The campaign to convince people that global warming is a hoax was a big asset for a while, but now it's a problem. The hardest-core members of the Republican base -- the same people pushing for a policy of perpetual war -- are true believers on this point, which makes it difficult for GOP politicians to push for action. That leaves would-be Republican presidents like Giuliani and Romney stuck with the nonsensical position that catastrophic climate change is on the way and we ought to do nothing about it, since proposing a solution would offend key corporate backers and also this largish bloc of voters who accept the hoax theory.As I've said many times, the Dems win on almost all issues and it is only through the Democrats own message incompetence that the GOP even survives as a major party.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Relaying upon actual polling data, Matthew Yglesias points out that despite silly (and data free)WaPo suggestions to the contrary, global warming is a problem for the GOP.