Pro-Obama Group Launches Attack On Republican “Climate Deniers”

Organizing for Action released a Twitter tool for supporters to "call out" their member of Congress as a "climate change denier."

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A demonstrator carries a sign during a march against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, February 17, 2013.

Organizing For Action, the non-profit group formed out of the Obama campaign, has stepped up its efforts against Republican members of Congress who don’t believe in climate change.

On Monday, the organization released a Twitter tool for supporters to “call out” their member of Congress as a “climate change denier,” with tweets like: “Rep. [John Doe] Stop denying the science of #climate change. It’s time for Congress to act.”

Organizing for Action was formed in January by former campaign aides as an advocacy group to push President Barack Obama’s agenda with a focus on immigration reform, gun control, and climate change. “OFA listed climate change as a priority on our first day,” a spokesperson for the group told TIME. “We believe that real change is not going to happen unless you first get the conversation in washington on climate change to at least start with agreeing its a problem.”

But the climate push is not tied to any specific legislation—because there is none in Congress—though it may be tied to the impending administration decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport Canadian tar sands oil to the Gulf Coast. Strongly opposed by environmentalists, the pipeline has become a touchstone in the green community and a thorn in the side for the White House. Keystone politics followed Obama to a jobs event in Baltimore last week where the president of a company he was visiting to highlight manufacturing spoke out in support of the pipeline juts day earlier. Hundreds of pipeline opponents  protested in front of an Obama fundraiser in New York last week.

But the Obama group has been silent on the issue, rebuffing calls to speak out against the pipeline in deference to Obama’s own silence waiting for the State Department to complete its review of the project. That decision is expected in the coming weeks, and if approved, Obama would be in the position of further angering a significant and vocal contingent of his liberal base.

OFA has tried to skirt the controversy by focusing on the climate deniers, releasing a video last month highlighting lawmaker statements on climate change. Former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina emailed a “tin foil hat alert” to the list about them as well, encouraging supporters to sign a petition encouraging them to embrace climate science.

The new Twitter tool links member statements on climate change—from floor speeches, news interviews, and public statements—with their Twitter handles, allowing OFA supporters to call out lawmakers by name.

“We will continue updating the list below as supporters get answers to the basic question of whether their representatives in Congress accept the science on climate change,” OFA wrote. ‘We hope that this list will shrink as members clarify what they truly believe about climate change.”

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Belarusa
Belarusa

Sorry green weenies, but when those emails leaked years ago with evidence that climate "scientists" were cooking their data in order to support their theories, the "science" of global warming lost all credibility and is now untrustworthy. That's just the way it is. 

Besides, doesn't it seem logical that given the relatively short geological timescale from the Ice Age to where we are now, (we still have glaciers from the Ice Age) that temperatures SHOULD be warming up and that this is a sign of recovery?

Life will adapt, it always does. It has for millenia before us, it will for millenia after us. The biggest thing we as human beings can learn is that for all of our "science" we really know nothing about anything, and in all actuality we do not nor will we ever have the power to change anything permanently for good or bad. So stop whining, stop throwing your green weenie chimp fit, and stop attacking people simply because they don't believe in everything you do. That isn't adapting. 

One more thought before I go: If you green weenies were really interested in changing the environment, shouldn't you be in China or India protesting against the gross pollution in those countries, instead of here where the EPA pretty much lives in the colon of every business in the country? Or can the environment take a hit in countries where you people could get shot?

ArxFerrum
ArxFerrum

You don't have to be a member of any political party to disagree with the theory of global warming. All you have to do is to say, 'no thanks' and walk away. If they want to call you names, let them. Maybe they'll eventually grow up to be useful adults someday. 

hallofrecord
hallofrecord

Climate is variable.  Drivers of climate change are numerous.  Man's influence tends to be regional based on changes in land use.  CO2 levels are significantly lower than during past geological periods when the average temperature of this planet was lower.  Yet, simplistic minds seek simplistic causes for simplistic and erroneous problems.  "But earth has warmed since the late 19th century."  Indeed, earth has warmed from a relatively cool period.  And it has cooled... and it has warmed... and may be on the verge of cooling again.  CO2 is irrelevant except as a red herring to enable the anti-civilization fringe to scam money for their anti-energy efforts designed to drive society into crowded enclaves and return the earth to some "unspoiled" fantasy.

ahandout
ahandout

Note that this dated today, not 5 or ten years ago in middle of the BIG LIE on Global Warming, now known as "climate change."  BS, by any other name is still BS.

Gregory points out that scientists can agree on the evidence that temperatures had warmed until 2001; but since then global warming has stopped.

"Most global temperature datasets show a slight decline in temperatures since 2001,” he says. “Many scientists who study solar influences on climate are forecasting a Little Ice Age cooling based on historic solar cycle patterns."

“In our view there is overwhelming scientific evidence to support the solar-magnetic theory,” says Gregory, referring to the massive fluctuations of the sun’s magnetic fields that directly impact earth's climate.

Gregory points to a study like that of Usoskin et al (2005) “Solar Activity Over the Last 1150 years: does it Correlate with Climate?”

"You’d think 1150 years of evidence of the sun driving climate change would have more credibility than climate science computer models,” says Gregory. “The computer models failed to predict the global cooling from 1945 to 1975, or the cooling since 2001."

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10753602.htm

You cannot deny the facts, or raise alarms about the sky falling.  Too bad, you all look like the idiots that you are.

ahandout
ahandout

The alarmists are the liars in this scandal to scare and control the public with false information and the very scary Al Gore.  They go so far as to lie about scientific consensus.

Detailed analysis shows that only 0.5% (65 of the 12,000 abstracts rated) suggest that humans are responsible for more than 50% of the global warming up to 2001, contrary to the alleged 97% consensus amongst scientists in the Cook et al study. Citing fear mongering and faulty methodology Friends of Science reject the study and President Obama’s tweet as careless incitement of a misinformed and frightened public, when in fact the sun is the main driver of climate change; not human activity or carbon dioxide (CO2).

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10753602.htm

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Bill, have you heard of Godwin's Law?

BillBledsoe1
BillBledsoe1

Organizing For Action is a George Soros Nazi non-profit group. Of course they want the DINOs and RINOs to get more taxes on the American Citizens. The Nazis are alive and well in the USA. George Soros worked for Hitler to confiscate property from his fellow Jews on the way to concentration camps.

The Nazi Plan is always the same: 

1) cause a government economic collapse by government overspending and massive taxation, also counterfeit the country into economic collapse (the Nazi owned Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Ben Bernanke is doing this by counterfeiting over $1 Trillion dollars every year)

2) take away the victim's civil rights (drone executions, GITMO Bay, Torture of POWs, NDAA Indefinite Detention, ObamaCare government sanctioned euthanasia, ObamaCare government mandatory home inspections, illegal phone taps, illegal drone surveillance)

3) register the victim's guns and then later have Nazi Brownshirts confiscate the victim's guns then take the victim's property

fitty_three
fitty_three

You do realize, @ahandout, that you are just not very smart.

ahandout
ahandout

A non profit political organization, pro-Obama lobbying Republicans in the atmosphere of the IRS scandal.  Can you say a complete waste of time?  Go ahead lobby.  I think that Republicans are kinda busy investigating Obama's use of the IRS to stop conservative groups just like this one.  Did that ever occur to the author?

ahandout
ahandout

@ArxFerrum Don't count on it.  Their identity is entwined with saving the earth.

ahandout
ahandout

@hallofrecord But, you cannot tax nature.  So, it has to be man made in order to profit from saving the planet.

BillBledsoe1
BillBledsoe1

@fitty_three @BillBledsoe1  

Welcome fitty_three. I always give a warm welcome to foreign George Soros's paid Trolls.

For those of you that live in the USA, George Soros pays foreign trolls. Most of them are not even in the USA. 

You can always tell George Soros Nazi Trolls by their Nazi Name Calling and Lack of Facts.

Ignore fitty_three, he's probably in Saudi Arabia or in Iran. George Soros worked for Hitler to confiscate property from his fellow Jews on their way to concentration camps. Now Nazi George Soros wants to confiscate American's property with fake Nazi propaganda like George Soros's "Organizing for Action."

fitty_three
fitty_three

@BillBledsoe1 

I mean seriously, aside from his other insanities,  NDAA "Indefinite Detention" is one of the most hilariously daffy balls-out towheaded talking-point inanities yet.

Shhh.  Don't let him know that NOAA monitors the oceans and atmosphere, and neither are very good places for detention camps!

<hilarity> snicker </hilarity>

fitty_three
fitty_three

Oh, BTW, thanks for the entertainment.  You've topped the charts on hilarity.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@BillBledsoe1 Poor Bill Nazis are all about Xenophobia, wars of aggression and torture. Now guess which party is actually guilty of doing all three in the past decade?

roknsteve
roknsteve

@ahandout Very interesting that cons don't want to pay any taxes but want roads, police, fire, mail, etc.  Just dumb goopers.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@ahandout

Have you heard of SuperPAC?

Have you also heard of Citizens United.

Repeat after me:

"Damn, I'm on this side that made this mistake!"

KyleTowers
KyleTowers

You deniers are so predictable. I followed your link - YOUR LINK - and found an unequivocal denunciation of your conclusion, complete with two citations for the science showing that there is no evidence for a solar cause of 20th century warming.

Deniers are dishonest scum.

KyleTowers
KyleTowers

You deniers are so predictable. I followed your link - YOUR LINK - and found an unequivocal denunciation of your conclusion, complete with two citations for the science showing that there is no evidence for a solar cause of 20th century warming.Deniers are dishonest scum.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@ahandout 

The mistake you're making is that only you think one article is enough to overturn thousands of others that have come to the opposite conclusion.

BillBledsoe1
BillBledsoe1

@mantisdragon91@BillBledsoe1 

I always give a warm welcome to foreign George Soros's paid Trolls.

For those of you that live in the USA, George Soros pays foreign trolls. Most of them are not even in the USA. 

You can always tell George Soros Nazi Trolls by their Nazi Name Calling and Lack of Facts.

Ignore mantisdragon91 and his Troll Friends. They usually try to hit in Troll Packs of at least four man cells, He's probably in Saudi Arabia or in Iran. George Soros worked for Hitler to confiscate property from his fellow Jews on their way to concentration camps. Now Nazi George Soros wants to confiscate American's property with fake Nazi propaganda like George Soros's "Organizing for Action."

ahandout
ahandout

@roknsteve @ahandout  It's only interesting to you because your brain is stuck on stupid.  The government's FIRST responsibility is the things that you mention along and to protect its citizens against foreign threats. 

Yet the first thing Democrats threaten to cut is their primary responsibility to provide:  Police, fire, and education.  And, they do a lousy job of educating people, you for example.

ahandout
ahandout

@fitty_three @ahandout Have you heard of the guy named Barry who promised to not take private money in 2008, only to sell out and become the biggest political prostitute to ever run for office?

Obama will be thrown out of office for all his scandals; he's not done yet.  We are just seeing the tip of the iceberg of Barry's corruption.  Remember, he started his political career with dirty tricks, I am sure that there is a long, long, long trail leading right to your messiah's door. 

BillBledsoe1
BillBledsoe1

@mantisdragon91 @BillBledsoe1 @fitty_three  

Again, everyone should read MantisDragon91's posts and realize this is what a modern day Nazi looks like. 

Mantis has only hateful name calling and no facts.  Again he's probably in Saudi Arabia or Iran. 

Honestly I love it when these foreign trolls try to attack. They make it much easier to make my points. Actually I'm surprised that they have not caught on yet, but Americans call them Trolls for this reason.

BillBledsoe1
BillBledsoe1

@mantisdragon91 @BillBledsoe1 @fitty_three  

Hitler and George Soros's Nazis are one of many countries that want a Hitler Like Dictatorship in the USA to confiscate American's property.

Hitler murdered 13,000,000 to steal his victim's property. George Soros worked for Hitler.

Russia murdered 61,911,000 to steal their victim's property.

China murdered 45,312,000 to steal their victim's property.

Then there are the 57 Hitler Like Dictators in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation who have all declared war on US Citizens and want to steal American's property. 

All 57 of these Hitler Like Dictators mandate that every one of their citizens must war on, and kill, US Citizens. This is who funds the terrorist attacks on the USA.

Every one of these 57 Hitler Like Dictators make it legal to kill any American in the street and keep their property as spoils of war.  

Ever one of these 57 Hitler Like Dictators make it legal to execute anyone who speaks out against the Hitler Like Dictator. They call it blasphemy which is punishable by death.

Every one of these 57 Hitler Like Dictators make it legal to repeatedly gang rape any American woman until she converts.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@BillBledsoe1 @mantisdragon91 And an even bigger welcome to our resident Glenn Beck spammer. When you get an original thought in your head, let us know we will be more than happy to hear about it.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @roknsteve Really the first thing Democrats cut are Police, Fire and Education? Since all these thing are done at the State and Local level care to share with us how those numbers are doing in GOP controlled states like PA, TX, NJ, WIS or FL?

clark
clark

@ahandout @fitty_three All of these politicians are the problem. Not just one side. They all say fu. Look at this case Bobby Brown Serves Nine Hours in Jail for Third DUI

While California is known for having some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation, it seems Bobby Brown has been let off easy. He was released Wednesday after serving nine hours of his 55-day jail sentence for driving under the influence.

L.A. County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told the media that Brown was released early due to jail overcrowding and good behavior. http://zautos.com/bobby-brown-serves-nine-hours-in-jail-for-third-dui/

This is saying we don't care if you know. We don't care if you like it. We will do what we want. Just like the raises they gave themselves.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @fitty_three And yet according to Forbes magazine he may be the best President ever on matters of the economy. What has the GOP done to assist him with it?

fitty_three
fitty_three

@ahandout

Have you heard of Super PACs?

Have you heard of Citizens United?

Repeat after me:

"Damn, I'm on the side that made this mistake!"

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@BrianAstby @SirDonQuixotic @mantisdragon91 @fitty_three @ahandout

I'll do you one better (since you seem to be ignoring any evidence I provide you), I'll name a Republican Administration that has done it.  Richard Nixon.

The rock is what is between your low information ears.

Oh the irony.  Still hitting that buzzword I see.  A "low information voter" is someone that doesn't know what political contributions are.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Tell us again about how no one currently dies that can't afford health care. That one made me laugh and laugh



BrianAstby
BrianAstby

@SirDonQuixotic @BrianAstby @mantisdragon91 @fitty_three @ahandout Only difference is that Republican Administrations do not put the force and weight of the federal government behind eliminating differing political points of view like the Democrats do. The Republicans ones are mostly interested in making more profits, not jailing fellow citizens for their beliefs.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@BrianAstby @mantisdragon91 @fitty_three @ahandout

"If donations are considered controlling the government, then I guess George Soros and his pals are controlling our government right now."

Billionaires and corporations have been controlling the federal government's policies for many years, friend.  If you think it's just a liberal phenomena, you're in for a rude awakening.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@BrianAstby @fitty_three @ahandout Actually the only differing opinions are from Fossil Fuel industry paid lobbyists. Kind of like the guys paid by the Tobacco companies that claimed cigarettes have nothing to do with cancer.