Political Fallout After Google Pulls Membership From Conservative ALEC, Accuses Org of ‘Lying’ About Climate Change

by Samuel Gonzalez | September 25, 2014 8:44 pm

Google chairman Eric Schmidt is just another clueless Lib that believes in a billion dollar hoax. A lot of jobs are dependent upon keeping the myth of man-made climate as a reality to stay employed. See video below for a definitive explanation.

Christian Post[1] reports executive chairman of Google Eric Schmidt reportedly created serious political fallout for a significant number of legislators Monday when he accused the prominent American Legislative Exchange Council of “literally lying” google[2]about climate change in explaining why the company is no longer a member of the organization.

On its website[3], ALEC says it “works to advance limited government, free markets and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public.”

In an interview with NPR[4]┬áMonday, Schmidt accused ALEC of “literally lying” about the existence of climate change.

“Well, the company has a very strong view that we should make decisions in politics based on facts. What a shock. And the facts of climate change are not in question anymore. Everyone understands climate change is occurring. And the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. And so we should not be aligned with such people. They’re just literally lying,” said Schmidt.

This accusation, according to ALEC representative Bill Meierling in an interview with The Christian Post Thursday, has since snowballed into a political nightmare for many legislators associated with ALEC, which includes about 25 percent of Congress.

“Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has been misconstrued in the vast majority of journalistic outlets in saying that ALEC members are liars. That’s not what he said but that’s what everyone is saying he said and it’s creating real damage and irreparable harm for legislators around the country who themselves now are being called liars in attacks ads, and hate mail and you name it,” said Meierling.

“I’m sure that Google didn’t intend for it to happen, but that’s what happened and there’s a real challenge for legislators around the country as a result of what one executive said,” he noted.

Meierling explained that Google, Yelp and Facebook have a lot more to lose from their decision to leave than ALEC does.

“ALEC represents 25 percent of all state legislators in the United States and about 25 percent of Congress are alumni of ALEC,” said Meierling.

“The organization itself is about dialogue and discourse and exchange of ideas to create common ground and understanding; and it’s very difficult for companies to participate in something or to share their perspective when they’ve turned their backs on a quarter of all legislators,” he said.

More here[5]

 

Originally posted at The Last Tradition[6]

Endnotes:
  1. Christian Post: http://www.christianpost.com/news/political-fallout-after-google-pulls-membership-from-conservative-alec-accuses-org-of-lying-about-climate-change-126888/
  2. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/google.jpg
  3. website: http://www.alec.org/about-alec/
  4. interview with NPR: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2014-09-22/conversation-google-chairman-eric-schmidt/transcript
  5. here: http://www.christianpost.com/news/political-fallout-after-google-pulls-membership-from-conservative-alec-accuses-org-of-lying-about-climate-change-126888/
  6. The Last Tradition: http://thelasttradition.blogspot.com/

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