Posts Tagged ‘Mitt Romney’

Real energy for a new American renaissance

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Source: SPPI

by Paul Driessen

Sensible, responsible energy policies must replace today’s subsidies and crony corporatism 

America needs more economic growth, domestic manufacturing, jobs – and secure, affordable energy to make those things happen.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney understands that achieving this goal requires unleashing American ingenuity, reducing excessive regulatory strangleholds on businesses and working capital, and allowing safe, proven technologies to tap and utilize our vast onshore and offshore deposits of oil, natural gas and other energy riches. He knows we can do all this without sacrificing important environmental values. (more…)

Opinion: Romney may be bad for fossil fuels use

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Opinion

An echo, not a choice: Mitt Romney shaping up as just another Barack Obama

By Tom Randall

Date: October 27, 2011

Barry Goldwater launched the modern conservative movement with his 1964 campaign against Lyndon Johnson and the Republican Establishment.  His campaign promise was, “A choice, not an echo”  — an appeal countering the fact that most Republicans of the day were merely pale versions of their Democrat opponents.  Goldwater lost that election.  However, at the convention that nominated him, a stirring speech drawing the sharp distinctions between American values and the false promises of the left was given by a man who would come to epitomize those values: Ronald Wilson Reagan.  Thus, the Reagan Revolution and the march of conservatism was begun.

Now, just when true American conservative values are once again on the march — this time directly from the the people themselves —  Republicans are being offered a leading presidential candidate who offers little choice from the current incumbent of that office.

By now, everyone knows that Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts healthcare law, with its insurance mandates was truly the model for Obamacare, a much reviled program which 58 percent of Americans have opposed from the start and still strongly want repealed.  Romney has now said he would repeal Obamacare if he is elected but does anyone believe he will really do away with what is, in fact, his brainchild?

Some see this as another of his many wishy-washy flip-flops, another of his attempts to say and do anything to get elected.

We think not.   (more…)

BREAKING: An IPCC backchannel ‘cloud’ was apparently established to hide IPCC deliberations from FOIA.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Source:  Wattsupwiththat

by Anthony Watts

CEI has learned of a UN plan recently put in place to hide official  correspondence on non-governmental accounts, which correspondence a federal inspector general has already confirmed are subject to FOIA. This ‘cloud’ serves as a dead-drop of sorts for discussions by U.S. government employees over the next report being produced by the scandal-plagued IPCC, which is funded with millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

By Christopher Horner, CEI.org for WUWT

Although this is seedy and unlawful at any time, it also goes in the ‘bad timing’ file. Or it’s good timing, depending on one’s perspective.

Just as a brand new book further exposes the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)(which scam I dissected here, and in more disturbing detail here), and on the heels of the weekend surprise of a 2005 memo showing President Obama’s cooling/warming/population zealot of a ‘science czar’ John Holdren is the kind of guy Mitt Romney turns to to develop his ‘environmental’ policies, we’ve exposed the Obama administration and IPCC have cooperated to subvert U.S. transparency laws, run domestically out of Holdren’s White House office. (more…)

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Source:   Big government

by Christopher C. Horner 

This Rick Perry video — which is really all about Mitt Romney — has caught some attention on the heels of a front page story by the Wall Street Journal raising the issue of Mitt Romney’s record on energy and environment issues. It’s not on the editorial page, mind you, but the less market-friendly news pages. This is a good thing, and wherever it leads, I do not believe the video can be shown, viewed or written about too often.

Mr. Romney finds himself needing to detach himself from these past positions on environmental issues without painting a target on his back for more accusations of flip-floppery. Otherwise, he must plainly state that voters should expect him to stick to his prior instincts on these issues. (more…)

The Global Warming Debates In The Republican Party

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Source:  The Climate Policy Network

A sharp divide has emerged between two leading Republican presidential candidates on the issue of climate change. While apparent front-runner Mitt Romney believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to that pattern, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called that “a scientific theory that has not been proven.” –Philip Rucker, The Washington Post, 17 August 2011

Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor, tries to save his GOP presidential bid by using global warming as a wedge issue. The trouble with the strategy is that while it draws huzzahs from the media, attacking Republicans rarely appeals to enough … Republicans. This year in particular it’s hard to see much room for Mr. Huntsman running to the left of Mr. Romney. –Paul A Gigot, The Wall Street Journal, 23 August 2011

They have seen the headlines in the past year about doctored data related to global warming. They know that we have been experiencing a cooling trend, that the complexities of the global atmosphere have often eluded the most sophisticated scientists, and that draconian policies with dire economic effects based on so-called science may not stand the test of time. Quite frankly, when science gets hijacked by the political Left, we should all be concerned. –Texas Gov Rick Perry in his book “Fed Up!” (more…)

“The world is getting warmer”: Romney

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Source:  Townhall

By Ros Krasny

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change.

“I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that,” he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“It’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors.”

The former Massachusetts governor fielded questions on topics ranging from the debt ceiling to abortion on his first full day of campaigning for 2012 Republican primary nomination. (more…)

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