Carly Fiorina slammed by Jerry Brown
Carly Fiorina’s false narrative about California’s preparedness for a drought was not taken kindly by Governor Jerry Brown. She claimed liberal politicians did not build the infrastructure to mitigate it. Really?
Chuck Todd asked Carly Fiorina about climate change making the drought worse. Her answer was interesting and accusatory. “You know what has also made it worse? Politicians,” Carly Fiorina said. “Liberal politicians who stood up for forty years as the population of California doubled and said you cannot build a new reservoir and you cannot build a new water conveyance system. And so for forty years, 70% of the rainfall washed out to sea. That’s pretty dumb when you know you are going to have droughts every single year or every three years.
Chuck Todd then told her that he posed the question and Fiorina’s accusation to California Governor Jerry Brown. It turned out Jerry Brown would have none of the deflective false narrative. “I have never heard of such utter ignorance, “Jerry Brown said. “Building a dam won’t do a damn thing about fires or climate change or the absence of moisture in the ground and vegetation in California. So I think these people, if they want to run for president, better do kind of 8th grade science before they make any more utterances.”
Carly Fiorina was taken aback. She claimed it was a lot of insults but she made no sense. Was she not the one that first called California liberals dumb? She continued with silly comments about firefighters and more water as if what is being dropped on fires today is sand. The disingenuousness of her words is more pronounced given her party’s resistance to any tax for any cause as well as their new aversion to any infrastructure spending. She should recall that President Ronald Reagan played a role in drying up the funds that would otherwise be used to build dams.
What Jerry Brown did is important. One must not allow today’s lies to become tomorrow’s false truths. In this case it is not about dams. It is about conservation. It is about efficient use of a scarce resource. It is about climate change.