Skip to comments.A President Adrift
Posted on 09/03/2011 6:35:35 PM PDT by lbryce
More dispiriting news, this time about the White House overturning the EPAs proposed new rules on smog. That comes a few hours after the jobs report from Friday morning, one of the bleakest yet. And it comes a few days in advance of what everyone expects will be a small-thinking, modest, blah jobs speech by the president. Its not only getting to the point where its getting hard to see him winning reelection. Its getting to the point where its hard to imagine people taking him seriously for the remaining 14 months of his current term.
The smog decision is a real low. The story behind this includes the fact that, as Brad Plumer reports environmental groups were going to file a lawsuit in 2009 about Bush-era ozone rules, and the Obama administration told them, in effect, Wait, dont hassle us with a lawsuit, were going to propose stricter rules soon. So the stricter rules were proposed, and the White House has now said, Sorry, changed our mind.
We cant calculate yet how this will reverberate through the environmental world, but we can imagine. This is the kind of thing that sticks with people. A promise was made and broken. And you know how partisans say sometimes in anger that wed have been better off with the other guy? They say it for effect and dont actually mean it. But in this case, its literally true. Bush-proposed standards in 2008 were tougher than the 1997 standards under which companies will now operate. I doubt environmentalists will forget this one.
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They live under the fallacy of “If you can dream it you can do it”. Their constant belief in “we can do the impossible” leads them to strive for a Utopia. Their arguments are always some version of “Well, we may not be able to achieve Utopia but we should at least try!” They do not, will not, and can not see the effects of their strive for Utopia. To them, reaching Utopia means any amount of suffering is acceptable.
We know that is completely insane but when you press any leftist on any statist BS the crux of any of their arguments always - always - boil down to “The government should do (x) because they can and it will help the people” with not a thought or care in the world given about those who are hurt by doing (x).
Zer0, be a Mensch and resign.
No, you thought that the media blowing smoke, covering their eyes and ignoring problems would continue to fool everybody after he was in office as well as before. Because , even though your piece is basically a hate-filled attack on Republicans, the old magic just isn't there. You lying suck up.
Of course, if he doesent get reelected the Left will descend on the house of Obozo like insane locust.
Obama’s a worthless joke and the ME is falling apart
Things are ramping up worldwide and we have a complete fool in charge for at least 17 months
The world is going to be such a mess in Jan 2013 I don’t know if we can ever recover
Somebody connected some dots.
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