Skip to comments.Greens get billionaire ally, money (Tom Steyer)
Posted on 04/03/2013 8:18:27 AM PDT by Darren McCarty
A California billionaire is pledging to spend as much of his fortune as necessary to make climate change the defining issue of our generation.
Tom Steyer, who made his riches as a hedge fund manager, told The Hill on Tuesday that he wants to make climate change a campaign issue for years to come and Democratic support for environmental protections as widespread as support for gay marriage and immigration reform.
The goal here is not to win. The goal here is to destroy these people. We want a smashing victory, Steyer said of candidates he judges to be on the wrong side of the climate change debate.
Steyer, whose wealth is estimated at $1.4 billion, last year quit the hedge fund he founded to devote his energy and resources to environmental causes. He has contributed millions to charitable organizations that work on climate change issues, and is a big financial supporter for Greener Capital, a venture firm that invests in renewable energy endeavors.
He has so far spent at least $126,000 on ads in the Massachusetts special Senate election. Despite being asked to stay out of the contest by both Democrats seeking their partys nomination Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch Steyer targeted Lynch for his support for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Though hes hosting a $32,500-per-person fundraiser with President Obama on Wednesday to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, he says he has no plans to discuss his opposition to the Keystone pipeline with the president that night.
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Duh... do you think his political support might be for his own financial gain?
How truly Stalinistic of this Commie.
If he really had any cohones, he'd build a lab and go at with him and others in it and invent the next green energy thingee...
Then again as a hedge fund manager what wealth did he really ever create in humanity, i.e. a good or service like the Wright Brother, Marconi, Edison etc etc...
They can't come right out and say what they really want.
You cannot legislate invention or buy genius.
Steyer, whose wealth is estimated at $1.4 billion... He has so far spent at least $126,000 on ads in the Massachusetts special Senate election.
He seems a bit stingy and timid. Massachusetts? Why not Idaho or Texas or Tennessee?
Despite being asked to stay out of the contest by both Democrats seeking their partys nomination Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch Steyer targeted Lynch for his support for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
This will only marginalize Democrats in the long run. Citizens United is a poison pill. Do people really want radical billionaires who are wholly insulated from the depredations their beliefs rain down on the proletariat deciding elections an entire country away?
I think federalism is a winning bid for the TEA Party and conservatives still in the GOP.
Another SMASH THE STATEr on the Leftist side of history.
George Orwell warned us about his fellow Socialists.
He should go and give all his money here:
It’s all about AGENDA 21. Herding us peasants into densely populated areas where we can be controlled like sheep.
“He needs to be vetted and Alinskyed.”
“RULE 13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.” - Rules For Radicals
Meanwhile the GOP-E believe this is still a gentlemanly country club debate.
A fool and his money are soon parted. This billionaire is such a jerk-wad.
Yes, they still consider them to be the loyal opposition instead of the traitorous scum they are.
Even James Hansen of NASA admits that world temperatures have been flat for a decade (it is actually 15 years). Hansen as also just come out for nuclear power.
When you have The Economist backing away from the issue, you know that they have lost.
A sensitive matter (The Economist is stepping back from anthropogenic global warming!)
But the bed wetting leftists will still rail against the “rich capitalists” and cry poverty.
Baraq, man of the people....
Perhaps he will loose a major amount of his piggy bank before he comes to the realization, he is barking up the wrong tree.
Things all around the world is getting creapy freaky.
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