Skip to comments.Obama pledges to attack global warming
Posted on 02/11/2008 6:37:33 PM PST by pissant
Sen. Barack Obama promised to cut greenhouse gases during a pair of speeches today in College Park, Maryland, and Baltimore.
Obama, a Democrat seeking his party's nomination in tomorrow's (2/11/08) Maryland primaries, didn't tiptoe around the issue of climate change. Three times during a speech before about 20,000 enthusiastic supporters at the University of Maryland's Comcast basketball arena, he insisted the time has come for action. "We cannot wait to stop global warming," Obama said. "We cannot wait to fix this country."
He pledged to put mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions from industry. And he talked about it often enough to imply it was one of his top priorities, along with getting the U.S. out of Iraq by the end of 2009, extending health insurance to all Americans, preventing insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions, raising fuel efficiency standards for all vehicles to 40 m.p.g., fixing up crumbling schools and improving America's standing in the world by using more diplomacy to deal with our enemies.
(Footnote: my favorite line during his College Park speech was when he said his enemies were trying to smear him as a "hopemonger." That's funny. He's unlike Cheney and Bush, who are -- in Obama's view -- fearmongers. I guess if you're going to mong something, you might as well mong something with good P.R., like hope. "Warmonger" doesn't sound good. I guess he could try "joymonger" or "lovemonger" or "raisetheminimumwagemonger," but these might not make him sound like a serious candidate.)
During an even rowdier rally with 10,000 supporters at the First Mariner Arena in downtown Baltimore today, Obama said he favors "an environmental protection agency that believes in environmental protection." (Perhaps that's an obvious point, but it was a jab at Bush,
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That brings me sooooo much comfort.
Oh, sure, now you’re on to your first love, O’bama!
What does the Koran say about “global warming,” Hussein?
The cult keeps growing. It used to have only a handful of adherents. Now most RINOs attend its worship services.
I think he ought to NUKE it. ;)
tip of the obama iceberg.
My pet rock will handle it, it took care of Y2K didn’t it?
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Save me Hussein!
What’s he going to do? Blow on the Sun?
Demonkats won't attack terrorists, but By Gawd, they will sure as hell attack wobal glarming for us!
Don't attack ME, bro!
Hey, Obama!! Come to Minnesota and tell me aaaalll about it.
Now, it is 11F outside.....
Save us, save us all from Global warming!
What a moron!
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