Charles Krauthammer Accuses Obama of Being a Flat Earther and Religious Zealot
Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 10, 2013
Political forces on the Right for years created a near religious zealotry based on anti-communism that often got American entangled in conflicts not required for national security. They also rewarded constituents in the military-industrial complex with much business from the government. However, remember that it was a Republican president, Dwight Eisenhower, who warned America of the dangers of this incestuous relationship.
The military-industrial complex continues to receive a share of government “treats”. However, its share has been shrinking for decades. At the same time, a new combination made up of trial lawyers, the social worker industry and others has created a similar incestuous relationship with Leftist politicians. This group has been gaining and increasing share of government handouts and has profited nicely.
Nationally syndicated columnists Charles Krauthammer wrote a thought-provoking op-ed titled Obama’s Global Warming Folly. He correctly calls President Obama on nonsensical policies relating to global warming that are not based on science and will not reduce greenhouse gases. These policies, however, nicely reward Obama’s constituents including green industry giants such as General Electric. Krauthammer concludes:
“The economy stagnates. Syria burns. Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him, even as a “29-year-old hacker” revealed his nation’s spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change.”
“Climate change? It lies at the very bottom of a list of Americans’ concerns (last of 21 – Pew poll). Which means that Obama’s declaration of unilateral American war on global warming, whatever the cost – and it will be heavy – is either highly visionary or hopelessly solipsistic. You decide:”
“It’s flat-earthers like Obama who refuse to acknowledge the problematic nature of contradictory data. It’s flat-earthers like Obama who cite a recent Alaskan heat wave – a freak event in one place at one time – as presumptive evidence of planetary climate change. It’s flat-earthers like Obama who cite perennial phenomena such as droughts as cosmic retribution for environmental sinfulness.”
“For the sake of argument, nonetheless, let’s concede that global warming is precisely what Obama thinks it is. Then answer this: What in God’s name is his massive new regulatory and spending program – which begins with a war on coal and ends with billions in more subsidies for new Solyndras – going to do about it?”
“The U.S. has already radically cut CO2 emissions – more than any country on earth since 2006, according to the International Energy Agency. Emissions today are back down to 1992 levels. And yet, at the same time, global emissions have gone up. That’s because – surprise! – we don’t control the energy use of the other 96 percent of humankind.”
“As we speak, China and India together are opening one new coal plant every week.”
“Obama imagines he’s going to cajole China into a greenhouse-gas-emissions reduction that will slow its economy, increase energy costs, derail industrialization, and risk enormous social unrest. This from a president who couldn’t even get China to turn over one Edward Snowden to U.S. custody.”
“For a president to propose this with such aggressive certainty is incomprehensible. It is the starkest of examples of belief that is impervious to evidence. And the word for that is faith, not science.” — Read entire article …