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Al Gore calls Obama climate change speech the best ‘by any president ever’
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Posted on 06/25/2013 2:03:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Al Gore calls Obama climate change speech the best ‘by any president ever’ By Jonathan Easley - 06/25/13 04:27 PM ET

Former Vice President Al Gore praised President Obama’s energy policy speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday as “the best address on climate by any president ever.”

Writing on his blog, Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Price for his climate change activism, called Obama’s speech “historic.”

“I applaud the new measures announced by President Barack Obama this afternoon to help solve the climate crisis — particularly the decision to limit global warming pollution from existing as well as new power plants,” Gore wrote. “Following the important pledges he made in both his inaugural address and State of the Union speech earlier this year, and the historic gains in renewable energy and fuel efficiency that the President delivered in his first term, the policy changes he announced today represent important steps forward in the battle to halt catastrophic climate disruption.”

In his speech, Obama said the White House would direct the Environmental Protection Agency to draft new rules to limit the carbon pollution from both new and existing power plants that should be in effect by 2015. The president also said the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline should only be approved if it didn’t increase greenhouse gas pollution.


Gore called Obama’s EPA directive the most important part of the White House plan.

“This action — if followed by skillful and thorough execution of the plan — has the potential to fundamentally alter the course of our nation’s energy infrastructure development and help to promote a sustainable future,” he wrote. “On the international front, this action will bolster U.S. credibility and moral authority in negotiations with other countries.”

Gore ripped Congress for its “inaction and denial” on climate change, and urged the president to “make this challenge a centerpiece of his leadership during his remaining three and a half years in office.”

“The hard truth is that the maximum that now seems politically feasible still falls short of the minimum necessary to actually solve the climate crisis,” he said. “Continued and constant use of the bully pulpit, determined follow-through on the steps announced today, and additional steps in the months ahead can change the political reality and build a bipartisan consensus for the broader changes that are needed urgently.”


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: agw; algore; aljaezera; igore; obama; obamaclimatespeech
Well if he says so then I'm sold!
1 posted on 06/25/2013 2:03:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Algore... you’re still an idiot.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 2:04:59 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have a bridge proposal I’d like to discuss with you...


3 posted on 06/25/2013 2:05:13 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Sub-Driver

Georgetown? Why Georgetown?


4 posted on 06/25/2013 2:05:45 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Gore has many millions invested in this scam.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 2:06:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: Sub-Driver
One liar calls another liar's lies great.
Who'da thunk it?
6 posted on 06/25/2013 2:07:59 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Sub-Driver

But Joe Biden said that Al Gore really won the 2000 election and that the courts were wrong.

So does that mean President Obama’s speech was better than any given by President Gore??


7 posted on 06/25/2013 2:08:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: schm0e

“Georgetown? Why Georgetown?”

Did he cover up all the crucifixes again? God really needs to hit that place with a few well placed lightning bolts!


8 posted on 06/25/2013 2:08:34 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another issue to keep his Benghazi traitor-esque behaviour out of the news


9 posted on 06/25/2013 2:10:07 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Sub-Driver

At the rate EPA works hopefully this clown is gone before this happens.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 2:11:33 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Gore has many millions invested in this scam.”

Yes, he does. And he is counting on a return on that investment to support him in his giant mansion, and to pay for his jet plane to fly him to all his global warming conferences, where he will be whisked around town in a very large SUV.

Environmentalism is for the serfs.


11 posted on 06/25/2013 2:11:43 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gore still drumming up an industry for himself. KMAAG


12 posted on 06/25/2013 2:13:34 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Cracker Barrel is racist and I demand that they change their name.)
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To: Sub-Driver


13 posted on 06/25/2013 2:14:28 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I’m sure he didn’t invest one dime of his own money.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 2:14:37 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Cracker Barrel is racist and I demand that they change their name.)
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To: Sub-Driver
climate crisis

*shakes head*

15 posted on 06/25/2013 2:15:26 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: Sub-Driver
Owl Gore should be swinging from a rope for treason....for foisting this scam on the country...
16 posted on 06/25/2013 2:15:36 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Old Yeller

He didn’t. Yahoo and Google gave him millions in “consulting” fees, and others gave him equity, so they could use his name. Gore is pure scum.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 2:17:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

CREATED issue, to avoid focus on REAL issues!


18 posted on 06/25/2013 2:22:33 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This post needs a “ projectile vomit” alert!


19 posted on 06/25/2013 2:32:41 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Northern Yankee

Yeah, but he’s a rich idiot off the $$ of other “useful” idiots.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 2:33:43 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Sub-Driver

...sez Al-Jazerra Gore!


21 posted on 06/25/2013 2:34:18 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 06/25/2013 2:35:06 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Sub-Driver

As far as I am concerned his selling of his TV network allows Al-Jaezera a toe hold in our country to allow the spread of filth of Mohammed. That $100M is blood money in my book Mr. Stone.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 2:37:43 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Sub-Driver

Al-Jazerra Gore has helped the terrorists to become even more powerful.

Al Gore is one of the most unethical people on the planet.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 2:41:58 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Sub-Driver
Just another method the fascists are using to grind their heel over the American people. How do you like this lovely sign someone just sent me?


25 posted on 06/25/2013 3:00:46 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: TexasCajun

He’s worth $300 million now. Insider trading pays. Start a green company, get the government to invest millions of taxpayer money -stock goes up - sell off - company fails. Rinse repeat and you too can make over a quarter billion in a few years! And while unemployed!


26 posted on 06/25/2013 3:04:09 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Christie at the beach

He should be in jail, long ago just on his stock trades alone (He’s worth $300 mill now). But thanks to the commie fascist propaganda machine posing as our media and the RINO party that use to be called the Republican party, he walks.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 3:06:03 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: JaguarXKE

I second the vomit alert. Did you see The Won’s speech? Wiping his brow standing in the sun on a 93-degree day in DC. Gorbal warming I guess was supposed to be the subliminal message. “The War on Coal” is obama’s “squirrel of the week” to avoid the real issues. He’s a lightweight—a real fool, and an evil one at that.

TC


28 posted on 06/25/2013 3:06:45 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Sub-Driver
“So chock filled with lies!
Why, I bet nearly a dozen people still believe that man-made climate change is real after his speech!

I bet we could even get away with calling it science again!
Talk about a tingle up your leg!
Maybe Chris Matthew will go out with me!

I think I'll get in my coal-powered jet chair and fly over to Obama’s place and tell him how great he is!”

Al Gore's diary entry June 25, 2013

29 posted on 06/25/2013 3:24:20 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Sub-Driver

Please refresh my memory. Who the hell is Al Gore?


30 posted on 06/25/2013 3:25:48 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I applaud the new measures announced by President Barack Obama this afternoon to help solve the climate crisis”

Why do we need to solve something that's not real?

“This action — if followed by skillful and thorough execution of the plan — has the potential to fundamentally alter the course of our nation’s energy infrastructure development “

It could once again turn me into the world's first trillionaire!
And incidentally turn the USA into a sub-third world nation...oh well.

“The hard truth is that the maximum that now seems politically feasible still falls short of the minimum necessary to actually solve the climate crisis”

See that, even though I think that it's ‘millions of degrees’ beneath the surface of the Earth, I know how to use words with lots of syllables!

31 posted on 06/25/2013 3:28:04 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: TexasCajun
I wonder if man-bear-pig ever calculated his “carbon footprint”?
32 posted on 06/25/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Sub-Driver

Best speech ever = “all sizzle,no steak”.


33 posted on 06/25/2013 3:30:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Popman
*Owl Gore should be swinging from a rope for treason....for foisting this scam on the country... *

A Leftist once asked me in a snide sarcastic way if I thought that Gore should get the death penalty for promoting the Global Warming scam.

I said YES and indicated that I am saying this with a straight face.

The damage that would be done and the extreme human misery and many deaths that would be caused by following the Cap N’ Trade Tax regulations would have very serious consequences. Far greater than any of their fake scenario's.

34 posted on 06/25/2013 3:32:46 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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Ain’t it great how the NSA scandal wiped all other scandals off the table so Obama can now move along to destroying energy as the Senate moves along his radical immigration goals?

Ah, screw it... let’s talk more about the hero Snowden. /s


35 posted on 06/25/2013 3:35:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Al Gore endorsed air I would do my best to stop breathing.


36 posted on 06/25/2013 3:51:23 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

Yeah, but did he have a tingley gay erection for Obama ,is what everyone really wants to know. Was it THAT good? That is really the ONE and ONLY thing Americans really need to care about.


37 posted on 06/25/2013 3:58:42 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Sub-Driver

Algore is a douchenozzle.


38 posted on 06/25/2013 4:07:10 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Al Gore calls Obama climate change speech the best ‘by any president ever’

Gore is clearly a delusional idiot off his meds. Better renew that Prozac scrip, Al.

39 posted on 06/25/2013 4:12:31 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Sub-Driver

Gore needs to choke on a hot dog.


40 posted on 06/25/2013 4:48:33 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: Sub-Driver
algore.....

The genius.

41 posted on 06/25/2013 4:54:38 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis)
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To: Sub-Driver

Big f’n deal - everybody knows those Faux-bel Prize winners all stick together.


42 posted on 06/25/2013 5:36:11 PM PDT by Stosh
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