Colbert Exposes GOP Climate Message: ‘We Don’t Know What The F*** We’re Talking About’ (VIDEO)


Stephen Colbert wasted no time exposing the GOP’s real stance on climate change. In sum, it is:

We don’t know what the f*** we’re talking about.

Colbert reacts to biggest climate change denier now being head of climate in Senate.

Colbert’s episode followed on the heels of reports that Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is set to assume leadership of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee. While Colbert jokes that Inhofe can focus on important issues like “Who’s stealing our polar bears?” — and that’s about the level of the senator’s thinking — his impending appointment is sobering for those concerned about the country’s future.

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The Oklahoma senator is the author of a conspiracy theory book on climate change called, The Greatest Hoax. In the comedian’s words:

It’s like Harry Potter for people who thought Harry Potter had too much science in it.

GOP politicians have a mantra they repeat.

But Colbert especially skewers the string of other GOP politicians who have regurgitated the same line on climate change over and over again for public consumption. The likes of George P. Bush (nephew of George W. and grandson of George H.W.), Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Mitt Romney, and Rick Scott have all been proud to announce in interviews that:

I’m not a scientist.

Comedic translation:

We don’t know what the f*** we’re talking about.

Since it’s obvious that most Republican politicians want to minimize and deny climate issues — either purposely or (most likely) ignorantly denying the role of science in providing explanations — Colbert provides a helpful illustration specifically for the GOP. The lesson is in an educational segment called “Professor Not A Scientist.”

The segment is geared toward an appropriate intellectual level: kindergarten through first grade. Watch for yourselves and you’ll see that “We don’t know what the f*** we’re talking about” is exactly where the GOP is at — and it’s really no joke.

Here’s the video:

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