With a series of scandals rocking the White House, Democrats are desperately looking for an issue to change the subject away from President Obama’s failures.
Using the Rahm Emmanuel strategy of “never let a good crisis go to waste,” Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) shamelessly blamed the Oklahoma tornado on global warming.
Boxer used the tragedy to promote her bill calling for a carbon tax. The Daily Caller reported on Boxer’s blatant promotion of her bill,
“This is climate change,” Boxer said. “This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.”
“Carbon could cost us the planet,” Boxer added, plugging her own carbon tax bill, co-sponsored by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. “The least we could do is put a little charge on it so people move to clean energy.”
Senator Whitehouse also jumped to the Senate floor saying,
“When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together.”
While Boxer and Whitehouse were carrying on with their exploitation agenda, scientists were setting the record straight.
NewsBusters describes how research scientist Robin Tanamachi shuts down Los Angeles Times reporter Stacey Lessca who was promoting the false claims between recent weather events and climate change. Responding to the reporter’s question about a climate change link Tanamachi said,
“But as far as the number of tornadoes, we haven’t been able to discern an increasing trend. As far as the number of hurricanes, we haven’t been able to discern a really solid increasing trend with that. So it’s just a matter of people being aware of those events when they occur and being aware of them almost immediately after they happen.”
The shameless exploitations of Boxer’s and Whitehouse’s progressive agenda is being exposed and Obama’s scandal ridden administration means their dreams of a carbon tax are doomed.