Today’s election snippet:
John McCain on the environment.
McCain often talks a good talk about environmental issues. He’s no dummy, and he knows issues like global warming are important to voters. But according to this article in Salon.com:
All you have to do is look at his voting record. It reveals that McCain has long been one of the strongest opponents of clean energy in Congress, with a record matching that of James Inhofe, the most hardcore global-warming denier in the Senate, who comes from the heart of the oil patch in Oklahoma.
Read the whole article. It really is quite astonishing. For someone who so publicly prides himself on being a “straight talker” and a “maverick,” he sure does talk out of both sides of his mouth… and his voting record sure does line up with the hard-core conservative Republican Party.
But here’s the thing about global warming. If global warming doesn’t get handled, no other political issue will matter. If global warming doesn’t get handled — game over. The human race will be dead or in chaos, and issues like abortion and gay rights, health care and immigration, religious freedom and national defense, will be about as irrelevant as you can get.
And as much as we don’t need political leaders who deny global warming and pretend it isn’t important, we even more don’t need political leaders who deny that they deny it. We don’t need leaders who lead us to believe that they take global warming seriously and are planning to take real action… when, in reality, they’re voting with stinking rich oil companies to make them stinking richer, and blowing smoke up our asses.