On ABC News, Senator Marco Rubio made a lot of news by saying he didn't believe climate change was caused by mankind so there was nothing we could do to stop it.
"But let me get this straight," Karl interrupted. "You do not believe human activity -- C02 -- has caused warming to our planet?"
"I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientist are portraying it," Rubio said. "And I do not believe the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it. Except, it will destroy our economy."
This caused quite a stir in the political landscape since most normal thinking people and all of the scientists believe just the opposite. Enter Joe Scarborough on his morning MSNBC show. He defended Rubio's climate change denying vociferously, but not by agreeing with his Neanderthal positions since he does believe in climate change, but by bringing in a different argument altogether. Those would be job killing regulations and Al Gore-overreaching-Democrats. Mika was not amused.
Scarborough said Monday on "Morning Joe" that while he does believe human activity plays a role in climate change, he agrees with Rubio's point that "job-killing regulations" aren't necessary to combat it. He also argued that Democrats overreached on the issue of climate change -- particularly former Vice President Al Gore, whom he called a "televangelist" for climate science.
"Why are we talking about Al Gore?" Brzezinski asked. "If it was someone more substantial we should talk more. But it was Marco Rubio playing to the base, I suggest we move on. What do you think?"
"I disagree. I think Marco Rubio could be very significant in 2016," Scarborough responded.
"Well, he could be, if he would actually answer a question without the fear of the base eating him alive," Brzezinski said.
"It was a long road to defend him there, think about that one," she added. "It took you five minutes to explain why Marco Rubio was okay in his answering and he wasn't. It was a bad answer."
Morning Joe tried to make it appear that most Republicans do believe in climate change and that it is man-made, but they don't want to kill jobs. If that's true, then why would The Scar not call out Senator Rubio for believing in a fantasy? Wouldn't that disqualify him as a presidential candidate right from the start?