As She Campaigns With Al Gore, New Emails Show Hillary Told Environmentalists to ‘Get a Life’

Oct 15, 2016 12:00 PM
As She Campaigns With Al Gore, New Emails Show Hillary Told Environmentalists to 'Get a Life'

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s relationship with the environmental movement has never exactly been the epitome of cordiality. At a campaign event in March, she blew up at a Greenpeace activist who asked her about her relationship with fossil fuel companies. Annoyed at the young woman’s question, she angrily pointed her finger at her and said she was “sick!” of the Bernie Sanders campaign lying about her. Now, thanks to WikiLeaks, we have proof that Clinton outright mocked green activists in her speeches to trade unions.

“I’m already at odds with the most organized and wildest” of the environmental movement, Clinton told building trades unions in September 2015, according to a transcript of the remarks apparently circulated by her aides. “They come to my rallies and they yell at me and, you know, all the rest of it. They say, ‘Will you promise never to take any fossil fuels out of the earth ever again?’ No. I won’t promise that. Get a life, you know.”…

In the same speech, Clinton goes on to promise her audience of trade union members she will defend fracking “in the right circumstances.”

Clinton gave the above speech in the same month she announced her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, suggesting it was merely a politically opportune decision.

Green Party nominee Jill Stein has seemingly criticized Clinton much more often than Donald Trump in this election. In an epic Twitter rant on Friday, Stein told her supporters that Clinton’s nomination was merely disguised as democratic but was always a foregone conclusion by party operatives. The media is also to blame, she said, of aggressively propping up Clinton.

In this context, is not a bit odd that Clinton has the audacity to let Al Gore, perhaps the most famous environmentalist in the country, speak on her behalf on the campaign trail?


14 thoughts on “As She Campaigns With Al Gore, New Emails Show Hillary Told Environmentalists to ‘Get a Life’

  1. Obama has walked the line with his all the above approach to energy sources yet led the world on Paris Accords and Clean Air Act here. Would you rather have climate change deniers of Trump and the GOP? Would you rather have EPA and ESA moved to state by state control as the republicans want? The republicans have voted against wildlife and the environment 90-99% of the time the past 15 years. Trump and many republicans believe climate change is a liberal and international hoax. The democrats and the republicans are not equivalent, in fact a light year apart on climate change and a reliance on fossil fuels. Trump said coal is clean and we have a 1000 year supply.

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      On Friday, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a damning report about the Bureau of Land Management’s mismanagement of wild horses. The report concluded that agency officials did nothing to prevent a notorious livestock hauler from acquiring nearly 1,800 wild horses and burros over a four-year period and handing them over to kill buyers who sent them to Mexico to slaughter for human consumption. The OIG report exposed the behavior of a Colorado hauler between 2008 and 2012 – overlapping closely with the tenure of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, long criticized for his poor oversight of the nation’s wild horse program. According to the OIG report, the hauler, Tom Davis, allegedly “had farming and trucking connections” with Salazar. The OIG report notes that Davis began gathering horses from the BLM after Salazar took office as Interior Secretary (the BLM program is part of the Department of the Interior and therefore was under Salazar’s control).

  2. This woman has offended just about every group in the Wikileaks, it appears. Mildly annoying, but dismayingly exemplary of political behavior, flip-flopping on issues, etc. Nothing that would rise to the level of a prison offense (yet, anyway!) Her husband Bill probably had the second-best Secretary of the Interior in the history of our country – Bruce Babbitt (Stewart Udall being the best, IMHO). Say what you want about his personal life. I no longer have confidence in Hillary’s stance on environmental matters since finding out about the people she is choosing for her team.

  3. Wikileaks e-mails haven’t been verified by the media or certainly not by the campaign (unless I missed it recently). They want to besmirch – don’t you think? As far as for Pres. Obama, he sold out the wild horses to frackers/ranchers. That is painful, but a judge is coming around to blocking the new roundups which may set a precedent and spread to other states. Someone suggested Rep. Raul Grijalva should replace the awful former senator/Sec of Interior and currently nominee to HRC’s transition team leader, Ken Salazar. Get Salazar away from any new administration. But the Trumper’s team is much worse.

      • Actually I voted for her in the primaries, think she is eminently qualified, and was thrilled about our first woman President. I thought that her approach is just what DC needs. Then came Tim Kaine, Ken Salazar, and Wikileaks. So…..we’ll see what happens.

        I’m just so fed up with accepting the meager crumbs that politicians deign to throw at wildlife advocates and environmentalists, and being told to be lucky we get that, because the alternative is worse. The Democrats sold out the wolves too. I don’t even think the majority of the nation cares, only about human issues. I wish I could get some kind of assurance that Hillary does care about these things, and not just the same old tropes and talking points.

  4. Baskets of deplorables, buckets of losers – unfortunately this woman needs a good PR team to filter her comments. But maybe if people weren’t so wrapped up in their own lives, the country might be in a better place.

    I still may vote for her, we’ll see what develops. I still want an explanation of what ‘green jobs’ are. But anyone who thinks corruption isn’t entrenched in politics is willfully naïve, and cannot think for themselves. This says to me that on some level, they agree with the status quo! I believe Wikileaks is only scratching the surface, and of course, HRC isn’t the only one, or the worst example. It appears we have a one-party system!

    Blaming Russia is the worst, especially coming from Democrats.

  5. I have no illusions that Hillary is a friend to environmentalists…maybe she will create jobs via more alternative energy projects, but I’m not expecting much else. Yet she is getting my vote. The alternative is too horrible to comprehend.

  6. Hillary Clinton is a whore, or rather she has the moral compass of a whore, she sells herself for a vote. In thirty years, she has not done a single thing to be identified with environmental issues and now to get votes she is taking her picture with Al Gore. Democracy at its worse!

  7. Of course Hillary can’t get bad enough for some people to consider her as the worse of the two evils! Her complete commitment to her own interests manifested in thirty years of compromises even more evident now as she plays both Al Gore and Ken Salazar, just nothing this woman does is bad enough for some people! And that is the power of mass media and mass delusion!

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