The GOP isn't well known as a bastion for progressive thought when it comes to climate change. The party line is that climate change isn't caused by man and is something we don't need to worry about. The leaders of the Republican Party- Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck- all are very shrill in proclaiming global warming a hoax perpetrated on the world by Al Gore and a cabal of money grubbing environmentalist.
MNN's own Stephanie Rogers wrote a great piece over at EarthFirst.com listing the top nine stupid statements on climate change and the environment by the GOP.
Here are a few of the best ones...
“[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she’s just trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet — we didn’t need Nancy Pelosi to do that.”
Michele Bachmann (R- MN)
“We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?’
Dana Rohrabacher (R- CA)
“I’m trying to think where else this has been done – Soviet Russia, Nazi, Germany, Mussolini’s Italy,” Beck said. “In fact, the Nazis took an extra step. Not only did they indoctrinate the kids and tell them you’re probably right, you know but your parents don’t; in fact, here’s the next step: Why don’t you tell us what your parents are telling you. Are we having the new Hitler youth? Is that what this is? The new Hitler youth? I’m sorry, that’s so politically incorrect – the new green guard. Man your station, 12-year-olds, your parents just don’t know.
Glenn Beck (R- Radio)
There are six more gems of stupidity waiting over at EarthFirst. Check 'em out and count your blessings that we got the President that we did last year.