If I were Al Gore, I wouldn’t be going on television shows. It would make me ashamed to be so stupid and wrong all those years.
However, he is not ashamed and any media still booking him to interview because he believes he has something significant to add also aren’t shameful.
Gore took that lack of shame a step further with a disgusting remark in which he compared “climate change deniers” to the almost 400 law enforcement officers who didn’t respond for 77 minutes while people were being slaughtered by a gunman in a classroom in Uvalde, in an interview that aired Sunday.
.@AlGore– “Climate Deniers Are Really in Some Ways Similar to [the]In Uvalde (Texas), 400 officers of the law were standing outside an unlocked entrance while children were being murdered. They could hear the screaming. They heard the gunshots & nobody has stepped forward” pic.twitter.com/HP73yz4LCT
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 24, 2022
“We’ve got an election coming up. And this is time for all of us to step up,” he told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” in an interview aired Sunday.
“The climate deniers are really in some ways similar to all of those almost 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas, who were waiting outside an unlocked door while the children were being massacred. They heard the screams, they heard the gunshots, and nobody stepped forward,” Gore, who served as vice president for eight years in the Clinton administration, said.
Al Gore! You’re using the murder of little children and their teachers to try to push your climate agenda? That’s just so offensive and wrong. But because he has no conscience, he doesn’t get that. He also demonizes those who disagree with his views by making this comment.
He slipped in a “God bless those families who’ve suffered so much.” But too late; you can’t smooth things over with that.
Gore then claimed that “Democracy was broken” and for that reason, they needed to eliminate the filibuster to force through the Democratic agenda items.
“Our Democracy is broken. And in order to solve the climate crisis, we’re going to have to pay attention to the democracy crisis,” he told host Chuck Todd.
Gore pointed out the similarity between Congress failing to ban assault weapons with the inability to vote for climate change legislation.
”The same reason we can’t pass legislation to, for example, reinstate the ban on assault weapons is the same reason that we can’t pass climate legislation. A minority government exists. The filibuster should be abolished. We have big money playing much too large a role in our politics, lobbyists for the fossil-fuel industry,” he said.
“We have got to rise to this challenge,” Gore said.
Um, no? If you can’t pass it in Congress, it could be there’s a reason why — you don’t have the votes according to the structure of our republican government. We are not a pure democracy–we don’t operate according to mob rule and we’re not supposed to. That doesn’t make our government “broken” — that is the fundamental nature of our government. The fact that a former vice president doesn’t even understand that says something about how ignorant Al Gore truly is.
Like many Democrats only interested in Democratic power, Gore supported the filibuster. He claimed that the GOP wanted to end the filibuster “to satisfy their lust for one-party dominance of all three branches of government.” Who’s pushing to do that now, Al?
ManBearPig is a great takedown and perfectly captures what Al Gore means by grifter.