Scarborough: Opposing Pipelines Is the Left’s Science Denialism

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough tried to flip the “science denialism” charge — usually aimed at Republicans over everything from climate change to evolution to, as of yesterday, vaccination — onto Democrats Tuesday morning, when he wondered whether the left’s opposition to oil pipelines in the face of widespread union support was such an extreme and “alarmist” position that it counted as anti-science.

“I think you can worry about working class voters and say 97% of the scientists are right,” Carville said. “There’s not a real argument in science about this. So you don’t have to be stupid to appeal to working class voters.”

“I’m not suggesting you do,” Scarborough said. “But at the same time when you get the AFL/CIO against you, when you get Teamsters against you because you take extreme positions on pipelines that actually make the environment safer, that’s denying science for your ideological left-wing fundraisers.”

“The number one Republican economic program is a pipeline that would create 35 permanent jobs,” Carville countered. “They number one example is a pipeline that won’t get built. If it did get built, 35 permanent jobs. Give them the 35 jobs.”

“We do agree on [climate change],” Scarborough said. “Now you’ve got to figure out how to implement that into policy.”

Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:

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