The left and the media live in an alternate fantasy world where non-issues like global warming and gun control dominate their worldview. Of course, most people don’t give a damn what these people think, yet they’re mystified when presidential debates don’t obsess on them.
Along comes the AP to crystallize the juvenile groupthink.
Of the roughly 50,000 words spoken in this month’s three presidential debates, none were “climate change,” ”global warming” or “greenhouse gas.”
Housing was discussed in the first debate, but the word “foreclosure” was mentioned in none. Nor was gay marriage.
The 2012 presidential campaign, not just the debates, has focused heavily from the start on jobs, pushing other once high-profile issues to the sidelines. It dismays activists who have spent decades promoting environmental issues, gay rights, gun control and other topics, sometimes managing to lift them to the top tiers of national attention and debate.
With fewer than half of Americans believing that human activity contributes to global warming, according to Pew Research, President Barack Obama talks far less about climate change than he did four years ago. When he locked up the Democratic nomination in June 2008, he said future generations would recall “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
Obama hasn’t come close to making such claims in recent months.
Gee, I wonder why? Maybe because, to coin Obama, he’s a bullshitter?
But the media never seems to ask why these issues don’t come up. Because they’re not important in the minds of voters, as this Pew poll shows.
Anyone see gun control there? Gay marriage? So-called climate change? No, you don’t. Which makes you wonder why the media and left obsess on them so much. Ironically, in the so-called “townhall” debate virtually every question came from the far left, yet that’s still not good enough for the lamestream media.