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Posted on 05/23/2007 7:26:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
McCain Sides With Leading Dems on Global Warming By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Staff Writer May 23, 2007
(CNSNews.com) - A panel discussion on global climate change Tuesday found Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) staff agreeing with representatives for the leading Democratic presidential contenders. A cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, they agreed, is the most promising solution to "global warming."
A cap and trade system would involve limits or caps (lower than current levels) on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced by polluters like power plants. But companies able to cut their CO2 output at a low cost would be able to sell their left-over pollution permits to companies facing higher costs.
John Raidt, a policy advisor to McCain, said during a discussion at the left-leaning Brookings Institution that the Arizona Republican is a "foremost proponent of carbon cap-and-trade."
Raidt said McCain supports a cap-and-trade system above taxes on carbon emissions because "cap-and-trade is a market-driven, proven way."
The position put McCain in league with leading Democratic contenders - Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina - whose policy advisors also participated in the discussion.
Representatives for the three Democrats said they all support a carbon cap-and-trade system.
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Congratulations McCain, you just killed whatever slim shot you might have had at winning the Republican nomination in 2008. How does it feel?
It does get old.
And in doing so, he will lose what he craves next to the most: The Republican nomination.
Wow, now that’s HOW many issues that he’s betrayed conservatives on?
Campaign Finance / Free Speech
War on Terror / Interrogation of Terrorists
Immigration / Amnesty
‘Well, he’s going to get what he craves most: Enemedia approval.’
Yep. McCain is a cult of personality, whose supporters are in the MSM, which in the end wouldn’t vote for him over a Democrat if you held a gun to their collective heads.
The only person that doesn’t realize this is John McCain, which is why he can’t be in the Whitehouse. Anyone that stupid is flat out dangerous as President.
McCain-Feingold killed any chance for hime in ‘08 as far as I’m concerned.
Looking at the Republican field and the Democrat field. McCain stands a better chance running against Obama and Hillary in the primary. So a few very subtle changes and wha-la McCain is a Democrat.
Why is he wasting his time and money running for the Republican nomination? I am beginning to think he has lost it.
McCain is a Dem. I just wish those that support him would admit that they are also Dems as well.
Arrrr Maties...global warming will bring the fierce hurricains and we pirates will have to baten down the hatches to stay afloat...Arrrr.
I thought Rudy was winning, but McCain's still hanging in there...
Could have stopped right here in title.
McCain Sides With Leading Dems.
Just wait for fifteen years. McCain will still be in the Senate and he will make Byrd sound like a genius.
This “cap and trade” nonsense is the basis of the Kyoto accords. It is just a worldwide income redistribution scheme. We have to pay the backward countries for their carbon “credits” in order to keep our economy functioning. It is such a scam.
Nothing this non-principled opportunist does "kills" his Presidential campaign. He still maintains some type of support with the Republican base. WHY in the world is that?
They’ll be vying for floor time. LOL
The cap and trade system depends on the “price or tax” that they level on CO2 emissions. The latest UN report said the price should $20 to $100 per tonne.
To put that into perspective, a new larger-scale conventional coal-fired power plant would emit about 4 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
If they are going to slap a tax on a new coal power plant of $80 million to $400 million per year, how the heck are we going to build any new power plants to meet growing electricity demands.
Answer: “You don’t get it, we are asking you to live in the stone age, or conserve your energy usage as if you were living in the stone age, you dummy.”
The same principle applies to every other new industrial plant.
“I am beginning to think he has lost it.”
McQueeg HAS lost it! And it is only a matter of time until he loses it big time in public, ala Dr. Dean. McInsane is old and unstable. Someone is going to push one of his crazy buttons in public, and he will explode.
John is about a close to being a republican as I am to being pregnant.
McCain didn’t side with them...he is one of them.
There’s a certain pleasure in watching McCain destroy himself.
He used to say this sort of thing and get wonderful coverage by the MSM, pretending to fawn all over him. Now he says it, and they ignore it. Only the conservatives notice it, and grit their teeth.
As for the MSM, they’re waiting for their next instructions from hillary. McCain is last year’s news.
I vote to kick AZ out of the union.
Maybe he and Newt Gingrich can run on a ticket together.
A cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, they agreed, is the most promising solution to “global warming.”
These people just don’t have a clue. Not a F’n clue.
And they are running our country.
What makes you think Byrd isn’t going to get more senile, retire or expire in the next 15 years?
As if McPain needed another nail in his coffin.
Cap-and-trade is a SCAM intended to extend Federal Government and UN power over our lives, reduce our standard of living and enrich Gore and his friends. Why would anyone who wants to be President of the United States support a policy so damaging to the people of the country he wants to lead?
Go home John, your time has passed..
I think he is going to try to run with that idiot Bloomberg out of New York.
He’s lost his mind.
As I understand cap-and-trade it is not a tax per se. You have to buy "credits" from those who own them via some sort of brokerage system. This means that Government (US and UN in our case) can "award" their friends with "credits" for doing anything they they view as beneficial to the environment - plant a tree and earn a credit, for example.
Isn't it obvious that this would lead to massive corruption and huge brokerage fees and would do nothing for the environment?
Yup, McNut is just that, a real sick nut case. I suspect that after he looses the nomination that he will change party.
He’s dead, Jim (well...his candidacy, at least.)
Supporting Presiden’t Bush’s tax cuts...
He didn’t/doesn’t support the tax cuts?
He’s a Democrat, through and through.
No, I do not want him to retire. I want him to explode in a fit right on TV in prime time when he doesn’t get what he wants: the nomination. I can’t wait. THis time I hope they take him kicking and screaming off the stage. Popcorn is purchased, brand new popper sitting in the box waiting, and the cokes are on ice. Bring it on.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE (in my best Gomer Pyle voice).
Looks like he can at least count on aRnold’s support in the California primary.. add him to the list of dems he stands with.
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The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007)
1 hr 15 min 58 sec - Mar 17, 2007
Average rating: (609 ratings)
Description: What’s the truth about Global Warming? Global Warming is indeed real, but does it have more to do with the natural cycles of the Sun rather than Man-made C02? “We’ve almost begun to take it for granted that climate change is a man-made phenomenon. But just as the environmental lobby think they’ve got our attention, a group of naysayers have emerged to slay the whole premise of global warming.” http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/G/great_global_warming_swindle/
I’ve been passing this video (or links to it) on to people for a while now.
Sorry. I was so impressed with it I felt I had to pass it on also. Great minds think alike, Huh?
He has good bloodlines....hard to tell now.