Today, Former Vice President Al Gore made a speech at the Brookings Institution “marking the introduction of the Institution’s Center for Effective Public Management,” as explained by c-span.
Gore referenced the inaccurate talking point that Republicans want to shut down the government, saying, the “only phrase to describe it is ‘political terrorism.'”
Acting as one of these “terrorists,” Al Gore puts on a very serious expression and says,
“Nice global economy you got there. It would be a shame if we had to destroy it. We have a list of demands. If you don’t meet them all by our deadline, we’ll blow up the global economy.”
He continued to ask why “partisanship” has “anything to do with such a despicable and dishonorable threat to the integrity of the United States of America?”
“It cannot be allowed. But it can only be stopped if people in both parties, and Independents, as well, say, ‘Look, I might not agree with everything that in the Affordable Care Act, but it did pass, it was upheld by the Supreme Court, it is the law of the land, you didn’t succeed in the Constitutional process in which this was considered and now you not only want to threaten to shutdown the government but to blow up the world economy unless we go back and undo what we did according to the process of our democracy? How dare you. How dare you.'”
It should be noted here that the United States is not a Democracy, which James Madison referred to as “the most vile form of government,” but a Constitutional Republic.
John Adams, for example, said
“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
Al Gore further said that he appreciated the sentiments of Sen. Bob Corker, who said that Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, who have been vocal in the effort to defund ObamaCare, were really only motivated by the opportunity to have “their followers…see them on TV,” as reported by the Huffington Post yesterday.
Al Gore also discussed the newly released IPCC report, as previously reported by the Examiner. He said that in order to address Climate Change, “we have to put a price on carbon in the economy and we have to put a price on denial in the political system…” Gore did not say what the “price of denial” would be.
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