McCain and the Green gods
John McCain’s nose is growing decidedly greener these days as exhibited in his recent trip to Oregon. Not only did he participate in a passionate drive-by tree hugging, he promised to deal away more US sovereignty and freedom.
McCain pledged as President to play a lead role in negotiations for an agreement to cut emissions to a level the US refused to ratify as called for by the Kyoto Protocol.
“I will not accept the same dead-end of failed diplomacy that claimed Kyoto,” said McCain. “The United States will lead and will lead with a different approach — an approach that speaks to the interests and obligations of every nation.”
As you may recall, one of the main reasons for the Kyoto failure is that the mandates did not apply binding greenhouse gas targets on fast-growing China and India. McCain did not explain or justify his need to hamstring the US with such an agreement, but we can surmise that he has fallen prey to the religion of green and is trying to appease the liberal earth gods.
McCain’s stance on climate change sets him apart from a large chunk of his party’s conservative base, which remains skeptical about the science on climate change. Now Republicans must wonder and ask the question, “Why do a maverick and a green-socialist look so much alike?”