This is the ultimate viral video manifestation of the defensive psychology found in "I have many ____________ (black, gay, hispanic, Jewish, Muslim, atheist) friends, BUT....
What comes after the 'but' is never good.
Twitter had some amazing reactions.
@JOHNCLAVISI believe the global warming hoax, like the homosexual agenda and the War on Christmas, are intended to destroy America. #ImARepublican
@ARENSBRepublicans are people. Just like corporations, and Soylent Green. #ImARepublican
@EMLYNADDISON#ImARepublican because climate change cramps my style, yo.
Of course you need a good PR campaign when the WTF flows this thick through your party.
For those of you who may be on a reading device the picture is of Joe Barton, Chairman of the House Energy Conference Committee and he's admitting that he has absolutely no understanding of basic physics or earth science by saying, "Wind is a finite resource, and harnessing it would slow the winds down, which would cause the temperature to go up."
The only thing going up is my blood pressure at the thought of our national energy policies being guided by this type of imbecile. This isn't left v. right. This is competent v. incompetent. If any political party wants my respect they must get a better grip on their crazy than this.
Even the Rockefeller family has acknowledged that fossil fuels are dangerous, yet PolitiFact can only find a handful of Republicans in congress who accept the science.
Sure, Republicans are people but they certainly aren't acting like smart people.