Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Santorum Doesn't "Believe In" Climate Change

I was hoping to post a link to an article talking about the following issue, but what is as terrifying to me as the issue itself, namely the fact that Rick Santorum actually believes climate change is a fiction and stated as much in clear, unequivocal, sneering terms at last night's GOP debate in Tampa, is that fact that NO ONE IS REPORTING THAT AS SHOCKING, DISQUALIFYING-FOR-THE PRESIDENCY NEWS this morning! There are no articles on it. NONE! Zero, zilch.

For a candidate in the 2012 presidential primary race to state that his opponents, quote "believe in" climate change, as if climate change is some sort of mythical story that one can choose to believe in or not (like, say, THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE), is really SHOCKING, yet what is at least as shocking is that no one seems shocked! No one finds that remarkable or a huge faux pas that should automatically make Santorum slip in the polls to irrelevancy. He himself thinks it is a badge of honor to doubt clear, hard science—not just to doubt it, but to DENY it.

Folks, this guy CANNOT become president. Period. For that matter, neither can any of the other Republican candidates, but Santorum is particularly horrifying on several fronts. The climate change statements last night just really got me: he was actually trying to differentiate himself from his opponents by proudly crowing that they “believe in” climate change, whereas he does not believe in it. Well, little Ricky, do you believe that the earth is round, the sky is blue, the sea contains water? Or do you choose not to believe in those vast liberal lies, either?

It should be front page news that Santorum said that. Instead? It is getting about as much coverage as the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns.