When airports, roads and bridges can’t function because of extreme heat, you’d think there would be more widespread support for the president’s effort to combat climate change, but the press has barely noticed and the people are therefore uninformed. The Republicans certainly don’t seem intimidated. When Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes held a press conference today to announce that she is running for Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat, the response was remarkable:
When it became clear Monday that Lundergan Grimes was entering the race, Republicans wasted no time in tying her to Obama, who remains unpopular in Kentucky after losing the state by more than 20 points in 2012.
“The next 16 months will provide a great opportunity for Kentuckians to contrast a liberal agenda that promotes a war on coal families and government rationed health care with someone who works everyday to protect Kentuckians from those bad ideas,” McConnell said.
So, it’s 130 degrees in Death Valley, 19 firefighters were engulfed in an Arizona wildfire, and Utah is suffering a horrible drought, but McConnell is still talking about “coal families.”
Sometimes, it feels like we’re doomed because we have too many idiots with too much power.