GOP looks to move into the alarmists’ camp
This was very disheartening news to hear. It seems that the GOP is considering adding a ‘global warming is real’ section to our party’s platform.
The National Republican Party for the first time is expected to acknowledge global warming in its 2008 GOP Platform, according to a draft of the document.
“Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the earth,” the document said. “While the scope and long term consequences of this warming effect are the subject of ongoing research, we believe the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today.”
Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is a strong proponent of tackling global warming and has co-authored legislation to address the issue.
In the GOP’s 2004 platform, the term “global warming” was completely absent.
Luckily, the party platform will have to be voted on at the RNC but even if this section doesn’t pass, McCain will still be the ‘maverick’ he is and push some crazy ‘cap and trade’ scheme on his own. Luckily, we conservatives have Palin to hinge all our hopes of sanity prevailing in the White House. All I can say is that I sure hope she will be up for the task.
On a side note, the author of the article I quote above is none other than Jackie Kucinich, the daughter of Dennis Kucinich. Now I don’t know if she is as far out there (aka crazy) as her father but if she is, we might be able to right this storyoff as some wishful thinking.