Harry Reid Channels His Inner Climahypocrite

by William Teach | September 14, 2010 9:20 am

Remember this?

“One reason why[1] we have the fires in California is global warming,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday, stressing the need to pass the Democrats’ comprehensive energy package.


…coal makes us sick[2], oil makes us sick; it’s global warming. It’s ruining our country, it’s ruining our world…”


Aiming to deflect criticism[3] and a call for his resignation by Republicans, Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, blamed his recent woes on global warming.

OK, the last one is a spoof. But Harry Reid feels your AGW pain[4]

Surprises ruled the day at the National Clean Energy Summit, held September 7 in Las Vegas. The Summit, coordinated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the leftist advocacy group Center for American Progress, featured surprise appearances by SUVs, environmental protesters, praise for hydropower, and a dreary, steady rain as speaker after speaker sang the praises of solar power.

As the Summit kicked off at 9:00 in the morning, approximately 50 environmental activists gathered in protest outside the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center. Wearing t-shirts and carrying posters castigating coal and praising solar power, somebody forgot to tell the protesters that the Summit speakers actually agreed with them. Somebody also forgot to tell God or Mother Nature (take your pick) not to send a steady, gloomy rain to interrupt a solar power cheerleading session in the Mojave Desert. As the rain scattered the protesters before they could finish expressing their indignation about the lack of solar power, the National Clean Energy Summit would have been thrust into darkness if Nevada Energy or UNLV were following the protesters’ pro-solar advice.

Shortly before the rain hit, Harry Reid rushed out to assure the protesters that they and he were on the same team. Unable or unwilling to traverse the 100 yards of relatively empty parking lot between the Thomas & Mack Center and the protest on the sidewalk along Swenson Street, a caravan of gas-guzzling SUVs pulled up to the Mack Center to whisk Reid and a few aides to the protest. (Somebody must have Bogarted all the Priuses from the McCarron Airport Hertz station before Reid’s jet arrived from Washington.)

Oh, sorry, I forgot, we aren’t supposed to discuss the climate hypocrisy of True Believers, including ones who push the legislation in the federal Congress, since it deflects from the real discussion. Hey, I wonder if Reid[5] has switched over to CFLs in his own homes, cuts the yard with manual tools, unplugs all his appliances when he leaves the house, and uses cloth instead of paper towels? How about you, climate alarmists, do you do these little things? We already know you refuse to give up your SUVs.

  1. “One reason why: http://americaswatchtower.com/2007/10/23/harry-reid-global-warming-is-responsible-for-california-wildfires/
  2. …coal makes us sick: http://patdollard.com/2008/06/harry-reid-global-warming-is-ruining-our-countryoil-makes-us-sick-with-video/
  3. Aiming to deflect criticism: http://globalwarmingiscool.com/press/HarryReid.htm
  4. Harry Reid feels your AGW pain: http://www.heartland.org/environmentandclimate-news.org/article/28396/Surprises_Galore_at_Clean_Energy_Summit.html
  5. I wonder if Reid: http://www.helium.com/items/1951383-things-you-can-do-at-home-to-reduce-global-warming

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