Politico has an article about the Florida Everglades that is rife with hypocrisy. The title of the article is “Could Obama’s Everglades Stop Hurt the Everglades?” Their point is that by visiting the Everglades on Earth Day to point out the dangers from global warming, Republicans will now be more likely to be against trying to save them. Are you freaking kidding me?
It is like someone putting a gun to the head of a hostage, and blaming you if you don’t give them what they want. Rising sea levels from climate change threaten to inundate the low-lying Everglades with salt water, not only damaging the park but destroying the underground aquifers that provide drinking water for one third of Florida’s population.
In addition, Florida Governor Rick Scott (a Tea Party Republican) has even criticized Obama over the Everglades. Why? Even though Obama has been fighting for funds to help restore the Everglades, Republicans have repeatedly voted them down. So Scott berates Obama for failing to “find a way” to avoid those cutbacks. Yes, this is the same governor who barred state officials from using the words “climate change”.
Republicans are trying to scold Obama for making the Everglades issue “political”. But by not only denying funding for the Everglades, but even denying the existence of man-made climate change, the Republicans have already made it political. It is about time someone called them on it.