Stupid Candidate Tricks: Gary DeLong Denies Science of Climate Change. On video.

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Cambodia flooding, Nov. 2011, from NASA

CA-47, where Gary DeLong is challenging Alan Lowenthal, has an especially large population of Cambodians and Vietnamese.  (This NASA photo shows flooding in Cambodia in Nov. 2011.)  Lowenthal believes that climate change, which threatens both of these countries (as well as Orange County) is real and demands U.S. response. DeLong denies that there is clear scientific evidence for it.

Well, it’s not like Long Beach’s Belmont Shore is near the water anyway ….

Yep, seriously: here is CA-47 candidate Gary DeLong — AND NOT AN ACTOR PRETENDING TO BE HIM — denying the scientific evidence on climate change at a public forum:

This guy wants to be a legislator, sent from an educated and scientifically advanced state, of the most powerful country in the world. By Grapthar’s Hammer, this dude is teh dumb!

By the way: Cambodians in Long Beach — I know that those in your home country are extremely concerned about rising sea levels flooding your coastal areas; you should understand that Gary DeLong thinks that you’re just overreacting. Vietnamese here in OC — you have some coastal areas of your own that you’re concerned about, don’t you? This guy’s going to let the problem get worse. Amazing. Look for Vietnamese language ads to come out against him soon. The rest of the world outside of his district — including, say, Seal, Huntington, Newport and Laguna Beaches — can’t be quite as unconcerned as he can.

For those of you who are keeping track, this means that this one below is now only the second-most embarrassing Gary DeLong video of the year.

(That’s the video where he grabs away a woman’s cell phone for taking video after a candidate forum had ended.  DeLong’s staff start going berserk on her at a little after the 4:40 point in the video, when he is asked a question about Prop 30, and call a cop to remove her.  Hilarity ensues.  If you haven’t heard the whole thing, the antics by these adults in Gary DeLong’s employ are amazing.  Embarrassing, even — one would think.  But still not as bad as denial of climate change!)

About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Runs for office sometimes, so far to offer a challenge to someone nasty who would otherwise have run unopposed. Someday he might pick a fight intending to win it rather than just to dent someone. You'll know it when you see it. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. A family member works part-time as a campaign treasurer. He doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he hated. He does advise some local campaigns informally and generally without compensation. If that changes, he will declare the interest. He also runs a less frequently published blog called "The Brean," for his chosen hometown, where he is now fighting with its wealthiest and most avaricious citizen-donors. This just seems to be his way.