After health, Obama allies zero in on climate

obama-200From Breitbart News:

After a hard-fought victory on health care reform, President Barack Obama’s allies in Congress are pledging to move forward on climate change — but some environmentalists remain skeptical.
Twenty-two Democratic senators have signed a letter calling for climate legislation within the year, although some observers question whether the White House will want another divisive vote as November midterm elections approach.Senator John Kerry, the chief architect of climate legislation, said White House officials can now “pour their energy and attention” into the issue after Sunday’s down-to-the-wire vote on expanding health care coverage.

“In the wake of health care’s passage, we have a strong case to make that this can be the next breakthrough legislative fight,” the Massachusetts Democrat argued on Monday.

“Climate legislation is the single best opportunity we have to create jobs, reduce pollution and stop sending billions overseas for foreign oil from countries that would do us harm,” Kerry said.

“If we sell those arguments, we’ve got a winning issue on jobs, on security and on public health. This can happen.”

Read the rest at Breitbart News.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Mmmmmuuuuuwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhaaaaaa!

    The Socialst monster marches on. Hide your women and children!

  • paul wenum

    Trust me, it’s coming. The off shore oil exploration statement is a door opener. Alinsky is alive and well. Tell them what they want to hear and then stick it to them, obviously in a subtle manner of course. It’s coming. Just a matter of when.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Washington’s conventional wisdom for explaining the intensity of GOP obstructionism toward Obama
    breaks down one of two ways: either it’s a philosophical disagreement over the role of government or
    a desperate need to stay in line with a radicalized right-wing base.

    But there is another way to view the GOP political strategy, as neither principled nor reactive to the rantings
    of Tea Partiers, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. It is that the Republicans are following a playbook that has
    evolved over more than four decades, to regain power by sabotaging Democratic presidents.

    In this analysis, the Republicans believe they can reclaim the lucrative levers of national authority by making the
    country as ungovernable as possible while a Democrat is in the White House, essentially holding governance
    hostage until they are restored to power. Then, the Democrats are expected to behave as a docile opposition
    “for the good of the country” (and usually do).

    The “destroy Obama” game plan tracks most closely with Newt Gingrich’s strategy for undermining Bill Clinton
    16 years ago. But today’s strategy also traces back to Nixon’s sabotage of LBJ’s Vietnam peace talks in 1968
    and Reagan’s October Surprise gambit against Carter’s Iran hostage negotiations in 1980.

    In all four cases – covering the last four Democratic presidencies – the Republicans did not behave as a loyal
    opposition but rather as a single-minded political enemy that viewed the White House as its birthright and
    Democratic control of the Executive Branch as illegitimate.

  • paul wenum

    I think you had better re-read the facts going back before you make your “opinions” known. Fact is a little different than an opinion. Damn, I forgot, Alinsky didn’t believe so, nor teach you same. Damn, he was a good instructor wasn’t he? My mentors taught me to listen, learn and us the knowledge gained, not to chastise, demean, dishonor, nor disrespect your adversary. If wrong, correct yourself, if right, never back down!! Times are a changing.

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