June 22nd, 2011
11:32 AM ET

Gore: Obama has 'failed'

Former vice president and environmental advocate Al Gore sharply criticized President Obama's "failed" approach to global warming Wednesday.

"President Obama has thus far failed to use the bully pulpit to make the case for bold action on climate change," Gore wrote in a "Rolling Stone" article published online.

Although he acknowledged the political difficulty in taking a stand on the issue, Gore said the president has facts to back up his opinions.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    No, Gore: you have failed to correctly analyze the Global Warm–uh, Climate Change situation, and to make as much money from it as you might have made.

    June 22, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • U-Turn

      Give teh man credit though, I mean, he did invent teh interwebs. 😛

      June 22, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

      Good grief, Joey, you said it all!

      June 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Obama's approach has been pragmatic.

    June 22, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Obama's approach has been the same in every department: pathetic.

      June 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CSnSC

    Manbearpig

    June 22, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • U-Turn

      Excelsior!

      June 22, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Manbearpig

    Is this guy being serial?

    June 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • U-Turn

      Only if it is pertaining to molten lead.

      June 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. michaelfury

    “The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no place in the endeavor of science.”

    – Carl Sagan

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/between-us-and-the-enveloping-darkness/

    June 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ellis-Panama

    Everyone's a critique

    June 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. George Patton

    Yes, Barack Obama failed bigtime and I don't mean just in global warming,either. He could have had us out of both Afghanistan and Iraq had he chose to do so. Instead, he sent over 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and we still have 56,000 troops in Iraq and the violence goes on there. Moreover, we're now fighting in both Libya and Yemen for no good reason at all.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      Good posting, George. This freak Barack Obama has got to go, but the trouble is, is that too many people are too ignorant to vote him out of office. Sadly enough, the Republicans don't have anybody who's willing to say no to the MIC either except for Ron Paul who won't be nominated. The MIC(military-industrial-complex) has a stranglehold on this country whether we like it or not!!!

      June 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RuffNutt

    Good post Ellis,thank you.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT

    @FAKEY..LAME...

    June 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. CSnSC

    Sometimes you want to get higher,sometimes you gotta start low. Some people think you gotta die some day. I got news, ya never gotta go.
    Ted Nugent

    June 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tammie Martin

    People will do/say anything just to highlight their own hidden agenda. How about a united front?

    June 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pop

    All of people are crazy their is a reason for everything including wars and tying your shoes we little people are the ones who will never understand thats why we are called citizens and not people who talk to the potus everyday during briefings it aint suppose to make sense to CITIZENS

    June 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canadian Genius

      Was that your head that went "pop"?

      June 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    Gore can't speak about "failing". The guy who taught him about Global Warming in the first place admitted it was false and a hoax.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Thank you, Cesar.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Oh. It was Ellis.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
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