If you thought there wasn’t enough hot air coming out of President Obama’s corner on Monday night, Cheap Seats has to tell you it could have been far worse. Yes, “moderator” Bob Schieffer could have asked about global warming, as demanded by two well-known organizations, Forecast the Facts and Friends of the Earth.
Never heard of ‘em?
Well, neither had anyone else until somebody with a computer and e-mail list – most likely borrowed from Mrs. Sen. Mark Udall at the Climate Reality Project (CRaP) – starting pushing for Schieffer to ask Obama and Mitt Romney to discuss climate change at the debate, apparently ignorant that the subject was foreign affairs, not pseudoscience.
And, oh the horror, it was the first time since since 1984 in which “global warming” wasn’t discussed during the presidential debates.
Sadly for CRaP and friends, back in ’84 the proponents of global warming were forecasting that we’d be lucky to make it to 2000 without frying. And that was just a few years from when the trendy thought was that the earth was entering a stage of man-made global cooling the likes of which were going to reduce us to mastodon-hunting cave men.
So, all in all, Cheap Seats thinks the lack of discussion of global warming was somehow uplifting.
It was sort of like looking at the Denver Broncos roster and not seeing Brady Quinn’s name on the quarterback depth chart. Somehow you just knew in its absence that things could be worse.
It’s interesting, though, that the meteorological moonbats would hearken back to 1984, which was the title of a little tome of the same name.
It’s as though they’re saying “We have always been at war with global warming.”
But somehow, somewhere, George Orwell, is resting a bit more peacefully in the knowledge that the tactics he warned against failed in the final debate of 2012.