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Patrick Murphy says Marco Rubio denies climate change and wants to privatize Social Security

Well that didn't take long. U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy's hours-old campaign for the U.S. Senate is already sending out emails asking for money. 

He hits incumbent Republican Senator Marco Rubio by saying he "denies climate change" and "wants to privatize Social Security." 

Let the fun begin.

Murphy's email is below:

Friend --

For the past several months, I’ve been listening to my friends, my family, and my fellow Floridians.

I’m hearing the same sentiment from everyone: Congress is broken. Politicians can’t or won’t get anything done. And Washington is headed in the wrong direction.

Someone needs to step up and do something about it.

Today, I want you to be among the first to know: I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016. Click here to become a Founding Member of my campaign today >>

Our current Senator, Marco Rubio, is a career politician who has shown time and time again that he does not represent Florida’s middle class. Rubio denies climate change is real and wants to privatize Social Security.

It’s clear: It’s time for Marco Rubio to go.

The people of Florida deserve a leader who spends every day in office working to restore the Everglades, fighting for the middle class, and protecting Social Security and Medicare. That’s exactly what I intend to do as the next United States Senator from the State of Florida.

Now we have to build a winning Senate campaign from the ground up. Will you become a Founding Member of my Senate campaign today?

Please chip in $25 or whatever you can to help launch my campaign for United States Senate >>

Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. I could not be more proud to have you on board.


Patrick Murphy


Become a Founding Member »


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Nick Naylor

Marco Rubio had a chance to clarify his position this morning on "Face the Nation." Unfortunately, he just dug himself into a deeper hole.

Bob Schieffer: “You have said – if I’m correct – that humans are not responsible for climate change. Did you say that?”
Marco Rubio: “What I said is that humans are not responsible for climate change in the way that some of these people out there are trying to make us believe, for the following reason: I believe the climate is changing because there’s never been a moment when the climate is not changing. The question is “what percentage of that or what is due to human activity?”

This is nonsense Marco. This is an important issue. If you want to be the leader of the free world, you should state clearly what the real issue is, rather than vaguely suggest that some unnamed people are exaggerating it. Why are you obsessing over a percentage, and what number would convince you to act?

Here are the rest of Rubio's remarks on "Face the Nation":
Rubio: "If we do the things they want us to do – cap and trade . . . you name it – how much will that change the pace of climate change vs. how much will it cost our economy? Scientists can’t tell us what impact it will have on reversing these changes, but I can tell you with certainty it would have a devastating impact on our economy.”

Again, the unnamed “they,” which is probably no accident, since nobody is proposing cap and trade today except for some regional initiatives. So apparently it’s the “you name it” that you object to.
And despite your assertions to the contrary, scientists have a very good idea of what effect cutting back on CO2 emissions will have on climate change. If you don’t know this in spite of being chairman of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, I have to wonder how you are keeping yourself informed on matters of science.
And apparently while decades of intensive scientific study are not enough to convince you that man-made climate change is a threat worthy of a policy response, you are “certain” that any response would be “devastating” to our economy. The only economists that would agree with that statement are in the employ of oil and coal companies or their lobby firms, so your economic self-education seems to questionable as well. Many studies have found that FAILING to act would harm the economy much more that taking sensible action now.

However, I do have good news: Tim Phillips – CEO of Americans for Prosperity, and hired gun for the Koch brothers – won’t have to whack you from the current field of GOP candidates in the primary process. Since that is clearly what motivates you, YOU WIN!

You won’t be getting my vote or my respect, however.

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