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August 22, 2013 - 6:55 am

Ezra Klein interviewed former Vice President Al Gore on his hypocritical hobby horse, global warming aka climate change. Typical of Klein, not a single skeptical word was uttered. Instead of focusing on facts, he focused the interview on polemics. Gore was evidently happy to oblige.

EK: Give me the optimistic scenario on what happens next. If all goes well, what do the next few years look like on this issue? 

AG: Well, I think the most important part of it is winning the conversation. I remember as a boy when the conversation on civil rights was won in the South. I remember a time when one of my friends made a racist joke and another said, hey man, we don’t go for that anymore. The same thing happened on apartheid. The same thing happened on the nuclear arms race with the freeze movement. The same thing happened in an earlier era with abolition. A few months ago, I saw an article about two gay men standing in line for pizza and some homophobe made an ugly comment about them holding hands and everyone else in line told them to shut up. We’re winning that conversation.

The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it’s mentioned. It’s like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace. But the political climate is changing. Something like Chris Hayes’s excellent documentary on climate change wouldn’t have made it on TV a few years ago. And as I said, many Republicans who’re still timid on the issue are now openly embarrassed about the extreme deniers. The deniers are being hit politically. They’re being subjected to ridicule, which stings. The polling is going back up in favor of doing something on this issue. The ability of the raging deniers to stop progress is waning every single day.

When that conversation is won, you’ll see more measures at the local and state level and less resistance to what the EPA is doing…

Shorter Gore: Since we’re not winning with facts, we’ll just Alinksy everyone until they submit.

By the way, the nuclear freeze movement? That was funded in the West by the Soviet Union. Leftists like Barack Obama and John Kerry bought into it, but it didn’t stop Reagan from deploying the Pershing II missiles in Europe. Odd of Gore to bring that up in this context.

Al Gore’s carbon footprint remains absolutely massive.

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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Yea, Yea, I'm a racist whatever...

Thanks for the "lecture" Gore, you elitist punk!

Did Gore mention he pushes this stuff because he has a lot of investments in "Green Energy" Companies....Oh, right the interviewer forgot to ask how those Companies are doing... Oh, and how does one who is against a 'carbon footprint' get around these days? By the sky or SUV...hmmm?

Owning a multi million dollar home which I must assume takes a lot of "energy" to heat and cool and Light...

Again, thanks for the lecture ...

Gore the Liberal/Progressive hypocrite!


34 weeks ago
34 weeks ago Link To Comment
All it might take is another decade and a half of no warming for the weather scammers to reverse course and tell us we are all doomed by an ice age if we don't give money to communist countries.

The only difference between Al Gore and the guy who spams your email with a banking fraud scheme from Ethiopia...is that the guy who is faking having money in an account to give you hasn't actually that much money in his bank account...and...that scammer didn't claim to have invented the internet itself.

(He's also probably not a sex poodle.)
34 weeks ago
34 weeks ago Link To Comment
Shudder to think that this guy nearly stole the presidency. The man is unhinged.

You're right about the Alinsky part, that's for sure.

He did also call us drunks, too, btw.
34 weeks ago
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I thought it was the Alarmist group that was shrinking, considering recent trends of cooling. Whatever. I guess the Gore gets to say whatever he wants; he's the Gore.
34 weeks ago
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a shrinking group of denialists

Shrinking? Last I saw, we were growing like mushrooms.

Leftists like Barack Obama and John Kerry bought into it, but it didn’t stop Reagan from deploying the Pershing II missiles in Europe. Odd of Gore to bring that up in this context.
34 weeks ago
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??????

What happened to the rest of my post? I said:

Not odd at all. Par for the course for this fat masseuese groper.
34 weeks ago
34 weeks ago Link To Comment
Algore genus phylum species: Dooshbagis grabasstic ignoramus aka - ManBearPig....I'm seerial

Remember BENGHAZI!
34 weeks ago
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"By the way, the nuclear freeze movement? That was funded in the West by the Soviet Union."

Why do you think Al "Armand Hammer's Toy" Gore remembers it so fondly?
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