LA GOP candidate for Congress: Climate change is a hoax, can be disproved with thermometer

By Tom Boggioni
Sunday, June 29, 2014 17:20 EDT
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A Louisiana State Representative, seeking her district’s U.S. House seat, has posted a campaign video calling climate change “the greatest deception in the history of mankind,”  and stating that it can be disproved using a simple thermometer.

In the video Lenar Whitney, who is running for the seat representing Louisiana’s sixth congressional district being vacated by Republican Bill Cassidy, claims climate change is being pushed by liberals, including former Vice President Al Gore, as a way to gain more power for government and raise taxes.

Using terminology usually associated with former half-term Governor Sarah Palin, Whitney claims that her pronouncement that climate change is a fraud, “caused liberals in the lamestream media to become unglued,” before equating herself with George Orwell, who once said: “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Calling former VP Al Gore’s “propaganda” film “The (sic) Inconvenient Truth,” Whitney explains that scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming can be disproved using a “thermometer.”

“Any ten-year-old can invalidate their thesis with one of the simplest scientific devices known to man. A thermometer.”

“The Earth has done nothing but get colder each year since the films release,” Whitney adds. “God certainly has a wonderful sense of irony.”

“The conspiracy of global warming has had a devastating effect on the American Dream,” she continues before lauding the work of America’s oil companies.

“It was the burning of oil that energized the foundation of a real middle class in the twentieth century. Giving them luxuries like electric lights, refrigeration, and automobiles, ” Whitney says. “But now, both capitalism and our energy industry are under attack and the hopes of global warming is the dagger.”

Whitney later asserts that an increased focus on oil production in the U.S. would “cripple the economies of Middle Eastern nations who spend much of their oil profits developing new ways to blow the United States off the face of the Earth.”

Watch the video below uploaded to YouTube by Lenar Whitney:

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
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