As Expected – Republicans Are Completely Useless

Republicans have hired consultants to help them come up with unified talking points on global warming,according to a report by the Washington Examiner. But could this be the GOP giving up the climate debate?

“They’re going to try to drag their feet as long as possible, but there are certain things out there that could bring the predominant GOP position to light,” GOP strategist Ford O’Connell told the Examiner. “They want to at least have a unified position and they want to be able to have their ducks in a row. And if they have a solution, they want to have one that has the least impact on the economy.”

For months, The Daily Caller News Foundation has heard murmurs from sources of a potential GOP response to President Obama’s global warming agenda to help protect vulnerable moderate Republicans in future elections. There is no clear GOP climate plan yet, reports the Examiner, but a rough outline of what Republicans want is under the mantra that “tactics to reduce emissions should not harm the economy.”

Are Republicans Preparing To Surrender The Global Warming Debate? | The Daily Caller

So after all but one of Tom Steyer’s candidates got crushed in November, Republicans are convinced that Steyer has a winning issue. They also believe that the 2013 shutdown hurt them.

You really can’t make up stupid like this. Voters sent Washington a very clear message, and everyone in Washington on both sides of the aisle is ignoring it.


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30 Responses to As Expected – Republicans Are Completely Useless

  1. Steve Case says:

    Jim Sensenbrenner used to be my congressman before the last round of Gerrymandering. And at a town meeting I confronted him on Global Warming. I came away with the sense that he felt he was helpless to make any sort of an impact on the issue.

    • gator69 says:

      I lost my congressman to gerrymandering, after I had worked to help get him elected. We beat the democrat incumbent by over 10 points, and then the Dims rewrote the district lines to defeat him 2 years later.

  2. Matt says:

    This would indeed be a sharp turn. If true, the message in NOV wasn’t clear enough. Hope that those Republicans in Congress understanding the issue will block stupidities.

  3. gator69 says:

    I guess they were all asleep, or absent, the day that this testimony was given.

    “In our ongoing study we have, to date, identified 26 similar historical alarmist movements. None of the forecasts behind the analogous alarms proved correct. Twenty-five alarms involved calls for government intervention and the government imposed regulations in 23. None of the 23 interventions was effective and harm was caused by 20 of them.”
    Professor J. Scott Armstrong, University of Pennsylvania,
    Kesten C. Green, University of South Australia,
    and Willie Soon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    March 31, 2011

  4. It’s stupid & wrong, & it’s a loser at the polls, so obviously the GOP will make it a part of their plank for 2016.

    Bush/Christie 2016: because smart, attractive, & fit is no way to go through life, son.

  5. Tony B says:

    Find out from where the Republicans are receiving their funds and you’ll probably get a good idea of why they are so “confused” about the issues.

  6. IceKat says:

    Imagine a world where the Green Party (U.K.) managed to gain some influence.
    Don’t read this article right before bedtime:

  7. Edmonton Al says:

    If Obummer rates so low with the military maybe a coup will happen? Nahh!

    • Gail Combs says:

      Why the heck do you think he has fired so many high ranking officers???

      Prosecutors: U.S. Soldiers Plotted to Kill President Obama

      US retired military put on terrorist watch list:

      Napolitano stands by controversial report
      …the top House Democrat with oversight of the Department of Homeland Security said in a letter to Ms. Napolitano that he was “dumbfounded” that such a report would be issued.

      “This report appears to raise significant issues involving the privacy and civil liberties of many Americans – including war veterans,” …

      In her statement Wednesday, Ms. Napolitano defended the report, which says “rightwing extremism” may include groups opposed to abortion and immigration, as merely one among several threat assessments….

      “Rightwing extremism,” the report said in a footnote on Page 2, goes beyond religious and racial hate groups and extends to “those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.”

      “It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” said the report, which also listed gun owners and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as potential risks….

      I detail Ms. Napolitano flagrant hypocrisy HERE

      • Your wrong on the Pres firing the Generals, someone else tried to put that bs out there and it was debunked. You have to read between the lines. By now I would seem that most rational people know the difference between right wing bs and the facts. It was Fiorina that tried the Obama fired all the Generals for disagreeing with him, fact check people, no he didn’t. Conservatives are extremely gullible and easily brain washed. Pretty sad.

  8. Jason Calley says:

    “Voters sent Washington a very clear message, and everyone in Washington on both sides of the aisle is ignoring it.”

    Perhaps I can offer an analogy.

    “The woman lying in the alley said clearly that she did not wish to be gang-raped, but the men holding her down with her legs open are ignoring it.”

    • Gail Combs says:

      You still do not understand. Voters are just serfs. The government listens to the big money guys not the serfs.

      • Jason Calley says:

        Hey Gail! With all respect, if you think that voters are serfs, then perhaps it is YOU that still does not understand. Voters are not serfs. Voters are barely even cattle. The election process is nothing more than a political method of defusing herd aggression.

        Serfs? That would be a step up.

  9. RMB says:

    Would somebody for pete’s sake tell the republicans that AGW is a complete scam. You can put energy into the ocean by means of radiation but you can not heat a gas and have that heat pass through the surface of water because of surface tension. If you think it sound weird so do I but fire a paint stripping gun at the surface of water, you’ll die laughing.

    • Global warming theory is based on radiation. please stop posting this nonsense.

      • RMB says:

        I think you’re being a bit hasty. I’m heating the air we breath including co2 in a heat gun and applying it to the surface of water. The heat gun claims to reach 600degC and its fan forced my kitchen should be full of steam but it isn’t. Something blocks the heat. If I float a metal pan on the water and apply the heat to that the water underneath heats. The only explanation that fits is surface tension.

  10. omanuel says:

    Republicans, Democrats, Liberals and Conservatives became identical after 1945.

    Thanks to the insight and ability of a few bloggers like you to communicate, “The Great Social Experiment of 1945-2015″ is over.

    Click to access Social_Experiment.pdf

    • DavidS says:

      Likely for longer than that. Or more precisely, certain interests have controlled both parties and the debate for a very long time. Paul Volcker (former Chairman of the Federal Reserve) was quoted in the early 70s, “we control both parties”. There have been some dissenters of course but they have been dealt with in various ways. The ongoing dichotomy is simply a way to keep the American public thinking within certain limits and the government likewise operating within similar limits. The appearance of opposition is political theater. The overall agenda is multifaceted. When one party is voted in, certain aspects of the agenda are emphasized while others are emphasized when the other party is in. Some move forward under both parties. It will continue until all possibility of genuine opposition is eliminated or people shatter the illusion and bring new political forces into play.

      • Gail Combs says:

        We lost the country in 1913 if not before:

        1. Federal Reserve Act of 1913 = destroyed gold money. Enacted December 23, 1913

        2. The 16th Amendment = the Federal Income tax. Adopted February 3, 1913.

        3. The 17th Amendment = direct election of United States Senators by popular vote. Adopted May 31, 1913.

        This put into effect:
        “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” – Fabian Socialist George Bernard Shaw

        What are the ultimate plans?

        “Under Socialism, you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live, you would have to live well.”

        George Bernard Shaw: The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, 1928, pg. 470)

        “The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it … If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven to prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?”

        Source: George Bernard Shaw, Prefaces (London: Constable and Co., 1934), p. 296.

        Two other co-founders of the Fabian society H.G. Wells and Bertrand Russell set up Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. Obama’s Science Czar, John Holdren chaired the Pugwash Conferences’ executive committee from 1987 to 1997.

        The London School of Economics was founded by the Fabians with the help of financing from the Rothschilds.

        Anthony Giddens, the former director of the LSE, was the creator of the ‘Third Way’ followed by both Tony Blair (who unveiled the Fabian Window at LSE in 2005) and Bill Clinton. His policy created a balance between the traditional welfare state and the belief in total free market economics. This policy is being put into effect by governments all across the world as free market economies continue to deal with wealth inequalities and bettering the welfare of the general population.

        The Fabian Wolf hiding under a socialist sheepskin is depicted in the stain glass window unveiled by Tony Blair in 2003 at the London School of Economics. The fact the Elite no longer hide their wish for a world government or the stain glass window design by George Bernard Shaw should scare the dickens out of any sane person.

        Close-up of the Fabian shield

        The Fabian Window

        • Gail Combs says:

          Who founded Fabian Socialism in the United States?

          John Dewey father of Progressive Education in the USA was also a founding member of the American Fabian Society. –

          The Socialist-Capitalist Alliance: the Fabian Society, the Frankfurt School, and Big Business: Part One

          ….H.G. Wells explains this seeming paradox, in part, in something he wrote in 1920: “Big Business is in no means antipathetic to Communism. The larger big business grows the more it approximates Collectivism. It is the upper road of the few instead of the lower road of the masses to Collectivism” (Russia in the Shadows, Chapter VII, ‘The Envoy’, 1920).

          In other words, not only was Fabian Socialism different from Marxist Socialism by strategy, it was also different by source of revolutionary potential: wealthy elites (intellectual, political, economic) rather than proletarians (working classes).

          In 1905, American Fabians established the Rand School of Social Science in New York City and incorporated the Intercollegiate Socialist Society to promote “an intelligent interest in socialism among college men and women”. A founding member was American Fabian John Dewey, considered the father of progressive education, and an atheist, socialist, and evolutionist. In 1921 the Fabian Rand School changed its name to “The League for Industrial Democracy” and established a network of 125 chapters with the aim of de-Christianising America. Dewey became president of it in 1941. Dewy also co-founded the New School for Social Research (NSSR) in 1919, which is a Fabian-socialist institution that is the American equivalent to the London School of Economics and Political Science. This school, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation ($208,100 between 1940 and 1944) and the Carnegie Corporation ($95,000 in 1940) among others, set up the Graduate Faculty on Political and Social Science in 1933, called the “University in Exile”, and aimed to “accommodate the large number of socialist intellectuals” who fled or were expelled from Hitler’s Germany (Bolton, 112-113)….

        • omanuel says:

          Thank you, Gail, for your great insight!

          Another data point that I just recognized:

          In 1972,

          1. Nixon ended the Apollo program that Kennedy had started before his assassination, and

          2. The UN published its real agenda – Agenda 21.

        • Jason Calley says:

          I just noticed the quoted at the top of the window. “Remould it nearer to the heart’s desire”.

          Anyone recognize that? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

          It is from Edward FitzGerald’s version of the Rubaiyat — actually some pretty good poetry but a very poor translation of the original. The verse in question is:

          “Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire
          To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,
          Would not we shatter it to bits — and then
          Re-mould it nearer to the Heart’s Desire!”

          Hence the globe on the anvil, waiting for the hammer blows… These people are so insane that they really believe that THEY are qualified to run the world.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Jason Calley,
          Thanks for pointing out the origin of the words across the top.

          Also notice the chattel peasants are worshiping a stack of books on the theories of socialism. (Think London School of Economics) Thumbing his nose at the peasants is H.G. Wells who, after quitting the Fabians, denounced them as “the new machiavellians.”

        • gator69 says:

          That is correct Jason. Do you know who is depicted hammering the globe to their heart’s desire?

          George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Webb.

        • Jason Calley says:

          Hey Gail, hey gator,

          Shaw does not surprise me — but Sidney Webb I am not familiar with. More research to do, I suppose. 🙂

      • B says:

        Indeed. but there is one thing that happens… the adoption. When something that is more team D fails team R will pick up that ball and score, same the other way around. For instance, the patriot act is a bunch of failed team D police state measures that were repackaged as republican and then passed with the right ‘crisis’. Obama care is in principle a fascist (corporatist) medical insurance scheme republicans proposed as an alternative to Hillarycare. The democrats made it happen.

        Politics is like professional sports. It doesn’t matter which team wins so long as the fans show up and pay. The league always wins.

  11. Gail Combs says:

    This has to be a classic!

    Hubby was writing on a technical site. He and another fellow tripped the moderator who reminded them about the ban on Hate Speech and Politics.

    The offences?
    1. Using a quote from the US Constitution
    2. Using the word catechism with the clear and obvious meaning of the word being the second use.

    1. a handbook of questions and answers for teaching the principles of a religion
    2. any similar handbook for teaching the fundamentals of a subject
    3. a formal series of questions; close questioning

    WTF??? The PC though police are really getting bad.

  12. Truthseeker says:

    You really can’t make up stupid like this. Voters sent Washington a very clear message, and everyone in Washington on both sides of the aisle is ignoring it.

    Cue surprise … not!

  13. Ya this is no surprise, I would think that more and more people have realized just how useless the GOP is and has been. These clowns are elected to serve us so what’s the first thing they plan to do? Make sure the new scary black man in office gets nothing done regardless of consequences. What a way to run a country. Look at the mayhem the Republican Governors are creating in their states, hopefully the voters learned a lesson and will never put anyone from the GOP in any office for a long time. But then we have people that support that loud mouth Trump, Glen Beck, O’Reily, Fox noise how embarrassing. Oh and by the way, the world is laughing at us. This time because of Trump being a candidate.

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