The Global Warming alarmists have finally worn down the GOP passed the weak-kneed crowd, and into the Bush-crowd (which is increasingly looking like only Dubya himself). Only the open-minded, conservative-wing remains as the firewall against an economic cataclysm based on ever-changing scientific data.
It goes to show how all Libs need to do is find an issue where they can make Republicans look “mean” and the GOP will fold as fast as they can in order to avoid this label without fighting back.
I believe a lot of this has to do with a second-term Presidential “legacy” hunt: Bush has decided that getting on the record about climate change and global warming will somehow help him in the annals of history. He’s not going to get anything through Congress, only suggest some horrible economic policies based on bad science because it’s politically correct nowadays.
I voted for Dubya in 2004: he was great on Iraq, the War on Terror, taxes, life, judges, etc. (plus look at his opponent! Did you know John Kerry was in Vietnam? He was, really!). This second term has been a nightmare: amnesty, the Iraq malaise until Petraeus, Harriet Myers, out-of-control spending, getting the knee-pads out for China, etc., now catering to the global warming crowd right when scientists are starting to take another look at it! Ugh.
Alas, McCain wouldn’t be any better, and those other two clowns would be much worse. Going “green” is one thing (a fad mostly — however, once something’s a fad, it’ll eventually go out of style), but the potential for government interference without end, attacking the roots of our capitalist system based on maleable science is scary! Who does Bush think we are, Europe?