You would never know it from their constant moralizing, but the members of America’s cynical, corrupt political class take climate change about as seriously in their private lives as they do COVID: which is to say, not at all.
According to Fox News, world-class hypocrite Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has spent half a million dollars since 2020 on private jet travel, despite giving lectures about a “moral obligation” to lower carbon emissions.
Pelosi spent big on private jet travel
According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records, Pelosi’s campaign paid Virginia private aviation provider Advanced Aviation Team over $437,000 between October 2020 and December 2021. She also paid over $65,000 to a California company called Clay Lacy Aviation.
The speaker, known for her sanctimonious, “prayerful” theatrics, essentially admitted last year that she is part of a cult, describing her concern for the climate as a “religious thing.”
“For me, it’s a religious thing,” she said in November. “I believe this is God’s creation, and we have a moral obligation to be good stewards.”
Clearly, “moral obligations” don’t count for much in Pelosi’s book. Shocker.
The same could be said for Biden’s “climate czar,” John Kerry, who is also known for his fondness of private jets, and President Joe Biden, whose campaign spent more than $15 million on jet travel in 2020.
“Do as I say, not as I do”
Pelosi should be getting along just fine, too, with “Defund the Police” Democrats who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars last year on private security.
Not to be outdone, former President Barack Obama is defying the climate gods by purchasing another beachfront mansion, this time in Hawaii, Fox News noted, after recently throwing a mask-less birthday party in Martha’s Vineyard.
There’s no need to belabor the point by rattling off the countless, well-known examples of “Do as I say, not as I do” behavior of America’s preening, corrupt elites.
For well-connected government shills like Pelosi, Biden, Kerry, and Obama, there is always an “emergency” that requires ordinary people to sacrifice more of their freedoms and tax dollars to a political class that more or less openly hates them.
We’ve seen this with COVID, of course, and there is no reason to expect that Democrats will desist from their climate fixation anytime soon. Pelosi and her powerful friends have an agenda to push.