Poor Al Gore. He couldn’t get elected President of the United States, so he swept up the pieces of his broken brain and appointed himself President of the Environment. He’s made a whole lot of money over the past 20 years by sowing panic among the gullible, but he’s still wrong. And nobody outside his little protective bubble of media enablers is afraid to tell him so. Certainly not James Eskridge, mayor of Tangier, Virginia.
Al Gore was challenged on climate science Tuesday night when the mayor of Tangier Island, a community threatened by coastal erosion, told the environmentalist film producer he hadn’t seen the sea level change since he began his first career as a commercial crabber in 1970.
Gore was taking questions from the audience on a CNN town hall with Anderson Cooper when the fisherman and Tangier Island mayor James Eskridge refuted Gore’s assertion that rising sea levels were endangering coastal communities.
“I’m a commercial crabber and I’ve been working the Chesapeake Bay for 50+ years. I have a crab house business out on the water and the water level is the same as it was when the place was built in 1970,” Eskridge said. “I’m not a scientist, but I am a keen observer and if sea level rises are occurring, why am I not seeing signs of it?”
Gore’s response, if I may paraphrase: “Buh buh buh buh, the science is settled!”
Here’s the video, along with CNN’s attempt to frame it:
Pro-Trump mayor of disappearing island to Al Gore: "Why am I not seeing signs of sea level rise?" #algoretownhall https://t.co/4XfHoC9I4B
— CNN (@CNN) August 2, 2017
But you see, you don’t have to pay attention to anything this man says. Just because he’s lived and worked on that island all his life, just because he obviously has more of a vested interest in it than Al Gore, that doesn’t mean anything.
Because Eskridge is “pro-Trump.”
That explains why he disagrees with the selfless saviors like Gore who want to rescue everybody from the evils of mankind. That explains why Eskridge wants his whole town to drown rather than listen to his moral, ethical, and intellectual betters. Why wouldn’t he? He’s “pro-Trump.”
A few years ago, CNN would’ve dubbed Eskridge “Tea Party mayor.” Or just “Republican mayor.” That’s the signal to their audience that this man is an enemy. He’s one of “Them,” not one of “Us.” He’s outside the tribe.
Sorry, but I won’t be scolded about science by people who think a man can get pregnant. Go sell your cult to somebody else, Al.