GOP Storm-Drains The EPA

August 18, 2011

Even as big chunks of planet earth have undergone some extreme weather recently — right now there’s a climate-change-influenced furnace blistering the US heartland — some dumb-ass, and way-dangerous people have continued to deny the obvious, with the latest flack coming from GOP nit-twits who think they should be president.

And, really, for some crazed reason known only to a crazed mind, Republicans call-out climate change while grabbing big, big, real-big bucks from energy companies.
This denial, however, could backlash and bite ’em hard on the ass.

(Illustration found here).

Meanwhile, the GOP peoples are striking hard at the US Environmental Protection Agency as if it were the prime cause of all the misery and heartache suffered by Americans — the EPA has been around since 1970 after being okayed by Republican Dick Nixon.
One big-mouth loon, Michele Bachmann, winner of the Iowa Straw Poll last weekend, has continued to hammer on the EPA like a front door to an asylum.
Bachmann blubbered earlier this month: “I pledge to you I’m not a talker. I’m a doer,” she said…“And I guarantee you the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) will have doors locked and lights turned off and they will only be about conservation,” she said earlier today at a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids. “It will be a new day and a new sheriff in Washington, D.C.
In a GOP debate in June, Bachmann said the EPA should be renamed “the Job-Killing Organization of America.”
Meanwhile, she once had hands out for EPA money.
From HuffPost:

A Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Huffington Post with three separate federal agencies reveals that on at least 16 separate occasions, Bachmann petitioned the federal government for direct financial help or aid.
A large chunk of those requests were for funds set aside through President Obama’s stimulus program, which Bachmann once labeled “fantasy economics.”
Bachmann made two more of those requests to the Environmental Protection Agency, an institution that she has suggested she would eliminate if she were in the White House.

One might call Bachman, at the very least, a hypocrite bitch.

The big bang at the EPA for these clowns is that the agency wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s major utilities, which strikes hard at the GOP cash flow — oil, coal and gas cash.

One dangerous asshole is Rick Perry of Texas, a governor of lying greatness.
From Think Progress:

You may have a point there, because I do believe that the issue of global warming has been politicized.
I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects.
And I think we are seeing almost weekly or even daily scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change.
Yes our climate’s changed, they’ve been changing ever since the earth was formed.
But I do not buy into a group of scientists who have in some cases found to be manipulating this information.

Perry blubbers of money manipulated — He himself received $11 million in contributions from oil and gas companies between 1998 and 2010 (from Climate Progress).
Perry is a hypocritical bitch-bastard.
And if one thinks Perry’s been a most-excellent governor, look again.
Check out a good post w/chart on just how bad he has been for the state at The Big Picture.
It’s horrible.

The only ray of sunshine off this shit is that all the blubbering might explode in the GOP face.
From the New York Times yesterday:

Opposition to regulation and skepticism about climate change have become tenets of Republican orthodoxy, but they are embraced with extraordinary intensity this year because of the faltering economy, high fuel prices, the Tea Party passion for smaller government and an activist Republican base that insists on strict adherence to the party’s central agenda.
But while attacks on the E.P.A., climate-change science and environmental regulation more broadly are surefire applause lines with many Republican primary audiences, these views may prove a liability in the general election, pollsters and analysts say.
The American people, by substantial majorities, are concerned about air and water pollution, and largely trust the E.P.A., national surveys say.
“Not only are these positions irresponsible, they’re politically problematic,” said David Jenkins of Republicans for Environmental Protection, a group that believes that conservation should be a core value of the party.
“The whole idea that you have to bash the E.P.A. and run away from climate change to win a Republican primary has never been borne out.
Where’s the evidence?”

The evidence is in those GOP presidential contenders — a wild and dangerous bunch, cruel and with absolutely no sense of moral compassion.
We hope the US voter knows.

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