With No Other Problems to Worry About, Kerry Addresses “Climate Change”
What is the point of government if not to address the primary concerns of the American people? In a poll released by Gallup in March, Americans were asked to rank their level of concern regarding 15 pertinent national topics. The results were illuminating. Before we get to them, let’s take a look at some of Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments to the East-West Center, a Hawaii-based organization whose mission includes promoting “better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue.”
Looting and rioting are destroying a Missouri town, the threat of Islamic militants continues to be a major issue in Iraq, nothing substantial has been done about the Israel/Gaza situation, but Kerry chose to focus on the problems that really matter, i.e., the tired refrain of the manmade global warming agenda.
“All of us in this room understand that climate change is not a crisis of the future. Climate change is here now. It’s happening, it’s happening all over the world,” Kerry said.
“Rescuing our planet’s climate is a global challenge that requires a global solution,” Kerry continued.
“That’s why President Obama has made climate change a top priority. He’s doing by executive authority what we’re not able to get the Congress to do,” Kerry concluded.
Of course he is. That’s what this president does.
Remember that Gallup poll from March? Among the items most concerning to Americans were the economy, federal spending, the availability and affordability of healthcare, and unemployment. There were fifteen items on the survey, and “climate change” managed to come in 14th place. Only “race relations” fared worse, perhaps because most sane people know there’s not a damn thing that can be done about either one.
Oh, but the liberals will try won’t they? Oh, they will try, day in and day out, to enact policies that limit pollution, force national “dialogues”, and ensure that businesses across the country have to sacrifice production efficiency and profit in the name of junk science. Policies that tend to make the economy worse and unemployment higher. Policies that certainly increase federal spending.
Of course, the poll doesn’t specify exactly what concerns Americans about these issues. Maybe the average American is concerned that the economy is too good. Maybe the people taking the Gallup poll would prefer the federal government spend more and increase our debts to foreign countries. That would explain a hell of a lot about why people vote Democrat.
That’s probably not the case, though, and thus it is a slap in the face of anyone who voted for the clown in office now and certainly to anyone who didn’t. When your leaders are either off in Hawaii commenting on the ridiculous global warming hoax or off in the sand traps of Martha’s Vineyard’s finest golf courses, it’s hard not to feel a little insulted.
That is, if you expected anything better.