RUSH: You know, it’s absurd. Obama has said it again. Let’s take a look at what’s going on.
We have ISIS murdering 30, at least, Ethiopia Christians, 15 by drowning, 15 by beheading. The FBI announced just this morning in Minneapolis that we’re on the verge of a plague in this country of domestic Americans seeking to join ISIS because there’s something romantic about it; there’s something exciting about it. Their lives apparently are so empty that they are looking for excitement, they want to join ISIS.
The FBI made a major announcement in Minneapolis this morning detailing this and portraying just what a potentially huge problem it is, because if they are in this country, American citizens, obviously, are here, and if they’re showing sympathy toward ISIS and wanting to join, at some point somebody at ISIS is gonna figure out they do not have to leave America to join ISIS. And they do not have to leave America to perform various ISIS tactics. It is an imminent threat, and it’s growing.
Iran is on the verge of getting a nuclear weapon. By the way, all of last week I refrained commenting on the bill in the Senate, the Corker-Menendez bill. The Senate ostensibly is arguing over whether or not they have a role in approving whatever deal Obama comes up with vis-a-vis Iran. Constitutionally, the president simply cannot do what he’s doing with Iran without ratification of the United States Senate, but the Constitution has long since ceased to matter whenever Obama really wants something and the Constitution is in his way.
A lot of people have been looking at the Corker-Menendez bill. It’s been portrayed as the Senate finally standing up and strutting its stuff and demanding its role and asserting, via this legislation, that it will act and Obama will not be able to unilaterally strike any deal with Iran without them. There have been all kinds of different people and pundits and experts analyzing the Corker-Menendez bill. I was never comfortable last week weighing in on it because I didn’t think that what everybody was saying — it’s just my instincts — I didn’t get the impression that the people commenting on it were actually up to speed, they were getting it all, and it turns out that following my instincts was the right thing to do.
I have since spent some time over the weekend looking into it, and it’s a joke. Now, that was known last week, don’t misunderstand, it was a joke. It was the reason why it was a joke that was up for debate. Everybody had their own theory. But it’s essentially worthless and meaningless, but I’ll get to that in just a second.
The point is we got Iran on the verge of a nuclear weapon. ISIS is on the march beheading and killing Christians everywhere. We had how many people drown in the Mediterranean, 300 trying to get out of Libya. There is mass murder, there is death, there is mayhem, there is torture, there is slavery. The human condition is in great peril all over the world, and here he comes again, Barack Hussein O, the president of the United States on Saturday saying that climate change poses the world’s biggest threat. It’s just silly. It’s not even worth a factual discussion. We’ve done that for 25 years. It’s just silly.
“Today there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change,” Obama said in his weekly radio address. And, of course, it was to tie in with Earth Day, which is Wednesday. So it’s not Iran getting the bomb. It’s not ISIS taking over the Middle East. It’s not ISIS growing homegrown members in the United States. It’s not the Middle East in general burning up and on fire. It’s not any of that. No, no, no, no, no. And even though there hasn’t been any increase in the world’s temperature for 18 years and even if it were to happen, even if the global warming that is predicted by these baseless computer models, even if it were to happen exactly as the models say, it’s not the end of anything.
It does not destroy the world. It does not destroy anything. It’s one of the biggest scams that has ever been perpetrated on the people of the world. Even if every prediction they’re making about temperature rise — now they’re making specific predictions about drought and flood and all that stuff, that’s a crock. Temperatures have risen and fallen throughout the history of the universe and the earth is still here and the population has grown exponentially during all of these fluctuations in temperature.
Global warming is nothing other than computer models. Even today there’s no evidence of it. What astounds me more than anything is all these young people, supposedly educated. You can excuse the low-information crowd on virtually anything. I mean, by definition, they’re ignorant, you would expect it. But people who have been educated, whatever that means in America today, there is no evidence of global warming. It’s nothing more than a project that is rooted in computer models, and computer models that are making projections of 50 years and a hundred years out. I mean, not one colonel of factual evidence that anybody can point to and say, “See? The models are right.” There is no certitude, there is no consensus, science isn’t a consensus.
In the midst of all this, here comes Obama with all of this surrounding us, claiming that there’s no greater threat to the planet than climate change. Okay, so the question once again must be asked, why? He said that climate change can no longer be denied, can no longer be ignored. I’ll
tell you why. Climate change is one of the most front-and-center opportunities that statists and totalitarians have at their disposal for quelling the freedom of individual people the world over, by blaming everybody for it. That’s why it’s so exciting.
That’s why to people like Obama and the United Nations and everybody else, the whole idea that there is climate change and that it’s destructive — and, look, even if, you know, the two-degree Celsius rise, even if that were to happen over the next 50 years, it isn’t catastrophic. There’d actually be a lot of good that would come from it in various parts of the world. But it’s not happening, at least scientifically, it can’t be proven.
Yet here it is. It’s the greatest threat of all the threats out there. It poses the single greatest threat to you, your family, your neighborhood, your town, your city, than anything else happening. It’s absurd. It’s just the latest, and actually it’s not latest, it’s just the ongoing liberal effort, like health care was, to attempt to wrest and exert as much control over individuals as possible. That’s why people like Obama and others of his ilk salivate.
At the same time, the idea of a nuclear Iran is a yawner. In fact, it’s not even that. The idea of a nuclear Iran is something that we should not fear. In fact, we should support it — because we’re supposed to trust Obama that he knows what he’s doing.