August 27, 2008

Thanks a lot, Johnny Maverick

Standing athwart history, yelling Yeah, Uh, Maybe Our Political Opponents Have a Point About How Wrecking the Economy Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea, Or Something:

While the 2004 platform did not mention global warming, the draft document Republican delegates took up today in committee includes a one-page section "addressing climate change responsibly." For the first time, the platform acknowledges that human activity has contributed to global warming: "The same human activity that has brought freedom and opportunity to billions has also increased the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the earth."
So, let's do something about that, huh? After all, the science is "settled," right? I mean, what the fuck is the GOP doing here? Sure, let's acknowledge that industrialization has led to global prosperity...and then yank the rug out from under that statement and talk like Democrats about AGW horseshit.  Great.

The article goes on to say that the platform doesn't endorse the Cap and Trade schemes that McCain seems to favor. Thank God for small mercies.

But, of course, even this bone thrown toward the left isn't achieving much of anything, if the reaction of League of Conservation Voters president Gene Karpinski is any indication:
"This sounds like more of the Bush White House plan: acknowledge the problem as real, but propose no serious solutions to deal with it," Karpinski said in a phone interview, as he attended the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Gee, a little socialism isn't enough to convince a Barack supporter like Gene? Too bad. Well, I'm sure it won't piss off conservatives suspicious of government schemes to curtail a problem that seems to be based on shaky "science" and MSM hysteria enough to keep them from turning out to vote, right? Right?

I've been one of those foax who have been saying that a bite of the turd sandwich would at least be better than at least four years of Jimmah Carter redux, but Zombie Reagan and Cthulhu are looking like better and better write-in votes every day. How's about you don't help elect the most liberal candidate evah, GOP? Is that too much to ask for?

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