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Warner presses Gillespie on climate change
The Hill ^ | July 26, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez

Posted on 07/27/2014 7:18:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie said he thinks there is enough evidence to support climate change after being pressed on the issue during a debate with incumbent Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).

"I believe there is ample scientific evidence that contributes to climate change but I'm not entirely dismissive of those who have a different point of view," Gillespie said.

Gillespie added, "Norfolk is dealing with rising sea levels but people can debate what contributes to that or not."

Still, Gillespie said he thinks the administration's new carbon pollution rules "go to far."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; climategate; election2014; hoax; rino; va2013; va2014

1 posted on 07/27/2014 7:18:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fookin’ idjit! Guess he thinks that’ll get him some votes huh? The level of stupidity that these clowns have reached is astounding. No end in sight.


2 posted on 07/27/2014 7:20:38 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Go to far”. These people are imbeciles.


3 posted on 07/27/2014 7:21:25 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There’s no nuance with the liberals.

Man undoubtedly contributes to pollution of the environment. But the question is , how much. How much of changes is due to man, and how much is due to natural cycles? And if the bulk of it is due to natural cycles, we have no control over such cycles anyway.

How much of global warming do we really understand? There have been numerous ice ages in earth’s history. Haven’t we been in a period of global warming ever since then?

Chicago was buried under a mile of ice during the last ice age. The ice didn’t melt because Cro-Magnon Man had coal fired power plants.


4 posted on 07/27/2014 7:22:33 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


5 posted on 07/27/2014 7:24:20 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I watched the debate. Gillespie is a RINO and he equivocates like the political consultant he was. He totally whiffed on the immigration issue failing to go after Warner on the Gang of 8 bill. He should have adopted the Dave Brat approach.

I briefed Gillespie for an hour on immigration and he ignored it. He is a loser.

6 posted on 07/27/2014 7:26:26 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Meh. Warner would win this race by double digits if he ran the race naked.


7 posted on 07/27/2014 7:26:48 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: abclily

Keep the lessons coming...

Love em


8 posted on 07/27/2014 7:28:15 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Here is the proper reply to a climate change question:

The so called scientists refuse to submit their data for peer review. Not one of these so called scientists will debate their theories publically.

There is no such thing as consensus in science. They are still debating Einstein's E=MC2. Until the alarmists are willing to debate in public and share their data and computer models I will continue to deny their lies.

You reporters are stupid and gullible. The public is not.

9 posted on 07/27/2014 7:28:40 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner
"I believe there is ample evidence that contributes to climate change but I'm not entirely dismissive of those who have a different point of view", Gillespie (GOP-e) said.

Well done, Ed!

A beautifully-turned phrase, covering both sides of the issue in a minimum of red-blooded words.

(....at first I thought it was that old fair-and-balanced bloviator himself, mouthing those brillant weasel-words!)

Leni

10 posted on 07/27/2014 7:31:57 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Combined US Senate & House has completely lost its voice, its compass, its patriotism & its soul!)
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To: abclily
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?

Answer: They don't. They allow all control to be initiated by executive fiat.

11 posted on 07/27/2014 7:36:40 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Warner presses Gillespie

Hey, Gringo, press thees'

12 posted on 07/27/2014 7:44:40 AM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sounds like Virginia has another GOP disaster in the works...


13 posted on 07/27/2014 8:58:08 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Typical ex-Democrat GOPe. Concede the narrative and basis of the argument to the liberal.


14 posted on 07/27/2014 9:36:07 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t think it was a good move by Ed to say those things the way he did. Maybe he’s trying to get liberal votes out of nova. If he does Warner is toast.


15 posted on 07/27/2014 10:29:22 AM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Carry me back

Of course because of the corruption at the top of both parties Virginia has
a guy from Conn,Warner running against a guy from NJ, Gillespie. Pretty bad considering neither is a true conservative


16 posted on 07/27/2014 10:35:08 AM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I did not read the article, but Ed is correct on CLIMATE CHANGE, if he considers it different from AGW.


17 posted on 07/27/2014 12:02:31 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Remember, sea level rise is real, but it is the COMBINATION of an absolute rise in ocean height, and the sinking of the land. And most of it is sinking land.

But Virginia has a real problem in Norfolk and Hampton Roads, as the land has sunk so much that sea level has risen 7-14 inches in many places, and a lot of development was done within a few feet of the high tide lines.

So something does need to be done; it simply has nothing to do with climate change (which IS a real thing, after all, since climate has changed throughout recorded history, including a major ice age).

Gillespie cleaned Warner’s clock in this debate, and this is the left’s best shot at countering that.


18 posted on 07/27/2014 7:33:10 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: kabar

why did a candidate hire a briefer and not put them on a non-disclosure agreement? That seems pretty stupid.


19 posted on 07/27/2014 7:34:28 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

No charge.


20 posted on 07/27/2014 7:51:02 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Carry me back

Ed is not getting any liberal votes and he just lost a few conservative ones.


21 posted on 07/27/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT by kabar
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Gillespie cleaned Warner’s clock in this debate, and this is the left’s best shot at countering that.

You and I must have been watching different debates. Warner was the aggressor and had Ed on the defensive the whole time. Ed failed to go after Warner for signing the Gang of 8 bill. If he had approached it Dave Brat style, he could have hit a homerun.

The Gang of 8 bill triples legal immigration to 33 million over the next decade and doubles the guest worker programs from 640,000 to 1.4 million a year--all at a time when 21 million Americans are underemployed or unemployed. Illegal aliens are costing the state of VA over $2 billion a year. The Gang of 8 bill also provides amnesty for at least 12 million illegal aliens, which will cost $6.3 trillion according to a Heritage Foundation study.

Gillespie is going to lose because he is playing the political consultant game of trying not to make a mistake.

22 posted on 07/27/2014 8:02:10 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

He’s going to lose because the RPV didn’t understand the game, and so let Warner leave office with an extremely high approval rating, and then left him alone and failed to attack him when he ran for Senate the first time.

The democrats understand the game, and how you tear down every possible candidate ahead of time, which is why none of our republican former governors are viable, even though every one of them did a better job at leading our state than the last three democrats in that office, two of whom are now Senators.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 7:23:59 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
He will lose because there are more Dems than Reps. Here in NoVA, Warner will accrue enough votes to overcome whatever Gillespie gets in the southern part of the state. And it doesn't help that we have a RINO running who can't go after Warner on the Gang of 8 bill. Dave Brat provided the blueprint on how to win. He listened to Jeff Sessions and those of us who wanted him to ditch the corporate elites and defend the American worker.

Becoming the Party of Work-- How the GOP can help struggling Americans, and itself. by Jeff Sessions

24 posted on 07/28/2014 7:36:41 PM PDT by kabar
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