Discussion: Florida Sen: Republicans Who Reject Climate Change Are ‘Denying Reality’

Huh. A Gooper speaking climate sense??

Excuse me, I must go recalibrate.

ETA: corrected for result of brain fart following upon reading with brain only half engaged and assuming FL Sen must be ®. No recalibration necessary.

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Conservatives dwell in the past, liberals look to the future.

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(D-FL)

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Oops, my bad.

That’s what I get for skimming.

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If you talk to Republican officials in South Florida (the Keys up a hundred miles) you quickly discover that they don’t toe the party line on climate change. They are dealing with sewers filling with sea water on a daily basis. Despite their best efforts Miami can flood in a mild rain or even on a nice day. When climate change is your reality you stop denying it exists.

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Most of the GOP’ers I still talk to take the posture that okay the earth is warming but that it’s “cyclical” or worse “God’s Will”.

As such, man has little impact, so why change?

SMH

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OT but has anyone heard whether Irma smashed up Limbaugh’s house? Or Coulter’s? Or any other RW climated-denying loonies??

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All is good in the Palm Beach area. Very little in the way of damage. The surge was less than expected.

I think what sets Senator Nelson apart from all the GOP’ers is that he has actually been to space on the Space Shuttle as a payload specialist while a member of Congress.

That has to give you a world-view perspective; something totally missing in the GOP myopia.

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Happy for Palm Beach residents in general but wouldn’t have minded Irma doing some targeted “redecorating” at a few locations. Sigh.

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Scott is going to run for Senate? Maybe then Democrats will remember to say what they were too chicken to mention every time that his name was mentioned. He should always be referred to as “admitted thief Rick Scott.” (For those too young to recall, Scott and his company admitted stealing almost $2 billion (yes, “billion,” not “million”) from Medicare. He should be in jail.

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[quote=“old_curmudgeon, post:12, topic:62130”]
He should always be referred to as “admitted thief Rick Scott.”
[/quote]Yes, absolutely true. Sadly what is also true is that the voters in the state have elected him to 2 terms as governor in spite of his history as the largest Medicare fraudster ever.

Go figure…

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What’s that quote about a person who steals a little versus a person who steals a whole helluva lot? It’s an ugly truth about our world.

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He just blew all is campaign donations from the Koch brothers (#1 pipeline company), Halliburton, Chevron, and Exxon-Mobil. Trump and husband Vladimir just added Sen. Nelson to the 2018 propaganda target list…time to get the voter records to the commission so they can rig who’s voting.

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This is easy:

The average Republican thought process:

““EXPER’T” MY ASSS!!~!!! SCIENTISTS WENT TO COLLIGES ARE COMMUNIST INDOCTRINATION FACTORIES WHERE POINTY HEADED PROFESSORS GIVE LECTURES ON MARXISM IS WAKE UP SHEEEPLEEEEE!!! GOBAL WARRRMING IS A HOOOXXXXXX!!! AL GORE FLIES IN PLANES!!! IF GLOBAL WARRING WAS REAL WHY DO THEY CALLI T “CLIMITE CHANGE” NOW LIBATARDS???”

The average Republican politician thought process:

“Just keep the fossil fuel industry cash flowing and I’ll hold up my end of the deal. Don’t worry about my constituents. Those dumb shits still think it’s a hoax because Al Gore flew in a jet…or something…”

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I did the exact same thing.

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Why stop at climate change? Healthcare, Trickle Down, Border Walls, you name it, all republican policies deny reality.

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Honest to God…if they want to keep denying reality then maybe we should stop paying to fix stupid. I myself would rather pay billions to fix the fking PROBLEM than keep shoveling money to state(s) that want to shore up the wealthy.