Warmists Livid Over Romney “Sea Rise” Line

I purposefully ignored comment on Romney’s line about sea rise in my earlier post on Mitt’s speech, though I did mention it

President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. MY promise…is to help you and your family.

Warmists were rather annoyed by that line. Over at the Democratic Underground, one DUmmy headlines his article on a few people dying due to Isaac (people never were killed from tropic systems before 1980)

how’s this for another climate change joke, mr romney?

Foreign Policy calls it “the most controversial line” in Romney’s speech

But the most controversial foreign-policy line in Romney’s speech may very well have been when he briefly alluded to climate change. “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans,” he noted, pausing skeptically as the crowd jeered. “And to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.” The remark elicited an extended standing ovation.

Critics swiftly derided the comment. “That climate change laugh line is going to be in every documentary from the latter half of the 21st century,” Matt Novak wrote on Twitter. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof tweeted that Romney’s “dismissiveness was appalling.”

It’s not entirely clear, however, whether Romney was mocking global warming, Obama’s lofty rhetoric and misguided priorities, or both.

No, he was pretty much mocking Obama’s lofty rhetoric and misguided priories. One of the commenters at the story whines about Mitt being bought and paid by Big Oil and coal. Interestingly, Obama has received $36k from Exxon Mobil (Mitt $68k) and $23k from BP (Mitt $5k). Obama received quite a bit more than John McCain from BP during the 2008 cycle. He gets money from coal companies too. Or, did, till he decided to bankrupt them.

Twitchy covers the Nicholas Kristof comment with typical derision.

Joe Romm and Talking Points Memo both have hissy fits over the line. Philip Bump at Grist is pretty annoyed at the line, but does kinda get it

But that’s not actually what Romney was arguing. He was arguing that Obama is a weirdo who cares more about dolphins than Americans. That Romney will be there for the kids after school with a Wonder bread sandwich while Obama is nursing a spotted owl back to health with his halo.

Or not. Though, taking care of Americans and kids should be a priority. There are also a few fun tweets

Because a city that is slowly subsiding and has much at or below sea level never floods. Of course, Isaac is now due to “climate change.” I wonder if all this Warmists would be willing to give up all their fossil fueled travel.

Chris Matthews had a typical meltdown over the comment, as well as other parts of Romney’s acceptance speech.

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3 Responses to “Warmists Livid Over Romney “Sea Rise” Line”

  1. The Worm says:

    Critics swiftly derided the comment. “That climate change laugh line is going to be in every documentary from the latter half of the 21st century,” Matt Novak wrote on Twitter.

    Har…it looks like Matt Novak knows that Obama is toast. Is this a concession that Mitt grabs the brass ring? Otherwise, this “laugh line” will never again be mentioned.

    I love when a Liberal trips all over his subconscious. Hee Hee…snort…
    Cheers,
    The Worm

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  3. Gumball_Brains says:

    Wait…. did I miss something? How in the hell is this a foreign policy statement?!!??!

    How was NO wiped off the map again when the storm mainly hit Mississippi?

    Some people really have no inkling of reality. Well, maybe they are defending The One because he really did cause the sea level rise to slow. It has slowed. I guess that is something else he promised to do that happened. THe other was to change America, skyrocket energy prices, and make legislative opinions without congress.

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