Video: Kerry was against correct data after he was for it

posted at 12:55 pm on November 17, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Democrats crowed that they would “restore science to its rightful place” once they controlled both Congress and the White House, but science usually requires the use of correct data. The Institute for Energy Research catches John Kerry using hyperbolically wrong numbers on carbon emissions in the US as a means to use the Chicken Little approach to passing legislation:

According to the government’s own numbers, CO2 emissions didn’t increase even by a factor of 1 during that period.  In an eighteen-year period (1990-2008), the total growth of CO2 emissions was only 15.9% from energy production and 30% from the energy-use sectors.  Moreover, the rate of growth year-on-year has slowed in both instances.  In 2008, CO2 emissions dropped 2.8% in energy production and 2.1% in energy use, likely as a result of the recession.  In 2006, though, while the economy remained overheated, CO2 emissions dropped 1.45% in energy production and 2.22% in energy use.

So what exactly was Kerry talking about?  Only Kerry knows, but his hyperbole seems to have an inverse relationship with the odds of passing a cap-and-trade bill in the Senate.  Even Russ Feingold isn’t buying Waxman-Markey and its redistributionist tendencies, and red-state Democrats like Ben Nelson and Evan Bayh aren’t going to commit electoral suicide by killing their state economies.  Coal-state Democrats such as Jay Rockefeller and Robert Byrd won’t toss their coal-mining voters under the bus just to satisfy Barbara Boxer and Kerry, and so Kerry wants to make this sound like impending disaster.


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UGH!

canopfor on November 17, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Yawn. Gee, John, why the long face?

search4truth on November 17, 2009 at 12:58 PM

More political hot air, to coin a phrase.

Drained Brain on November 17, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Every time I see his botoxed forehead and melting-candle like face I thank God I got the heck out of Massachusetts.

crazy_legs on November 17, 2009 at 12:59 PM

allow me to the first to call you Mr. President…oh!. oops nevermind…

moonbatkiller on November 17, 2009 at 12:59 PM

I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force– if necessary– to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.

-John Kerry

faraway on November 17, 2009 at 1:00 PM

If Waxman-Markley pass… with the already start of a cold winter. I am sure even those who didn’t throw their constituients under the Obama bus are going to look at their democratic leaders… and something is going to happen.

upinak on November 17, 2009 at 1:00 PM

According to Gordon Brown, out final days are near.

txag92 on November 17, 2009 at 1:01 PM

According to Gordon Brown, out our final days are near.

txag92 on November 17, 2009 at 1:01 PM

d’Oh

txag92 on November 17, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Shut up Why are you trying to disparage this highly decorated Vietnam vet? He served in Vietnam ya know.

Just down right un-American I tells ya.

Just A Grunt on November 17, 2009 at 1:01 PM

More evidence that botox causes brain damage.

Knucklehead on November 17, 2009 at 1:01 PM

How does this man keep getting elected? I know MA is deep navy blue, but good lord.

uknowmorethanme on November 17, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Why the long face, chicken sh*t, I mean chicken little..

HornetSting on November 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM

According to Gordon Brown, out final days are near.

txag92 on November 17, 2009 at 1:01 PM

And how about that climate science genius Prince Charles? He says we now have less than 100 months until the point of no return on global warming.

If the Prince of Wales would just shut up, that alone would cut carbon emissions drastically.

Edouard on November 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Thank God Bush stole the 2004 election, I don’t think I could have lived through a Kerry Administration.

/sarc

Enoxo on November 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

On behalf of the one or two of us here in the Bay State that have not succumbed to the malignancy of liberalism I would like to apologize for the existence of John Forbes Kerry, Vietnam War Hero.

Sign of hope: Scott Brown for Senate

turfmann on November 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Reporting (b.s.) for duty.

-John “Lurch” Kerry

red winger on November 17, 2009 at 1:06 PM

The brightest D-student we’ve ever had in the Senate.

Good Lt on November 17, 2009 at 1:07 PM

And how about that climate science genius Prince Charles? He says we now have less than 100 months until the point of no return on global warming.

Edouard on November 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Hasn’t he been saying that for about 10 years now?

MarkTheGreat on November 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Thank God Bush stole the 2004 election, I don’t think I could have lived through a Kerry Administration.

Enoxo on November 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

FIFY

CWforFreedom on November 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM

It’s time to get out the “magic hat” John.

rplat on November 17, 2009 at 1:10 PM

The data was fake but accurate.

Revenant on November 17, 2009 at 1:12 PM

The brightest D-student we’ve ever had in the Senate.

Good Lt on November 17, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Even George Bush had higher grades.

faraway on November 17, 2009 at 1:13 PM

How many cars does Teresa own, John? Does she still have that private plane, too?

Wethal on November 17, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Democrats crowed that they would “restore science to its rightful place” once they controlled both Congress and the White House,

So they are now acknowleging that unborn children are, in fact, humans?

CDeb on November 17, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Thanks, Ed. You just Swift-Boated Jeanne-Claude Kerri yet again.

Del Dolemonte on November 17, 2009 at 1:14 PM

I know, why doesn’t Kerry, Gore, Boxer, Waxman, Markey, all the members of Green Peace and every tree-hugging retard out there stage a mass suicide? Complete w/grape-flavored kool-aid, et al. And rid us of their constant whining and therefore their carbon emmissions, so that the world will be a better place b/c we will have eliminated the largest carbon producers on the planet!

JAM on November 17, 2009 at 1:14 PM

I’m in Canada, but I can’t believe that at one point, I wanted him to win. Thank you Obama, for showing me all of your true nature. I can’t believe how deluded I was.

MrX on November 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Thank God Bush stole the 2004 election, I don’t think I could have lived through a Kerry Administration.

Enoxo on November 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

FIFY

CWforFreedom on November 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Heh.

Enoxo on November 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Math is hard!

loudmouth883 on November 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Mr. Kerry is playing the part of Dorian Gray’s painting to whom?

Mason on November 17, 2009 at 1:19 PM

There goes Lurch telling those awful jokes again…

d1carter on November 17, 2009 at 1:19 PM

I think the worst revelation about Kerry for me was that he was married to Ter-ayza Heinz. The heiress to the Heinz fortune. I sure miss my Heinz 57 sauce. Have boycotted all Heinz products for nine years. Boo hoo.

Key West Reader on November 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM

WOW……John was off by a multiple of 8 times.

John “Waffle” Kerry has LIED again! How many Liars do we have in congress?

BigMike252 on November 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM

I believe in the separation of Lurch and State.

Geochelone on November 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM

I think the worst revelation about Kerry for me was that he was married to Ter-ayza Heinz. The heiress to the Heinz fortune. I sure miss my Heinz 57 sauce. Have boycotted all Heinz products for nine years. Boo hoo.

Key West Reader on November 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Me too! My hubby thought it was insane to stop buying ketchup and refused to use anything else. So, I bought Hunts, put it in a Heinz ketchup bottle and told him three months after the election that he had been using Hunts and we were no longer buying that runt’s ketchup. EVAH!

HornetSting on November 17, 2009 at 1:27 PM

I believe in the separation of Lurch and State.

Geochelone on November 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Thank you. Ha!

Christian Conservative on November 17, 2009 at 1:27 PM

While Kyoto countries have increased CO2 emissions over 65%.

Non signers of Kyoto increased CO2 emissions only 17%.

But Kyoto made liberals feel good.

jukin on November 17, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Moreover, the rate of growth year-on-year has slowed in both instances.

Woohoo, problem solved.

What? That’s how the unemployment numbers were reported several months ago; a drop in the rate of increase was treated as a sign that the problem was over… why is this different?

gekkobear on November 17, 2009 at 1:32 PM

The socialist dream is dwindling. But I wonder if all the Dems jumping off the bandwagon at this point are getting orders from the Politburo that it is OK. These newly Bluedog Dems went along with this fundamentally changing America malarky for a long time and only NOW realised what was going on? They are either stupid or bad actors.

allstonian on November 17, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Is this the John Kerry that served in Vietnam??

Dire Straits on November 17, 2009 at 1:33 PM

I believe in the separation of Lurch and State.

Geochelone on November 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM

That thar is funny.

TXUS on November 17, 2009 at 1:34 PM

John Who?

klickink.wordpress.com on November 17, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Why is it that that fool is in the Senate?

Oh, I forgot. It is where Al Frankin is too. The USA is in deep deep trouble.

saiga on November 17, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Me too! My hubby thought it was insane to stop buying ketchup and refused to use anything else. So, I bought Hunts, put it in a Heinz ketchup bottle and told him three months after the election that he had been using Hunts and we were no longer buying that runt’s ketchup. EVAH!

HornetSting on November 17, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Naughty girl. What other tricks have you pulled on the poor guy?
; ^ )

TXUS on November 17, 2009 at 1:45 PM

So what exactly was Kerry talking about?

The corollary to Rahm Emmanuel’s “Never let a good crisis go to waste” is to never hesitate to pretend a crisis still exists long after it has been solved. For example, Democrats have been talking about people starving in the street since the 1930′s.

Kafir on November 17, 2009 at 1:48 PM

That’s one carbon footprint too many

nyx on November 17, 2009 at 1:49 PM

John Kerry walks into a bar, bartender beats the hell out of him.

Akzed on November 17, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Too bad, Jean-Claude Kerry. We will now raze your legislation in a manner reminiscent of Jenn-Jiss Khan.

Edouard on November 17, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Vous monsieur êtes un imbécile. Mais évidemment, je me répète.

nyx on November 17, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Everytime I see my 3 year-old’s book “Fun with Numbers!” I quietly chuckle to myself because it seems John Kerry has it on his reading list as well.

redneckjoe on November 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM

How many Liars do we have in congress?

BigMike252 on November 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM

That would be 542 total. 101 liars in the senate with Biden being the Liar of the Senate and 442 liars in the house, counting the 6 non-voting liars.

Of course this doesn’t take into account the staff of liars are the liar of the Senate and the House of Liars has as well, so we could be looking at potentially tens of thousands of liars.

And lets not get started on the number of liars in the White House starting with the Liar-In-Chief on down…

Wolftech on November 17, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Vous monsieur êtes un imbécile. Mais évidemment, je me répète.

nyx on November 17, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Je suis d’accord… plus un!

TXUS on November 17, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Genghis Khan ate John Kerry’s math homework.

clorensen on November 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM

While Obama somehow has a favorable 52% RCP average——

Americans say we are on the wrong track

RCP Average
Right Direction 38.6
Wrong Track 57.2
Spread -18.6

CWforFreedom on November 17, 2009 at 2:03 PM

I think when they said they would “restore science to its rightful place”, they meant the place it held during the Dark Ages.

Socratease on November 17, 2009 at 2:05 PM

I moved from MA to the economic sinkhole of west Michigan three years ago. Listening to Senator Liveshot, I still wouldn’t change that decision.

kalel666 on November 17, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Lurch and O are lost without old whiskey sponge. A pajama party and beer fest is in order for the duo.

bluegrass on November 17, 2009 at 2:19 PM

What would Jengis Khan say about this?

rjoco1 on November 17, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Yeah but

the hair

Sonosam on November 17, 2009 at 2:28 PM

I think when they said they would “restore science to its rightful place”, they meant the place it held during the Dark Ages right under their thumb.

FIFY

drunyan8315 on November 17, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Kerry, like Obama, is incapable of the truth. The only thing this coward has done is put himself in for the Silver Star and marry rich widows. His whole life has been a sham. He made the perfect candidate for the democratic nomination. He chose Edwards as his running mate who was just as intellectually dishonest as he is.

volsense on November 17, 2009 at 2:34 PM

“But, I shot myself in the ass for my country”

bloggless on November 17, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Good material, but what a terrible ad. The voice talent sounds like a high school jock reading a poem out loud in lit class.

ElectricPhase on November 17, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Did somebody put lipstick on that pig? (funny pic)

dont taze me bro on November 17, 2009 at 2:38 PM

I believe in the separation of Lurch and State.

Geochelone on November 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM

hahahahahaha!

bloggless on November 17, 2009 at 2:40 PM

I liked the ad, but it’s too bad the IER guy had used the vocal stylizations of “This is Tom Bodett for Motel 6″ for inspiration.

eeyore on November 17, 2009 at 2:46 PM

Isn’t this the guy who got 4 Purple Hearts in Vietnam? That is 4 folks! Sure he has no noticeable limp, no missing fingers or limbs, no scars, no wheel chair or feeding tubes following him around. I’m sure he has some injuries somewhere right?

The soldiers who survived the terrorist shooting at Fort Hood? Nothing! The soldiers who died because of this terrorist, (who by the way is more aware of our war more than General Casey) they get nothing too.

Bleed_thelizard on November 17, 2009 at 2:47 PM

In related news (Attn Ed), Gaia’s Prophet AlBore says that the earth’s mantle, at 2 or 3 km down (???) is several million degrees, and the crust (isn’t that depth PART of the crust?) is pretty warm too.

bikermailman on November 17, 2009 at 2:53 PM

I’m in Canada, but I can’t believe that at one point, I wanted him to win. Thank you Obama, for showing me all of your true nature. I can’t believe how deluded I was.

MrX on November 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM

That’s because the media convinced you to believe their artificial version of who the man really was. And they very nearly pulled it of for real here in the States, as he nearly was elected.

And as we all know, the media tried a little harder the next time (2008) and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

Had the media actually done their job, the Boston Fog would have lost by 15 to 20 points.

Del Dolemonte on November 17, 2009 at 3:06 PM

I hope this video becomes popular in South Carolina.

burt on November 17, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Will some one sit Fred Gwynne’s evil twin down and explain he lost !

cableguy615 on November 17, 2009 at 4:57 PM

They should propose legislation for the separation of science and state.

AceR on November 17, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Have boycotted all Heinz products for nine years. Boo hoo.

Key West Reader on November 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Me too, I think of him everytime I DON’T buy Heinz…

lovingmyUSA on November 17, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Kerry and Boxer need to be capped and traded.

GarandFan on November 17, 2009 at 6:11 PM

maybe he can get another purple heart

workingforpigs on November 17, 2009 at 11:57 PM