Barack Obama: Call Out the ‘Deniers’ on my Little List

Posted: May 30, 2013 by tallbloke in Accountability, flames, Politics

us china 2It’s getting ugly in the United States. Honourable members of the house of representatives and the senate are being labelled by the President as ‘Deniers’. His official website now carries a blacklist of names and quotes, with tweet buttons alongside. When you click one a ready prepared tweet pops up for you to send to the named ‘Denier’ – like this:

tweetaderholt

So, what heinous denialism has Robert Aderholt been engaging in to deserve being hounded in this way at the President’s request? Well, the quote selected by the President’s team is as follows:

“I fall into the second group of people who believe, as do many very credible scientists, that the earth is currently in a natural warming cycle rather than a man-made climate change. Many scientists believe that natural cycles of warming and cooling have existed since the beginning of Earth. If we take the current models of climate prediction and apply those same models to what actually happened in the last thirty years, the models are shown to be very flawed. In addition, what knowledge we do have of a warming period in the Middle Ages cannot be explained by current models which are focused on greenhouse gas reductions.”

Horrendous! Speaking the truth like that to the public.  Take him to the tower! /sarc

Check out more vile climate calumny from the ‘Deniers’ at the President’s website. and post your favourites below.

Comments
  1. The Insane Left (my nomenclature) has degenerated to the point of mere name-calling on the part of the President of the United States. There should be no surprise in this, as trillions of citizen-extracted dollars are involved, over the next generation say. And the Right has to share a substantial part of the blame for this (Bush really was a bad President too). Between them–Left and Right, or more correctly the unquestioned dogmas of the Left and Right–there is now no room for competent people to be widely heeded; anything you say, half of the people think you are voicing your ideology, which they smoothly and smugly project upon you, out of their own heads, and as quickly condemn you for it, as sharply as they know how.

    Everything Obama does now is wrong; he is falling apart, it appears to me. (Or you could say, he is “more flexible”, in his second and final term of office, and his basic lack of character and revenge-minded inner child are increasingly showing through the paper-thin facade of grownup leadership.) And I don’t see Britain in better shape. No matter how you look at the evidence, the problem is not just a few bad apples, even at the highest levels. It is a general incompetence, due to a long-nurtured substitution of unquestioned dogmas for good, solid reasoning, leavened by enlightened understanding and respect for the fundamental unit of human relations, the individual human soul. Government, good or bad, rests upon that a priori reality and a proper understanding of it.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Coldest UK spring for 50 years – can’t deny that.

    http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2013-05-30/coldest-spring-for-over-50-years/

  3. oldbrew says:

    Maybe they should sue for defamation or whatever it’s called in the US, following the German model.

    http://notrickszone.com/2013/05/30/blacklisted-science-journalists-taking-german-environment-ministry-to-court-for-defamation-violating-neutrality/

  4. Tenuc says:

    Trust O’Bummer to put his foot in his mouth again by proclaiming thermogeddon whiles the NH slips gently into a prolonged solar minimum and gives us another Maunder-typ mini-ice age. Tosser!

  5. graphicconception says:

    Rep. Michele Bachmann

    “Carbon dioxide, Mister Speaker, is a natural byproduct of nature. Carbon dioxide is natural. It occurs in Earth. It is a part of the regular lifecycle of Earth. In fact, life on planet Earth can’t even exist without carbon dioxide. So necessary is it to human life, to animal life, to plant life, to the oceans, to the vegetation that’s on the Earth, to the, to the fowl that — that flies in the air, we need to have carbon dioxide as part of the fundamental lifecycle of Earth.”

  6. graphicconception says:

    Rep. Lee Terry

    “There’s an argument here on the true impact of man… Is it really 97 to 3? I don’t think so.”

  7. graphicconception says:

    Sen. John Hoeven

    “Well, the science shows that there’s warming. There’s different opinions of exactly what’s causing it.”

  8. graphicconception says:

    It is good to see that free speech is alive and well in the good old US of A.

  9. @Sceptic_Tank says:

    I just used the first Twitter link to send this
    @Robert_Aderholt CONTINUE denying the science of #climate change. It’s time for Congress to WAKE UP TO THE LIES. barackobama.com/climate-denier…

  10. Doug Proctor says:

    I’ve read through the quotes. There are a few throw-aways that don’t seem to reflect much research or thinking, but the majority are pretty fair, reflecting a skepticism of proof, not skepticism of concept.

    This is the rub: the warmists portray skepticism as disagreement with concept, a disagreement that the global temperatures have climbed recently or even from the LIA (the temp rise since 1880 is shown as being CO2, not recovery from the LIA, and the amount of temp rise as consistent with the CO2 rise is used for the radiative forcing). The disagreement is a) that the MAJORITY of temp rise since 1880is CO2, particularly since 1975, and that the amount of heating consequent to a rise in CO2 is dangerous.

    The quotes don’t appear to demonize, but I suppose when you come from a George Bush “You are either with us or with the terrorists” mindset, I suppose those who disagree with you are demons.

    Maybe the Canadian-Brit confusion is just that: we demonize demons, not those who disagree, while the Americans demonize anyone who has an opposing view.

  11. oldbrew says:

    ‘President Obama’s nominee to head up the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy’

    Ironic name as the witch-hunting season has just been declared.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism

    Quote: McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. It also means “the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.”

    Just about sums it up.

  12. I’m tempted to vandalize the “Organizing for Action” ‘s effort by sending tweets to those politicians about my new blog site which details the smear of skeptic climate scientists. I scored a guest post there today from Lord Monckton where he noted “Aristotle, 2350 years ago, listed the attack on the person rather than on his argument … as one of the dozen commonest logical fallacies in human discourse.”

    “Ignoratio elenchi and global warming” http://gelbspanfiles.com/?p=271

  13. Roger Clague says:

    They are all very moderate and sensible. It is a mistake for Obama to put them together. Those quoted will get a sense of being part of a group and others will get ideas for more skeptical statements.

  14. w.w.wygart says:

    Hey! How do I get on this list?? Oh, I see, you have to be part of the white, political class power structure. Got it. I’ll probably have to get on Twitter too – useless waste of electrons.

  15. manicbeancounter says:

    Anybody in politics should know that negative campaigning is a sign that you have no ideas worth presenting. It is divisive and turns people off politics in general. The same goes for public relations, where attempting to destroy your opponents just leads to contempt. As climate science is centred on public relations, I tried to imagine what a positive campaign would look like. There are three elements.

    1. Boast about the bold predictions that have come true.
    2. Show that climate science is in the tradition of the greatest scientists and philosophies of science.
    3. Campaign for effect policies, and controls to prevent public money being used for improper purposes.

    I have made suggestions on my blog in each area. I would welcome other suggestions to help the climate consensus get more positive.
    http://manicbeancounter.com/2013/05/29/three-positive-ways-to-counter-climate-denial/

  16. Susan Fraser says:

    Pierre Gosselin at notrickszone has the German story of one of their State Agencies publication naming skeptics. There is a huge fuss as one would hope and expect. This name calling and name listing is all very ‘enemy of the state’ stuff which turns the stomachs of most of us. Governments naming people as the oposition’ without proper regard for the evidence is McCarthyism by definition. Surely this desperate strategy means Catastrophic man made Global Warming is going through its death throes.

    http://notrickszone.com/2013/05/29/referance-list-of-media-reports-on-uba-gate-german-environment-agency-goes-after-us-and-american-skeptics/

    http://notrickszone.com/2013/05/30/blacklisted-science-journalists-taking-german-environment-ministry-to-court-for-defamation-violating-neutrality/

  17. hunter says:

    America has been fortunate to not have been assaulted by list makers for quite some time. It is rather sad irony that a President with so much potential to understan the corrosive and unacceptable nature of list making, and especially using official government organs to do suppress free dissent and free speech. Obama, from Fast & Furious early in his first term, to cronyism in financing a series of amazingly poor energy investments, to his name calling and ridicule of opponents, to using the Dept. of Justice to tap journalists, to cutting back room deals with journalists, to finally using the IRS and FBI to harass political groups, and now the childishness of his little climate list. Obama is setting new frontiers in inflammatory, childish and unAmerican games playing. His behavior is more in line with that of the late unlamented Hugo Chavez, than that of a leader of a dynamic and helathy civil society.

  18. Bill Irvine says:

    I am Sparticus.

  19. cdquarles says:

    If the said Aderholt is who I think he is, well, there is no recourse for him in the courts for ‘defamation’. He is a public figure and a Congressman from Alabama. He is also correct. I hope he laughs at O and his O-bots.

  20. Don B says:

    Attributed to Voltaire:
    “I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

    Obama, as heard by the IRS:
    “If you disagree with me, I will crush you.”

  21. hunter says:

    I am Spartacus.

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