ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS IS DISBELIEF AT TRUMPMENTUM …
In the latest PPP poll in New Hampshire, Donald Trump has pulled away from the GOP field leaving them in his dust. The New Hampshire primary is still a long ways away and not until February 9, 2015, but The Donald is doing his best to crush the competition. Much ti the disbelief and puzzlement of the establishment and GOP machine. It is starting to be become very obvious that that Republicans voters are sick and tired of the lying politicians that have stabbed the electorate one too many times. Look at who is either leading in the polls or surging, its Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson.
PPP’s new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we’ve done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less than 1%. Everyone does have at least one supporter on this poll.
To give an idea of how fundamentally the contest has shifted over the last four months none of Trump, Kasich, and Fiorina weren’t even included in the horse race question when we last polled the state in April. The candidate who’s made the most cataclysmic drop is Walker- he’s gone from leading at 24% all the way down to 7% in this newest poll.
As for the DEMOCRATS/SOCIALIST in polling in New Hampshire, socialist Bernie Sanders leads Hillary. What the hell has the Democrat party become? No wonder Democrat political insiders are begging Joe Biden to get in the race to save the embarrassment of actually nominating a self=professed socialist as their parties standard bearer.
There’s been a big shift on the Democratic side since April as well. Bernie Sanders now leads the field in the state with 42% to 35% for Hillary Clinton, 6% for Jim Webb, 4% for Martin O’Malley, 2% for Lincoln Chafee, and 1% for Lawrence Lessig.
The main story in New Hampshire is how universally popular Sanders has become with the Democratic electorate. 78% see him favorably to only 12% with a negative opinion- that makes him easily the most popular candidate on either side with their party’s voters. Meanwhile Hillary Clinton’s favorability numbers have taken a little bit of a hit- she was at 78/10 with Democratic primary voters in April, but now she’s at a 63/25 spread.
The ideological divide is actually not that stark on the Democratic side. Sanders is ahead with ‘somewhat liberal’ voters (45/32), ‘very liberal’ ones (46/37), and moderates (40/36) alike. And although there is certainly a gender gap Sanders is ahead with both men (44/30) and women (41/38). But the real big divide we see is along generational lines- Clinton is ahead 51/34 with seniors, but Sanders has a 45/29 advantage with everyone under the age of 65.
Franklin Pierce Poll: Socialist Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, 44% to 37%
HILLARY CLINTON #FEELS THE BERN …
Just how bad of a presidential candidate is Hillary Clinton for the Democrats? It has finally happened, the most recent Franklin Pierce poll shows that self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders now leads Hillary Clinton by 7 percentage points, 44% to 37%. ARE YOU KIDDING? Hillary Clinton is considered by all as the presumptive Democrat nominee to run for president in 2016, but yet she finds herself behind in a poll to a socialist. Is it Hillary’s lack of trustworthiness not much of an issue? However, since when have Democrats cared about their presidents or candidates telling the truth, aka you can keep your doctors, if you like your doctor promise of Obamacare. Or has this email/private server scandal just pushed people from holding their nose when it comes to Clinton, to abandoning her? What would happen if Hillary Clinton actually had a viable competitor in the primaries, rather than a socialist like Sanders? Then again, no one can tell the difference anymore between the Socialist and Democrat parties these days.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has rocketed past longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a stunning turn in a race once considered a lock for the former secretary of state, a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows.
Sanders leads Clinton 44-37 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, the first time the heavily favored Clinton has trailed in the 2016 primary campaign, according to the poll of 442 Granite-Staters.
Vice President Joe Biden got 9 percent support in the test primary match-up. The other announced Democrats in the race, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Virginia Gov. Jim Webb, barely register at 1 percent or below.
The live interview phone poll was conducted Aug. 7-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.
Clinton is still viewed overwhelmingly by voters as the likely Democratic nominee, but the results suggest she faces an unexpectedly difficult fight to prevent an embarrassing opening loss in the first-in-the-nation primary.
Donald Trump Still Leading in Polls Despite Fox News Reality Show Debate Hit Job, Leads in Iowa Poll
Imagine that establishment GOP and FOX News, The Donald still has commanding lead in the polls despite your best efforts … YOU FAILED!!!
Following the FOX News food fight Reality Show for ratings that was passed off as a debate and even after the feud with a prominent Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, the establishment, agenda driven media could not bring Donald Trump down. The huffed and they puffed but they could not blow the Trump house down. According to several new post debate polls, Donald Trump is the leader. In fact, Trump is surging in many of the polls as establishment candidates like Jeb Bush have taken nose dives. Note to establishment, the people are pissed and they are not going to take it any more. Many of us look at FOX News as the establishment, which is a crying shame as this network was at one time considered the hard charging outsider to the liberal media.
Three online polls and a telephone survey put Trump at the top of the Republican field after Thursday’s GOP presidential debate and his ensuing offensive against Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly.
Trump saw his popularity soar in a new Morning Consult survey, gaining 7 percentage points since a poll taken last week. This time around, he took 32 percent of the vote, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush netted just 11 percent.
Another poll, conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, showed similar results, with Trump leading the way at 24 percent. Bush took a nose dive, going from 17 percent to 12 percent.
Trump also topped an NBC News poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, in which 23 percent of those polled said they’d vote for him. Sen. Ted Cruz came in second, with 13 percent.
Trump is ahead in a phone poll, too. An Iowa survey conducted by Public Policy Polling has Trump in the lead with 19 percent, followed by Ben Carson and Scott Walker with 12 percent each.
Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be suffering from his combative Cleveland debate performance, at least for now, and it may have helped him. The latest post-debate poll of Iowa Republican voters showed Trump was still enjoying a lead in the first caucus state.
Public Policy Polling, a liberal-leaning survey firm that uses automatic polling software and therefore is not likely to be used in determining future debate participants, found Trump placed first with 19 percent of the GOP support in Iowa. For those who watched the debate, he did even better: 21 percent of those who reported watching it live said they support Trump. Trump had a smaller lead among those who watched only news coverage with clips of the debate, and he was in first place with 15 percent but only holding that lead by a single percentage point. He also tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker among those who didn’t watch the debate at all.
Trump continues to struggle with high unfavorable marks. The PPP poll found a sharp divide, with 46 percent giving him favorable marks overall but 40 percent negative. The only candidate with higher unfavorable numbers was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, with 44 percent.
Trump also did badly among women. Of those polled, 47 percent had an unfavorable position compared to 36 percent that had a favorable opinion of him. Men, however, were 55 percent favorable opinion and 34 percent unfavorable.
A note to FOX News and the rest of the establishment political pundits that are paid hacks, oh sorry, contributors, keep it up and Donald Trump will run as an Independent and the GOP will lose badly in 2016. I am no Trump supporter; however, this is to be kept as a fair fight for We the People to determine who the GOP nominee is or face the consequences. Because face it, this guy is rich and if screwed like most anti-establishment candidates get, he will fire back.
WMUR Poll: Hillalry Clinton Leads By Only 6% Over Socialist Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire … #FeeltheBern (VIDEO)
Are you kidding … self proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders is within the margin of error in the polls if New Hampshire.
Is Hillary Clinton beginning to #Feelthe Bern? According to the most recent WMUR Granite State Poll taken July 22-30, Clinton leads Sanders by only 6%, basically within the margin of error. How is this possible? The poll shows that as more voters get to know Sanders, the more popular he becomes. Currently, 69% view him favorably and 10 percent unfavorably, while 16 percent do not know enough about him to say. Is the Democrat party that much more socialist where the lines have now been blurred between the Democrat party and socialists, or is Hillary Clinton that bad a choice? There is no way that this should even be a race, and it is.
The WMUR Granite State Poll taken July 22-30 shows frontrunner Clinton with a 6 percentage point lead over the challenger from Vermont. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.9 percent, prompting the pollster to call the race a statistical tie.
The poll shows Clinton leading Sanders 42 percent to 36 percent, with 5 percent supporting Vice President Joe Biden, who has been the subject of speculation in recent days about the possibility of becoming a candidate. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia each receive 1 percent, with 3 percent favoring some other candidate and 12 percent undecided.
Hilllary Clinton buying $2 million in ad time in Iowa, N.H. ahead of GOP super PAC attacks and as polls show her support softening.
Hillary Clinton has been forced to buy ads in Iowa and New Hampshire where she sees her polling numbers fall to nobodies. Could you imagine if there was actually a viable candidate opposing Hillary in the Democrat primaries? For Democrats to look at a socialist like Sanders, it is almost like they would take anyone other than Hillary.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton will air her first television ads of the 2016 presidential contest this week, her campaign said Sunday, as the candidate seeks to convince voters that she is a tough crusader with a softer side.
The feel-good biographical ads will go on the air Tuesday in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The spots focus on Clinton’s life and family and do not mention Republicans.
A campaign official said the early August ad buy of about $1 million in each state is timed to get ahead of an expected onslaught of negative ads funded by pro-Republican super PACs. The campaign calculates that GOPcandidates and their super PACs have spent or reserved $34 million in airtime in the four early primary states.
But the new 60-second Clinton ads also come at a time when Clinton’s poll numbers have slipped in both states and when more voters say they do not find her trustworthy. Clinton’s weakening poll numbers have caused Democrats to express concerns privately about her effectiveness as a candidate.
Watch Bill O’Reilly Talking Points on Hillary Clinton … More bad new for Hillary
SPEECHLESS: Its Now Illegal to Barbeque in Florida … UNREAL, Pinellas County, Florida Man Cited for Allowing Smoke from Grill to Go on Neighbor’s Property
WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY … ITS NOW ILLEGAL TO GRILL IN AMERICA!!!
This country is truly lost its way when it is the governments business and its against the law to grill in your back yard on your own private property. WATCH the VIDEO below and you will be stunned that a Florida government official actually had the audacity to cite a resident for get this, allowing the smoke from his grill as he was barbequing to go onto his neighbors property. Yes, you read that correctly. It is actually illegal and a stupid Pinellas County, Florida code to allow the smoke from your grill to waft into the wind and flow over to your neighbors property. WTF!!! One would think that this was an episode of ‘Candid Camera’ or ‘Punked,’ but sadly this was not the case. The county official actually said with a straight face, “You’re allowed to have it smell on your property. So that doesn’t count but when I’m on the street that’s when it counts.”
The official says: ‘I’m only here because of the odour, I’m only here because of the smoke.’
The jobsworth then says he has taken pictures of the barbecue smoke: ‘I can smell it, I can smell it right now, but I’m on your property.
‘You’re allowed to have it smell on your property. So that doesn’t count but when I’m on the street that’s when it counts.’
I am starting a new movement, BLACK BARBEQUERS MATTER, sarcasm intended. Although this is not racism that has caused this ridiculous situation, it is the result of an over-intrusive, out of control government that thinks they have the right to pass BS ordinances like this and individuals in this country that are just nothing more than a pain in the ass that will find a reason to bitch, moan and complain about anything. What’s the matter, wasn’t there a 6 year old child selling lemonade from their driveway available to harass?
‘I’m only here because of the odor, I’m only here because of the smoke,’ the official says the clip.
The resident tells the official that it’s only a barbecue and that most residents in the street ‘cook out’.
The official alludes to the fact one of the man’s neighbors had complained about the smell he was producing.
Then the official says: ‘Frankly, today, I can smell it, I can smell it again right now, but I’m on your property.
‘You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts.’
The official finishes up by saying that the barbecue smoke, by a rule in force in Pinellas County, cannot cross their property line, Opposing Views reported.
The Pinellas County website states in its environmental section: ‘Commercial barbecue cookers are not exempt from causing a nuisance odor. If a sufficient number of complaints, representing different households, are reported and an Inspector witnesses the problem, they can issue a Warning Letter.’
Our Founding Fathers were unavailable for comment.
MISSING AT SEA: 14 Year Old Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos Missing Since 7/24/15 While on Fishing Trip Off the Florida Coast (Update: Coast Guard Locates Capsized Boat, No One On Board) (VIDEO)
MISSING AT SEA …
14 year old Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen of Tequesta, Florida have been missing since Friday, July 24, 2015 off the Florida coast. The boys left the Jupiter Inlet about 1:30 p.m. after buying $110 worth of fuel for their 19-foot, white single-engine vessel. It is reported that they were headed east, toward the Bahamas on a fishing trip. After the Coast Guard had searched more than 7,100 miles of ocean waters from Jupiter to Melbourne, they still have not found the missing boys.
Missing Boys: Perry Cohen (left) – Austin Stephanos (right)
It is being reported that the Coast Guard has located the missing boys 19 foot boat capsized boat that was spotted by a C-130 aircraft at 11 a.m. The Coast Guard stated that the C-130 spotted the overturned vessel at the edge of the search pattern. A helicopter from Air Station Clearwater was dispatched and lowered a rescue swimmer, who was able to confirm the registration numbers of the boat. The capsized boat was found on Sunday, 67 miles off Daytona Beach.
The U.S. Coast Guard said the boat was found 67 miles off Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County.
The boat cover and one personal flotation device was missing.
The boat will be anchored in place while search and rescue efforts continue.
Coast Guard confirms that boat belonging to missing boys found
Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians born and bred as boaters who vanished on the high seas.
The Coast Guard scoured an area the size of West Virginia with no sign of the boaters by early Tuesday. The 14-year-old boys’ vessel was found capsized two days earlier. But relatives and friends of the teens were clinging to hope that the expertise they acquired boating and fishing in their short lives was enough to keep them alive while apparently lost in the Atlantic.
“This isn’t something that he’s new at,” said Carly Black, the mother of Austin Stephanos, in an interview with television station WPBF. “I think they feel better on the boat than they do on land.”
UPDATE IV: Coast Guard Continues to Search for Missing Boys … Teen’s capsized boat found 70 miles off shore.
In the warm waters off the Florida coast this time of year, the Coast Guard says, someone can survive four, maybe five days.
Florida teens Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos have been missing since Friday — four days and counting.
“People can survive in the water,” said Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response for the Coast Guard 7th District. “It’s relatively warm, but, again, it’s a dangerous environment, and there’s only so long you could stay in the water.”
The day-and-night search is focused 60 to 70 miles (97 to 113 kilometers) off Jacksonville, north of where the boys’ capsized boat was found Sunday. Fedor said search conditions were good, but the situation is dire.
The Coast Guard says five cutters, a Navy ship and multiple planes are involved in the search.
The families of two Florida teens who went missing at sea called off their private search Sunday after weeks of trying to find them.
The private efforts began after the Coast Guard called off the search for Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, who went missing on July 24 after launching a fishing trip off the Florida coast.
“We love our boys and want them home,” the families said in a joint statement. “Today, our hope becomes our prayer — that one day Perry and Austin will be returned to us. We thank everyone for their dedicated efforts and support.”
After over a week of raising funds and calling on volunteers to help the effort, the family called it off due to no credible evidence found to help find the boys.
Quinnipiac University Poll: Hillary Clinton Trails Top Republicans (Bush, Rubio & Walker) in Battleground States of Iowa, Colorado & Virginia
WOW, DOES HILLARY CLINTON HAVE A REAL ISSUE IN A GENERAL ELECTION AGAINST THE GOP?
As reported at CNN, a recent Quinnipiac University poll of swing state shows the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is trailing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in each of the states of Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. This is an amazing turn of events from the all but crowned Democrat 2016 presidential nominee. Hillary is doing terribly in these polls as to being honest and trust worthy. At least some people in America are finally paying attention as Hillary Clinton might be one of the most insincere, most un-trustworthy presidential candidates ever. Between her lack of answers and stonewalling on Benghazi as Secretary of State, her less than transparent private email account and private server she used to conduct business as Secretary of State and then destroying said emails and her over-all unwillingness to make herself available to the media and the people as a presidential candidate. Could the gig finally be up for Hillary? It’s not like one would think her poll numbers could get better? She has 100% name recognition, but her lack of honesty may just be her undoing. But as Hillary would say of her lack of transparency and honest, “what difference does it make”. Hopefully it will make a huge difference with the voters.
Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in head-to-head matchups in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new survey shows.
The latest Quinnipiac University swing state polling released Wednesday shows the Democratic frontrunner trailing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in each of those states.
The biggest loser, the polls found, is Donald Trump, who has surged to the front of a crowded Republican primary field nationally but is viewed unfavorably, by almost a 2-to-1 margin, by voters in those states.
The results offered more indications that Clinton has a problem: Voters say they don’t trust her.
In Colorado, only 34% of voters said they see Clinton as honest and trustworthy while 62% said they don’t. In Iowa, the numbers were 33% to 59% — a drop from 45% to 47% in April. And in Virginia, Clinton did best, at 39% saying they trust her to 55% saying they don’t.
In Colorado, Clinton trails Rubio 38%-46%, Bush 36%-41% and Walker 38%-47%. In Iowa, she trails Rubio 36%-44%, Bush 36%-42% and Walker 37%-45%. And in Virginia, Clinton has the narrowest margins between her and her Republican opponents, where she lags behind Rubio 41%-43%, Bush 39%-42% and Walker 40%-43%.
If the people of the United States ever want to have a prayer of trying to save their country and get it back on course they will never vote for Hillary.
15 Year Old Katie Golden Missing Since 6/25/15 in Tampa, FL (South Tampa Girl Returned Home to her Family)
15 year old Katie Golden has been missing since June 25, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. Katie was last seen at 11 PM on June 25 at her home. She was reported missing the following morning. The authorities believe she run away from home. Katie is described as 4’11″, 95-pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Case 1250584.
Katie Golden, age 15, was last seen at 11 p.m. on June 25 at her home in Tampa. Her parents reported her missing the next morning, according to Tampa Police Department Detective Christopher Smith, who says a case has been opened.
Smith said that it appears as though Golden intentionally left on her own sometime the evening of June 25. Smith did not know if she was with anyone when she left. “You never know with juveniles,” Smith said. Golden’s family has created a Facebook page with the hope it will help bring her home. They also passed out flyers on Monday evening.
Katie Golden is 4 ft, 11 inches tall, she weighs 90 lbs and has blue eyes and blonde hair.
Facebook: Help bring home Katie.
If you have information about her whereabouts call Tampa Police at (813) 231-6130 regarding case number 15-365946 or call private investigator Ed Busquet at 888-854-8936.
A 15-year-old South Tampa girl came home to her family Thursday night after being missing for more than a week.
Katie Golden went missing the night of June 25, and is believed to have run away from home, Tampa police said.
Her parents set up a Facebook page titled “Help Bring Home Katie”, and around 8:30 p.m. posted that he had returned home “with the help of PI Monica Rodriguez, Tampa PD and a huge amount of favors and love from family and friends.”
12 Year Old Autumn Shreve & 2 Year Old Sophia Rogers Missing Since 6/6/15 from Avon, OH (Update: Girls Found Safe in Elyria)(Update: 25 Year Old Demetrius Richardson Charged with Rape)
12 year old Autumn Shreve and 2 year old Sophia Rogers have been missing since Saturday, June 6, 2015 from Avon, Ohio. At the time of their disappearance, Autumn Shreve was babysitting Sophie Rogers. The were last seen on Saturday afternoon on Mulberry Lane in Timberlake at around 4 PM. The Avon Police issued a statewide endangered child advisory for the two missing girls; however, they stressed that although it was not an Amber Alert but believe the girls are in danger. The authorities say it is known that Shreve passes herself off as an adult and may possibly be presenting that the 2-year-old girl is her daughter. The police believe the pair may have stayed in the local area or traveled to Lorain.
Sophia Rogers (left) – Autumn Shreve (right) – pic via National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The FBI and the Avon Police Department say 12-year-old Autumn R. Shreve and 2-year-old Sophia Rogers disappeared Saturday afternoon from the Timberlake Apartment Complex. Authorities say the girls were last seen on Mulberry Lane, at around 4 p.m.
Authorities say Shreve was babysitting Rogers at the time.
Autumn R. Shreve is a white female. She’s 5-feet 2-inches tall and weighs around 135 pound. She was last seen wearing dark blue jean shorts and pink Nike Sandals.
Sophia Rogers is a white female. She’s 3-feet 3-inches tall and weighs around 32 pound. The toddler was last seen wearing a pink North Face sweatshirt and grey tennis shoes with sparkles on the side.
If anyone has any information on the disappearance of Autumn R. Shreve and Sophia Rogers and/or know their whereabouts have been asked to contact the Avon Police Department at 440-934-1234.
UPDATE I: Two missing girls from Avon found safe in Elyria.
A statewide endangered child advisory was issued in the case of two missing Avon, Ohio girls, Sunday morning. The girls were found safe in Elyria.
Avon police say a citizen noticed the girls walking down the street and reported seeing them.
The family has been notified and authorities will continue to investigate where the girls have been over the last 24 hours.
Detectives went to the apartment complex and spoke to 25-year-old Demetrius Richardson, who told police that he picked up the girls in Avon on Saturday and drove them back to his apartment.
He said he met the 12-year-old through an online dating site and that she told him she was 20 years old.
Police say while the 12-year-old was at Richardson’s apartment, they engaged in sexual conduct. Both girls spent Saturday night there, according to police.
Police charged Richardson with one count of rape. Ohio law states that sexual conduct with anyone under the age of 13, regardless of consent or whether or not the offender knows the age of the person, is considered rape.
Richardson is being held on $500,000 bond at the Lorain County Jail.
HAPPY EARTH DAY From Barack Obama as He Uses 9,000 Gallons Of Jet Fuel for Air Force One’s Trip To Everglades for Speech No One Shows Up At
What is wrong with this picture, actually both pictures.
HYPOCRISY ALERT … Yesterday, Barack Obama traveled to the Florida Everglades to provide a speech on global warming and the supposed impact on the environment on Earth Day. However, there was a slight problem that added a bit of irony and a interesting bit of hypocrisy … Obama’s trip on Air Force One to the Florida Everglades to promote environmentalism used 9000 gallons of jet fuel. Nice carbon footprint Barack. As reported at the Washington Free Beacon, Barack Obama’s Earth Day trip to Southern Florida will emit roughly five times as much carbon dioxide as the average American does in a full year. But of course, conservation and doing without is only for the common folk, not Barack Obama. How typical of the LEFT to tell others what they should be doing and then doing just the opposite themselves.
WH spox Josh Earnest spins his way out of a question on Obama’s global warming hypocrisy … Answer, because he is Obama and your not
Transcript via Rabble Writer:
MR. KNOLLER: On the Everglades trip, does the President risk undermining his message when he flies to the Everglades on a 747 hundreds of miles to make a statement about climate change? (Laughter.)
PEANUT GALLERY: He could drive. (Laughter.)
MR. EARNEST: It’s a provocative question.
UNIDENTIFIED: Take a van.
MR. EARNEST: But, no, he doesn’t. The President believes that there are important changes that we can make to reduce carbon pollution in this country, and we can do it in a way that will be good for our economy. That is precisely the case that the President will be making at the Everglades. And he’s looking forward to the trip.
MR. KNOLLER: Does he try to minimize the carbon footprint that he leaves whenever he goes anywhere?
MR. EARNEST: Well, obviously, the Department of Defense and the Presidential Airlift Group at the United States Air Force is responsible for the President’s transportation. So you can talk to them about any steps that they may have taken. I can say as a general matter that the Department of Defense has acknowledged that climate change does pose a national security threat to the United States. And there are a lot of practices that the Department of Defense has taken to try to reduce their carbon footprint. I don’t know how that intersects with the use of Air Force One, but you could check with the Air Force on that.
With swampy wetlands and alligators as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida’s Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation’s environmental treasures — and to hammer political opponents he says are doing far too little about it.
Obama’s trip to the Everglades on Wednesday, timed to coincide with Earth Day, marks an attempt to connect the dots between theoretical arguments about carbon emissions and real-life implications. With his climate change agenda under attack in Washington and courthouses across the U.S., Obama has sought this week to force Americans to envision a world in which cherished natural wonders fall victim to pollution.
According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, Obama’s Earth Day trip to the Everglades will cover 1,836 miles roundtrip and consume 9,180 gallons of fuel on Air Force One.
If one actually believes this dribble of global emissions of carbon dioxide cause global warming, how does one explain their actions of causing more harm than good?
According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, burning that much jet fuel will produce more than 88,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide. That is about five times as much as the 17,600 kg that the average American emits annually, according to United Nations data.
Jet fuel “produces, in addition to carbon dioxide, NOx, sulphates, and particulate matter, all of which amplify the impact of aviation on global warming,” according to the Flying Clean Alliance, a group that advocates restrictions on aviation-related greenhouse gas emissions.
Now let’s figure out the amount of jet fuel used, the amount of carbon emissions spewed into the atmosphere and the number of people that actually attended Obama’s Earth Day speech. WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE? Seriously, where are any of the people? How does anyone justify this trip to speak in front of 25 people? There may have been more alligators in attendance.