GOP Gubes Slobber Selves Trying To Ding Hick Climate Order

Gov. John Hickenlooper (D).

As the Colorado Springs Gazette’s Ernest Luning reports–Republican candidates for governor are lining up to criticize Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states who remain committed to mitigating the effects of human-caused climate change despite President Donald Trump pulling our country out of the Paris Climate Accords:

“When I am elected [g]overnor, I will repeal this misguided order on Day 1,” wrote entrepreneur and former state lawmaker Victor Mitchell in a Facebook post. “We all want clean air, but Hickenlooper’s rogue mandate is not the answer. It will cost Colorado jobs and hit every consumer in the wallet. And all this harm for unknown benefits. Say NO loudly to this politically motivated action by our lame duck [g]overnor.”

Doug Robinson, a former investment banker and Mitt Romney’s nephew, also said he would rescind Hickenlooper’s order if elected.

“Everyone wants to keep Colorado pristine, but this smacks of political grandstanding,” Robinson told Colorado Politics. “As Gov. Hickenlooper correctly points out, market forces are already driving the development of cleaner technology. And that’s exactly how it should work. The government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers in any industry.”

George Brauchler, the 18th Judicial District attorney, belittled Hickenlooper’s declaration as ineffectual and wrong-headed…

One of Hickenlooper’s goals, Brauchler said, jumped out as particularly ridiculous. “We have seen such a lack of leadership over the last 10 years of funding the upkeep and expansion of our roads, when I read about these ‘charging corridors’ for electric cars,” he said and then interrupted himself with laughter. “Our roads are in such disrepair, we’re going to push more and more electric cars onto them? You can actually charge your car now while sitting stuck in traffic along (Highway) 36 or (Interstate)-25.”

Polls show that a solid majority of Coloradans are worried about the effects of climate change, so politically this isn’t a position that will gain Republican candidates traction outside a GOP primary. We’re no fans of the state of Colorado roads but we have no idea how you charge an electric vehicle while “sitting in traffic,” so we can’t award George Brauchler any points for accuracy there. As for a “rogue mandate” as Victor Mitchell refers to Hickenlooper’s order, we assume that refers to the states in the Climate Alliance “going rogue” against Trump.

The problem is, in abandoning the Paris Accords, Trump “went rogue” against the entire world.

We know which side we’d want to be on in any election.

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  1. ModeratusModeratus says:

    If it's such a good idea, why is Hickenlooper the only governor between the coasts except Minnesota to sign up? You should become California Pols, thats where your views are supported by a majority.


    • Diogenesdemar says:

      [^^ Great slobbering GOPer goobs, they’ve brought out the small-caliber artillery!!!  ^^. . . ]

      Because red-state governors don't know how to write their names???

    • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

      Moderadufus,  read the map, and the list of states expressing support. Colorado is one of 13 states and territories in the Climate Alliance, but another 10 states, from all areas of the country, have expressed support for the Paris Agreement.

      I’m glad that Hickenlooper finally committed Colorado to the Climate Alliance. We were already one of the supporting states, but the formal commitment means that we can share Colorado’s expertise at reducing pollution and expanding clean energy with fellow “clean and green” states.

      The outlier here is the President you support. That's who is going against the will of the American people.

    • unnamed says:

      Ready to tell us why Americans are better off with ACA repealed Moldy Dufus?

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