Al talked about how the advocate for change - especially those who say unpopular things in the name of the truth - are often attacked and THAT makes it an honor
That's why, the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee added, "I view it as an honor, really," to be the target of Republican jabs on the issue of climate change.I have been unaware of this, but apparently, sometime ago, Rick Perry was not hostile to Al Gore and might have even listened to him.
He went on to accuse those who express the loudest doubts about whether humans are contributing to climate change of "doing exactly the same thing that the tobacco industry did after the Surgeon General's report came out" linking smoking to cancer. "They hired actors and dressed them up as doctors and gave them scripts" saying that smoking isn't harmful. Today, said Gore, "carbon polluters" are paying for climate change doubters to say similar things.
Things change...the center does not hold, we must run for office and appeal to teabaggers:
As he did on Colbert, Gore said "it would probably hurt [Perry] In the Republican primaries if I said good things about him. ... I do remember him and I appreciate his support back at that the time when he was a Democrat. ... I don't know what's happened to him since."Al's right: if these braindead jackals want to take potshots at him when he's got the MOUNTAIN of evidence for the issue, let 'em go for it.
NPR's John Burnett reported last week that Perry is among the "global warming doubters" and has said "the biggest source of carbon dioxide is Al Gore's mouth." Perry argued in his book Fed Up that "the complexities of the global atmosphere have often eluded the most sophisticated scientists."
They got nothing.
Please make sure you are checking out http://climaterealityproject.org/ to see his 24 Hours of Reality Project, already underway.
And if you are interested you can watch it on DKos and discuss.