Global Warming Causes … Snow? A Look At Grass Roots Republicans

Noel Sheppard over at NewsBusters made an interesting observation. He noticed that Al Gore and his followers are using the term “Global Warming” less and less and the term “Climate Change” more and more. Why would that be?

Perhaps because Global Warming Theory has failed in just about every prediction it made. Hurricanes weren’t as bad as predicted and the planet has not heated up as predicted. The Global Warming crowd was starting to look like a bunch of hysterical fools. So, they came up with a new term to try and scare the living bejeezus out of everyone: “Climate Change.”

Here is what Noel has to say:

Add another item to the growing list of things caused by the liberal bogeyman known as global warming:


I kid you not.

What brought this about? Snow fell in Baghdad, Iraq for the first time in 100 years. Even though anamolous weather has occurred since the beginning of time, modern day charlatans are trying to blame it on something else:

You see, what the alarmists – led of course by Nobel Laureate Al Gore – have brilliantly done is renamed the bogeyman “climate change” such that anything that occurs on this planet dealing with weather exemplifies the threat they avow will destroy us all if we don’t stop burning fossil fuels:

The director of the meteorology department, Dawood Shakir, told AFP that climate change was possibly to blame for the unusual event.

“It’s very rare,” he said. “Baghdad has never seen snow falling in living memory.

“These snowfalls are linked to the climate change that is happening everywhere. We are finding some places in the world which are warm and are supposed to be cold.”

Or it could be the result of the sun going through a change in energy output and the combined dynamics of several newly discovered solar cycles which in turn cause anamolous weather patterns here on the earth as the amount of energy our atmosphere absorbs from the sun varies from year to year. (Anyone ever wonder where wind comes from?)

Of course, Al Gore and Old Media have been ignoring all of this every chance they get.

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Climate Change Blamed For First Baghdad Snows In 100 Years
Noel Sheppard
January 11, 2008

Michael Reagan looks at what a grass-roots Republican effort can do and what it has done. His latest column is about how his father, Ronald Reagan, accomplished so much back in the late 70’s/early 80’s.

He writes:

Nobody has focused on building the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan took on the job. My dad won the presidency because he worked to build the party from the ground up from 1976 to 1980.

He went out there and he supported local congressional and senatorial candidates, and many other Republicans at the local and state level. Electing them required an army of workers at the grass roots, and through his efforts in many states where the Republican Party had been all but absent at the local level the party now had a grassroots organization capable of spreading the GOP gospel and getting out the vote on Election Day.

As a result, when he decided to make a second try at winning the White House in 1980, he had a huge core group of supporters in place at the grass roots ready to help him.

The point is my dad went out and did the hard work required to build a winning organization, which became such a key part of the Reagan revolution because it was at the level where the majority of Americans live.

Yes, President Reagan certainly did. It is yet another reason why he was known as the “Great Communicator.”

Michael goes on:

Today — especially after the debacle of 2006 when the Democrats took control of both houses of Congress — the GOP is in shambles. The great coalition my dad built is history, and in vast areas of the country the GOP exists at the local level in name only.

Ask yourself just how many of the current crop of Republican presidential candidates have spent the last four, six or eight years working out there in the states helping to elect Republican congressional candidates and local and state officials and in the process helping to rebuild the grass roots?

How many have followed the example Richard Nixon set after his defeat in the 1960 presidential election and in his later campaign to win the California governorship? Instead of retiring to California and licking his wounds, he spent the next six years tirelessly crisscrossing the country working to elect Republican congressional and state and local candidates and as a result, by 1968 he had a vast network of GOP grass-roots organizations that helped elect him and other GOP candidates.

That’s the kind of work you have to do to create a national political party, but it has been sadly lacking in recent years. It needs to go on not just in election years, but in between elections. It’s a full-time job.

Yes, it is. Right now, our hope is that those of us working in New Media (bloggers, talk radio, website forums, etc.) have been quietly doing the grass-roots work necessary to build the GOP back up, but none of our candidates seem to realize this.

President Reagan’s philosophy for the GOP was a good one, a winning one. It doesn’t matter if it is old. As one of Murphy’s Laws reminds us: “If it’s stupid but it works, it ain’t stupid!” A good corollary to that is: “If it’s old but still works, it ain’t stupid!”

You can access the complete column on-line here:

A Party Turned Upside-Down
Michael Reagan
January 11, 2008

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