Bernie Sanders’ response to SOTU: Trump forgot to mention climate change

By Tim Pearce

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders accused President Donald Trump of omitting one “of the most important issues facing our country and the entire world” from the Tuesday State of the Union: climate change.

The Vermont senator and self-proclaimed socialist delivered his own response to Trump’s address to the nation after failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic Party’s response.

“How can a president of the United States give a State of the Union speech and not mention — not one word — about climate change when the leading scientists of the world tell us that climate change is real, that climate change is caused by human activity and that climate change is already causing devastating harm in the United States and in much of the world?” Sanders asked.

“Further, the scientists tell us that we have a very short 12 years, not a lot of time, in order to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy,” Sanders continued. “Somehow or another, Donald Trump just forgot to talk about that.”

Trump touted his energy agenda and achievements during his speech.

“We have unleashed a revolution in American energy — the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world,” Trump said. “And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy.”

Many Democrats and environmentalists have opposed Trump’s “energy dominance” agenda. The Trump administration has aimed at establishing U.S. energy independence through developing American natural resources, including coal, oil and natural gas.

Climate change alarmists such as Sanders believe the world has roughly a decade to cut fossil fuel use entirely and stave off the most negative effects of climate change. Many Democrats in the crowd Tuesday night refused to applaud after Trump touted his administration’s record on energy development.

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16 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders’ response to SOTU: Trump forgot to mention climate change

  1. Bernie. The do nothing Senator. Now that he’s a millionaire, he wants more and he sounds more like Al Gore every day. He sure seemed to cower in his seat when Trump was slamming socialism. This is his comeback. Just goes to show what a useless man he is but he knows how to make money off everyone’s back.

  2. Conservatives and Socialists

    A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts: “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?”
    The man below says: “Yes, you are in a hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field.”
    “You must be a Conservative” says the balloonist.
    “I am replies the man. How did you know?”
    “Well says the balloonist, everything you have told me is conservatively correct, but it does not do anything for me.”
    The man below says, “You must be a Socialist.”
    “I am replies the balloonist, but how did you know?”
    “Well”, says the man, “you don’t know where you are, or where you are going, but you expect me to be able to help. You’re in the same position you were in before we met, but now it’s my fault.”

  3. If Bern believes the garbage coming out of his mouth, then why does he parade around the country in a private jet? I just remembered, Berns social and environmental policy is for the “other guy”

  4. No Bernie he didn’t “FORGET to mention climate change”, he just didn’t do it – and that’s why we love him!!!

  5. POTUS at the SOTU certainly called out the left and all its craziness. They have nothing
    to say except “Russia” or “Climate Change”! So boring.

  6. Well burnee the red in your face after Pres Trump called out you socialist probably
    sent the dooms day clock back to 11years from all that pent up heat escaping .

    Since 1864 when a guy name Perkins started this whole climate scare gorebull crap it’s been taken up people who are trying hard to be relevant.
    In the early 1970s another track was taken because the whole cooking the planet wasn’t catching on. The 1975 scare was wez all gonna freeze from the ozone hole. That didn’t pan out so back to the warming scare we go, sometimes it was 4 years left sometimes it was 10 years left but the clock kept ticking right on past all the predictions

    Like all others have stated when the whiners start changing their co2 spewing lives maybe someone might listen. Personally I might believe it if banks stopped lending money for sea shore real estate, but for now I’m of the belief the sun has more dominance over
    earths clime then anything else. Right now we are in a era of Diminished Sun Activity which will lead to more COOLING. Sorry burnee your as wrong about this as you are about socialism.

  7. Well Bernie, if the problem is that serious and the consequences that dire, then why are you still flying all over the country in private jets in order to promote your comrades and your sick philosophy of socialism? If the destruction of the planet is truly imminent then wouldn’t it make sense for you to cut your own carbon footprint and go back to just one home? How is it sustainable for one couple to own three homes? You see, I can’t take you and your fear mongering seriously because people like you, Leonardo Decaprio, Al Gore, and others preaching the same crap don’t change your own lifestyles. If you really believed the BS you spout, you guys would be the first to change and thereby lead by example. Instead you just look like another power hungry hypocritical Socialist like Castro, Chavez, and Putin!

    • Dave,

      Well said.

      The same hypocrites as the Schumer Pelosi clique that voted for walls on the southern border when Obama was building them, but vowed, out of revenge for losing in 2016, to vote against any walls, when Trump is building them.

      The next two years will see nothing the Democrats want signed by Trump, for sure.

      Revenge is a double edge sword.

    • While he surely is an idiot and no friend to hard-working, thinking people, he’s managed to become quite wealthy by sticking to his Class Warfare theme over the decades. Not sure why he’s worried about 12 years from now, since he’ll most likely be six feet under.

  8. Well, Socialist Sanders looked like a kid that just got caught with his hand in the cookie jar,
    The Bern has been spewing his socialist agenda for his whole political career and it looks
    like the President isn’t buying it and neither should the country !!

    Then the Bern has his response as he tries to turn the story away from his issue and looks
    like the buffoon he is …….

    Then you have the Socialist ” Queen Cortez ” sitting and looking like a zombie, she is scary
    with her ideas!!

    • “Then you have the Socialist ” Queen Cortez ” sitting and looking like a zombie, she is scary
      with her ideas!!”

      Alexandria Ocasional Cortex could be scary as to her ideology,if she only had a brain,the problem is her followers are just as brain dead.

  9. Bernie was a little red faced last night, got caught in his little socialist lie. Notice how the conversation has changed to climate change vs. being Norwegian, which was another of his lies.

    If the world was going to end in 12 years, why aren’t the opening up regulations so we can have very affordable and green cars? With so many instantly good ideas to reduce consumption, ground source heat pumps….lowering the speed limit. Painting roofs white in cities….why is it only, only only, only way to reduce our carbon and pollution a…..

    A carbon tax?

    We could reduce our carbon foot print by 50% in one year if government got out of the way. Funny only the people who have something to sell are supporting this, Blittersdorf was a huge beneficiary. See if you were truly concerned about the planet, you’d be doing anything in your power to make it better, generally speaking all people want to do this. But that isn’t why. Agenda 21, complete control of your pocket book. They’ve shown their cards, we need to be smart enough to read them.

    We really don’t need socialism in Vermont, we’ve got socialism lite and people are fleeing our state, drug problems, suicide problems… they are only promoting misery, envy and despair. Have we had enough????

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