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September 4, 2012 - 8:17 am

The Democratic Party platform for 2012 literally gets religious on the subject of “climate change,” which used to be called “the coming ice age.” That was before it was called “global warming.” Now it’s just loose “change” and it rates about 20 mentions in the official Democratic party platform.

From the section on Faith:

Faith. Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our history. We know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith and the countless acts of justice and mercy it inspires. Faith- based organizations will always be critical allies in meeting the challenges that face our nation and our world – from domestic and global poverty, to climate change and human trafficking. People of faith and religious organizations do amazing work in communities across this country and the world, and we believe in lifting up and valuing that good work, and finding ways to support it where possible. We believe in constitutionally sound, evidence-based partnerships with faith-based and other non-profit organizations to serve those in need and advance our shared interests. There is no conflict between supporting faith-based institutions and respecting our Constitution, and a full commitment to both principles is essential for the continued flourishing of both faith and country. (emphasis added)

It takes an act of faith to ignore Climategate and its implications.

From the section on the Environment:

We know that global climate change is one of the biggest threats of this generation – an economic, environmental, and national security catastrophe in the making. We affirm the science of climate change, commit to significantly reducing the pollution that causes climate change, and know we have to meet this challenge by driving smart policies that lead to greater growth in clean energy generation and result in a range of economic and social benefits.

So, the Democrats still want to burn taxpayer dollars on greendoggles turn us into Spain economically.

Democrats pledge to continue showing international leadership on climate change, working toward an agreement to set emission limits in unison with other emerging powers. Democrats will continue pursuing efforts to combat climate change at home as well, because reducing our emissions domestically – through regulation and market solutions – is necessary to continue being an international leader on this issue.

That’s a push for cap and trade, which the Democrats refused to pass when they held all the reins of power in Washington.

From there the platform descends into self-parody.

We understand that global climate change may disproportionately affect the poor, and we are committed to environmental justice.

What does that even mean?

Missing from the DNC platform: Any acknowledgment anywhere that Climategate and “hide the decline” ever happened.

But ya gotta have faith!

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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