In 2004, Republican Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina won 85 percent of the primary vote in the most conservative district of arguably the most conservative state in the union.
Six years later, he received only 29 percent of the vote in the primary and was ousted from office by the Tea Party’s candidate. Why this precipitous fall from grace? It was his public declaration that the global warming threat was real and demanded prompt attention.
The irony, in Inglis’ view, is that the solution for addressing climate change is a conservative one, and accordingly, conservatives are best equipped to implement it. …read more
Source: Huffington Post Green