RAIN­ING ON CHRISTIE

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Oh, the irony. New Jer­sey Gov. Chris Christie has been blasted by en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists and cli­mate change skep­tics. At the same time. Green-minded Democrats are vexed that Mr. Christie dared to fly to his son’s base­ball game aboard a “tax­payer-funded” po­lice he­li­copter. But wait. Cli­mate skep­tics are an­noyed that the gov­er­nor re­cently said he agreed with “90 per­cent of the world’s sci­en­tists” who say global warm­ing is a real threat.

“Al Gore couldn’t have said it bet­ter, and I see that as a real prob­lem for Gov. Christie if he has hopes of mak­ing the leap from gov­ern­ing New Jer­sey to gov­ern­ing the U.S.,” says Steve Mil­loy, pub­lisher of JunkS­cience.com.

“The no­tion that a Repub­li­can gov­er­nor with na­tional as­pi­ra­tions doesn’t un­der­stand ba­sic global warm­ing science is ob­vi­ously bad enough. But then to com­pound the prob­lem by de­fault­ing to the views of Mr. Gore, Pres­i­dent Obama and Hol­ly­wood celebri­ties . . . is truly breath­tak­ing,” adds Mr. Mil­loy, who has just shipped 30 books to Mr. Christie, all writ­ten by cli­mate skep­tics.

Among the ti­tles: “The Re­ally In­con­ve­nient Truths: Seven En­vi­ron­men­tal Catas­tro­phes Lib­er­als Don’t Want You to Know About Be­cause They Helped Cause Them (Iain Mur­ray); “An Ap­peal to Rea­son: A Cool Look at Global Warm­ing” (Nigel Law­son); “The Bad Science and Bad Pol­icy of Obama’s Global Warm­ing Agenda” (Roy W. Spencer). ef­forts are a suc­cess.

The new poll found 48 per­cent of U.S. vot­ers say Democrats are “weak,” com­pared with 28 per­cent of the Repub­li­cans. Three out of 10 say the Democrats are cold-hearted, com­pared with 50 per­cent who say the same of GOPers. Forty-three per­cent say the Democrats are “fis­cally ir­re­spon­si­ble”; 37 per­cent say the same of Repub­li­cans who were also found to be less will­ing to com­pro­mise. Alas, though. Equal num­bers think both par­ties are “out of touch.” ment do­mes­tic se­cu­rity sec­tion. Pro­duced in con­junc­tion with the non­par­ti­san Cen­ter for Im­mi­gra­tion Stud­ies, the re­search was is­sued fol­low­ing a re­cent Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee on im­mi­gra­tion courts and the ap­peals sys­tem for il­le­gal im­mi­grants chal­leng­ing de­por­ta­tion.

See the re­port, a tran­script and video at the cen­ter’s web­site http://cis.org.

Fair-weather wear: The New Hamp­shire Demo­cratic Party has crafted “The Two Sides of Mitt” Rom­ney T-shirt.

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