"When it comes to the management of the Earth, they [the Democrats] are the anti-science ones. We are the ones who stand for science, and technology, and using the resources we have to be able to make sure that we have a quality of life in this country and (that we) maintain a good and stable environment.”
It's not a convincing argument, Rick. You are trying to equate science with Dominionism, and it does not fit. You are trying to argue that God gave us the planet to use as we find convenient (though you refused to use the word "God"), and that there is no way humans are actually capable of doing anything to damage that gift (even though science records many examples of such damage, from the DDT crisis of the 1960s to the near destruction of the global atmospheric ozone layer in the 1980s). Of course, you may not be aware of those actual events, because you are anti-science. Whoops, I said it.
You would like to argue that anyone who can build a drill rig is a scientist. No, that's not science, it's engineering. I am not arguing that oil company engineers are stupid- far from it, they are very bright and talented people who earn their big paychecks. But they are not climatologists, and when they show up on TV ads to argue that what they do has nothing to do with global warming, well, that's anti-science, and they are just trying to protect those big pay checks.
Technological engineering and science research are not the same thing. Often there are amazing technological marvels which flow from basic science research- we use those things every day, cell phones, refrigerators, toasters, microwaves, you name it. But basic science research has also revealed global warming, the deadly effects of DDT on bird populations, and the scary results of atmospheric ozone destruction in terms of crop destruction and deadly skin cancers and damage to the human eye. You want to trumpet the wonderfulness of the first part and totally pretend the second part does not exist. Sorry, not happening.
In essence, you are ignorant of science, you have no desire to remedy that ignorance, and you are parsing your argument in a way that appeals to ignorant voters and seeks to hide it's essential illogic and vacuousness from actual educated voters. So you accuse your opponents, the Dems and the environmentalist community, of the ignorance that you yourself actually exhibit.