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Again, Conservatives not being Conservative



October 03, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: SPY

Another article pointing out that people who call themselves conservative are not being conservative.  

Conservative Means Stand With Science on Climate

Dear Conservatives, stop being used by cronies looking to steal from you and pols basically looking for the same, and start really being conservative.

Look to Teddy Roosevelt and Ike.

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#1) On October 03, 2011 at 1:15 PM, mhy729 (30.28) wrote:

Conservatives seem to think that climate change is for elitists, enviros and Democrats, not hard-working, God-fearing Republicans.

Perhaps the author (and myself, as I agree with the assessment) is stereotyping with this statement, but there does seem to a good number of "conservative Christians" who have a low opinion of science (look e.g. at the attitude toward evolution and what they derisively call "Darwinists").  To be fair, the "hatred" goes both ways [in the "science vs religion" divide], just look at people like Richard Dawkins and their characterization of religious people as "insane".  The fact that one of the most visible promoters of the AGW theory is Al Gore is not going to endear the idea to any persons who may have knee-jerk reactions to anyone and anything liberal.  I'm pretty sure there is a correlation between AGW skepticism and identifying oneself as conservative.  (I've stated my position as agnostic earlier in another post...I guess that makes me a skeptic)

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#2) On October 03, 2011 at 2:18 PM, russiangambit (28.70) wrote:

In the US the world conservative when it comes to politic establishment means "against new ideas, old school, resistant to change". Kind of like Catholic church in the old times.

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#3) On October 03, 2011 at 2:58 PM, kirkydu (91.24) wrote:

As a Catholic sending his son to Confirmation classes I understand you ruski.  I'm not fond of the new stuff I have to learn for mass now.  Interestingly, I can rationalize, like many, that science is just God's handiwork.  I am therefore good with what science tells me.  What science is telling me now is that we are screwing up the planet, at a minimum, at the margins, which as any real financial person knows is what counts.  I do think very religious people tend to be slightly more prone to insanity, but of course, only at the margins.

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#4) On October 03, 2011 at 6:51 PM, smartmuffin (< 20) wrote:

It must be one amazing coincidence that all of the proposed "solutions" to the climate "crisis" involve increasing the size, scope, and power of government while decreasing individual freedom.

 I can't prove to you that global warming doesn't exist.  But all of the "solutions" to it are the same types of things the communists and socialists have been demanding for a century now.  How convienent for them that they suddenly have this "crisis" that only the destruction of capitalism can solve.

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#5) On October 03, 2011 at 11:19 PM, kirkydu (91.24) wrote:

muffin, that's just silly.  What socialst things do you speak of?  Or is rhetoric important enough for you to avoid facts. 

Do you know what an externality is?  Right now we don't pay close to what energy really costs.  Energy and utility companies pass on environmental costs to government (us).

BTW, solar is about as cheap as nat gas as of this year? How about we get rid of those tax breaks for oil, gas, coal and alt enrgy, require real clean up of messes and see what happens in the free market the next decade.

Socialist and communists?  What a extremely stupid thing to say.

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