26 Oct '12, 3am

GOP to South Dakota: Don't Vote for the Climate Change Guy (Video)

Listen up, South Dakota. What kind of a person do you want representing you in Congress? Some scientist who studied the environment and went to Europe and worked with the U.N. ? Or do you want someone who was once voted "outstanding young farmer of the year," and totally never leaves South Dakota? Tough call. Identity politics are fucking weird. Ignore the fact that this ad, produced by the South Dakota GOP in support of Congressional candidate Kristi Noem, constantly veers into self-parody. Look at its message. This isn't even an attack ad, really, it's just: The other guy is brainy and travels a lot and he's not like you . Because climate science and Europe. And here's the GOP's case for Noem: she farms. She has a family. And she hasn't left South Dakota much. That's pretty much it. Thanks to the work of these guys , it assumes that "cap and trade" and "environmental stu...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/gop-south-...

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