Rick Santorum, during a campaign stop in Ohio, criticizing liberals and environmentalists that he believes are putting “Earth above man.”
Santorum made similiar comments during a recent campaign stop in Colorado, in early February, where the candidate was quoted as saying, “we were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth’s benefit.”
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Newt Gingrich, during a debate with famed paleontologist Jack Horner, over the feeding habits of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Horner argued that the Tyrannosaur, despite popular belief, was actually one of many scavenger dinosaurs. Gingrich disagreed, and replied with the above statement.
The quote is back in the news cycle after comments Gingrich made during a campaign rally on Saturday, at a Coca Cola bottling plant in Atlantic, Iowa. During the event, Gingrich cited his credentials as an “amateur paleontologist” when asked why he did not believe in global warming.
The former Speaker of the House elaborated, “I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the earth’s temperature over a very long time. I’m a lot harder to convince than just by looking at a computer model.”