Sunday, May 15, 2011

Anyone Around Here Got a Tub of Popcorn

Unnoticed by the reality based community, Marc Morano has declared war on Newt Gingrich for apostasy or whatever. Climate Depot has been all Gingrich all the time for most of last week and Morano has even been able to mainstream this over at Fox News

Gingrich Feels the Heat for Appearing in Global Warming Ad With Pelosi

By Judson Berger

Every presidential candidate is going to come into the 2012 race with baggage. But Newt GingrichNancy Pelosi for Al Gore's climate change group. has what, for primary voters, could be a doozy in his closet -- three years ago, he cut an ad with

The ad, in which Gingrich and Pelosi don awkward smiles while talking about clean-energy solutions, is coming back to haunt him, along with other statements he's made about climate change, as he officially launches his presidential bid. While Democrats have a long and winding list of grievances against the former House speaker, his past environmentalism could cause problems on the political right.

The early complaints are coming in large part from a former aide to Congress' No.1 climate change skeptic, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. The ex-aide, Marc Morano, has virtually devoted his blog ClimateDepot to lambasting Gingrich's stance on energy issues.

This appears to have started about May 10, but Morano has a history of taking runs at Gingrich, using the same ad that the Newtster made with Speaker Pelosi.

Anybunny got a tub of popcorn?


CapitalClimate said...

Fib Newton says lotsa stuff:

Newt Gingrich’s Pinocchio-laden debut

William T said...

yes, but see this one...

jcrabb said...

Deniers sure are rabid, in William T's vid the Newt states that human influence on the climate is 'tiny', seems Moriarty has launched into one of his brethren...more popcorn.

a_ray_in_dilbert_space said...

I'm sure that it was only his love for his country that caused ol' Newtie to cheat on his denialism in a daliance with Nancy Pelosi.

...and now you're not gonna get that image out of your brain all day, are you?

Brian Schmidt said...

Interesting possibilities:

1. Newt and Inhofe - bad blood?

2. Morano wants reality acknowledgment to be as taboo as raising taxes to Repubs, and is using this as a tool to that end.

3. Morano has a favorite alternative candidate to Newt who he thinks will benefit if Newt is hurt.

4. Morano knows that Newt won't win and would like to claim credit for helping take him down.

5. Morano has something personal against Newt.

My vote is primarily #2, somewhat overlapping with #4, and other motives might contribute.

Brian Schmidt said...

Apparently there's an old rivalry between Newt and Armey:

Maybe Morano has a side.

Interestingly, there's nothing there on John Huntsman acknowledging reality, but Morano has dedicated half of the website to attacking the Newt.

Anonymous said...

Wonder what Morano's long-term career goal is? Secretary of Oil in the Palin White House?

Adam R.

Anonymous said...

Who was that guy who said
Throughout most of my life, I raised popcorn. I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the popcorn beds and transferred it. I've hoed it. I've dug in it. I've sprayed it, I've chopped it, I've shucked it, spiked it, put it in the kettle and popped it and sold it."

If only we could rope Marc and Al into a succotash , peanut, and freeze- dried Alaskan strawberry eating contest