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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Republicans’ new favorite talking point on climate change — that politicians are not scientists, and therefore cannot address it in any way — is incredibly easy to dismantle. On Wednesday, a liberal “dark money” group released a new ad doing exactly that.

In their new web ad, Americans United for Change displays clips of dozens of Republican politicians — who are definitely not scientists — pushing back against the well-established scientific consensus that human activities are causing the Earth’s climate to warm.

The ad, which features arguments from GOP leaders such as House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and potential presidential contenders including former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), will reportedly be posted in the D.C. and Florida markets. It can be seen below:

Screenshot: Americans United for Change/YouTube

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  • Carolyn Stine

    They should include that they are also not doctors and stay out of women’s issues! And stay away from ‘creationism’, too!

  • Bill Thompson

    Food for thought. You are about to board an airplane, 97 mechanics say the aircraft is not airworthy 3 mechanics say it is safe to fly, do you board the aircraft?

    • latebloomingrandma

      How about the fact that 3% of Planned parenthood’s money goes for abortion services, and 97% on health screenings and STD treatment and pregnancy prevention, yet Republicans are working diligently to close all these clinics to close down abortion?

    • Landsende

      Most people would believe the 97 mechanics that say the plane was not safe to fly and catch another flight but if you are a teapublican that thinks they are experts on everything and know more than the scientists that have the education and knowledge to know about climate change, they would board that plane and if it crashed would blame President Obama and Hillary Clinton since they would refuse to take responsibility for their own stupidity.

    • mah101

      To be clear, 97 mechanics say the aircraft is not airworthy and the other 3 agree but believe that it is due to another reason.

      • Bill Thompson

        So do you take a chance and get on the plane? Do the math is it worth the risk you decide.

  • TRsquared

    the 3% who don’t agree are employed / funded by energy companies

  • howa4x

    This is why the republicans have changed their name from grand old party to greedy oil party

  • FT66

    Excuse my language BUT those republicans who do not believe in science are really stupid. When they fell sick they run to hospitals to get cured. You are running to people who have studied and know science in order to save your life. Why don’t opt to stay home and pray for god to cure you or take your life?