Harry Reid’s obsession with the Koch brothers has made him a figure of fun, but frankly, it has gotten past the point where anyone is laughing. After Reid’s foray onto the Senate floor today, his family, friends and colleagues should be concerned about his mental health. This clip is only 30 seconds long, but it speaks volumes about Reid’s state of mind:
“Pollution” isn’t causing global warming, the Koch brothers are not the “two richest people in the world,” and the idea that the brothers are somehow one of the “main causes” of climate change is delusional, even if you buy into the anthropogenic global warming theory. The U.S. is not the main emitter of CO2–China is–and within the U.S., Koch Industries is far down the list of CO2 emitters. Koch doesn’t do any coal mining or oil extraction, to my knowledge, and it doesn’t own power plants. No doubt refineries emit some CO2, as do all manufacturing operations, but Koch Industries is not one of the major emitters in the United States, let alone the world.
You know who would be far higher on the list? The Democrats’ number one donor, Tom Steyer. As we wrote here, the billionaire hedge fund manager has invested an estimated $1 billion to $2 billion in developing and expanding coal mines and coal-fired power plants in Asia and Australia. If you buy the anthropogenic global warming theory (I don’t), Steyer has a lot more to do with heating the planet than the Koch brothers.
But applying logic to anything that comes out of Harry Reid’s mouth is more or less pointless. The man needs help, not deconstruction.