Tom Steyer – the hedge fund guy with the annoying tartan tie – has decided to quit green advocacy politics and move“beyond climate change” in order to campaign on something – anything – that people actually give a damn about.
“We want to know what matters most to you, and what should be done,” he pleads, desperately, in a new video.
Let us pause for a moment and savour the man’s absurdity, chutzpah and brazen hypocrisy.
Here is a guy who, for the last decade, has been telling us that climate change is the most important issue of our time.
That’s why he spent millions of his personal fortune in the last two election cycles promoting liberal causes and supporting Democrat candidates: in order – as he puts it on the website of his NextGenClimate SuperPac – to “prevent climate disaster.”
So what exactly has happened to make this great green philanthropist change his mind?
Did the planet stop warming? [well yes, actually, it pretty much did for the last 20 years, but that’s another story…]
Did mankind suddenly see sense and abandon the selfishness, greed and refusal to amend his lifestyle which has caused carbon-dioxide to reach levels unprecedented in the age of humans?
Did the mighty political power of all the nations who met in Paris to secure a climate deal in December 2015 result in an agreement so watertight and effective that the world was saved from the clutches of ManBearPig?
Nope. What happened was that this shyster opportunist – as I reported here, part of his vast fortune comes from his earlier investments in Big Coal – has simply reached the very expensive conclusion that no one gives a damn about the greenies’ imaginary climate problem.
Read the rest at Breitbart.