Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Moderate John Kasich Strikes Again

Sick of hearing how John Kasich isn't considered a far right GOP reactionary just because he doesn't scream on national TV.  His policies are just like the rest of the party of bad science and corporate interests.

Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) is the rare GOP presidential candidate who has acknowledged that climate change is a real problem requiring us to “protect” the “creation that the Lord has given us.” But just days after earning plaudits for his relatively moderate-sounding approach in Thursday’s GOP presidential debate, Kasich adopted a climate-change denialist approach on Sunday.

On NBC’s Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd called Kasich one of the “big winners of Thursday’s debate,” and praised him for an “impressive performance for the supportive crowd” in his home state and read a Time magazine quote comparing him to Pope Francis.

Kasich distanced himself from the Pontiff on economic issues and environmental ones. “I think that man absolutely affects the environment, but as to whether, what the impact is… the overall impact — I think that’s a legitimate debate.”

He then added: “We don’t want to destroy people’s jobs, based on some theory that is not proven.”

The new climate denier position: yes, man-made global warming exists, the thousands of scientists who are telling us it's a global problem are just confused I guess, and besides, the richest, most exceptional country on Earth can't afford to do anything about it.

Just like we can't afford to do anything about roads, schools, the electrical grid, guns, water mains, bridges, jobs programs, education, and everything else.

Until it's too late, of course.

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