Forget ISIS, worry about weather

“Today there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change,” 


President Waves to Well wishers boarding Airforce 1

… The point is we got Iran on the verge of a nuclear weapon. ISIS is on the march beheading and killing Christians everywhere.  We had how many people drown in the Mediterranean, 300 trying to get out of Libya.  There is mass murder, there is death, there is mayhem, there is torture, there is slavery.  The human condition is in great peril all over the world, and here he comes again, Barack Hussein O, the president of the United States on Saturday saying that climate change poses the world’s biggest threat.  It’s just silly.  It’s not even worth a factual discussion.  We’ve done that for 25 years.  It’s just silly. 

“Today there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change,” Obama said in his weekly radio address.  And, of course, it was to tie in with Earth Day, which is Wednesday.  So it’s not Iran getting the bomb. It’s not ISIS taking over the Middle East. It’s not ISIS growing homegrown members in the United States. It’s not the Middle East in general burning up and on fire.  It’s not any of that.kaseasbeh-4a

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How can we divert people from imminent sense of doom onto something more intangible, less threatening and more manageable, that will keep them busy as they campaign for 2016?

Goal, get true believers off their high moral ground to focus on this: :

“Today there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change,” 

Divide and Conquer:
Let’s see: we can’t just avoid the truth altogether, because there may be an old fashioned journalist yet. So let the truth be published, but publish 10 other alternate theories of the same story …

Build a Backfire:
Still, too many bitter clingers to the Truth.
–>  so bring up other controversies to dilute the energy of the biggest:
stage a Benghazi, send AG to Fulton, build a few other fires to diffuse from focusing on just one place.

Find a Straw Man, or better yet a String of Straw Clowns:  Any combination of these have worked, and may work again. If they won’t self identify like Bob Dole or Clint Eastwood, create them by parody, a la Sarah Palin lookalike on SNL.  Perhaps a paparazzi or intern can catch one déshabillé in the blue room but that might seem cliché.  Or edit out a One Line Sound Bite to repeat at the top of every news hour.
GOAL:  use the tried and true AD HOMINUM method to disavow both the fallen pawn AND thereby his message

Yeah, but such rare people, once used, are hard to use again. Many “Twice bitten, thrice shy.”

Ahh, yes, choose a 20+ year veteran like <the unnamed fellow above, link here> Just his name makes the academic forget the Roberts Rules of Order, jostles the justice from the journalist, pries prudence from the jurist, and splinters, statistics from the scientist…

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