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Romney Adopts Obama’s Position on Global Warming; Updated: Video Added

Mitt Romney is already simpatico with the Obama Administration on cap and trade, ethanol subsidies, and health care mandates.  Today we can add one more to the list: Man-made global warming, via Reuters:

"I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Remind me again: Why is this guy considered the frontrunner for the Republican nomination?  I may be going out on a limb here, but shouldn’t the Republican candidate oppose Democrat positions?  Or am I living in the past and hopelessly naive?  If so, why waste so much time and money on these messy election thingies when we can simply adopt a one-party system such as that in China?  A logical first step would be to take the Wall Street Journal’s advice and replace Joe Biden with Mitt Romney as Obama’s running mate.

Update: (h/t Jim R) This is interesting.  Jedediah Bila tweets:

Mitt Romney: "Oil is purported to be one of the primary contributors to rising global temperatures. If, in fact, global warming is importantly caused by our energy appetite, it’s yet one more reason for going on an energy diet. As we have seen, it is hardly the only reason for doing so." (No Apology, page 227)

Since I wasn’t one of the few who read Mitt’s book, I was unaware that he’s totally bought into the man-made global warming hoax. So much so that he’s gone beyond cap and trade to adopt Al Gore’s position of purposely lowering our living standards by "going on an energy diet".

Update II: Video via Hot Air:

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  • TeflonWarrior

    Maybe Mittens should have been an actor.  He has no clue how to take his own position.  First too!

    • Dan


  • MarkRNY

    And Huntsman mania begins with the Fox News Allduds.

    "I think the person Obama fears is Huntsman"–Mark Halperin 

    • Quiet_Righty

      Halperin’s comment is either very funny or quite sad. I haven’t yet decided which.

    • LostinLA1

      Not shocked to hear this from this big Lib.

  • John Norton

    Looks like Romney shopping for votes…

  • Dan C

    Opposing Obama? Come on, that is soooooo 1980. Today we are all supposed to bow down to the democrats and our media betters. 

    God help us if the GOP goes down this road with this type of guy.

  • John Norton

    Its what ya call slim pickins…Huntsmann…?.

  • technopeasant

    Is Mitt Romney so confident in his stalking-horse Michele Bachmann and the growing presence of Herman Cain that he can focus his political strategy on getting to the left of Tim Pawlenty who did a mea culpa on global warming?

    • 36763

      Of course, he has polling giving him an idea that the most liberal candidate has less competition for territory in the crowded field.   On paper, it looks like it would work.  

      Mittmeister is running a very old fashion campaign, viz., do polling and use it to craft a campaign the polling suggests.   It’s a miscalculation.  Mittens probably has almost all the liberal/moderate votes already.  His running to the left tactic leaves him little room to grow, especially in the first four states where Republicans are pretty conservative compared to the Mittman’s Massachusetts GOP. Thus, not a likely early knockout punch for Mr. Most Moderate Mittler. 

      Partly because their ineptitude in governing caused it, Mitt’s establishment types lack the capacity to understand the dynamic playing out.  Palin showed us that she saw this long before anyone else.  How long ago was it when she picked the title Going Rogue? 

      The Tea Party sentiment is growing.  People are worried or very mad.  This unease will only grow as things get worse.  The election will be won by the candidate who bests taps into that angst which will out last any positive Mighty Mitt’s gambit initially yeilds. As the field thins, W.Mitt will be swamped the a wave he should see coming.

      • Nicole Olmstead Coulter

        Let’s see, a little refresher on Mitt’s campaign strategies …

        1994: Run to the left of Ted Kennedy, throw Reagan under the bus. (LOST)
        2002: Run as a liberal pro-choice Republican for an open governorship where he threw the female GOP governor (Jane Swift) under the bus. (WON)
        2008: Run as the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan against the moderate McCain (LOST)
        2012: Run as the reincarnation of John McCain, throw Reagan back under the bus … and I’m just gonna go out on a limb here and predict a big LOSS

    • Carmelo Junior

      This clown is hoping to get some liberals to vote for him in open primaries. Closed Primaries please!

  • BostonBruin

    Oh, this is another MAJOR flip-flop-flip-flop:

    "As governor of Massachusetts, Romney actually hired the man who helped create the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. But in late 2005, already eying a presidential run, Romney pulled-out of the program. Romney was early to realize that being on board with even a modest plan to address climate change could become a liability."

    This refers to the 10 state regional cap-and-trade agreement in the northeast that Gov. Christie just pulled NJ out of.


    OT–interview with Sarah at Sky Harbor Airport.  AZ Senate is not the plan–no kidding.  Piper is getting restless–I heard her ask "can we go" twice when Sarah was being interviewed in Boston.  Gees, I hope Piper is on board for a run!  Probably just tired.

    • c4pfan

      I can’t see it yet.  Thanks!

    • Amjean

      Piper is like most kids that age or older for that matter.  Interested in themselves.
      It was fun in 2008; now, not so much.

  • TheTotalConservative

    Mitt Romney is a Hollow Man yet the fools and buying the lie that he is more electable than Palin. He will sell out everything I believe in and yet we are told that Sarah Palin is Unelectable and a guaranteed victory for Obama.

  • TRON2012

    Mitt Romney has imploded again….Poor Mitt….

  • Jim R

    Mark Levin speaking about this now on his radio program

    • Jim R

      Levin:  "I can’t support him in the GOP primary"

      • quidam65

        In other news, water is wet, dog bites man, and the Clippers are a terrible NBA team.

        OK maybe I shouldn’t be that snarky.  Having to spend 15 minutes flagging multiple troll posts does that to you.  We all knew Levin wasn’t going to support Romney under any stretch.

    • Jim R

      "Romney is pandering"

      "I just can’t support him the primary"

      "Can’t suppor him with money for campaign"

  • royroyo
  • TheTotalConservative

    Please Sarah Palin Run and Stay Focused on that RINO Scumbag Romney.

    • Carmelo Junior

      And there were "Republicans" saying this clown was the only conservative in the race in 2008. Damm Jim DeMint, Vannity, Ingraham, Coulter, etc, etc, 

  • technopeasant

    Mark Levin really taking it to Mitt Romney now on global warming.

    "I cannot support this man in the Republican primaries."

    "But I will vote for an orange juice can over Obama."

    • Jim R

      When I saw Levin’s tweet earlier, I knew he would take Mitt to the wood shed.  And in fact he is.

    • royroyo

      Mark Love Sarah 

      Mark Levin: I Hope
      Sarah Palin Runs for President March 4 2011

      • lonestar

        I would love this man to be Palin’s Attorney General.  He can open investigations and file charges against all the criminals in Gov’t.   After 4 years of cleaning up, Palin should appoint him to the Supreme Court.

  • c4pfan

    Don’t forget Hannity’s interview with Sarah airs tonight!

    • ellebb

      Thanks for the reminder ! I had forgotten.

  • Right_Wingnut

    Notorious Red State Palin basher, mbecker, warming to Palin?

    This is just another pebble on the pile for Mitt as far as I’m concerned. The guy was very good in private industry. He was a big government, give the Democrats what they want but do it cheaper, when he was Governor of Massachusetts and he’s yet to find a problem that government can’t solve.
    I’ll vote for Ron Paul or Sarah Palin before I vote in the primary for Mitt Romney.

    • quidam65

      Not really.  Putting Sarah in the same camp as Ron Paul is not generally considered a compliment.  (Though Dr. Paul should be commended for sticking to his positions, even though they are unpopular, for all the years he’s held them.)

      This "mbecker" is probably hoping that zzzz-Paw gets a bump.

    • Amjean

      He/she should vote for Palin because she is the best candidate….he is either ignorant
      or lazy.

  • Jim R

    Tweet by Jedidiah Bila:

    Mitt Romney: "Oil is purported to be one of the primary contributors to rising global temperatures. If, in fact, global warming is importantly caused by our energy appetite, it’s yet one more reason for going on an energy diet. As we have seen, it is hardly the only reason for doing so." (No Apology, page 227)

    • Nicole Olmstead Coulter

      Oil is one of the primary contributors to rising global temperatures?

      MYTH 6:  The UN proved that man–made CO2 causes global warming. FACT:  In a 1996 report by the UN on global warming, two statements were deleted from the final draft. Here they are: 1)     “None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute  the observed climate changes to increases in greenhouse gases.”2)     “No study to date has positively attributed all or part of the climate change to man–made causes”

  • technopeasant
    • sarahpalinrocks2

      Keep adding to that list – Techno.

      It is going to grow & grow……

  • CCteacher

    Are you kidding me?  Well, I guess this is just God’s way of getting rid of the competition. 

  • Harrison Woodard

    Glad you added this. I just posted my thoughts on my blog if you are interested. Few issues get under my skin more than the global warming hoax – I lived through the new ice age scare tactics in the 70s. My school spent a week scaring a bunch of kids for nothing more than junk science and to push a leftist agenda. Thank God my parents, even as yellow dog Democrats, weren’t gullible.

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