Bernie Sanders Shreds GOP Science Deniers While Applauding Obama Climate Change Initiative


Bernie Sanders went where the media won’t while supporting President Obama’s climate change initiative. Sanders bluntly called out the Republican Party for being owned by the Koch brothers, and the oil companies.

In a statement, Sen. Sanders said:

I applaud President Obama for recognizing that climate change is the great planetary crisis facing our country and the world. I support his plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants and to promote more wind and solar power and other sources of renewable energy.

It is time for Republicans in Congress to stop obstructing efforts to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

I understand that Republicans, including many of those running for president, are dependent on the Koch brothers, oil companies, and other fossil-fuel contributors. Maybe for once they can overcome the needs of their campaign contributors and worry instead about the planet they are leaving their kids and grandchildren and young people all over the world.

That was an effective call out of the real reason Republicans are opposed to doing anything to combat climate change by Sen. Sanders. The media won’t go there, and many Democrats are afraid to say it out loud, but the truth is that Republicans oppose any effort to combat climate change because they are owned by the Koch brothers, the oil companies, and the fossil fuel industry.

Congress has become an institution that only serves those who write the biggest checks to fund their campaigns. The actual process of governing operates through a filter of donor whims and needs. The Republican-controlled Congress does not respond to desires of the majority because cash comes before constituents.

President Obama is taking bold and historic action to deal with climate change, and he needs the support of every moderate, progressive, and liberal in this country. Sen. Sanders is standing with the president. Hillary Clinton has pledged to defend Obama’s plan if she becomes the next president, and now it is up to the American people to fight back against the Koch controlled GOP to preserve the planet.

13 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Shreds GOP Science Deniers While Applauding Obama Climate Change Initiative”

  1. I guess President Obama, Sen. Sanders, SOS Clinton, 99% of climate scientist and everyone with half a brain didn’t get the memo, the Kochs are the new champions of civil rights

    Charles Koch: We’re Like The Civil Rights Movement

    How dare you peasants who haven’t bend down and be a kocksucker question us on poisoning everybody. The new civil right to die for the kochuckers pockets

  2. Ok, in local areas perhaps. But not national or global.
    They aren’t pulling that crap in Oregon (as far as I’m aware).

  3. Make this election about climate. The Koch’s have pledged a billion dollars to promote their agenda. Then let us have that debate and make this litmus.

  4. Bernie Sanders views on climate change has the support of the vast majority of young adults who are often more educated about the latest scientific developments than many older Americans. A recent poll by the University of Texas found that two-thirds of young adults (aged 18 to 34) say they would vote for a political candidate who supports cutting greenhouse gas emissions and increasing financial incentives for renewable energy.

    The Obama administration has also unveiled a major climate change plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s coal-burning power plants. The GOP and corporations in the oil, coal and gas industry say that these changes will result in higher energy prices.

    Many environmental groups disagree because the proposal will be implemented gradually over a number of years and power plants have plenty of time to convert to cleaner fuel and many have already done so.

  5. This is exactly the reason the Ed Show on MSNBC was cancelled. Ed Schultz has been one of the few responsible journalists to frequently interview Bernie Sanders on air. Without Ed, we will hear very little about Bernie through the MS media. This is an obvious attempt to silence Bernie Sanders.

  6. The professional swindler Mark Goldes swindles the readers of Huffington Post and other sites, by making use of false and fraudulent pretenses, involving his non-existent make-believe “breakthroughs,” to obtain loans from them, which he never repays.

    Posted to the following HuffPost article by Paul Blumenthal and Kate Sheppard you can find yet another of Mark Goldes’ latest efforts to swindle readers of Huffington Post concerned about climate change, by way of yet another spam comment advertising his fraudulent sham “AESOP Institute:”

    WHY does Huffington Post continue to help the professional swindler Mark Goldes to swindle THEIR OWN READERS, by posting his countless spam comments advertising his fraudulent sham “AESOP Institute?”

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