Despite evidence that private gun ownership prevents crime, Obama's hometown of Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Despite evidence that Hugo Chavez hates America, Obama is chummy with the dictator, and accepts from Chavez an anti-American book as a gift. Despite evidence that deficit spending is a threat to our economic future, Obama continues to practice tax-and-spend at an unprecedented rate.
Now the final nail in the "Obama isn't an ideologue" argument: despite evidence that global warming is a trumped up phenomenon, Obama is sticking to his "global warming is happening" ideology.
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Here are the facts:
- The earth is currently in a cooling trend
- Even at its most recent warmest, the earth was still cooler than it was 1,000 years ago
- Sun spots, not CO2 levels, are responsible for the most recent warming
- Global temperature data was purposely manipulated to show the earth was warming more than it was (and disproving the global warming theorist's best weapon: the hockey stick graph)
Despite the incident, which rocked international headlines last week, climate science is sound, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stressed this afternoon, and the White House nonetheless believes "climate change is happening."Huh? Sound? Sound would mean that no deceit had taken place and the data was accurate and unadulterated. That isn't the case. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Obama, at a minimum, should be questioning the science that global warming is based on, not writing off the intentional manipulation of that data.
"I don't think that's anything that is, quite frankly, among most people, in dispute anymore," he said during Monday's press briefing.
It is amazing to watch how liberals are reacting to this out-and-out misleading. Instead of admitting they've been duped they instead circle the wagons and try to explain away the truth. Basing their conclusions on falsehoods should be enough to shake them from their current path if they were truly being intellectually honest.
That they are trying to make excuses shows that they are interested only in the environmental policy changes they want to implement. They don't want to alter people's behavior based on global warming. No, they want to alter people's behavior, and if global warming is the fear mechanism they can use to do so then that is what they will use.
That is the real crux of the issue. Global warming is a hoax, there is no longer any doubt of that. That liberals want to cram cap-and-trade, electric cars, and making fireplaces illegal down the throats of society is the real issue. Global warming was the excuse they were using to try to enact such draconian environmental laws. It is now evident that they aren't going to give up their one ace in the hole, global warming, that easily.
Right-thinking, reasonable people have won out in this debate. The environmental movement, and the mainstream media just haven't come to terms with it yet.