A RINO is on the charge, but he also happens to be a politician, so he’s covering his tracks along the way. No matter what side of the fence the global warming issue falls on, Chris Christie will be able to say he was either for or against it.
The darling slob of the GOP has struck again, being a good dhimmi by making sure not to offend his Muslim overlords while at the same time being tough on climate change regulations. Apparently, New Jersey was part of a regional alliance that sought to attenuate greenhouse gas emissions in that part of the country. As for the premise that greenhouse gases are increasing and contributing to man made global warming, Christie sounded like a Newt Gingrich clone on a date with Nancy Pelosi.
“In the past I’ve always said that climate change is real and it’s impacting our state,” Christie said at the start of a 14-minute prepared statement. “There’s undeniable data that CO2 levels and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere are increasing. This decade, average temperatures have been rising. Temperature changes are affecting weather patterns and our climate.”
He concurs with 90 percent of the world’s scientists that believe-or is pushing the notion that global warming is real. Not sure where he got the 90 percent number from, but hey, it’s Chris 2012 Christie, so who cares. Christie refers to those scientists as experts. A simple search of this blog will detail just what kind of experts they are.
Christie has decided to pull out of the regional plan, citing that it is inefficient and has hasn’t done it’s job to curb greenhouse gases. He points to his own state already heading down the green line in pursuit of a 2020 goal to reduce greenhouse gases. Part of that goal includes programs for energy efficiency, windmills, solar panels as well as…a moratorium on new coal plant permits. That is correct, the very same tactics the Obama regime is using nationally Chris Christie is using unilaterally in his own state.
So Christie has both sides of the issue covered. He draws praise from the right in withdrawing from the regional plan, while at the same time implementing Obama global warming policy on his own. Of course, the Obama regime is a little disappointed. They want to control everything from central command, and Christie has taken that away from them. The Obama regime is feigning disappointment while once again admitting that this isn’t about global warming at all. The story changes from day to day. This day, it’s pollution.
“While we respect every governor’s prerogative to make policy decisions, this is a disappointing step given New Jersey’s legacy of leadership on environmental issues,” said EPA spokesman Brendan Gilfillan. “Reducing harmful air pollution protects our health and provides opportunities for local investments in clean energy technologies.
Well, I’m all for reigning in pollution, but that’s a different issue from global warming. But they already know that, and so does Chris Christie. He could care less what condition the garden state is in. His political career is what matters to him. Would he be a better pick than Obama? Of course, but then again, so would most people, so that isn’t saying much. Chris Christie is an opportunist, and while he may make waves on issues here and there, in the end, it’s about him and his career, not the country. No, he’s not on the level of a Reid or Pelosi or Obama, but either is Newt Gingrich, and I wouldn’t cast a vote for him either.