Al Gore has managed to convince most Americans that global warming is a serious problem. He has gone on an elongated mission culminating in his masterpiece of propaganda entitled an “An Inconvenient Truth.” There is one major theme that he attempts to purport through all of this: no credible sources disagree with his position.
Ask Dr. Richard Lindzen of Harvard University who testified in front of Gore's senate committee back in the 1980's. Even then, Gore attempted to browbeat Dr. Lindzen into supporting his hypothesis about global warming. He has a perverse need whereby no one asserts a contradictory position. Gore has built on that for almost twenty years, even though there is a large body of credible individuals who assert that facts do not support Gore's theories. This is probably why he has never agreed to debate anyone on the matter.
Now his tactics have seeped into the liberals' playbook as they have taken over the levers of government. Instead of just asserting their position and attempting to win support of the majority of Congress and their constituents, they are following the Gore Plan and stating no credible opposition exists to their policy positions.
Listen to Tom Daschle on health care reform. He is President-elect Obama's choice to run Health and Human Services (HHS) and apparently his point man for effecting change to our health care system. Mr. Daschle stated that things have changed since the 1990's. Now there is no opposition to universal health care, states our incoming Secretary of HHS. It may be couched in other terms like “reform,” but clearly Daschle wants a government-run health care system. He is in the process of deriding the current system without defining clearly what will replace it because on its own it cannot be sold. You will see other liberals embrace his mantra that there is no credible opposition. He has adopted this tactic for two reasons. The first is because of the weakness of his position and the second is to dupe others into believing in his plan and blindly supporting it.