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RUSH: Barack Obama is voting present on Afghanistan. He’s not a senator from Illinois anymore. Forty thousand troops is what the general wants and Obama, I don’t know, I got my left-wing base to worry about. So put Afghanistan off to the side. Remember, Afghanistan is all they talked about during the Iraq war, ‘We gotta go in, get Osama. We can’t have success ’til we get Osama. We gotta take ’em out in Afghanistan.’ So we’re in Afghanistan, Obama owns the policy and he’s putting it on the back burner for climate change.

Get this. The president of the United States actually said the United States has done more to reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any time in history. Now, folks, this is a perfect illustration of how Obama is lying to you about everything else. We haven’t reduced carbon emissions diddly-squat except for whatever reduced driving and consumption there is because of his recession, because of his high unemployment. But there has been not one government policy that has reduced one carbon emission from any footprint, from any body orifice, from any cow fart, it has not happened. Some people express dismay that I would use such language. Folks, that’s mild compared to what you hear the president talk about. For crying out loud, let’s get real here. Now, so he says he’s done more, we’ve done more, and he’s telling the world this. ‘We gotta all work together to reduce the carbon footprint.’ Even the New York Times today reports that temperatures have stagnated for the past decade, they haven’t gone up and they may even be getting cooler and it may have to do with the fact that there are no sunspots.

In fact, I read a chilling thing the other day. I read Tuesday Morning Quarterback on the ESPN Page Two every Tuesday afternoon when it comes out, Gregg Easterbrook, and, you know, his brother is a judge, Frank Easterbrook in Chicago, I think he’s an appellate judge. Brilliant family, but Gregg’s a little bit of an environmentalist wacko at some points, but still is a brilliant guy. He’s very much into astronomy. In every Tuesday Morning Quarterback piece he’s got some long dissertation on astronomy. And he said there’s really something to panic about out there, no sunspots could mean that we are on the verge of the sun dying. Now, that’s something to be genuinely frightened about, if astronomers — and we’re in a very, very weird sunspot cycle. There aren’t any, and the sun is the major factor in whether we’re warm or cold, and can you imagine the panic if the sun went out? I mean we’d have about a week, maybe a month, and that’s it. We don’t have any spaceships ready to take anybody to Mars. He said that’s something to genuinely be frightened of, but that’s down the road. I’m not trying to hype anybody up about that.

But back to this statement, Obama says the US has done more to reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any time in history. The last eight months happens to coincide with his immaculation, with his presidency. But there hasn’t been one policy, we haven’t done diddly-squat. There are no reduced carbon emissions. Just like we’ve never had a greater stimulus plan than what I’ve got now, our economy is coming back from the brink of disaster. The health care reform, we gotta fix it, we’re on the verge, everything the man says is a lie, and this is the greatest illustration of it and this perhaps is the one that’s the most understandable because all the other stuff is a bit esoteric. Obama can say, ‘Well, the economy is coming back,’ and some people can say, ‘Okay, he says so, and I’m looking at stadiums, football games, baseball games, a lot of people there, must be okay.’ But this one, this one is easily understandable as a flat-out PR lie, because people have said, ‘What have we done?’

If we’ve done more to reduce carbon emissions in the last eight months than any time in our history then we don’t need cap and tax, do we? We don’t need the stupid legislation if it’s happening by our own initiative, our own volition. We don’t need to do anything additional. He wasn’t through. He had to keep piling on. He said, ‘It’s possible to reverse the tide of climate change, but time is running out.’ Now we’ve got that full-blown idiot, Prince Charles, suggesting that everybody get rid of their cars. He has eight. But everybody get rid of their cars. Planners, developers need to plan cities and communities where the primary hub is a mass transit thing, be it train or bus and everybody gets where they’re going to go, get rid of cars. The Froot Loops nutcases, the absolute wackos that are in charge of the environmentalist movement — and they’re in charge of much else in the Obama administration as well — are just illustrating it for everybody, one and all, to see just how ridiculous everything in this agenda is. Let’s go to the audio sound bites. This morning in New York City, United Nations Climate Change Summit, we got three Obama bites. Here’s the first one.

OBAMA: The threat from climate change is serious. It is urgent. And it is grown.

RUSH: No, it’s not.

OBAMA: Our generation’s response to this challenge will be judged by history.

RUSH: No, it won’t.

OBAMA: For if we fail to meet it bodily, swiftly, and together, we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe.

RUSH: Every policy item, every agenda is a crisis, life-threatening. It’s like the Jerry Lewis telethon. ‘Look at that poor child, won’t you do something? (crying) He’s going to die unless you do something! How can you sit here and watch this telethon and not give!’ That’s the Obama administration. We’re all going to die. We’re going to die if we don’t do health reform. We’re going to die if we don’t do climate change. We’re going to die if we don’t do cap and tax. We’re going to die if we don’t do whatever. Never ends. Here’s the next little clip.

OBAMA: We cannot meet this challenge unless all the largest emitters of greenhouse gas pollution act together.

RUSH: Tell the ChiComs.

OBAMA: There’s no other way. We must also energize our efforts to put underdeveloping nations, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, on a path to sustained growth. We have a responsibility to provide the financial and technical assistance needed to help these nations adapt to the impacts of climate change and pursue low carbon development.

RUSH: They already have low carbon development. They live in sewers, like your father’s village where your brother lives in the hut, where your step-grandmother is the first person in town to have water and electricity actually run to her multi-hut compound. You go to these places that are underdeveloped like that, and they have a low carbon footprint. There is no progress. But they live in squalor. We must also energize our efforts to put underdeveloping nations, the poorest and most vulnerable on a path to sustainable growth. Why don’t you show us how? Why don’t you show us how using your father’s village over there in Kenya? Here’s the next little clip.

OBAMA: Our planet’s future depends on a global commitment to permanently reduce greenhouse gas pollution.

RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

OBAMA: We know that if we put the right rules and incentives in place —

RUSH: Yeah, yeah.

OBAMA: — we will unleash the creative power of our best scientists and engineers and entrepreneurs to build a better world.

RUSH: Yeah, right. Okay. So our planet’s future depends on a global commitment to permanently reduce greenhouse gases. We know that if we put the right rules and incentives — this guy wants to run everything. They got a big problem selling this, folks, because the New York Times, unbelievable: ‘As UN Meets on Climate, Momentum Is Elusive,’ is the headline. Here’s the nut of the story: ‘The world leaders who are meeting at the United Nations to discuss climate change on Tuesday are faced with an intricate challenge: building momentum for an international climate treaty at a time when global temperatures have been stable for a decade and may even drop in the next few years. The plateau in temperatures has been seized upon by skeptics as evidence that the threat of global warming is overblown. And some climate experts worry that it could hamper treaty negotiations and slow the progress of legislation to curb carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. Scientists say the last decade of climate stability — which follows a precipitous rise in average global temperatures in the 1990s — is a result of cyclical variations in ocean conditions and has no bearing on the long-term warming effects of greenhouse gases building up in the atmosphere.’ Of course not. Of course not. Ten years, why, it doesn’t mean anything, everybody understands that.

Oh, yeah, it’s just a temporary weirdo cycle the oceans are going through, not to mention the sunspot activity, but those are just temporary. We are destroying our planet nevertheless. The evidence is all there. Well, no, the evidence isn’t all that but we’re supposed to ignore that. The way these people are overreaching encourages me, and this statement that we’ve done more to reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any time in history, there’s only one way that’s true, and it is if you want to give credit to Obama for destroying the US economy. And let that be your lesson as to how to reduce carbon emissions. You destroy economic growth. You reduce it and this is what they have in mind.

Let me read to you the Reuters wire. ‘Obama cannot address climate change unless world’s biggest nations cooperate. Obama says developing nations must do their part in reducing CO2, Obama says to work with G20 to phase out subsidies for fossil fuel use. Obama says US has done more to reduce carbon pollution in the last,’ blah, blah, ‘Obama says if world does not address climate change,’ then, 10:07, Obama farts. That is a live Reuters wire. Twelve bulletins in two minutes on what Obama said at the climate thing. It’s desperation, desperation on patrol. And as I say, meanwhile, Afghanistan lurks.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: This afternoon, New York City at the UN, Fox News reporter Eric Shawn interviewed the Bolivian President Evo Morales. He asked him, ‘What do you think of President Obama?’

MORALES: President Obama acts like any other president who is part of the UN. Regardless of this debate about climate change, he has good observations but no solutions. We are convinced if we are to save humanity, it is important to save the planet Earth. What hurts this planet is capitalism.

RUSH: Well, there you have it. And this is one of Obama’s buddies. What hurts this planet is capitalism. What hurts this planet is the unequal distribution of capitalism. Not enough nations have capitalism. That’s what hurts the world. But for this guy, Evo Morales, why, Obama is not socialist enough for this guy.

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