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Gore blames Koch brothers for GOP position on climate
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Posted on 05/13/2014 10:34:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Gore blames Koch brothers for GOP position on climate

By Mario Trujillo - 05/13/14 01:04 PM EDT

Former Vice President Al Gore blamed Republicans’ fear of crossing the mega-donor Koch brothers for the GOP's skepticism on climate change.

Gore, during an interview Monday, said it is not "complicated why they have all been cowed into abandoning" their position on the issue, asserting that Republicans fear facing opponents financed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, who have poured millions into the midterm elections this year.

"Anyone who wants to set his or her aspirations on the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2016 already knows that they can't possibly cross the Koch brothers and the others that are part of the group," Gore said Monday during a discussion at the University of Chicago.

The former vice president was reacting to recent comments made by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), two potential GOP presidential candidates.

Rubio on Sunday said he doesn't believe human activity is creating dramatic changes to the climate as scientists say, noting the climate is always changing.

Paul, during a discussion at the university last month, said the climate change debate in politics has been dumbed down, and said no one really knows why the climate is changing.

"But we have 20-, 30-, 100-thousand-year sort of cycles that go on with the climate. It has been much warmer than it is today," he said at the time. "We have real data about 100 years. So somebody tell me what 100 years data is when the earth is 4.6 billion years old. My guess is that the conclusions you make from that are not conclusive."

Gore said there is a "enforced orthodoxy" in the GOP today to deny climate change. He noted that former presidential candidates Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mitt Romney both acknowledged climate change and "took steps to try and deal with it."

"And there were a number of Republicans who took that position," he said. "I don't think it is particularly complicated why they have all been cowed into abandoning that position. They will face primary opponents financed by the Koch brothers and others who are part of their group if they even breathe the slightest breath of sympathy for the truth about climate science."

Democrats, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in particular, have tried to brand the Koch brothers as the new face of the GOP ahead of the midterms. Reid recently accused them of being one of the main causes of climate change.


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1 posted on 05/13/2014 10:34:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

lol. These people are insane. They get a catch phrase or a new demon and they just run with it.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 10:35:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sub-Driver

He can blame Lord Monton as well. Or these people.
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=c6a32614-f906-4597-993d-f181196a6d71


3 posted on 05/13/2014 10:35:37 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

Monton = Monckton


4 posted on 05/13/2014 10:36:10 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Sub-Driver

Nobody is skeptical of climate change. Everyone agrees that the climate has changed and will continue to change. Whether man causes it, and can therefore make changes to prevent or alter it is the point of contention.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 10:37:42 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Demonuts have moved from Tea Party ,Tea Party(destroyed by the IRS) to these guys , LOL ,will the IRS destroy them now


6 posted on 05/13/2014 10:38:05 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Sub-Driver

You know your brain has atrophied when you get your best ideas from Harry Reid....


7 posted on 05/13/2014 10:40:32 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Haliburton! Bush! Palin! The Koch Brothers!


8 posted on 05/13/2014 10:42:41 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Come on Al. . . we know who you think is the REAL cuplrit:


9 posted on 05/13/2014 10:46:35 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Sub-Driver

As usual the left has it backwards and upside down.

It is Mr Gore himself who is responsible for many of the attitudes today regarding the AGW scam.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT by KEVLAR (Liberty or Death)
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To: GeronL

Excelsior!


11 posted on 05/13/2014 10:47:44 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: GeronL

The Dems are usually pretty good about polling and focus grouping talking points before hitting the public with them. I’m sure they’ve done the same thing with the Koch Bros.

I’m guessing that they have polling showing that attacking the Koch Bros. appeals to “must turn out in November” segment of their base.

Since they are going with such a narrow and personally targeted attack, the logic conclusion is that they realize they are in very deep sh*t this cycle and are trying to get a bare minimum turnout through desperation tactics.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 10:53:38 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: andyk

To go further - we REALLY disagree that our lifestyles, technical advances based on oil and electricity and livelihoods should be radically altered based on climate change “science” which can’t prove WE are causing ANY significant climate change.

All they can say is climate change is happening. It happened before us. It’ll happen after us.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 10:55:14 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Sub-Driver

OH NO! THE BLIGHT IS SPREADING!

Is it true that the Koch Brothers have an enormous amount of empty space in which they are now living rent free? Granted, this empty space is between the ears of many of the leading liberal Democrats, or Kleptocrats (as they should be more accurately described), and as such, not readily accessible in the normal space-time dimension, but so long as these vacant spaces are filled with this one resonating echo, there is no room for anything else.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 11:01:31 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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15 posted on 05/13/2014 11:02:04 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Blame me because I think you are full of crap..What
AL are you running out of money or Is it you really are going to really try again to get the White house..I won’t say win because you morons don’t win you cheat..

I don’t know who I despise more AL the people that go along with your
lies or you..


16 posted on 05/13/2014 11:02:32 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Sub-Driver

Is that idiot Algore still alive? I thought he died of Dutch Elm Disease.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 11:11:15 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: GeronL

I think a question that should be asked of Gore everytime he spouts idiocy(I know every time he opens his mouth) is “ Hey Dilbert, why couldn’t you carry your home state in the election against Bush?”. If it doesn’t shut him up at least the color change in his face should be amusing.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 11:29:29 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

lol


19 posted on 05/13/2014 11:32:55 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lighten up Al. Somebody had to expose your scam. Just take what money you’ve already stolen and live with it.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 11:53:40 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Sub-Driver

no....both Koch Brother could be kidnapped by aliens tomorrow, and we would STILL think that it was a stupid idea, Al.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 11:55:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Gore talking about “enforced orthodoxy”???? Pot meet kettle.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 11:58:25 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Its so pathetic, so obviously from a Talking Points memo that the Democrats have been passing around, its really childish.

The worst part? That a substantial percentage of the population will buy right into it...

23 posted on 05/13/2014 12:01:37 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: GeronL

Gore said there is a “enforced orthodoxy” in the GOP today to deny climate change.

But there is no Dem/Liberal/statist “enforced orthodoxy” to blame humans for climate change, right Al?


24 posted on 05/13/2014 12:08:35 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I blame Al Gore for it being dark at night.


25 posted on 05/13/2014 12:28:00 PM PDT by armydawg505
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To: Sub-Driver

Ask any lib who the Koch brothers are and they don’t have a clue. What are their first names? What do they produce?


26 posted on 05/13/2014 2:18:50 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Sub-Driver
I blame unbridled greed (more than stupidity) for Gore's position on climate.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 3:46:41 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: andyk

The concept of man changing this vast ecosystem is arrogant at best and retarded at worst.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 3:48:38 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If only the Koch brothers or any brothers had the power the looney-tune left claims they possess.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 6:38:28 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Sub-Driver

algore causes global warming (if there were any).


30 posted on 05/13/2014 6:41:11 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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