The Curiously, Callous Case of Marco Rubio
Presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio made one of his most telling statements to date, in the GOP debate last Thursday night.
“America’s not a planet, it’s a country”
he explained in response to a question about bills proposed to help curb global warming.
This was meant to say there was little the US could do concerning climate change since the whole world contributes to pollution. This position lies in stark contrast to his usual rhetoric of American leadership in the world.
He also said,
“As far as a bill we can pass in Washington to change the weather? There’s no such thing”
to which he received a few laughs from the crowd. However this is no laughing matter.
There are three major issues this election cycle, only two of which can dramatically effect our lives today and for every generation to come.
Those two issues are the threat of major, possibly nuclear, war and global warming. Senator Marco Rubio, on both points, seems to fail at grasping the severity of these problems.
One can surmise from his statements on Thurday night that he is not a climate change denier, but just unconcerned with the devastating consequences already taking place due to global warming.
Whether the reason be loyalty to campaign contributors and lobbyists or just a lack of empathy to the worlds plight, outright apathy towards an issue that most Americans express concern with shows a clear lack of real leadership ability Americans are in desperate need of.
Compare Marco Rubio’s response with John Kasich’s: