Via RonJohnsonForSenate.com, possibly the lamest apologetic ever:
Claim: Johnson believes sunspots are the cause of global warming.So what if Ron Johnson was speaking in "the broader context"?
Truth: Johnson’s quote was used in the broader context of his argument against passing legislation such as cap and trade that would raises taxes and put tens of thousands out of work in Wisconsin. Several reports however focused only on a single remark rather than the true intent of the answer.
* Johnson’s full quote read: "I absolutely do not believe that the science of man-caused climate change is proven. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I think it's far more likely that it's just sun spot activity or something just in the geologic eons of time where we have changes in the climate."
Ron Johnson's "I think it's far more likely that it's just sun spot activity or something just in the geologic eons of time where we have changes in the climate" is clearly a stand-alone proposition. Moreover, when the speaker "absolutely" dismisses the science, then the alleged qualifier "far more likely" becomes superfluous verbiage.
The fact of the matter is, Fox News candidate Ron Johnson does not think about what it is that he is saying. That much is quite evident.
And everybody is always speaking in some "broader context."
See also: Ron Johnson, he is not a crazy, either.
Earlier: How green was Ron Johnson's Arctic island.
And: Ron Johnson's exhalations sucked down by trees.
"Wisconsin, don't let me down. You really want to replace one of the most principled, distinguished Senators, Senator Feingold, with this yahoo? Seriously? All of his answers are straight out of the failed politics of the Bush era — you really want to go back to that?"
"[Nevada's Sharron] Angle is a truly unique talent at creating problems for herself merely by revealing what she really thinks."
Less unique now, given Wisconsin's own Ron Johnson. Backward!