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.”
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.