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Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
Sat Jul 26, 2014, 02:11 PM Jul 2014

Charlie Crist Delivers Perfect Response to Rick Scott on Climate Change

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/26/charlie-crist-rick-scott_n_5623452.html


The Huffington Post | By Igor Bobic
Posted: 07/26/2014 12:58 pm EDT

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on Friday delivered the perfect response to Republicans who claim they lack the scientific background to express an opinion as to whether man-made climate change is real.

“I’m not a scientist either, but I can use my brain, and I can talk to one,” Crist said Friday at a Florida State University presentation on greenhouse gases and rising sea levels, according to SaintPetersBlog.

The claim is a common refrain in the Republican Party. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) explained in 2012 that, while he "wasn't a scientist, man," he believed the age of Earth was "one of the great mysteries." House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) similarly said earlier this year that he was "not qualified to debate the science over climate change." And Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) also used the line when asked whether he was worried that rising sea levels posed a threat to his coastal home.

President Barack Obama made hay out of the line in June, slamming politicians who use it for failing to curb the harmful effects of carbon emissions.

"I'm not a scientist either, but we've got some good ones at NASA," he added.

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Charlie Crist Delivers Perfect Response to Rick Scott on Climate Change (Original Post) Stuart G Jul 2014 OP
Republicans never believe anything if it can cost big corporations any amount of money. BlueJazz Jul 2014 #1
Most are too self centered to see beyond their own benefit from corporate profits. Stuart G Jul 2014 #2
I wish Fox viewers could see just how scripted their politicians are BrotherIvan Jul 2014 #3
lol, so true. n/t Jefferson23 Jul 2014 #4
Pox viewers and science The Wizard Jul 2014 #8
...not qualified to discuss "Science", bvar22 Jul 2014 #5
What you just posted is a truly great comment. Stuart G Jul 2014 #7
2 Republicans debating. blkmusclmachine Jul 2014 #6

Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
2. Most are too self centered to see beyond their own benefit from corporate profits.
Sat Jul 26, 2014, 02:32 PM
Jul 2014

The bottom line is Republicans care only about the profit and nothing about the long term results, even if the "profit" is destroying the world. Selfish indeed.

BrotherIvan

(9,126 posts)
3. I wish Fox viewers could see just how scripted their politicians are
Sat Jul 26, 2014, 03:05 PM
Jul 2014

But then again, if you think the age of the Earth is "one of the great mysteries" then your brain ain't working.

Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
7. What you just posted is a truly great comment.
Sat Jul 26, 2014, 03:59 PM
Jul 2014

These people have all the answers on "Woman's Reproductive organs" and why there should be no abortions for any reasons, but no clue on "climate change" ...Truly selfish self centered Jerks.

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