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Reid: Kochs 'main cause' of climate change
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Posted on 05/07/2014 8:45:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Reid: Kochs 'main cause' of climate change By: Burgess Everett May 7, 2014 10:37 AM EDT

Charles and David Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change, charged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor.

“While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly… experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, the main cause,” Reid said.

Now in his fifth month of flogging the billionaire conservative benefactors on the Senate floor, Reid dubbed them “multizillionaires” on Wednesday and mockingly applauded their spokeswoman for saying the Kochs and the energy conglomerate that they run aren’t experts on climate science. Wealthy liberal investor Tom Steyer challenged the Kochs to a debate on climate change last week in a full-page newspaper advertisement, but they declined to take him up on it.

It wasn’t just climate change: Reid also blamed the Kochs for imperiling an energy efficiency bill currently on the Senate floor, an accusation that comes not long after the Democratic leader blamed the Kochs for stalling Ukrainian aid.

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


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: harrythewacko; wheresmydroolcup
Whew. Time to put a name tag on him and drop him off at the bus station.........
1 posted on 05/07/2014 8:45:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Reid is showing Democrat desperation.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 8:47:15 AM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Sub-Driver

All the Rats have is demagoguery.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 8:50:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When will a Republican stand up on the Senate Floor and denounce this flagrant demagogue?


4 posted on 05/07/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver; John Semmens

I was gonna bet that this was written by John Semmens


5 posted on 05/07/2014 8:53:32 AM PDT by MortMan (I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tom Steyer, self-deluded liberal billionaire

Tom Steyer’s cash is being used to fund attack ads claiming that the Republican Senate candidates are stooges, but when the spotlight shifts ever so slightly to him, he vehemently denies any comparison between himself — altruistic liberal — and those money-grubbing Koch brothers:

It really boils down to typical left-wing arrogance. Liberals say that they are for the poor and that conservatives are selfish. And if one brings up the skyrocketing poverty rate, their opposition to welfare reform (which lifted people out of poverty and into the workplace) and their war against school choice (which benefits poor kids), the answer is either “Give us more power” or “At least our intentions are pure.” (Steyer insists: “I think [the Kochs are] in a very, very different position than me and from the people that I work with. And the fact that we’re on opposite sides of the table on a lot of issues — that is true. But the way that we’re approaching them is very, very different.” Really?)

The hypocrisy is remarkable. First, we witnessed liberal outrage over defeats in the campaign finance cases (in Citizens United, then with McCutcheon), which decried shadowy third-party groups (just Republican ones). Now, the hypocrisy is in full view in the war against the Kochs led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is using Steyer’s wealth to stay in power. It is all a bit much. Democrats have always had the advantage of Big Labor to supply money and troops for Democratic campaigns. Those guys sure want something in return (e.g. card check, National Labor Relations Board appointments). Democrats have cash from Hollywood, Manhattan and Silicon Valley liberal elites who would like pot and gay marriage to be legal and the internal combustion engine to disappear. Those people are just as “selfish” as the Koch brothers, arguably more so since it is the working class, not liberal elites, who will, for example, feel the pinch from higher fuel prices.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2014/04/23/tom-steyer-self-deluded-billionaire/


6 posted on 05/07/2014 8:53:47 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

IMO, this continued obsession of Reid’s will advance to his introducing legislation to execute the Koch Brothers and have the State seize their assets.


7 posted on 05/07/2014 8:54:53 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry needs to be fitted for a straight jacket.
Crazy, bats in the belfry Crazy!


8 posted on 05/07/2014 8:55:01 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Time to get Reid fitted for a straight-jacket.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 8:55:19 AM PDT by AU72
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To: DManA
When will a Republican stand up on the Senate Floor and denounce this flagrant demagogue?

Never. They are afraid of offending 'independent' democRat voters.

10 posted on 05/07/2014 8:55:33 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s losing his mind, in real time, in public.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 8:55:57 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: MortMan
Harry Reid is the reason for the increase in dementia diagnoses.
12 posted on 05/07/2014 8:56:08 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Sub-Driver

Tom Steyer is an investor, philanthropist and advanced energy advocate. He is also the President of NextGen Climate, an organization that acts politically to avert climate disaster and preserve American prosperity.

Before retiring from the private sector, Tom founded and was the Senior Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management. He also was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Hellman & Friedman.

Tom is actively engaged in climate politics and works to promote economic development and environmental protection in the state. In 2012, Tom served as co-chair with former Secretary of State George Shultz for Yes on Proposition 39, which closed a tax loophole for out-of-state corporations and created jobs in California. In 2010, Tom teamed again with George Shultz to defeat California’s Proposition 23, an effort by out-of-state oil companies to dismantle California’s groundbreaking clean energy law, AB 32. In 2013, Tom also supported the successful campaigns of Ed Markey for Senate in Massachusetts and Terry McAuliffe for Governor in Virginia.

Tom and his wife, Kat Taylor, joined Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates and other high-wealth Americans in the “Giving Pledge,” a promise to donate the majority of their wealth to charitable and nonprofit activities during their lifetimes. Tom and Kat created and funded the Oakland-based One PacificCoast Bank and Foundation, which provides loans and banking services to underserved small businesses, communities, and individuals in California and along the west coast. Tom serves on Stanford University’s Board of Trustees as Vice-Chair, where he and his wife founded two renewable energy research institutions: the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy and the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Tom also founded Advanced Energy Economy, which works with businesses to make energy secure, clean and affordable, and Next Generation, which addresses energy and children’s policy issues.

https://nextgenclimate.org/about/tom-steyer/


13 posted on 05/07/2014 8:56:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry Reid is one of the greatest causes of stupidity in the world.


14 posted on 05/07/2014 8:56:39 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yo, Pinky Reid, you think them there Kochs are bad now with their climate change schtick, dude you should have caught their act back in the Ice Ages.


15 posted on 05/07/2014 8:58:07 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Sub-Driver
They should sue Reid for defamation of character.
Private citizens slimed on the floor of the Senate for nothing but political reasons should not go unpunished.
16 posted on 05/07/2014 8:58:42 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry has the corner on bovine scat production.


17 posted on 05/07/2014 8:59:07 AM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t think we should make fun of Hairy, he’s obviously senile. The Senate is looking less and less like “the Worlds greatest Deliberative Body” and more like the Memory Care ward in a retirement home.


18 posted on 05/07/2014 9:00:26 AM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: tractorman

You would think there would be some kind of specific law against it but no doubt congress has written an exception into the laws.

If Hairy Roid is so sure that the Koch brothers are doing something wrong, he needs to man up and call them in for an investigation.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 9:02:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: MortMan
I was gonna bet that this was written by John Semmens

Me, too. Satire, it seems, is nothing compared to the truth.

20 posted on 05/07/2014 9:03:26 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Retired Chemist

Dementia....not desperation.


21 posted on 05/07/2014 9:08:13 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow! These two men are more powerful than the sun? If so I wish they would zap senile Harry.


22 posted on 05/07/2014 9:08:24 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Timocrat

+1


23 posted on 05/07/2014 9:10:07 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Not a cause, the main cause,” Reid said.

What about volcanos, Harry?

5.56mm

24 posted on 05/07/2014 9:10:12 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Sub-Driver
...and I know the Koch brothers are the cause of climate change.
25 posted on 05/07/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It wasn’t just climate change: Reid also blamed the Kochs for imperiling an energy efficiency bill currently on the Senate floor, an accusation that comes not long after the Democratic leader blamed the Kochs for stalling Ukrainian aid.

Is there nothing they cannot do????

26 posted on 05/07/2014 9:10:49 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cripplecreek
Asking Reid to man-up is like asking Obama to tell the truth.

It can't be done.

27 posted on 05/07/2014 9:14:11 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Right.

I truly thing old Harry has lost his mind.

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28 posted on 05/07/2014 9:17:49 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry’s a Rat. Rats lie. Rats have figured out if one is stupid enough to vote for them, one is stupid enough to believe what they say.


29 posted on 05/07/2014 9:18:41 AM PDT by A message
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To: DManA

What they ought to do is set up a two minute hate in honor of Harry Reid and put the koch brothers up on a screen for two minutes.


30 posted on 05/07/2014 9:21:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

reid and the koch’s reminds me of that nutcase and his ‘aliens’


31 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:17 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘Please no profanity, no personal attacks, no racism or Violence in posts’.. That’s going to be hard to do with a meat head like Reid.


32 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:59 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: AU72

The scarier part is that their are still people that believe everything this guy says.


33 posted on 05/07/2014 9:26:17 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Sub-Driver

If Harry Reid didn’t spend so much time in the Senate fouling the air, he might have been able to realize the American dream in the private sector like the Koch brothers. Nah, that wouldn’t fit his corrupt MO - he expects too much from government.


34 posted on 05/07/2014 9:29:28 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why isn’t Reid in jail or being at least investigated in his part (and son) to rip off American taxpayers in that $5 billion Chinese solar plant deal (aka Bundy ranch)??


35 posted on 05/07/2014 9:32:54 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Mears

He’ll be mumbling the Koch brothers on his death bed...


36 posted on 05/07/2014 9:36:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver
“While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly… experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, the main cause,” Reid said.

I'd love to see the scientific explanation behind that statement.

What is even more amazing than Reid's statement is the fact the mainstream media won't blink an eye. ---Just like "Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years".

37 posted on 05/07/2014 9:51:29 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Sub-Driver

38 posted on 05/07/2014 9:55:27 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: FatherofFive

“Never. They are afraid of offending ‘independent’ democRat voters.”

Some of them aren’t. This would be a good time for a “Cruz missile”. :-)


39 posted on 05/07/2014 10:17:20 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: PreciousLiberty
This would be a good time for a “Cruz missile”. :-)

Cruz Palin 2016

40 posted on 05/07/2014 10:26:42 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Step right up!

Try some of Dr. Harry Reid Esquire's patent medicine!
It cures the gripp, St. Anthony’s fire, pleurisy, palpitations, dropsy, ague, nervous irritability, bilious or remittent fever of man or Earth!

Why, if anyone can destroy the economy by using a couple of oilmen a scapegoat, Dr. Harry can!

For the nominal price of your prosperity and freedom, chicken feed really, Dr. Reid and his certified doctor-scientists can relieve you of man-made global warming merely by increasing taxes, implementing draconian green laws, speaking his magical incantations!

Who would like to be his first customer?

America? You look like a gullible..er, that is to say, a wise fellow....”

41 posted on 05/07/2014 10:57:25 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Sub-Driver

Harry Reid’s hot air blathering about the phony Climate Change and his methane are much more of a harm to the environment than anything the Koch’s ever dreamed of doing.

The Soviet Union and China are and were MUCH bigger polluters than the USA. Communism is filthy in more ways that just their satanic ideology!


42 posted on 05/07/2014 11:00:45 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Rummyfan
*It wasn’t just climate change: Reid also blamed the Kochs for imperiling an energy efficiency bill currently on the Senate floor, an accusation that comes not long after the Democratic leader blamed the Kochs for stalling Ukrainian aid.
Is there nothing they cannot do???? *

This is a good case for having the Koch's run things. The seem to be omnipotent!

43 posted on 05/07/2014 11:01:47 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Sub-Driver

When is someone who cares about this man going to recognize that he has finally completely succumbed to whatever disease has been causing his increasingly serious levels of dementia over the last 10-15 years.

He’s ALWAYS been a liberal dirt-bag; but now he is a CRAZY liberal dirt-bag.

I hope someone helps him get the medical/psychological assistance he needs, and I hope they do it soon.

Otherwise, I might end up feeling a tiny bit guilty for not having one shred of sympathy or empathy for him and his condition.


44 posted on 05/07/2014 11:29:43 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: kcvl
...he and his wife founded two renewable energy research institutions: the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy and the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Tom also founded Advanced Energy Economy, which works with businesses to make energy secure, clean and affordable, and Next Generation, which addresses energy and children’s policy issues.

So basically, he makes money when people pay for worthless "carbon credits"?

45 posted on 05/07/2014 11:33:41 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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