Romney’s Bad Judgement

 

Not that you needed another reason to prefer Cain over Romney, but this is a good one, I think: (H/T Marc Morano at Climate Depot)

The GOP front-runner for 2012 sought advice on global warming and carbon emissions from the president’s current science czar — an advocate of de-developing America and population control.

Politics is said to make strange bedfellows, but no coupling in our view is more bizarre than when John Holdren, now President Obama’s assistant for science and technology, once advised GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on environmental policy.

Holdren’s bizarre views are best suited for an adviser to someone like, say, Pol Pot.

And if you think the Pol Pot analogy is extreme you should look into Holdren’s history sometime. I did for my book Watermelons and the thought that this guy has been allowed anywhere near the White House, let alone been appointed Obama’s democratically unaccountable Science Czar should be counted among the blackest crimes of this disastrous presidency.

Consider the book Holdren wrote in 1977 (with fellow eco-catastrophists Paul and Anne Ehrlich) called Ecoscience.

Besides advocating state-enforced abortions for undesirables and the mass sterilisation of humans through drugs in the water supply, the book argues for the creation of a “Planetary Regime”. This Planetary Regime – perhaps run under the auspices of “UNEP and the United Nations population agencies” – would “control the development, administration, conservation and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or non-renewable, at least insofar as international implications exist.” [I particularly dig that so- extreme-and-scary-it’s-funny use of the italicised ‘all’] (P942-3)

And there’s more. This Planetary Regime “might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade….including all food on the international market.” And, of course, it would be given responsibility “for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits.” Oh and obviously, in order to ensure the New World Order runs smoothly, there would need to be “an armed international organization, a global analogue of a police force” – just in case formerly free citizens around the world started getting uppity about the “partial surrender of sovereignty to an international organization.” (P.917)

 

And Romney thought this guy was worth consulting for advice? What does that say about his judgement?

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    @TheKingPrawn

    Preaching to the choir. Yer doin’ it right. As damning as this should be it probably will have no traction. It won’t dissuade the 23% of primary voters who are ardently behind Romney. For the rest of us who are on the ABM bandwagon, it’s just confirmation of how astute we are in rejecting the Stepford Candidate.

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    @JamesOfEngland
    Fat Dave

    Do you really think McCain wouldn’t have signed bills similar to Obamacare, Stimulus, Cash for Clunkers etc? As far as appointments go, McCain would’ve appointed different people from slightly more centrist constituencies (Souter ring a bell?), but the outcome would’ve been the same. His cronies would’ve run different corporations. And I just don’t see McCain reining in maverick law enforcement. On the whole, I don’t see us being much better off if McCain were President today.

    I think that the US is better off under Obama than it would have been under McCain, but yeah, McCain wouldn’t have signed Obamacare, nor Cash for Clunkers, nor the same kind of stimulus. He’s very poor on many issues, and we’d have got Cap and Trade and an awful 2010 election, but he is good on subsidies, decent on guns (NRA opposition was mostly about the First rather than Second Amendment) and opposed Obamacare. Souter was appointed by the man who appointed Thomas; 41’s appointments are not like Obama’s. Solyndralike things… maybe.

    RINO != wrong on *everything*, only “often”, but I was meaning to address your question on Romney, not McCain.

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    @TomWilson
    James Delingpole: @Tom Wilson. I think this is called “projection” isn’t it? Or maybe a superabundance of unmerited generosity? I can believe many impossible things before breakfast but the idea that Romney went to see John Holdren in the spirit of “he’s evil and insane, I know that, but he might just give me an insight into the mind of Obama” isn’t one of them. I’m afraid that consultation of Holdren is entirely of a piece with Romney’s RINO values generally. He just doesn’t get it, that’s all. · Oct 16 at 12:34am

    Yes James, We have both projected what we imagine unto this conversation. It seems you imagine Romney is both naive and politically suicidal, traits quite unfitting his history. It seems you believe Romney is ready to trade the nations economic future in the hopes that he can gain the votes of global warming alarmists. He has rejected Cap and Trade, and the Kyoto Agreement. I don’t think he’s foolish enough to think he’ll find political support with that group. The evidence is strongly against your assumptions.

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    @JamesOfEngland
    Tom Wilson

    James Delingpole:

    Yes James, We have both projected what we imagine unto this conversation. It seems you imagine Romney is both naive and politically suicidal, traits quite unfitting his history. It seems you believe Romney is ready to trade the nations economic future in the hopes that he can gain the votes of global warming alarmists. He has rejected Cap and Trade, and the Kyoto Agreement. I don’t think he’s foolish enough to think he’ll find political support with that group. The evidence is strongly against your assumptions. · Oct 16 at 4:38pm

    It’s true that Mitt’s book and manifesto and speeches condemn spending on combating warming, and that his record shows him successfully opposing environmentalists as governor, but what are his words and actions when compared with his insane decision to be polite to his opponents?

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    @Instugator
    Richard Young: So your idea of good judgment is to only seek input on complicated issues from people who think like you do? · Oct 15 at 1:21pm

    Uh, No. I would seek experts in the field who at least have plausible data. Holdren isn’t that guy – and his embrace of the whole we-must-sterilize-the-population-to-save-the-planet should put him beyond the pale for any serious work.

    In short, Mitt consulting his opinion for anything more weighty than directions to the men’s room shows exactly the same judgment as I would if I consulted Miss Cleo for which stocks to short Monday in order to completely and fully fund my child’s education by Friday.

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