Skip to comments.Obama Climate Czar Has Socialist Ties
Posted on 01/12/2009 6:16:43 AM PST by kellynla
Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.
By Thursday, Mrs. Browner's name and biography had been removed from Socialist International's Web page, though a photo of her speaking June 30 to the group's congress in Greece was still available.
Socialist International, an umbrella group for many of the world's social democratic political parties such as Britain's Labor Party, says it supports socialism and is harshly critical of U.S. policies.
The group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, the organization's action arm on climate change, says the developed world must reduce consumption and commit to binding and punitive limits on greenhouse gas emissions.
Mr. Obama, who has said action on climate change would be a priority in his administration, tapped Mrs. Browner last month to fill a new position as White House coordinator of climate and energy policies. The appointment does not need Senate confirmation.
Mr. Obama's transition team said Mrs. Browner's membership in the organization is not a problem and that it brings experience in U.S. policymaking to her new role.
"The Commission for a Sustainable World Society includes world leaders from a variety of political parties, including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who succeeded Tony Blair, in serving as vice president of the convening organization," Obama transition spokesman Nick Shapiro said.
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You can say this about anyone in the Obama administration. They're all tied to Obama.
Considering the media has been successful in branding Crony Capitalism as a “free market” it’s not surprising that more and more Americans “prefer” Socialism.
I am shocked! SHOCKED! that a “climate czar” would be a socialist.
Actually, show me someone that supports the idea of AGW that isn’t a socialist at heart,
and THEN I’ll be shocked.
THIS is news?
I thought everyone knew by now that virtually EVERYONE who is even peripherally associated with the Obamessiah has "Socialist ties".
Hussein is simply not the president. Period.
Excuse me but the USA just went Socialist. Big time. Once the moochers do not get any freebies who know what they will do.
I plan to refer to him as the Present.
Why are we suddenly calling American officials, “czars”??
Just another small step in the direction of “WEALTH REDISTRIBUION” that this country has signed up for—by electing Hussein.
Our government just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
That's just what we need--more and more bureaucracy. Yep, that is CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN. /s
Present Obama. I like it.
Here’s just another Clintonista—why are we surprised she’s a Commie???
And that they are all associated with Hillary!
“global governance”......Oh yeah!...just what we need with the U.S. taxpayer picking up the tab!
I'm looking in my Constitution for something that empowers the President to put somebody in charge of the weather...
We elected a PRESIDENT with socialist ties, what else should we expect?