Obama Knocks Non-Scientist GOPers Who Dodge Climate Change Debate

Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker of Ohio listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP P... Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker of Ohio listen as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS
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President Obama called out Republican lawmakers who claim they aren’t scientists when asked if they believe climate change is man-made.

“I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not scientists that we don’t have enough information to act,” Obama said. “Well, I’m not a scientist, either. But you know what — I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and NOAA, and at our major universities. And the best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate.”

Obama said he was “determined” to lead international action on climate change.

“I will not let this Congress endanger the health of our children by turning back the clock on our efforts,” he said.

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  1. President Obama made no mention of the GOP or Republicans when he spoke of climate change. He made no partisan statements when he discussed that very important subject. He blamed no political ideology or party.

  2. Avatar for chammy chammy says:

    Best President EVAH!! I know repukes will never admit it and none of the emoprogs will either because there will never be anyone who can meet their expectations. I hope they enjoy living on Planet Uptopia.

  3. Avatar for chammy chammy says:

    Because he is the classy president we have ever had. Longlive Barack Hussein Obama to do great things long after hiis Presidency. Viva Obama!!

  4. Obama is a smart guy. Whoever wrote this TPM tripe is not. There is no reason to drag Obama into the partisan stew when he went overboard to stay out of it. Look at the speech. The man masterfully discussed issue after issue without stepping on his opponents toes.

    Obama did not make partisan pitches. The mainstream media should fabricate that claim. TPM should not.

  5. Avatar for tao tao says:

    Shorter Prez.: Cut the crap. Face reality. Act on it.

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