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Rep. Markey: Romney had to disclaim climate change to win nomination

Embalmer 2012/09/13 18:12:22
Mitt's a flip flopping whore
Mitt used state money to invest in clean energy? No sh!t?
When Mitt says he took a shower, he really pissed in the bathtub
Mitt walks as if his temple garments are too tight
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By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 22:22 EDT

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) said Thursday night that he was disappointed to
see Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney disavow his belief in
climate change.


As the governor of Massachusetts, Romney had worked to reduce
the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. But at the Republican National
Convention in Tampa, Romney joked about the seriousness of climate
change, lampooning President Barack Obama for promising to “heal the
planet.”


“Mitt Romney, when he was governor of Massachusetts, he actually took
state money and invested it in clean energy,” Markey said on Current
TV. “When he was governor, he believed in climate change. He talked
about it in his 2010 book, ‘No Apologies.’


“But
talking to that Gov. Romney would be like talking to an empty chair,”
Markey added. “You cannot have a conversation with him, because the
precondition to winning the nomination as a Republican in 2012 is to
disclaim any belief in climate change — and that’s a sad state of
affairs for that party.”


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  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/09/13 18:48:26
    Mitt's a flip flopping whore
    lurx: the soda jerk
  • Embalmer lurx: t... 2012/09/13 19:07:36
  • Charge 2012/09/13 18:26:58
    None of the above
    Charge
    Progressives Liberals, "blah, blah, blah, Romney, blah, blah, blah".
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/13 18:45:01
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/13 18:59:10
    Charge
    Obama puts America in danger....
    obama puts america in danger

    obama puts america in danger

    obama puts america in danger

    obama puts america in danger

    obama puts america in danger

    obama puts america in danger
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/13 19:14:38
    Embalmer
    +1
    bush kissing sheik

    jobs lost during bush presidency

    (But I don't agree with Bush's figure, in total he lost 3.3 million jobs).

    republicans what constitution

    bush and blackwater USA
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/13 19:19:27
    Charge
    Are YOU clueless? OBAMA is the president, not Bush..... this Progressive crap is OLD and meaningless.... come on let's see You act like You are not living in the past.
    progressive crap

    progressive crap
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/13 19:40:15
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/13 22:43:26
    Charge
    Blamed Clinton for what?
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/14 01:07:38
    Embalmer
    You didn't watch the video, did you? Man you're lazy.
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/14 03:53:09 (edited)
    Charge
    It's inane, just more of "blame Bush" but Bush isn't the President.
    The piece is made up of people not in the Bush administration referring to the Clinton administration for different things with no context, in many cases, of what they are even talking about.
    Don't you get it, this is a COMEDY show.
    Have you watched John Stewart lately.
    Radical Islam is ALIVE, US Ambassador is DEAD!
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/14 13:44:42
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/14 15:14:18 (edited)
    Charge
    You mean like the times Clinton could have captured Bin Laden?
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/14 21:01:46
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/14 21:12:28
    Charge
    You are the one that said, "You rightists blamed Clinton throughout Bush's presidency"..... did you forget?
    I was trying to find out what Clinton was blamed for that he didn't do?
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/14 22:23:33
    Embalmer
    Karl Rove claims Bush didn't blame Clinton for the '01 recession. Oh really?



    Then watch this, video tape used by Stewart in this clip says it all.

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
    Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook



    It was pretty amusing watching Karl Rove and Neil Cavuto yesterday talking at length on Cavuto's Fox show about how Democratic senators played a key role in the passage of the Bush tax cuts back in 2001 without bothering to point out the obvious -- and stark -- contrast with their Republican counterparts in 2009.

    They were trying to build a case for Democrats to support continuing the Bush tax cuts, but all they really did was remind everyone exactly why Democrats have no reason to play ball with these a-holes any longer: they will never compromise and work together with President Obama and Democrats to pass anything, and never will. Immigration reform is not going to be any different than health care was.

    Along the way, Rove made this amusing claim:

    Rove: Look, one of the reasons, one of the reasons President Bush never went out and blamed his predecessor -- first of all, it's not his style -- but also, he felt that that would simply poison the political atmosphere. And that's what the American people want...































    Karl Rove claims Bush didn't blame Clinton for the '01 recession. Oh really?



    Then watch this, video tape used by Stewart in this clip says it all.

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
    Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook





    It was pretty amusing watching Karl Rove and Neil Cavuto yesterday talking at length on Cavuto's Fox show about how Democratic senators played a key role in the passage of the Bush tax cuts back in 2001 without bothering to point out the obvious -- and stark -- contrast with their Republican counterparts in 2009.

    They were trying to build a case for Democrats to support continuing the Bush tax cuts, but all they really did was remind everyone exactly why Democrats have no reason to play ball with these a-holes any longer: they will never compromise and work together with President Obama and Democrats to pass anything, and never will. Immigration reform is not going to be any different than health care was.

    Along the way, Rove made this amusing claim:

    Rove: Look, one of the reasons, one of the reasons President Bush never went out and blamed his predecessor -- first of all, it's not his style -- but also, he felt that that would simply poison the political atmosphere. And that's what the American people want. They want the president to muscle, to take responsibility for what's happening on their watch, and not spend all their time castigating their predecessor.

    No one makes you want to emit low mordant chuckles quite like Lyin' Karl. Jon Perr has the actual record:

    While the NEBR determined the George W. Bush's first recession actually began in March 2001, the history of U.S. GDP shows that the traditional definition of recession - two straight quarters of GDP decline - was never met during either the last year of the Clinton presidency or the first of Bush's tenure:

    Undeterred, the Republican Party and its echo chamber have for years continued to perpetuate the myth that President Bush "inherited a recession" from Bill Clinton. As Media Matters detailed, the sound bite was introduced before George W, Bush even took the oath of office. On December 3, 2000, Dick Cheney told Tim Russert "I think so" when asked if "we're on the front edge of a recession." Within days, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ("the Bush-Cheney administration should be planning on having inherited a recession as the farewell gift from Clinton") and House Majority Leader Dick Armey ("this new president may inherit a recession") followed suit. By August 2002, Mitch Daniels, Bush's head of the Office of Management and Budget, announced on Fox News:

    "He [Bush] inherited that recession from the previous administration. Case is closed."

    Predictably, the drumbeat from the Bush team was reproduced with zero distortion from the always reliable media. While Fox News' Sean Hannity made the argument during the November 2002 mid-term election "this president -- you know and I know and everybody knows -- inherited a recession," CNN made the case for him two months earlier. On September 18th, 2002, CNN's John King announced, "That's why the president, in almost every speech, tries to remind voters he inherited a recession." Five days later, his colleague Suzanne Malveaux regurgitated the same line, reporting, "[Bush] took up that very issue earlier today, saying -- reminding voters that the administration inherited the recession."

    Bush was still blaming Clinton for his own economic malfeasance as late as 2004.

    Indeed, as we pointed out previously, Bush loooved to blame Bill Clinton for just about everything:

    In 2002, he blamed Clinton for the recession.

    Also in 2002, for the mess in the Middle East.

    In 2004, for manufacturing job losses.

    Also in 2004, for a shortage of flu vaccine.

    In 2005, for "running from terrorists" and generally causing 9/11.

    In 2006, for Bush's own failures in containing North Korea.

    In 2008, for the soaring deficit.

    Oh well. Rove knows full well that he can go on Fox, blatantly lie, and no one will call him on it.

    http://crooksandliars.com/dav...
    (more)
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/15 03:39:39
    Charge
    In 2001 the Democrats controlled both houses of congress, in 2009 the Democrats controlled both houses of congress.... amazing.
    All of the economists have said if the tax cuts expire we will go into recession, is that what you want?
    Regardless of this, our current failure is in the White House and needs to be voted out... no one has to cast blame, we all know who created this crap... Obama.
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/15 16:13:44
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/15 16:22:55
    Charge
    In 2001 the Democrats controlled the Senate and both houses 2007 - 2009.
    Republican controlled both houses 2003 - 2006.
    Neither party had a filibuster proof majority until the Democrats did in 2009.
    That's it in a nut shell, simple.
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/15 16:52:22
    Embalmer
    No, that's not at all accurate. But you've got one thing right, your brain is a nut shell.
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/15 17:08:11
    Charge
    It's completely correct, you have a serious comprehension problem, stop drinking the coolaide.
    http://uspolitics.about.com/o...
  • Embalmer Charge 2012/09/15 21:26:50
    Embalmer
    No it's not. My link specified years under Bush, your link was a general statement about balanced power between the White House and Congress.

    You're kidding, right?
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/16 15:09:23
    Charge
    OK, have fun... bye.
  • lurx: t... Embalmer 2012/09/13 19:21:57
    lurx: the soda jerk
    +1
    Pardon me if I tag my comment to yours since I'm blocked by "Charge"..

    obama puts america in danger

    It's rather odd that she would use Ehud Barak's picture in her attacks on the Obama administration...

  • Embalmer lurx: t... 2012/09/13 19:41:17
    Embalmer
    +1
    Feel free to do so at anytime.
  • Charge Embalmer 2012/09/14 21:14:56
    Charge
    lurx is a liar, I didn't block him, he blocked me...
  • sickofpolitics 2012/09/13 18:15:07
    None of the above
    sickofpolitics
    +1
    Many scientist have debunked global warming and all the other junk science related to it. Liberals flip flop on things, why is it such a big f*ckin deal when republicans do it. Oh yah I forgot, DOUBLE STANDARD!!!!
  • lurx: t... sickofp... 2012/09/13 18:47:26
    lurx: the soda jerk
    +1
    "Many scientist have debunked global warming and all the other junk science related to it."



    ...you mean these "scientists"?
  • Embalmer sickofp... 2012/09/13 18:47:49
    Embalmer
    +1
    Report: 97 percent of scientists say man-made climate change is real

    Read more at http://content.usatoday.com/c...

    How many scientists have debunked man-made climate change? Just 3%.

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