clarification?


6 posted on 03/09/2012 7:41:01 AM PST by dmzTahoe
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To: SoConPubbie

I am telling you that if the Republican Party serves this guy up as the nominee I would probably have to vote for the “Innocent bystander in the empty Armani suit” just to punish them for serving Romney up to me


7 posted on 03/09/2012 7:41:05 AM PST by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

And this is why I do NOT support Romney for POTUS.

You cannot fix stupid. The Earth’s climate is warming because the SUN has been more active in the last 80 years that it was in the 80 years previous to that!

GRRRRRRRRRRR


8 posted on 03/09/2012 7:42:02 AM PST by Danae (Fapp Mfx, tat xhr toagd xhro humeqagc qhtmx??)
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To: SoConPubbie
So Mitt, you A$$hat, I guess the fact that there has been NO warming for the past decade is irrelevant to your opinion.

And you want to be the CEO of MY country???

9 posted on 03/09/2012 7:43:01 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: SoConPubbie

And Mutt wonders why Conservatives don’t support him.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 7:43:06 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SoConPubbie

Shut your yap, Mitt!

It’s so damned easy to get sick and tired of this establishment RINO!


11 posted on 03/09/2012 7:43:20 AM PST by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: SoConPubbie

McAmnisty must be coaching him so no matter how hard Romney tries to lose, obozo will lose bigger


12 posted on 03/09/2012 7:43:38 AM PST by drypowder
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney = Epic Fail


13 posted on 03/09/2012 7:43:38 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: SoConPubbie

And we are just supposed to fall in line and do what the press tells us only Romney can beat the Kenyan.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 7:44:06 AM PST by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: Triple

Oromney a whiter shade of fail.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 7:45:40 AM PST by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: Danae

Failure to know that OFFICIALLY the Earth hasn’t warmed at all for the last 15 years should rule one out of higher public office.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 7:46:15 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m telling you. This guy reminds me of Al Gore.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 7:46:29 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: JSDude1

Dole 3.0 or McCain 2.0 isn’t going to happen. What is it with the Republican party and losers?


18 posted on 03/09/2012 7:47:09 AM PST by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Once a flip-flopping elitist Massachusetts liberal, always a flip-flopping elitist Massachusetts liberal.
19 posted on 03/09/2012 7:47:42 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh, that make me nauseous, and I think we may as well just jump of a cliff.

Next, he will start talking about “compassionate conservatism”.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 7:48:20 AM PST by mtrott
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To: Danae

Actually, the earth has been cooling since about 1994. In fact, there is some belief that we may be entering another mini ice-age, because the sun spots have been at a minimum, similar to the “Maunder Minimum” period in the 1800’s.


21 posted on 03/09/2012 7:49:10 AM PST by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Casper Milquetoast strikes again.

What an idiot. This guy will be in bunker mode from day one in the White House. The balless wonder.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 7:49:34 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Even the batcrap lunatics gave up on “global warming,” b/c the data shows the world cooling since 199_ whatever, and they can’t lie their way out of that!

This clown is completely braindead. It’s like McLame and Omoslem had a baby in the Lincoln Bedroom.

What a damn fool.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 7:51:20 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oy. Just keep your mouth closed, Mitt. Say as little as possible. And you may have a chance of beating Obama.....but I doubt it.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 7:51:41 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SoConPubbie

Wonder who I should write in if this s.o.b. manages to get nominated.

He has the backbone of a chocolate eclair.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 7:51:59 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Not only has global mean temperature been flat for a decade, but look at the scale. It is not even a full degree Centigrade peak to peak.

26 posted on 03/09/2012 7:53:19 AM PST by Dan Cooper
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To: muawiyah

I agree.

Romney is pandering to the extreme far left with this baloney.


27 posted on 03/09/2012 7:53:42 AM PST by Danae (Fapp Mfx, tat xhr toagd xhro humeqagc qhtmx??)
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To: SoConPubbie
"The world is getting warmer"

I've noticed that, too. Here in the northeast, the last couple of weeks it's been somewhat warmer than it was about two months ago.

28 posted on 03/09/2012 7:53:49 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: SoConPubbie

His nose is getting longer.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 7:54:49 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: SoConPubbie
ROMNEY NONAERO
30 posted on 03/09/2012 7:54:58 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: SoConPubbie

This is why conservatives don’t like Romney. He’s a socialist to the core.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 7:55:20 AM PST by Crucial
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To: IbJensen

But the Repub establishment assures us that— compared to Obama— with Romney we’ll at least get a reach around!


32 posted on 03/09/2012 7:55:58 AM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: SoConPubbie

Could the Republicans have designed a more awful candidate?

This single biggest issue to rally the nation around is Obamacare, and our side chooses a guy who created his own version.

Jesus can’t come soon enough.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 7:56:09 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I really, really, really hope that Romney’s statements here are blasted all over the remaining states by his opponents.

This is clearly the final straw with this guy. He’ll NEVER get my vote in a Primary or a General Election - ever.


34 posted on 03/09/2012 7:56:16 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Something that Newt and Mitt can agree on. Newt was fighting for a carbon tax way back in 1989 and how could we forget the much more recent global warming couch date he had with pe-lousy?


35 posted on 03/09/2012 7:56:28 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Hey Mitt, Nancy and I have been saying this since 2008. Sheesh.


36 posted on 03/09/2012 7:57:43 AM PST by kidd
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To: LyinLibs
It’s like McLame and Omoslem had a baby in the Lincoln Bedroom.

So true. Good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read this.

37 posted on 03/09/2012 7:58:09 AM PST by Crucial
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To: SoConPubbie

Please, Freepers voting in the next few primaries, consider this man as our nominee and vote sensibly!


38 posted on 03/09/2012 7:58:24 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: sneakers

I know, I have written on Climate Physics for a while now. Though I must say I have not published anything on it lately.

The Greenhouse effect is an equilibrium, and this was proven by Dr. Ferenc Miskolczi former NASA contractor. This equilibrium adjusts to the incoming energy of the sun and cannot be effected permanently by anything so small as mankind. A single large volcanic eruption can put more greenhouse effecting compounds into the atmosphere in a day than most countries, including developed ones like ours, can in a year. The point being, the system adjusts increasing or decreasing atmospheric humidity levels. It is why life on earth even exists. Otherwise we would have fried (or frozen) long ago due to changes in the sun’s output long ago.

There is no way for mankind to overwhelm that equilibrium. It is supported by 300 million cubic miles of freely available water - which could have theoretically caused a runaway greenhouse effect millions, if not billions of years ago. The best convincing evidence we have is the fact that even with massive asteroids killing off dinosaurs, the climate STILL returned to equilibrium. Mankind just is not relevant enough to make a difference.


39 posted on 03/09/2012 8:00:32 AM PST by Danae (Fapp Mfx, tat xhr toagd xhro humeqagc qhtmx??)
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To: SoConPubbie

A “Flashback” would have helped my blood pressure.

I was ready for the face palm again but I clicked on link and this was the same story from last summer.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 8:00:57 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: SoConPubbie
Photobucket This is the person who the media is pushing on us.... I wonder why?
41 posted on 03/09/2012 8:06:01 AM PST by baddog 219
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42 posted on 03/09/2012 8:06:20 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: SoConPubbie

Idiot - playing right into the alarmist’s handbook.

The question is not - NOT - whether CO2 generated by humans leads to warming - it does. The question is whether that warming is enough to make any damn difference - it doesn’t.

The question is not whether a butterfly’s wings affect the weather in Brazil, but whether it affects it enough to matter.

The worse thing about this whole episode is that it shows Romney is completely tone deaf to what matters today. It’s not burning freaking carbon - it’s restoring our freedom, cutting down the size of government, and reining in insane spending. Worrying about anthropogenic global warming moves us to policies that go in exactly the wrong direction in all three of those concerns.


43 posted on 03/09/2012 8:06:27 AM PST by Stosh
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>>A “Flashback” would have helped my blood pressure.<<

Yes, this is a June 2011 article. Why bring it up as though it’s new?

But it’s yet another reminder that Romney has conceded major areas of conflict with Obama. When Obama talks “green” in the general election campaign, and Romney tries to pander to the center-right by going after him, all Obama’s got to do is quote Romney’s own words back to him and say, “No wonder they’re always calling you Flip-Flop, sir.”

Or, if he stays with the sentiment in the article, we all figure, better the devil you know....at least a Republican Congress will fight Obama tooth and nail, instead of being led around by a nose ring with Romney on the other end of the rope.

With Romney, we really could get cap and trade, and Obamacare (slightly modifed) as the law of the land forever, or until the country goes belly up, which wouldn’t be all that long given present trends.


44 posted on 03/09/2012 8:19:23 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: SoConPubbie

sorry, we are NOT gonna rally around a lie and a hoax


45 posted on 03/09/2012 8:24:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Danae

One thing that could really help would be if big Nan would push for legislation to stop all unauthorized volcanic activity. That would go a long way in slowing warming. Or is it cooling. Feels okay to me. Or maybe restrict solar flares to odd number years. Or maybe the DOE could “let” some of the warming walk across the borders. Lots of things humans can do. (Sarc off!) Good job Danae.

Basically Mama Gaia was here long before we walked here and will be around long after we are gone. Who or what will be using our remains to fuel something? And, just how many damn dinosaurs where there anyway? Hey Al, what is the exact correct temperature anyway? I know you’re comfy in your mansion.


46 posted on 03/09/2012 8:27:04 AM PST by rktman
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To: kidd

Hey, Mitt thanks you for your support in helping him gain the nomination.


47 posted on 03/09/2012 8:28:29 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Just damn this guy! The next thing you know he’ll be sitting on a bench with Nancy Pelosi. Whew, couldn’t vote for a guy like that.


48 posted on 03/09/2012 8:30:40 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Stosh
The worse thing about this whole episode is that it shows Romney is completely tone deaf to what matters today.

The tone-deafness is what struck me. I mean, is he really so divorced from conservative opinions on global warming that he doesn't even know enough to keep his yap shut on the subject? Evidently.

49 posted on 03/09/2012 8:32:41 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: SoConPubbie

`IT’S GETTING WARMER’

It’s called `spring’ Mitt.
Romney the March Hare.


50 posted on 03/09/2012 8:35:05 AM PST by tumblindice ( our new, happy lives)
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