A political attack ad running in my state against US Senate hopeful Scott Brown paints him as an evil, money-grubbing lackey of Big Oil. The ad excoriates Brown for not being from here (partly true), and more egregiously for representing the interests of an industry that has zero presence in New Hampshire. The indignant voice in the ad proclaims that Brown doesn’t represent “us” (meaning New Hampshire residents), and then goes on to further attack the oil industry itself.
I am not a Brown supporter and I do consider him to be a carpet-bagger of sorts (a la Sen. Hillary Clinton from “New York”), but the promulgator of the disingenuous attack ad is none other than out-of-state billionaire Tom Steyer and his Nextgen Climate hit squad.
Steyer has pledged to raise and spend at least $100 million this election cycle to defeat any Republican candidate in any state who disputes or is skeptical of the global climate change religion sweeping masses of useless idiots everywhere. Big Climate has become the new fascism, and he is its funding fuhrer. It’s worth noting that Steyer isn’t attacking ANY Democrat climate skeptics.
So who the hell is Tom Steyer? He was born to the silver spoon in NYC, and has led a privileged and cosseted life. He founded Farrallon Capital and as a hedge fund manager made billions working for large institutional clients and high net-worth individuals, the kind of people who quietly manipulate elections and policy decisions far from the view of everyday voters.
The misguided Steyer seems to believe he’s so much smarter than the bulk of humanity, and now that he has conquered the financial markets he has adopted a Messianic need to save the entire world from greedy, carbon producing energy corporations that don’t care if the world becomes a spherical cinder as long as they make their filthy bucks along the way. Thanks heavens for such uncompromising philanthropists…. Oh, wait.
It seems his company made tens of millions of dollars investing in Australian coal mines over the years? And that only AFTER he had made huge profits from carbon energy investments he finally divested himself of them in 2012, in an epiphany of moral disgust?
Please. Scott Brown may be a political carpet-bagger, seeking greener pastures for his ambitions. But the phony Tom Steyer has proven himself to be a moral carpet-bagger and limousine liberal. He’s not “one of us” either – never was and never will be.
Don’t fall for Big Climate’s well-crafted lies in your state.