Are they actually breathing CO2?

Posted: 24 April 2009 in environment, republicans

As if there was any more evidence needed that Republicans and reality don’t travel in the same social circles, here’s this:

The two best parts:

STEPHANOPOULOS: What is the Republican plan to deal with carbon emissions, which every major scientific organization has said is contributing to climate change?

BOEHNER: George, the idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale carbon dioxide. Every cow in the world, you know, when they do what they do, you’ve got more carbon dioxide.

And:

STEPHANOPOULOS: So you don’t believe that greenhouse gases are a problem in creating climate change?

BOEHNER: … we’ve had climate change over the last 100 years — listen, it’s clear we’ve had change in our climate. The question is how much does man have to do with it, and what is the proper way to deal with this?

Boehner then finishes up with the standard OMG DON’T RAISE TAXES OR OUTSOURCE claptrap, which is all that the Republicans have anymore.

The economy is going to collapse unless we get it moving again: cut spending (on entitlement programs) and cut taxes (on the rich).

Unemployment is rising: cut spending (on entitlement programs) and cut taxes (on the rich).

Climate change is presenting a clear and present danger that we must deal with: cut spending (on entitlement programs) and cut taxes (on the rich).

Seriously, do they actually have a position on anything that doesn’t involve faux-populist outrage which requires the listener to have no concept of economics or reality?

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