Aug. 28 and Oct. 26, 2011
Thomas Friedman, a New York Times columnist, believes that conservatives require more balance and maturity these days. On the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s web site you can read an article he wrote in July, 2011, entitled Bring Back Poppy. He credits the elder Bush for creating the idea of Cap and Trade, which is now part of an environmentalist, liberal agenda to reduce man-made global warming. In the process, smaller companies which can’t reduce emissions as easily pay larger companies who can. These payments are pushed up the line in the form of ever-increasing taxes to the government. Read the left’s agenda here: greenie agenda Does Friedman truly think the first President Bush pushed such a left-wing agenda? It fascinates me each time a liberal proposes that conservatives are connected with reality and are grown up only when they agree with liberal positions.
Howard Kurtz, hosting a CNN Reliable Sources show with Friedman as guest on Aug. 21, 2011, tells the audience that Friedman likes squishy, mild Republicans, like Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), and Gen. Colin Powell. Kurtz added that Friedman isn’t a fan of Republicans who are firmer, like Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), Rush Limbaugh, and Grover Norquist. I’ve noticed in recent years that this is the MO of most left-wingers. Friedman says, “Someone’s got to talk straight to those people,” referring to the Republican base. “When you have a party - when it’s an act of courage, the ultimate act of courage, to say climate change may actually be real… Okay, that’s nuts. That’s so outside where the science is.” Friedman rants on about how obvious this is and says the Republicans are not serious about these issues. But, the left doesn’t understand that conservatives are serious. To many of us green policies are not obvious concepts, but instead are one-sided ideas – thrust upon us for simple political gain (google: Solyndra Scandal).
Global Warming might be happening, but the irresponsible and unproven reports that it’s man-made are used by left-wing ideologues to burden and over-tax us. We’re serious, all right. The unfounded and illogical statements which postulate that their Global Warming is not a natural phenomenon, but is caused by man often lead to policies which kill jobs, businesses, the economy, and may end this country as we know it. I can't let that dog lie, sorry. We, as a movement, can’t stand for it. When people say a matter of opinion is obvious, it’s usually false!
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Mark A. Cohen is currently seeking representation for his memoir, From The Left to the Right.
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Mark A. Cohen will speak during the Republican First Friday Breakfast at the Warhorse Inn in Parker CO, on Dec. 2, 2011. The event will be held at 7AM. Mark will speak about his upbringing at the hands of his radical, left-wing parents, his political transformation, and about his as yet unpublished manuscript, From The Left to the Right.