Earth Day used to be like Christmas for liberal politicians. They’d all gather around trees, sing songs and air perceived grievances against Mother Earth. Well, maybe it was more like Festivus for liberals, but you get the drift.
They would congregate in large messy groups in parks, repair a trail, plant a tree, or at the very least attend a rally and make speeches about recycling and planting gardens.
Now they can’t even be bothered to do anything but instruct a staffer to tweet something cynical and partisan to benefit the Democrat Party.
On #EarthDay, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting our world and holding its so-called stewards accountable. We won’t let @POTUS, his pal @EPAScottPruitt and their GOP allies in Congress sell our environment to the highest bidder. We must remain united to protect the planet. pic.twitter.com/sfyh4oUGw5
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) April 22, 2018
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who is trailing in the Democratic primary for governor, didn’t participate in any Sierra Club events, but he did announce their endorsement of him. Then he did some virtual littering by trashing Trump.
With Donald Trump and his cabinet of climate deniers attacking our environment every day, it’s up to us to lead the way forward on renewable energy right here in Colorado. Here’s how: https://t.co/Q38qD89oCq pic.twitter.com/MhFM5ONYKg
— Polis for Colorado (@PolisForCO) April 22, 2018
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet recalls that one time he spent time outdoors with family and experienced nature.
Some of my favorite memories are exploring beautiful mountains & lakes in Colorado. It’s up to us to preserve these pristine places for the next generation. Good reminder on #EarthDay for myself & colleagues in both parties to think hard about how we can protect our only planet. pic.twitter.com/9emN99JuWH
— Michael F. Bennet (@SenBennetCO) April 22, 2018
Cary Kennedy, who is leading the Democratic pack in their primary, was MIA. And Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, another gubernatorial contender, gave yet another virtual reality shout-out to the Earth through Twitter.
Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, who is no longer running for governor and does not have a challenger this year, made the rest of his colleagues look like a bunch of slackers who don’t practice what they preach.
— Rep. Ed Perlmutter (@RepPerlmutter) April 22, 2018