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Apr 09 2015

Why Obama Pretends That Global Warming Caused His Daughter’s Asthma

Any politician knows how to tell lies. A skilled politician knows how to exploit his children as props. To make it to the top of the big brown pile, you need to know how to exploit your children to prop up lies:

Doubling-down on his campaign to tie global warming to respiratory illness, President Obama told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that global warming gave his daughter, Malia, asthma when she was a toddler.

Scary stuff, but there’s just one problem for Obama: comments a couple years ago made by his wife Michelle suggest that being in a crowded circus with lots of dust and particles in the air triggered their daughter’s asthma, not global warming. Their daughter also has a peanut allergy, and circuses are usually teaming with peanuts.

What’s one more lie? Add Malia Obama’s former respiratory problems to The List.

The lie didn’t pop out of Obama’s mouth at random. It was part of a campaign.

On Tuesday the White House launched a campaign to illustrate the effects global warming will have on public health, in particular the White House said that global temperature rises will make asthma worse for kids across the country.

Anyone who doesn’t want to sacrifice what’s left of our freedom and standard of living to the debunked global warming hoax can now be denounced as insensitive toward children.

Even when unavoidable climate change brings welcome warmer temperatures, the connection with asthma is tenuous at best:

For starters, the basic argument that warming will make asthma worse — mainly through increased episodes of extreme heat, ground-level ozone and smoke from wildfires — lacks support.

Asthma prevalence has increased in the U.S. while major air pollutants like ozone, particulate matter and carbon monoxide have fallen dramatically, according to government data.

But Obama et al. are hardly likely to let factual reality stand in the way of a contrived disinformation campaign:

“Polar ice caps and the polar bears have become the climate change ‘mascots,’ if you will, and personify the challenges we have in making this issue real for many Americans,” according to an EPA memo from March 2009.

“Most Americans will never see a polar ice cap, nor will most have the chance to see a polar bear in its natural habitat,” the memo reads. “Therefore, it is easy to detach from the seriousness of this issue. Unfortunately, climate change in the abstract is an increasingly — and consistently — unpersuasive argument to make.”

“By revitalizing our own Children’s Health Office, leading the global charge on this issue, and highlighting the children’s health dimension to all of our major initiatives — we will also make this issue real for many Americans who otherwise would oppose many of our regulatory actions,” according to a memo obtained by Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner through a Freedom of Information Act request.

With the media dutifully laboring on their behalf, they will actually be able to convince some idiots that more taxes and regulations will save the children from asthma.

polar bear
Polar bears aren’t working; let’s try asthmatic kids.

On tips from Henry, Bodhisattva, Dean D, and Stormfax.



38 Responses to “Why Obama Pretends That Global Warming Caused His Daughter’s Asthma”

  1. ouch! says:

    Note to Barkulus: Baby’s asthma might be triggered by Daddy’s smoking . . .

  2. ouch! says:

    Note to Barkulus: Baby’s asthma might be triggered by Daddy’s smoking . . .

  3. MicahStone says:

    Using children to promote the lies of socialist extremism: where in hell did OBOZO ever get such an idea?????

  4. MicahStone says:

    Using children to promote the lies of socialist extremism: where in hell did OBOZO ever get such an idea?????

  5. Karin_A says:

    So denounce me as insensitive towards the little darlings. Don’t care. #Hoax.

  6. Karin_A says:

    So denounce me as insensitive towards the little darlings. Don’t care. #Hoax.

  7. Nate says:

    ‘“Most Americans will never see a polar ice cap, nor will most have the chance to see a polar bear in its natural habitat,”’ Beeeeeeeeecause most Americans aren’t going to go to where they are. ‘Cept maybe Alaskans.

  8. Nate says:

    ‘“Most Americans will never see a polar ice cap, nor will most have the chance to see a polar bear in its natural habitat,”’ Beeeeeeeeecause most Americans aren’t going to go to where they are. ‘Cept maybe Alaskans.

  9. KHarn says:

    OZONE is now a pollutant? I thought we were supposed to SAVE the ozone layer. Idiot “progressives” can’t tell the same lie from one day to the next.

    PS: we passed the “point of no return” months ago according to the “experts”; so it doesn’t matter what we do now!

  10. KHarn says:

    OZONE is now a pollutant? I thought we were supposed to SAVE the ozone layer. Idiot “progressives” can’t tell the same lie from one day to the next.

    PS: we passed the “point of no return” months ago according to the “experts”; so it doesn’t matter what we do now!

  11. Disgusted says:

    Obama could do plenty about greenhouse emissions just by promoting nuclear power.

    This is why the EPA is promulgating a new rule which would effectively ban in-situ leach mining of uranium in the USA, the NRC is looking to “harmonize” standards with the EU and make labor in nuclear plants far more expensive, and Moniz’s first act on becoming secretary of Energy was to appoint a chief of staff from the rabidly anti-nuclear UCS.

  12. Disgusted says:

    Obama could do plenty about greenhouse emissions just by promoting nuclear power.

    This is why the EPA is promulgating a new rule which would effectively ban in-situ leach mining of uranium in the USA, the NRC is looking to “harmonize” standards with the EU and make labor in nuclear plants far more expensive, and Moniz’s first act on becoming secretary of Energy was to appoint a chief of staff from the rabidly anti-nuclear UCS.

  13. WMD says:

    If GLOBAL warming caused asthma, wouldn’t we all have asthma?

  14. WMD says:

    If GLOBAL warming caused asthma, wouldn’t we all have asthma?

  15. Mr. Mentalo says:

    They will use any lie, any deception…even their own children…in an endless push to get what they want.

    They are turning your children against you, and very soon the ObamaJungend will be calling the EPA to come and get mommy and daddy deniers.

    This is not a game anymore. Obama and his satanic progressives are out for blood.

    Yours.

  16. Mr. Mentalo says:

    They will use any lie, any deception…even their own children…in an endless push to get what they want.

    They are turning your children against you, and very soon the ObamaJungend will be calling the EPA to come and get mommy and daddy deniers.

    This is not a game anymore. Obama and his satanic progressives are out for blood.

    Yours.

  17. Mark Desade says:

    Barry should have talked with Michelle before going public and lying again:

    She advocates for the same type of simple prevention for others in the same position. “Parents of children with asthma need to know how to reduce the chances of an attack if it happens, and when to go to the hospital. Irritants and allergens in the air, such as smoke, dust mites, pet dander, cockroaches, mold, and pollen, can make attacks more likely. So parents who have children with asthma should keep houses clean of potential triggers.”

  18. Mark Desade says:

    Barry should have talked with Michelle before going public and lying again:

    She advocates for the same type of simple prevention for others in the same position. “Parents of children with asthma need to know how to reduce the chances of an attack if it happens, and when to go to the hospital. Irritants and allergens in the air, such as smoke, dust mites, pet dander, cockroaches, mold, and pollen, can make attacks more likely. So parents who have children with asthma should keep houses clean of potential triggers.”

  19. Roger says:

    Mr obama is a pathological liar. If his lips are moving – He is lying, if his eyes are open, he is lying, He lies about anything and everything at any time and all the time.

  20. Roger says:

    Mr obama is a pathological liar. If his lips are moving – He is lying, if his eyes are open, he is lying, He lies about anything and everything at any time and all the time.

  21. TotallyPeeved says:

    Money bet the kid doesn’t even have asthma. Oh, and smoking like a chimney had nothing to do with it, right ovomit?

  22. TotallyPeeved says:

    Money bet the kid doesn’t even have asthma. Oh, and smoking like a chimney had nothing to do with it, right ovomit?

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  24. Jack Bauer says:

    Damn……those carbon taxes are just so tantalizingly close to the left that they can practically TASTSE them.
    This latest ridiculous connection with Global Warming by Obama is merely one in a whole series of ridiculous claims made lately. The news media (a.k.a. Ministry of Propaganda) has been given the word. “Keep pumping the myth. Run with ANY story. Don’t worry about how ridiculous it may sound— just support the cause! (And for God sakes, don’t call it Global Warming….call it Climate change!)”.

    It used to be, that if someone made a claim about a scientific theory, that the claim would be backed by verifiable, empirical evidence. Today, with the public as dumbed down about science as they are, “consensus” is equivalent to fact based experiments, “claims” are equivalent to correlations, and “correlations” are equivalent to absolute proof.

    All thanks should be given to public (socialized) education…….

  25. Jack Bauer says:

    Damn……those carbon taxes are just so tantalizingly close to the left that they can practically TASTSE them.
    This latest ridiculous connection with Global Warming by Obama is merely one in a whole series of ridiculous claims made lately. The news media (a.k.a. Ministry of Propaganda) has been given the word. “Keep pumping the myth. Run with ANY story. Don’t worry about how ridiculous it may sound— just support the cause! (And for God sakes, don’t call it Global Warming….call it Climate change!)”.

    It used to be, that if someone made a claim about a scientific theory, that the claim would be backed by verifiable, empirical evidence. Today, with the public as dumbed down about science as they are, “consensus” is equivalent to fact based experiments, “claims” are equivalent to correlations, and “correlations” are equivalent to absolute proof.

    All thanks should be given to public (socialized) education…….

  26. Spartan24708 says:

    The kid probably doesn’t even have asthma or at least doesn’t have it any more. This is a ridiculous statement if I ever heard one and quality of medical insurance wouldn’t make a bit of difference in how well a kid was treated. Most people who are uninsured make over 50,000 and have no desire to purchase any. My husa d and I paid the fee and will likely do so again next year since what we would be paying for is worthless. Low income families would get platinum Medicaid coverage so even the worst case of asthma could have a midnight trip to the ER several times a year.

  27. Spartan24708 says:

    The kid probably doesn’t even have asthma or at least doesn’t have it any more. This is a ridiculous statement if I ever heard one and quality of medical insurance wouldn’t make a bit of difference in how well a kid was treated. Most people who are uninsured make over 50,000 and have no desire to purchase any. My husa d and I paid the fee and will likely do so again next year since what we would be paying for is worthless. Low income families would get platinum Medicaid coverage so even the worst case of asthma could have a midnight trip to the ER several times a year.

  28. Jodie says:

    And…

  29. Jodie says:

    And…

  30. Jodie says:

    Sure, Obama is worried about HIS daughter’s asthma. Of course he took away inhalers from our kids – under the guise of “saving the environment”:

    “The Obama administration may have kneed environmentalists in the nuts with its decision to delay a policy rehaul on air quality standards until 2013. But that doesn’t mean that measures aren’t being taken to protect what’s left of the atmosphere.
    That’s right, folks: The U.S. government is rolling up its sleeves and taking on the real enemy. No, not oil and coal processing plants, but rather the children who had the bad luck to grow up living near them, and face of lifetime of wheezing for doing so. Target: asthma inhalers!

    The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that by Dec. 31, all
    over-the-counter, aerosol asthma inhalers will be illegal because of their CFC content. Asthma patients will instead need to use prescription albuterol inhalers, which use ozone-friendly hydrofluoroalkane as their propellant, but which can also cost up to three times the price.”

    http://gawker.com/5843163/obama-takes-green-initiative-snatches-inhalers-out-of-asthmatics-hands

  31. Jodie says:

    Sure, Obama is worried about HIS daughter’s asthma. Of course he took away inhalers from our kids – under the guise of “saving the environment”:

    “The Obama administration may have kneed environmentalists in the nuts with its decision to delay a policy rehaul on air quality standards until 2013. But that doesn’t mean that measures aren’t being taken to protect what’s left of the atmosphere.
    That’s right, folks: The U.S. government is rolling up its sleeves and taking on the real enemy. No, not oil and coal processing plants, but rather the children who had the bad luck to grow up living near them, and face of lifetime of wheezing for doing so. Target: asthma inhalers!

    The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that by Dec. 31, all
    over-the-counter, aerosol asthma inhalers will be illegal because of their CFC content. Asthma patients will instead need to use prescription albuterol inhalers, which use ozone-friendly hydrofluoroalkane as their propellant, but which can also cost up to three times the price.”

    http://gawker.com/5843163/obama-takes-green-initiative-snatches-inhalers-out-of-asthmatics-hands

  32. IMPACT1 says:

    Just a few years ago there was a study in NY many (city) kids were getting asthma and it was linked to cockroaches…

    So, now it’s Global Warming…my, how research changes at t h e drop of a hat especially where there is an agenda…

  33. IMPACT1 says:

    Just a few years ago there was a study in NY many (city) kids were getting asthma and it was linked to cockroaches…

    So, now it’s Global Warming…my, how research changes at t h e drop of a hat especially where there is an agenda…

  34. fjord says:

    If you isolate your children from everything that causes immune system response, your immune system eventually responds to everything as a threat.

    allergies/asthma are more prevalent in urban/suburban areas today because
    1. cockroach excrement is probably the 1. trigger
    2. kids are raised without the exposure to farm animals, hay, dust, and actually play in the dirt.
    3. Your immune system’s first exposure to microbes is thru the birth canal. A large % of kids are born C-section, resulting in not having sufficient gut bacteria.
    4. Since 2000 or so, it’s been drilled into parents heads to avoid peanut butter due to allergies. The result is that MORE kids are allergic to peanut butter than ever. And severely. Because the immune system is unable to differentiate complex proteins in foods from true invaders that cause illness, having never been exposed to any.

    Stop slathering everything with alcohol to kill germs and send your kids out to play and eat some dirt.

  35. fjord says:

    If you isolate your children from everything that causes immune system response, your immune system eventually responds to everything as a threat.

    allergies/asthma are more prevalent in urban/suburban areas today because
    1. cockroach excrement is probably the 1. trigger
    2. kids are raised without the exposure to farm animals, hay, dust, and actually play in the dirt.
    3. Your immune system’s first exposure to microbes is thru the birth canal. A large % of kids are born C-section, resulting in not having sufficient gut bacteria.
    4. Since 2000 or so, it’s been drilled into parents heads to avoid peanut butter due to allergies. The result is that MORE kids are allergic to peanut butter than ever. And severely. Because the immune system is unable to differentiate complex proteins in foods from true invaders that cause illness, having never been exposed to any.

    Stop slathering everything with alcohol to kill germs and send your kids out to play and eat some dirt.

  36. R_of_the_H says:

    I have had asthma for over 50 years, diagnosed at 5 years old,it is not from global warming.
    It is not useful for political posturing to point at those who suffer from the effects.
    Don’t believe this jackass.

  37. 762x51 says:

    I remember way back in the 1970’s when these same assholes were screaming about global cooling. There was no asthma in those days, of course. They wanted to spread soot – aka CARBON, over the arctic ice to allow the Sun to melt it so the Earth would warm up. Then they did a 180 and went with global warming and the sheep lap it up.

  38. 762x51 says:

    I remember way back in the 1970’s when these same assholes were screaming about global cooling. There was no asthma in those days, of course. They wanted to spread soot – aka CARBON, over the arctic ice to allow the Sun to melt it so the Earth would warm up. Then they did a 180 and went with global warming and the sheep lap it up.


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