As Americans are getting over the long-awaited, much-ballyhooed Iowa Caucuses, which for once, actually was a bit of a cliff hanger and a surprise, something hit me that I thought was really interesting. What is it that Americans actually feel is the most important thing about this election? Well, of course, that is going to depend on which side of the aisle you’re on. Just off the top of one’s head, I’d say that if you’re a Democrat, you’re hoping and praying that someone on the left can continue with Obama’s agenda, and if you’re a Republican or even a lot of folks in the middle, you’re wishing someone a lot more conservative gets in to “fix what he’s screwed up”.
YouGov.com took a rather interesting survey, but no means is it the first time that it’s been taken. And if you can give any credence to it, it shows exactly how out of touch Democrats are when it comes to what Americans feel are important issues. What was most important? Well, they surveyed 17 countries on this internet poll. The top vote getter in the American poll was global terrorism with 28% of the vote. That’s a HUGE number when you consider there are usually a dozen or so topics to vote on. Only 9.2% agreed with Obama that global warming was the most important issue of our time. In fact, so few Americans agreed with him, that only one country, Saudi Arabia, ranked global warming as less of concern. They came in slightly above 5%.
What’s interesting is that 57% of Americans feel that global warming will have little impact on their day-to-day lives. And contrary to Bobo’s idiotic statement that the debate is over and the science is settled, Americans don’t tend to agree with that. In fact, they basically are split down the middle. 50% say that global warming is man-made, 50% say it’s either just nature doing its thing, or that there isn’t enough proof one way or another to determine what is going on, but they don’t want to blame mankind for it. That would suggest that the debate isn’t over, and apparently the science isn’t settled. Of course, I guess there are some people that still think the world is flat, so Obama may be falling off the edge soon with his false ideas. I’ve long said that yes, there is global warming. There’s also global cooling. There’s also climate change because that’s the definition of “climate”. Where I disagree whole-heartedly with all of the doom and gloomers is that mankind is to blame. Earth has gone through these period long before man ever stepped foot on the planet. To think that we were the cause of the Great Ice Age or any of the other climactic phenomena is ridiculous. And to think that just because we drive Jimmy to soccer games in an SUV while the president flies around the country in a 747, doesn’t make the argument in my book.
Overall, these eco-terrorists, who are really out for nothing more than a power grab, and a way to tax you more money to “fight this incurable disease”, are missing the point. Slowly but surely the world is waking up to the fact that the predictions made over the last 25 years of coastal cities falling into the ocean, and polar bears floating past Jamaica on ice floes is total tom foolery. These people are in it for the power and for the money, and they could give a crap about saving the planet. They just hope that’s the reason you’re agreeing with them!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!