Clinton hits at Romney… on climate change

posted at 8:19 pm on October 30, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

While President Obama has kept to the White House over the past couple of days, his surrogates are still out and about doing some of the heavy lifting for his campaign. Former President Bill Clinton was stumping for Obama in Ohio yesterday, and today he made the rounds in Minnesota (yes, that’s right — Minnesota. Oh, how the tables have turned!)

The president himself and Team Romney have been scrupulously avoiding making a ‘political issue’ out of the human tragedy that comes with a hurricane as massively destructive as Sandy, but for some surely unfathomable reason, President Clinton apparently felt that now was the opportune moment to suggest to rally-goers that President Obama’s policies will ostensibly be better for combating climate change (distinctly odd, seeing as how the Obama campaign made it clear awhile back that they had no intention of making climate change into a campaign issue). Via BuzzFeed:

I was actually listening closely to what the candidates said in these debates. In the first debate, the triumph of the moderate Mitt Romney. You remember what he did? He ridiculed the president. Ridiculed the president for his efforts to fight global warming in economically beneficial ways. He said, ‘Oh, you’re going to turn back the seas.’ In my part of America, we would like it if someone could’ve done that yesterday. … In the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better.

Well, firstly, Clinton couldn’t have been paying that much attention, since it was actually at the Republican National Convention that Romney made those remarks, and meanwhile the greens have been in high dudgeon about climate change warranting nary a mention during the presidential debates. Womp.

Secondly, where is this marvelous evidence that Barack Obama’s policies would, in fact, be better for the planet? How is running up the federal deficit in the name of propping up politically-favored pet projects, diverting otherwise useful resources, making us all poorer with “necessarily skyrocketing” energy prices, and generally awful economic policies somehow good for the earth? Environmental concern is something of a luxury good: People are less willing to buy it when they’re in a recession. Wealthier societies are environmentally healthier societies, and a rundown, socialized economy isn’t going to produce the innovation and efficiency that will actually help us to lessen our carbon footprint. For instance, it isn’t because of the vastly-subsidized solar and wind industries that we’ve recently seen drops in our carbon emissions; it’s because of developments in natural gas.

Also, I’m not sure Clinton’s climate-change appeal in Sandy’s aftermath was all that wise, on multiple levels. You might think climate change would be safe territory for revving up the Democratic base, but there are a couple of caveats: One, the really hardcore greenies have been less-than-pleased that Obama has slowly backed away from being a vocal champion of global warming activism, although I suppose in their eyes he would still be better than Mitt Romney. Two, it looks like voters in this election are more concerned with energy policy than they are with environmental policy specifically, and it’s lately become all too apparent — especially to those clutch voters in Ohio, Pennsylvania, etcetera — that Obama’s “all of the above” energy strategy, isn’t.


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Bill Clinton. Just a stain on a dress.

chewmeister on October 30, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Not political? I guess you didn’t hear Obama assuring us that he gave the order to federal emergency aides that everything be done to help. I believe he said he told them to “lean forward” to do whatever has to be done.

He’s an ahole through and through.

Jvette on October 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM

“In the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better.”

Soooo, what world has Obama been applying his policies to for the last 4 years? Because sure as heck they haven’t worked!

ptcamn on October 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Isn’t it too much to point out that Obama’s ridiculous rhetoric was why Romney was right to tag him.

rob verdi on October 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Poor Bill.

katy on October 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Bill is excited that he might FINALLY be wearing the pantsuit in the family again now that Shillary’s been thrown under the Obama-Bus…

Strike Hornet on October 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Poor Bill.

katy on October 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

…Hillary isn’t aging well!

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Bill, Bill, Bill. Go back to your porn stars and leave the politickin’ to the non sleazies.

BettyRuth on October 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

“In the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better.”

Yeaaahhhhh….about that….Ambassador Stevens and a couple of SEAL’s want to have a chat with you.

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Bill “The Quicker Pick her Up her” Clinton..
Will have his reputation downgraded with the fall of Obama.

Oh Well..

Electrongod on October 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Clinton is pure goat dung . . . nothing more and nothing less.

rplat on October 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

So, Obama did get the waters to recede and we have the hurricane anyway? Obama couldn’t get the waters to recede? Obama didn’t try to get the waters to recede? The eeeevil Republicans blocked Obama from getting the waters to recede? Obama was too busy golfing to get the waters to recede? What’s Bill’s point, for those Obama supporters that are warmthers?

talkingpoints on October 30, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Ugh…. I’m so sick of seeing Big Dawg.

I always feel like I need to jump in the shower with a gallon of bleach when I see this creep.

We really need win and keep control for several terms. It’s the only thing close to a ‘silver bullet’ that will get rid of the Clintons.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I saw that. BJ is off his game.

petefrt on October 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

By the way, Mr Clinton: when Obama said that the seas would retreat and the planet would heal at the acceptance speech he wasn’t talking about nay policies about the fact that he had been chosen present. So where was your messiah Obama yesterday to stop the waters?

And, by the way Mr. Clinton:

He ridiculed the president. Ridiculed the president for his efforts to fight global warming in economically beneficial ways

Do you mean the billions of dollars in “green” investements, most to companies that are in bankrupcy or closed altogether , and all in serious financial troubles? Or do you mean the number of EPA regulations that have reduced and canceled the number of electrical power plants, down by 100 in coal plants in coal-rich eastern US, that could right now back up the lost power to replace the one from power plants affected by Sandy?

You mean “that” kind of effort Billy?

ptcamn on October 30, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Not political? I guess you didn’t hear Obama assuring us that he gave the order to federal emergency aides that everything be done to help. I believe he said he told them to “lean forward” to do whatever has to be done.

He’s an ahole through and through.

Jvette on October 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Yes…Barky said today that he wants government agencies to cut thru the “red tape and bureaucracy” that his administration foisted upon them in the first place…Hey Barky, we’ve got a faster way to accomplish that. You’ll see how on November 6th…

Strike Hornet on October 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM

what a frigg’n clown

roflmmfao

donabernathy on October 30, 2012 at 8:32 PM

“In the real world, Barack Obama’s policies work better.”

Yeaaahhhhh….about that….Ambassador Stevens and a couple of SEAL’s want to have a chat with you.

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

That wasn’t the real world. That was just happening on some TV screen in the Situation Room.

ptcamn on October 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

BENGHAZI BILL CLINTON.

Why blame him? Because he foisted his wife onto us and she got the call at 3am.

Why blame him? Because he stood up at the convention and hailed the great “can’t decider” as such an awesome man worthy of re-election.

Why blame him? Because he had repeated chances to get Bin Laden before 9/11/2001 and he passed (or was Monica doing him then?).

Blame Benghazi Bill.

PappyD61 on October 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Climate Fraud is just the most idiotic scam to come from the left in a long time! When a dollar store calculator can debunk this idiotic theory, don’t you think it’s time to find another way to implement your Socialist Redistribution plans? Seriously, it’s like they’re trying their utmost to lose, what little credibility they have!
Addendum on the fight against the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Oh, Bubba. Pretty sure that Obama’s policies have been proven to be abject failures in the real world.

Actually, I’m certain of that.

RedNewEnglander on October 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM

To watch Bubba prostitute himself while O has been bitch slapping him and Hillary for the past four years has been really sad. All so he can get back into the White House. I know how that Indian felt back in those 70′s litter ad spots. Truly pathetic, Billy boy.

msupertas on October 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM

At what point does he realize he’s embarrassing himself?

Oh that’s right, Bubba never reaches that point.

UpTheCreek on October 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Counter-Strikey…………………..

Andrew Kaczynski ‏@BuzzFeedAndrew

Confirmed, the anti-Obama Hurricane Sandy-flier is from Americans for Tax Reform. http://buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/anti-obama-hurricane-sandy-flier-appears

Andrew Kaczynski ‏@BuzzFeedAndrew

Whoa, anti-Obama Hurricane Sandy flier appears reportedly by Americans for Tax Reform. http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/anti-obama-hurricane-sandy-flier-appears

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/10/the-morning-after-first-storm-related-anti-obama-attack-ad-appears/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/anti-obama-hurricane-sandy-flier-appears

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 8:20 PM

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Global Warming Climate Change — Yeah, that’s the issue that undecided voters are pondering.

I remember when Clinton was a masterful campaigner. It’s almost as if he wants Obama to lose.

aunursa on October 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

…Hillary isn’t aging well!

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Yah. She looks like crap. Too much booze and meds. Their kingdom has fallen…finally.

Poor poor dears.

katy on October 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Think about it. The two stalwarts of the current Dem party are Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. These are the pinnacle twin of the Dem party. Again, think about it, grasp it. Is it seems surreal, especially when you consider their bench is empty. Maybe Carville can change the party name in his 40 year run book….

hillsoftx on October 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Bill know a thing about blowing….storms.

patman77 on October 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

He just doesn’t have it anymore.

DaveDief on October 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Oh, yes, with winter blizzards just around the corner in Minnesota, let’s talk about climate change.

Wethal on October 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Guess Romney better put ice on that.

itsspideyman on October 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Treacher’s take: Bill’s saying things that don’t help the incumbent … and that’s the point. “Oh, did I do that? *wink nudge*”

sulla on October 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Casting call:

“Trust No One: The Revenge of the Clintons”

Premiering in Iowa and New Hampshire.

January, 2016.

A Slipperier Than a Bag of Snakes Production

Bruno Strozek on October 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

In my part of America

Which would be Arkansas, you wannabe New Yorker.

Christien on October 30, 2012 at 8:39 PM

O’s been beyatch slapping him and Hillary for four years and Billy boy’s out there humping his leg. All to get back in the WH. Pathetic, Bubba.

msupertas on October 30, 2012 at 8:39 PM

This is just pandering to a little splintery part of the base.
It’s all they have left; no big ideas, no vision, no cohesive policies.

They’re down to My dad can beat up your dad!

massrighty on October 30, 2012 at 8:39 PM

“Climate Change” (changed from “Global Warming” for obvious reasons) = Piltdown Man

VorDaj on October 30, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Romney affects weather? Who is he – Chuck Norris?

johnboy on October 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Hey, Billy Boy, what do you call 8 BJ’s at Christmas?

Hanukkah Lewinsky

NapaConservative on October 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

That wasn’t the real world. That was just happening on some TV screen in the Situation Room.

ptcamn on October 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

That explains everything. Barky walked in the room, saw the drone live-feed and said, “Hey! You guys playing Black Ops? Can I play too?”

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Huh, and I thought half of this storm was due to a collision with a massive WINTER storm (in OCTOBER) and large cold air mass out of Canada (in OCTOBER). Oh, that’s right, climate change is responsible for cooling too. Did I get all of that right??

Sasha List on October 30, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Once a goober, always a goober. Clinton’s an embarrassment to the South.

TXUS on October 30, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Poor Bill.

katy on October 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

…Hillary isn’t aging well!

KOOLAID2 on October 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Makes no difference to him. He hasn’t touched her in 20 years.

VorDaj on October 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Hey, Billy Boy, what do you call 8 BJ’s at Christmas?

Hanukkah Lewinsky

NapaConservative on October 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Now, that there’s funny, I don’t care who you are.

TXUS on October 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Clinton is no friend of Obama’s, and he is the consummate politician. Never let the thought that Willie will torpedo Buttcrack if he can do it and have it look like he was trying to help, instead.

PJ Emeritus on October 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM

That explains everything. Barky walked in the room, saw the drone live-feed and said, “Hey! You guys playing Black Ops? Can I play too?”

Bishop on October 30, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Ha! LOL

ptcamn on October 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM

But Repubs have always played loose with this stuff for political gain…
But maybe he sees the cheapness and exploitation in that routine.
I know I do.

verbaluce on October 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM

rogerb on October 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM

*************** COUNTER-STRIKE **************************

Anti-Obama Hurricane Sandy-Related Flier Appears
************************************************

According the Houston Chronicle,

http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/10/the-morning-after-first-storm-related-anti-obama-attack-ad-appears/

the flier appeared at the apartment door of a person in Virginia, and was produced by the Americans for Tax Reform. Update A voter in Arlington, Virginia send along a PDF of the flier that appeared at his door clearly showing the Americans for Tax Reform logo. posted Oct 30, 2012 7:34pm EDT
**************************

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/anti-obama-hurricane-sandy-flier-appears

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM

He said, ‘Oh, you’re going to turn back the seas.’

So the pretty lil snowflake has his feelings hurt eh Billy ?

burrata on October 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Romney affects weather? Who is he – Chuck Norris?

johnboy on October 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

It was little Bammie that said “this will be remembered as the day when the waters began to recede…”

slickwillie2001 on October 30, 2012 at 8:50 PM

How cvan he attack Romney on Climate Change? Romney is one the extremist environmentalists. He calls coal plants people killers. Said the oceans should be off limits to energy production. Stopped power in Massachusetts from going online. Promoted cap and trade as well as a regional greenhouse gas initiative.

Kind of hard to beat his whack view of the climate. He even enjoyed having a Malthusian on his environmental advisory board. John Holdren who thinks forced birth control put in the water is a moral good.

astonerii on October 30, 2012 at 8:52 PM

What’s Bubba doing in Minnesota? We were told that state was a lock for Pantload. How could the democrats be spending money in that state? What…? Obummer is losing ground quick there? Does gumbieandpokey know? Quick put him on suicide watch.

johnnybgood on October 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM

That picture looks like the ghost of Clinton. Hilarious!

MustLoveBlogs on October 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2pZSvq9bto
good times :O

burrata on October 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Leave it to a Democrat, especially one who had the opportunity to actually propose some legislation and get it passed, to bring up climate change in this situation. This appeals to the ignorant but those who really know about this stuff would disagree.

The Democrats are sooooooooo concerned about climate change, they have done nothing when they had the power.

bflat879 on October 30, 2012 at 8:55 PM

This has to be what Bill Clinton had in mind when Hillary told him he was going to Hell for cheating on her…….

KMC1 on October 30, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Anyone pushing the global warming SCAM is a rotten crook.

aposematic on October 30, 2012 at 8:55 PM

‘Toon of the Day: Turn This Thing Around!

“The UAW is alive and the UMW is dead!! Yeeaarrgghhh!” – Barack Obama

Resist We Much on October 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Say, President Mr. Bill, when you stop taking jets for your long distance travel, when you drive a dinky hybrid, when you live in building with under 1,500 square feet that is run only by a herd of unicorns and a batch of Solyndra panels… then I will take you seriously about ‘climate change’.

Oh, and you would also Skype all of your speeches to save the planet, too.

And tell your Pal Al that goes triple for him, too.

ajacksonian on October 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I blame all the LIBERAL POLITICAL MSM/PROXY Constant
BIASED VAPOURS/Dare I say Hot Gas,emanating from the
New York region,

that SEDUCED Hurricane Sandy and to draw her in to BIONK New York,and
the EASTERN SEABOARD,er coast!!!!!!

And I’m awaiting the Polling Data for Verification!!
(snark)

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Oh Noesssssss…….Collateral Damage:

FLOTUS probably gone to check the fridge!

Michelle Obama visits Chicago campaign headquarters after being sidelined in Chicago because of Sandy – @Suntimes

3 mins ago from blogs.suntimes.com by editor

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/10/michelle_obama_visits_chicago_.html

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

JOE BASTARDI on Fox News: My father [also a meteorologist] used to call it “the shortcut storm.” He said he was confident he would see it before his days were numbered, and he’s finally seen it, okay? That’s the first thing. Second thing is, get used to it along the East Coast. Maybe not this kind of track, but we are in a perilous time because the Atlantic’s warm; the Pacific’s cold. It’s the 1950s all over again. It has nothing to do with global warming, it has everything to do with nature, and then we’ll go back to where we were in the sixties and seventies.
Do you realize we had ten major hurricanes run the Eastern Seaboard between ’54 and 1960? Six of them in ’54 and ’55 — six hurricane hits — from North Carolina northward. So, you know, the old Bachman-Turner song, “You ain’t seen nothing yet”? If anything, I was too quick on the gun several years ago when I said we were gonna see this type of thing.

anotherJoe on October 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Also, I’m not sure Clinton’s climate-change appeal in Sandy’s aftermath was all that wise, on multiple levels.

Depends on what his end game is. Between this and the “hurt feelings” comments it’s surprising he’s still out there. Said that to husband and was promptly told “who else do they have?”.

kim roy on October 30, 2012 at 9:09 PM

You know, I’m so tired of hearing how brilliant Bill and Hill are, how they’re going to shred Barky and have their revenge, yadda yadda yadda. Barky’s been called the empty suit, but the description fits these two just as well.

Hillary has wasted three+ years doing… what? Special envoys kept her from getting involved in important things, and now, if she’s lucky (and Bill’s lawyers are clever enough) the big prize is that she won’t get indicted over the Benghazi flail when the shzt meets the fan.

And Bill – he can shill for Barky and sit up and bark on command, but what’s he done to advance his or Hillary’s position? Where’s that famous Clinton “shiv in the back” stuff we always heard about?

He’s a shell of his former self. Beaten. Maybe it was the heart disease and the surgery, or maybe his sell-by date just expired on its own.

Stick a fork in ‘em both and turn them over. They’re done.

bofh on October 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Counter-Strikey…………………..

D*mmitt,,Double Posty,I’ll be back,gone to Flogg Myself!

canopfor on October 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Why don’t they give up on Climate Change already? The science really is settled and it’s determined that it’s all an enormous HOAX.

The Great Global Warming Swindle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov0WwtPcALE

Global Warming Doomsday Called Off
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3309910462407994295#

———————–

Axion on October 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Why don’t they give up on Climate Change already? The science really is settled and it’s determined that it’s all an enormous HOAX.

The Great Global Warming Swindle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov0WwtPcALE

Global Warming Doomsday Called Off
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3309910462407994295#

———————–

Axion on October 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

They’ll never give it up because the AGW scam is by far the greatest possible source of fascist power ever conceived. Controlling healthcare, ie whether people live or die, is the ultimate power. Progressives lust for power over others.

slickwillie2001 on October 30, 2012 at 9:36 PM

For instance, it isn’t because of the vastly-subsidized solar and wind industries that we’ve recently seen drops in our carbon emissions; it’s because of developments in natural gas.

Or maybe it’s the 23 million people not driving to and from work every day.

Night Owl on October 30, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Yeah, ol’ Billy Bob was all about global warming when he was president. But it only included interns.

GarandFan on October 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Big Dog is out here in Council Bluffs, IA tomorrow.

I may go see him out of curiosity to see the freak show.

Let’s hope we get a Sandy-like storm to ruin the festivities.

KirknBurker on October 30, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Politics are big business…This guy left office in deep in debt and now is worth tens of millions. Bill Clinton has an ace in the hole as long as he has an open door to the whitehouse. He is the highest placed lobbyist in the history of the world. No wonder he is doing all he can to re-elect the empty chair. Oh yeah, did’nt Hillary pledge 250 billion a year in transfer payments to third world nations as compensation for climate change…Is Bill Clinton on someone’s payroll right now???

Nozzle on October 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM

They’ll never give it up because the AGW scam is by far the greatest possible source of fascist power ever conceived. Controlling healthcare, ie whether people live or die, is the ultimate power. Progressives lust for power over others.

slickwillie2001 on October 30, 2012 at 9:36 PM

UN (or maybe IPCC, I cannot remember right now) has already said its a method for wealth redistribution.
now whos wet dream is that?
not conservatives….

dmacleo on October 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Progressives lust for power over others.

slickwillie2001 on October 30, 2012 at 9:36 PM

And control. Sometimes the same thing. But Progressives are control freaks. The idea that humans function and prosper independently or beyond their control pisses them off. They hate the First and Second Amendments in particular because they codify the impossibility of certain forms of control; the Second is deeply and existentially unsettling to Progressives for it presents a vast, material and unquantifiable obstacle to power and control in their raw forms.

rrpjr on October 30, 2012 at 10:54 PM

26+ inches of snow in Western Maryland in October = global warming to libs.

Christian Conservative on October 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Clinton also couldn’t remember of the name of…. that….woman……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Ms. Lewinsky.

Perhaps he had a Right Wing Conspiracy stint put in.

Odie1941 on October 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM

The stink is never going to wash off Billy Jeff…

… you and Hillary are tied to Pantload forever.

Enjoy…!

Seven Percent Solution on October 30, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I remember Ruah saying that this clown would never go away, and he was right.

Hening on October 31, 2012 at 12:05 AM

way to go Billy…while ya blame’n Sandy on global warm’n don’t forget that some youtube video started the thang…. what a douche

roflmao

donabernathy on October 31, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Hey Clinton, don’t know if you got the memo but Obama’s already president. Romney was referring to a comment Obama made four years ago that “this was the moment that the rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal”. So much for that.

netster007x on October 31, 2012 at 9:48 PM