Exclusive WND Interview: Christopher Monckton of Brenchley on where Mitt went wrong about the 47%
WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney, at a private fundraiser some months ago, got real about the central difference between Mr. Obama’s far-out socialism and the Republicans’ free-market capitalism. He said, bluntly, that 47 percent of working-age Americans pay no income tax. He said, self-evidently, that his low-tax message would mean nothing to them. He said, rightly, that many of them believe they are entitled to free food stamps, free welfare, free health care.
He added, infelicitously, that his job was not to worry about the 47 percent. Earlier this week a hate-speech blog, Mother Jones, got hold of a video recording made by a member of Romney’s audience and – quivering with the partisan, pietistic outrage that is the hallmark of the hard left – condemned Romney for not worrying about the 47 percent.
A year or two ago, Mother Jones, trembling with the artificial angst of the instinctual Communist, listed me as the world’s second most influential climate skeptic (or, as the extremists poisonously like to put it, “denier”). ExxonMobil was no. 1.
In both instances, the blog very carefully avoided the obvious. The hate-speakers deliberately did not consider whether or not we skeptics might be scientifically correct, as (after 15 years without any global warming at all) everyone now knows we were.
And they deliberately wrenched Romney’s remarks from their obvious context, which was that he is fighting an election campaign and would gain little by trying to influence the non-contributing half of the U.S. electorate.
WND Exclusive: Christopher Monckton of Brenchley on the greater trustworthiness of theists
Someone should remind the “Democrats” that the dollar bill says “In God We Trust.” Most of your nation’s Founding Fathers were Christians. They recorded their belief that all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.”
One of their earliest amendments to your Constitution guaranteed freedom of religion. To this day, yours is one of the most God-fearing yet tolerant nations on Earth.
The “Democrats,” at their national convention, cut the words “God-given” from the party platform. When the ensuing embarrassment provoked a panic vote to restore God, pagan delegates booed.
The “Democrats” don’t believe in democracy, the United States, the Constitution, or the clause that says a president must be a natural-born citizen. They don’t believe in free enterprise, or the free market, or any freedom. Now they don’t really believe in God.
Does this matter? Yes. “No religion,” wrote Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Militis, “so magnifieth goodness as the Christian religion doth.” Christians (I speak from experience) are sinners, but at least we are trying to be better.
Science: The president who said he'd slow the ocean's rise says voters can regulate the weather and stop droughts, floods, wildfires and hurricanes by backing his re-election. Never mind wrecking the economy in the process.
In 2009 President Obama modestly declared: "America, this is our moment . .. that I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
During his acceptance speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, he doubled down. No matter how much damage his war on fossil fuels has done to job and economic growth, "my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet — because climate change is not a hoax."
Our carbon emissions have declined — but due to the free market, not to any presidential plan. The Energy Information Agency, a part of the Energy Department, recently noted that energy-related U.S. CO2 emissions for the first four months of this year fell to about 1992 levels, a 20-year low.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Though the 2012 Democratic Party platform declares that the “national security threat from climate change is real, urgent, and severe,” it is apparently not urgent and severe enough to merit mention by speakers at the Democratic National Convention during the past two days.
The Daily Caller reviewed the speech transcripts of the over 80 speakers who took the stage at the Time Warner Cable Arena here in Charlotte on Tuesday and Wednesday, and only one mentioned climate change — and even he only mentioned it in passing...
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Below are selected excerpts of the September 4, 2012 Politico article. To read full article go to here. (subscription required)
Romney: 'Human activity contributes' to global warming
By Alex Guillen
9/4/12 7:20 PM EDT
Mitt Romney says again in a new questionnaire that human activity contributes to climate change, while opening himself to fresh accusations that his stance has shifted since the early days of the presidential campaign.
You’d be forgiven for believing that American voters don’t care about climate change. After all, studies have suggested that reducing carbon emissions ranks at the bottom of the public’s priorities: who has time to deal with a future catastrophe when the Pentagon needs planes, ASAP?
Politicians have taken this perceived voter apathy to heart. Candidate Obama’s promises to help the planet heal have been superseded by President Obama’s energy strategy, best described as “drill everywhere.” For his part, Mitt Romney has been as craven and back and forthi on climate change as he’s been on every other issue. Democrats believe that ignoring climate change won’t hurt them at the booth. Republicans believe that ignoring climate change –– indeed, refuting its existence –– will gain them votes (or, even better, donations from the Koch brothers).