Former California Governor Jerry Brown ranted in front of Congress this week that President Trump and the Republican Party were responsible for the ongoing California fires because of their opposition to drastic climate change policies. Gee, from what I hear the fault lies with several entities and none of them are President Trump or Republicans.
Try PG&E for taking money from customers for utilities all these years and not updating the infrastructure. Try the environmentalist whackos in California who stop brush and trees from being cleared from power lines. Try the leadership of California which has taxed and regulated businesses into the ground creating a breeding ground for this kind of catastrophe — that includes the homeless wasteland there in California. You can even blame an act of God for some of this apocalyptic infernal misery.
Accusing Republicans of being “flat Earth” science deniers, Brown defended California’s efforts to set higher fuel economy standards in the face of President Trump’s attempted rollback of such rules nationally but called for far more sweeping steps as well.
“California’s burning while the deniers make a joke out of the standards that protect us all,” Brown told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday, as quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle. “The blood is on your soul here and I hope you wake up. Because this is not politics, this is life, this is morality. … This is real.”
And all those standards would have done is tax people more into oblivion. Because of their leftist actions, there would still be fires and rolling, endless power blackouts. This is sheer insanity. Speaking of which, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was right there with Brown pushing her deadly Green New Deal. Dodos of a feather.
— CNN (@CNN) October 30, 2019
“Brown was testifying against efforts by the Trump administration to rescind California’s waiver that previously allowed it to set its own emissions standards for vehicles — effectively giving the state control of the entire auto industry. The administration argues that California’s policy is actually worse for the environment because higher standards make new cars — which are more energy-efficient than old cars — more difficult for consumers to buy.
“The ongoing California wildfires have a variety of causes. The immediate cause of the Getty Fire in Los Angeles, for example, appears to be a tree branch that was blown by high winds into power lines, according to the Los Angeles Times. Critics fault California and its utility companies for spending money on complying with “green” initiatives rather than on burying power lines. Others also cite homeless camps, where past fires have started, and poor forestry management policies that have barred the clearing of brush that can provide fuel for wildfires.
“But Brown and other Democrats have identified climate change as the culprit, even though there is no scientific evidence to support that claim. In 2015 and in 2017, Brown also blamed climate change for wildfires in California, though scientists disagreed, calling Brown’s arguments an example of “noble-cause corruption.”
“California Democrats are facing new criticism at home, as utility companies have begun cutting power to electricity customers in peak fire conditions — a new practice for which the state government seems to have been unprepared.”
The RightScoop nailed it: “These people hate Trump so much they beclown themselves with their ridiculous claims.” Indeed.
Even the Reagan Presidential Library is now in peril from these fires. Man, now that would be a monstrous loss.
Perhaps part of this is a judgment from God against California… they have certainly earned it. What it isn’t is climate change. That’s a stone-cold scam to steal more money, freedom, and power from the American people and Brown knows it.