Democratic Platform Mentions Global Warming More Than the Deficit: Should They Focus More on the Economy or the Weather?

Fef 2012/09/04 20:57:11
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The Democratic National Convention has commenced, which means that the party has to codify its position on issues into the party's platform. This puts the Democrats in a dangerous position as they try to appease all the special interest groups. Some special interest groups have more clout than others, which means they get more mentions and priority in the agenda. The DNC platform reflects the will of the party and its priorities.

The 2012 Democratic platform mentions Global Warming (aka "Climate Change") more often than the deficit. The Republicans quickly pointed out this fact in a social media post: “Democrat Party Platform mentions ‘climate change’ 18 times. Deficit (only) 9 times.”
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Should the Democrats focus on the economy more than weather?

NEWSMAX.COM reports:
Republicans on Tuesday were quick to jump on the Democrats’ 2012 platform for dropping calls for the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and for putting more emphasis on climate change than the economy.

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  • taylordoesntdeserve 2012/10/03 21:21:30 (edited)
    The weather
    They shouldn't be focusing on the "weather" they should be focusing on the global climate.

  • thisiswar 2012/09/13 05:01:21
    The economy
    Romney made me shake my head with that comment about Obama "healing the planet" or whatever, but I think it's kinda hard to deny that mentioning the economy half as many times as Global Warming isn't doing them any favors. Basically, I think the Democrats should focus more on the economy, and the Republicans should focus a lot more on the "Climate Change".
  • RezcrashGB 2012/09/12 18:41:51
    The economy
    Yes it is true the North Pole ice may be gone ..8/10 years time.
    That may cost us all lots more money in the long run .
    But at this moment in time , the Economy should be No.1 on list.
  • smelde 2012/09/08 13:14:16
    The economy
    The problem is that people view these issues as a choice between one or the other when in reality they are dependent upon one another and should be addressed as such!
  • Charles Braley 2012/09/07 14:25:02
    The economy
    Charles Braley
    Because if the DONT focus on the economy, then ............. we WONT have to worry too much about climate change! - which is inevitable anyways.
  • Freight85 2012/09/07 14:08:47
    The economy
    The establishment has orchastrated the economy crash, now [they] must brainwash the people about the weather in order to incrementally establish "Agenda 21".
  • burningsnowman 2012/09/07 02:07:18 (edited)
    The economy
    Trick question nobody should want them to "do" anything about either
  • flrdsgns 2012/09/06 20:19:14
    The weather
    How about both? Democrats are concerned about multiple issues. Republicans are the one trick ponies.
  • Windy 2012/09/06 05:59:29
    The economy
    But the answer is NOT with the Democrats, nor is it with the Republicans, the best answer, right now, is Gary Johnson, he's not the perfect answer but he is better than all the rest.
  • dallasjoe 2012/09/05 21:57:26
    The economy
    Balance the Budget with CUTS across the Board, and with Return to Clinton Tax rates
  • UnusualSuspect 2012/09/05 21:11:36
    The economy
    From the poster...

    "This puts the Democrats in a dangerous position as they try to appease all the special interest groups. Some special interest groups have more clout than others, which means they get more mentions and priority in the agenda."

    Hmmm...Republicans/conservati... who are their "special interest" groups?

    Wall Street
    Big oil, nat gas, coal

    These are the biggies...many more smaller ones.

    Point is...I don't want the SH readers who aren't as informed as others to go around thinking that Republicans/conservatives don't have any "special interest" groups that they kowtow to or brown-nose...they do!
  • observer 2012/09/05 20:53:15
    The economy
    Of course, for the people who live in their fantasy world, it's much easier to talk about "saving the planet" than to do something real to improve the economy. So, Obama's supporters are "saving the planet".
  • BILL 2012/09/05 20:18:54
    The weather
    They have already screwed the Economy beyond Recognition, Might as well Trash the Climate Too
  • Kris R 2012/09/05 20:10:37
    The weather
    Kris R
    They wouldn't kow how to work on the economy, they think every dollar just magically appears
  • john 2012/09/05 19:46:24
    The economy
    we are all in so much debt, so why worry about global warming that does not exist, we have climate change, but that has been happening since time began.....
  • Eastexn25 2012/09/05 19:19:07
    The economy
    Obama can not run on the economy so the only thing he has left is the weather, lies and hate...
  • Kingarthurup 2012/09/05 18:52:59
    The weather
    they call themselves Dumocraps for a reason.
  • Tea in the Harbor 2012/09/05 18:21:56
    The economy
    Tea in the Harbor
    And as anyone who's paying attention knows, they are.

    Global climate change can't be ignored either though, 97% of climate scientists say it's a major problem that must be addressed, and if you have any doubt go to Glacier National Park. It is nearly devoid of glaciers, and will be devoid of them by the next presidential election.
  • Unusual... Tea in ... 2012/09/06 11:41:55
    I understand they're changing the name to just "National Park."
  • heirsoftheking 2012/09/05 17:50:48
    The economy
    If the DNC had their way, America itself would cease to exist, while the planet goes on and on and on.
  • voice_matters 2012/09/05 17:50:30
    The weather
    the economy they can control, the weather is out of their control. ok i understand many here think the president has control of a weather machine so for those that think that please keep your comments to your fellow libs.
  • exhon2009 2012/09/05 17:29:48
    The weather
    The more they focus on the weather the more out of touch with the needs of the suffering American people they become. Since Obama claimed his election in 2008 marked the point in time when the oceans would cease rising and Earth Mother Gaia would begin to cool I'm waiting with baited breath for the progress report.

    I'm sure all of the 23 million plus unemployed are doing likewise.
  • NYCbrit 2012/09/05 17:16:39
    The economy
    Wow, really? Regardless where you stand on gw you'd have to be blind and deaf not to see this as a red herring.

    red herring
  • 4570GOVT 2012/09/05 16:38:21
    The economy
    At the rate the Economy is tanking ............. we will ALL be dead of starvation before the ocians rise .
  • mich52 2012/09/05 16:28:46
  • Lanikai 2012/09/05 16:10:53
    The economy
    Although, they really should just keep shoveling the same lame, tired, proven lies. Their supporters seem to eat that crap up. And they DO want to keep the obots on the farm.
  • The Pat... Lanikai 2012/09/05 17:07:11
  • Lanikai The Pat... 2012/09/05 17:27:29
    Soylent Green.

    They are too brain washed to see and hear the truth. And the one posting above-it surprises me that that one is deceived.
  • Stevethinks 2012/09/05 16:10:05
    The economy
    Fef, you are making fun of SH. Our Economy is 202 trillion in debt, and we are on the threshold of the second depression. Have you read "The Grapes of Wrath"? It's past time for Americans to wake up. Global weather cycles are caused by physical conditions outside of our control. Unless you believe you can remove the warble from our planets spin or change the position of Mercury or Saturn.
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/09/05 16:04:40
    The economy
    More money for the Democrat Whore Mongers for the Thieves ion the UN
  • McCate 2012/09/05 15:37:09 (edited)
    The economy
    Global warming is from the eugenics play book, it was used in WW2. I agree with Miller on this!
    No intelligence allowed.

  • ART 2012/09/05 15:34:08
    The economy
  • Steveth... ART 2012/09/05 16:18:00
    How do we spell Totalitarianism?
  • Lanikai Steveth... 2012/09/05 17:28:10
    O B A M A

    that is how I spell it.
  • Steveth... Lanikai 2012/09/05 17:32:59
    ILBOMBYA is how I spell it.
  • Lanikai Steveth... 2012/09/05 17:38:43
    That is probably more accurate.LOL.
  • Steveth... Lanikai 2012/09/05 17:43:49
    When one gets as old as me - who cares! Let him bomb me; I don't like my neighbors anyway.
  • TerryAgee 2012/09/05 15:15:52
    The weather
    They can't explain to the voters why there is a 36% unemployment rate using charts.
  • Sperry23 2012/09/05 14:52:20
    The economy
    Both. Each affects the other.
  • HypothesizeIt 2012/09/05 14:22:52
    The weather
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