Ted Cruz is getting lots of attention today as he becomes the first Republican to officially announce his candidacy for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination. But California Governor Jerry Brown has a sobering message for Cruz in light of the Senator’s recent comments in which he denied climate change was real. The message, in somewhat paraphrased form, is this: You ain’t got what it takes, Teddy Boy.
First a bit of background: Last week, while appearing on “Late Night,” the Texas Senator made the following remarks as he discussed climate change and global warming:
“Satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years there’s been zero warming — none whatsoever. It’s why, remember how it used to be called global warming? And then magically the theory changed to climate change? The reason is, it wasn’t warming, but the computer models still say it is, except the satellites show it’s not.”
Could that be more convoluted? Better yet, could it be a bigger pile of horse dung? The only satellite I see hovering in that statement is the one rotating around the empty globe which Cruz calls his head. Zero warming? Really, Teddy? Where did you get that bogus information? From serial liar and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly?
On Sunday, while he was a guest on “Meet the Press,” the Governor of California severely leveled the karma of the airhead from Texas:
“That man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data. It’s shocking and I think that man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office.”
I don’t know about you, but I applauded when I read what Jerry Brown said. When I did, my dog looked at me somewhat oddly, but she’s used to me acting in all-too-human ways.
In the months ahead, there will undoubtedly be many head-shaking moments when Senator Cruz says things that are so ridiculous we’re all gonna laugh. I’m just hoping there’s someone like Jerry Brown around to call him on every last one of them.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.