Profiles in Republican Courage #2: Sherwood Boehlert

From his op-ed piece in today’s WaPo, here’s former New York Republican congressman Sherwood Boehlert: Science the GOP can’t wish away.

What is happening to the party of Ronald Reagan? He embraced scientific understanding of the environment and pollution and was proud of his role in helping to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals. That was smart policy and smart politics. Most important, unlike many who profess to be his followers, Reagan didn’t deny the existence of global environmental problems but instead found ways to address them.

3 Responses to “Profiles in Republican Courage #2: Sherwood Boehlert”

  1. shcb Says:

    Well that’s just BS pure and simple, when the Democrats used the filibuster to block judicial nominees for the first time in our history conservatives were outraged, no only because of the act but because of the precedence it set. Now those chickens have come home to roost. But now what do we do? If either side changes the rules of the Senate they get labeled as being unfair to the side out of power. Democrats have a long history of being spoil sports they are just getting a taste of their own medicine, and it isn’t good for the country. Newt was the last one to try and play fair with the side out of power and look what it gained him, doodly squat.

  2. Smith Says:

    “Newt was the last one to try and play fair with the side out of power”

    “Well that’s just BS pure and simple”

    Your comment is like Finnegan’s Wake. The first sentence completes the last.

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