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Monday, April 9, 2012

Romney’s Environmental Positions Shaped By Obama Czar

Here’s the Nonsense:  Romney is as conservative as anyone in the Republican Party.  It’s obvious he’s been influenced by only the most conservative of thinkers.

Here’s the Horse Sense:  Not only has Romney been influenced by the most radical type of thinking, as governor he hired an advisor with some of the most radical views and background ever seen in American politics on either side of the aisle.

I’ve written about Romney’s background before and some of you have blown it off as unimportant or as just the ranting of someone who wants a different candidate for the GOP nominee.  And while I’ve said and still believe that supporting Romney over Obama is the better choice between the two, the more I look the more I find that Romney and Obama are similar in so many ways that it will make Romney much easier for Obama to beat than any of the other GOP candidates.

What’s the latest similarity?  One of Obama’s czars was an adviser on environmental policy to Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts.  If you don’t know about the background of Obama’s czars you need to get educated.  John Holdren is the science czar.  He coauthored a paper titled, “Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment.” Its authors argue morally acceptable and necessary actions such as forced sterilization may be necessary under extreme conditions such as famine brought about by “climate change.” They went so far as to say that depending on ecological conditions, “It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society.”

Investors Business Daily reported in October of 2011 that Holdren “views humanity as a plague on the planet and the Industrial Revolution as a tragic mistake. The fewer people, he believes, the better, and he's not shy about the ways he would use to reduce their number.”

The article went on to say:

“On Jan. 1, 2006, Massachusetts became the first state to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants, something the Obama administration is trying to do to all states through the Environmental Protection Agency's draconian job-killing regulations and mandates.
“A Dec. 7, 2005 memo from the governor's office announcing the new policy listed among the ‘environmental and policy experts’ providing input to the policy one ‘John Holdren, professor of environmental policy at Harvard University.’
“This is the same person who wrote that a ‘massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States.’"

It now makes sense to me why Romney said at the University of New Hampshire last year that he believed that the world is getting warmer and humans contribute to it.  It also explains why Al Gore expressed such admiration for Romney’s stand on the environment.

With friends like Romney has, the GOP doesn’t need enemies.  No, if he becomes the GOP candidate all President Obama is going to have to do is list this along with the many other things with which Romney agrees with him and that will be enough to cast doubt in voters minds. 

When you add Romney’s past record in Massachusetts to the fact that 3 of his own advisers went to the White House 12 different times to help the Obama administration develop Obamacare, then it is apparent that Romney’s aspirations for the White House will come to an abrupt end.  After all, why would voters vote for Romney when they can vote for Obama?  In other words, voters will choose Obama when they realize their choices are between Obama and Obama-lite.