Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Is the EPA out to Get You?

Is the EPA out to Get You?



Kevin,

After more than a dozen debates and hundreds of speeches, one thing is for sure. The Republican primary candidates and their allies will do anything to win over those most important to their campaigns: big polluting billionaires and the right-wing extremists who love them.

These candidates will sacrifice anything – clean air, clean water, and even their fellow Republicans – to please their deep-pocketed puppet-masters and get a shot at the White House.

You’ve seen these puppets in action before. Now comes the much-anticipated political movie that tells the story of when polluters and politicians team up and exposes the shocking truth of what really happened: “When the Puppets Came to Town.”

When the Puppets Came to Town

The Republican presidential primary is really heating up. After more than a dozen debates and hundreds of campaign stops, the candidates and their allies are duking it out in South Carolina. And they are doing and saying anything it takes to win the hearts and minds of those who are most important to their campaigns: big polluting, billionaire donors and the right-wing extremists who love them.

When it comes to winning the favor of their puppet-masters, these candidates will sacrifice anything – clean air, clean water, and even their fellow Republicans – to get a shot at the White House.

You’ve seen these puppets in action before. Now comes the much-anticipated political movie that tells the story of when corporate polluters and politicians team up and exposes the shocking truth of what really happened “When the Puppets Came to Town.”

Real Republicans on the EPA

On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, the Sierra Club’sVoter Education Fund launched its Real Republicans primary project, the first major effort by an environmental organization to fight back against the stream of misinformation scapegoating clean air, cleanwater, and public health safeguards and the agencies that implement them. In addition to the new realrepubs.com website, the project will include a series of videos featuring the candidates’ actual words coming from the mouths of sock puppets uncannily designed in their likenesses.

The first video in the “Real Republicans” series contrasts the candidates’ dangerous political assault on the EPA with the reality of the public’s strong support for that agency’s mission. The Sierra Club Voter Education Fund’s Real Republicans project seeks to educate voters about the records of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates by highlighting their extreme positions on public health and other issues of critical importance to the American people and encourage the public to find out more about the candidates and their positions on these issues. More videos and initiatives are planned as the Republican presidential primary continues.

Mitt Debates Mitt on Climate

One is a mild-mannered moderate. The other is a fire-breathing, right-wing conservative. One embraces science, innovation, and the progress of the 21st century. The other prefers the ideas of the Stone Age.

They’re the yin and yang of the political spectrum and the only thing they can agree on is a hairstyle. But what happens when the Mitt Romney of June of 2011 debates the Mitt Romney of October 2011? It’s a battle for the ages.

We can’t make this stuff up.

Newt Debates Newt on Climate

Former Speaker of the House. Historian. Tiffany’s aficionado. Amateur paleontologist?!? Not so fast, Newt.

To be a scientist you have to know your science – but, time and time again, the former Speaker has sided with Big Oil and against the vast majority of the scientific community by denying climate change is occurring.

Thankfully, one prominent Republican candidate has stood up to take him to task for this 19th century philosophy, even crossing party lines to join Nancy Pelosi in a call for solutions to the climate crisis.

That challenger’s name? Newt Gingrich. Watch as fireworks fly when the two lock horns. It’s not the first time they’ve clashed and it certainly won’t be the last.

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