Screen grab via my Twitter buddy @LJSearles who tells me it’s
likely Photoshopped, and that he found it on Facebook. What is really pathetic is that it could very well have been a real conspiracy theory from the geniuses at ClusterFox who blame President Obama for everything, real or imagined… even a meteor that kaboomed in Russia.
It’s entirely plausible that they (and others) would accuse the president of conspiring with the universe to scare the entire planet into believing in something rational people already understand: that climate change is real and it is man made. In fact, another report confirms man-made climate change, and it’s not pretty:
[T]he cost of unchecked global warming could pass the combined cost of both world wars and the Depression. To understand how such a thing might happen, consider the costs of this year’s drought and Superstorm Sandy: $100 billion price tags start to add up (and of course the biggest price was born by poor consumers around the world, many of whom saw the price of their daily bread rise painfully out of reach).
And via Think Progress:
The National Climate Assessment lays out how “Climate change is already affecting the American people.” It states, “Certain types of weather events have become more frequent and/or intense including heat waves, heavy downpours and in some regions floods and drought. Sea level is rising, oceans are becoming more acidic, and glaciers and Arctic sea ice are melting.” … One report estimates as many as 100 million people could die from climate change consequences by 2030.
But hey, that’s okay. The Fox gang continues to give the conservative v. “moderate” GOP civil war more kindling. Nancy Pelosi noted that John Boehner is projecting his own failure onto President Obama, and Fox continues to project theirs.
But what else would we expect from an organization that mocks a 102-year-old who waited hours to vote: “What’s the big deal? She was happy.”