Obama Calls Senate Environment Chairman ‘Cray’ for Doubting Climate Change

obama does broadwayOn the fundraising trail last night for the Democratic National Committee, President Obama insisted to a celebrity-studded crowd in New York that his presidency “has never been about me.”

“As I enter into my last year in office, some supporters started getting nostalgic, and so we’ll take pictures and they’ll say, oh, Barack, I wish you could run another term,” he said. “And I explain — no, first of all, not everybody says that. But I explain, A, it’s unconstitutional. George Washington set a good example. B, Michelle would not permit it, even if it were constitutional. And, C, this has never been about me.”

The event at The Richard Rogers Theatre, selected because it was showing the musical Hamilton, drew actors including Kerry Washington and Vincent D’Onofrio, and politicians including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

Obama quipped that the musical on the first Treasury secretary is “the only thing that I think Dick Cheney and I agree on.”

“You know when you’ve brought Barack Obama and Dick Cheney together that you’ve accomplished something. That is a cultural landmark,” he added.

He added that the show “reminds us of the vital, crazy, kinetic energy that’s at the heart of America — that people who have a vision and a set of ideals can transform the world.”

Obama rattled off his standard policy stump, with special aim at Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) for bringing a snowball onto the Senate floor in February to argue that terrorism is a greater risk than climate change.

“And the planet is warming; 99 percent of scientists have said it’s warming. And we’ve got the Republican chairman of the Senate Energy and Environment Committee carrying a snowball into the Senate chambers to show that there is still snow and that climate change isn’t happening. I am not making that up. That’s what happened. That’s what happened. That’s crazy,” Obama said. “I was going to quote Kanye, but I can’t because this is a family audience. But it’s cray.”

That’s a reference to a lyric in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas In Paris”: “that shit cray.”

“And by the way, the same thing is true on foreign policy. I don’t want to keep on going, but have you noticed that every one of these candidates say, Obama is weak,” the president continued. “‘Putin is kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin he’s going to straighten out.’ … And then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at a debate. I mean, let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys, you know, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.”


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    Enjoy your continued retirement Obama . Theatre ,international junkets in carbon spewing jets , can a book be underway ? Walk around your home town in a year and see if the planets fever is still the big deal you claim .
    Can’t wait to see where he lands in the scary global warming industry . My bet is on the Board of the UN Climate Cash Dispenser Unit .

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    What speech writer looked up that word for less than honest O’bama ?

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    Al Shelton


    Is Obama really that stupid to think that skeptics do NOT believe that climate changes?
    These clown incessantly keep saying admonishing people for not believing that climate changes.
    They are woefully ignorant, or aiding and abetting a fraud.
    That fraud being MAN-MADE global warming from CO2.

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      He is not “talking” to skeptics. He is talking to the low information voters who support him. The uninformed lemmings who will gladly follow him off the cliff. Don’t think he knows, or cares what we do or do not “believe”.
      Patrick Moore @EcoSenseNow

      That’s why calling skeptics “deniers” is a desperate effort. We base our opinions on observable fact, not ideology.


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