Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Ethan Huff
Man-made climate change has become a quintessential symbol of hot-button American politics – the divide-and-conquer issue of our day that never fails to rile up folks on both sides of the debate. But when the argument over whether or not it’s actually a serious problem deteriorates into calls for those on the opposing side to commit suicide, which is what Democratic congressional contender Rob Quist from Montana recently did during a televised debate, that’s when you know things have gone a bit too far.
Hoping to fill the vacated congressional seat left behind by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Quist says his campaign platform embodies the “values of rural Montana,” which has already been a hard sell due to word getting out about his unusual side gig as a musical entertainer at Montana’s elderly nudist resorts. But his recent statements about what skeptics of man-made climate change should do to themselves to support his cause is likely to put the final nail in his political coffin.
During the recent Montana House Debate in a segment dealing with clean power and climate change, Quist didn’t beat around the bush about his personal beliefs on the subject. Speaking about the shuttering of fossil fuel energy plants that he says are contributing to global warming, Quist laid out his globalist position on how energy production needs to be forcibly transitioned to “clean” technologies, even if not everyone is supportive of it.
“This is something that the entire world needs to address,” Quist quipped during the live debate, a short clip of which has since been posted to YouTube. “If any of those of you that feel like… this is not a problem, I challenge you to go into your car… in your garage, start your car, and see what happens there.”
The inference here is that, if you don’t agree with Quist and has fascist acolytes on their dogmatic positions pertaining to climate change issues, then you should just burrow up in your car and die from carbon monoxide fumes. Pretty classy, right? Such an extreme view might be accepted at an Antifa rally in San Francisco, but it’s hardly the type of thing that rural Montanans are likely to vote into political office.
What’s perhaps even more concerning about Quist’s views is that he apparently doesn’t even know the difference between carbon monoxide, which is what’s emitted from car exhaust, and carbon dioxide, the natural gas substance that climate change fanatics insist is destroying the planet. It must be the word carbon that triggered Quist into correlating the two, or perhaps Quist is under the impression that carbon monoxide, which is generally known to be deadly to humans, is the same thing as carbon dioxide, which our planet needs to live.
While it’s amazing that anyone could support someone like Quist, the good news is that he’s hardly leading in the polls. The latest data released by Emerson University back in late April shows that fellow contender Greg Gianforte, a Republican, is leading Quest by at least 15 percentage points, suggesting that he has no chance of taking office.
“…[C]arbon dioxide is essential to life on earth,” points out Onan Coca for Constitution.com. “In fact, the more carbon dioxide, the healthier our planet becomes and while yes, it could technically warm the earth … that warming could actually solve more problems for our planet than it creates.” (RELATED: Man-made climate change is a HOAX. Learn more at ClimateScienceNews.com)