Conservative Republican Ron Johnson, who is running to unseat Senator Feingold in Wisconsin, has come out against the global warming agenda this week. In an exclusive interview with the Milwaukee Sun Sentinel, Johnson articulated an uncompromising rejection of the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming, and all of the man-made economic disasters that its promoters have promulgated. Unlike most Republicans who offer meek opposition to the tidal wave of radical environmentalism, Johnson assailed the very premises of the cap and trade, climate change peddlers. Johnson pointed out that during the Middle Ages there was a huge warming trend despite the absence of nefarious SUV's and plastic bags. Therefore, it is much more plausible that this ancient cyclical climate trend is caused by natural phenomenon such as sun spots. Ron Johnson fired with both barrels as he asserted:
"I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change… It's not proven by any stretch of the imagination."
Johnson went on to scoff at any human efforts to control the climate, calling it a "fool’s errand". Last month, he had the guts to call the AGW theory "lunacy", drawing much disdain from the left wing media.
As conservatives, we must understand that one of the most severe threats to our prosperity, freedom, and standard of living, emanates from the climate fascists. The draconian legislative and administrative agenda of the anti-growth, eco-Marxists has destroyed many industries and inhibited our free market. They have also successfully restricted our vital sources of domestic energy such as oil exploration and refineries, coal, and nuclear power. Most importantly, the weather lobby has proposed the most intrusive restrictions on our daily lives, from the products we buy to the individual choices we make. Radical environmentalism in general and climate fascism in particular, are among the most regressive components of the "progressive" movement. This is why it is so vital that we elect pro-growth conservatives to the Senate who will categorically reject the global warming agenda.
Most Republicans will espouse conservative views on other economic issues such as taxation and spending, at least in public. However, when it comes to opposing the tyranny of the weather lobby, most Republicans lose their conviction. They rarely have the courage to categorically refute the highly politicized science of Anthropogenic Global Warming, and often vote for many of the regressive and tyrannical policies that accompany such beliefs. They continuously vote to subsidize the "green energy" boondoggle as well as the ethanol scheme. On the other hand, they are lackluster at best in their support for more oil and shale exploration, construction of oil refineries, and nuclear power. In fact, there have been many articles in the liberal media mocking Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) as the only holdout against global warming and the last flat-earther.
Next January, James Inhofe will have another ally in newly elected Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin. Ron Johnson is running an unapologetic campaign for increased energy exploration and production and will oppose the environmentalist threat to our liberty. You might call him a true progressive. The amazing thing is that he has never held any public office prior to the campaign, yet he is polling slightly ahead of an entrenched incumbent. He also is providing the rare unifying fusion of tea party activists and Republican establishment operatives, as he is supported by Jim DeMint, the Club for Growth, and the NRSC. We must defeat Russ Feingold, who is the author of the Incumbency Protection Law (a.k.a. Campaign Finance Reform), and elect Ron Johnson.
Update: Politico has framed this story as if it's a novel idea that there are people who question the religion of global warming in a post climate-gate era. They also provide a comprehensive list of Republican Senatorial and Gubernatorial candidates who are on record as being skeptical of AGW. The candidates include Ken Buck, Rand Paul, Sharon Angle, Carly Fiorina, Pat Toomey, Dino Rossi, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Susana Martinez, and Charlie Baker.
Cross-posted from Red Meat Conservative