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Think about the big picture here for a second. Between those two guys, between Akin and Ryan, which one is worse? Saying you want to force a woman who has just conceived against her will to also give birth against her will by order of the government, or telling yourself a fake science fairytale so that you can pretend that those women don’t exist and you would never want the kind of government that would do something so barbaric to a woman for nine months after the barbarism that was done to her in the incident of rape?
Which is worse? The person with the fairytale or the person without one?
Because they both want the same policy either way. It’s just that in the newfangled republican way of justifying it, they drop the fake science fairytale. They don’t bother trying to make it seem less barbaric.
Most of us share the view of the vast majority of scientists who, having examined all existing evidence, have concluded that global climate change is real and is almost certainly caused by man-made activities. Our goal must be to cut greenhouse gas emissions and transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy. In the process of moving our country to energy independence we can, over a period of years, create millions of good paying jobs.
Almost all Republicans in Congress disagree. Supported by the coal and oil companies, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh believe that global climate change is a “hoax,” and that our energy system should continue to be largely reliant on fossil fuels. The newly empowered Republicans in Congress are doing everything they can to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and, in a variety of ways, give support to the oil and coal companies.
This is no small issue. The future of the planet, in terms of extreme weather disturbances, flooding, drought, disease and large-scale human migration, may be at stake. We must vigorously fight for environmental sanity and for energy policies that move us away from fossil fuels.
Take Newt Gingrich, for instance. Only four years ago he was willing to sit on a love seat with Nancy Pelosi and film a commercial for a campaign headed by Al Gore. In it he explained that he agreed with the California Congresswoman and then-Speaker of the House that the time had come for action on climate. This fall, hounded by Morano, he was forced to recant again and again. His dalliance with the truth about carbon dioxide hurt him more among the Republican faithful than any other single “failing.” Even Mitt Romney, who as governor of Massachusetts actually took some action on global warming, has now been reduced to claiming that scientists may tell us “in 50 years” if we have anything to fear.
In other words, a small cadre of fervent climate-change deniers took control of the Republican Party on the issue. This, in turn, has meant control of Congress, and since the president can’t sign a treaty by himself, it’s effectively meant stifling any significant international progress on global warming. Put another way, the various right wing billionaires and energy companies who have bankrolled this stuff have gotten their money’s worth many times over.