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Book: Bush favored cap and trade
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-09-24 | Eric Zimmermann

Posted on 09/24/2009 2:34:26 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

President Bush favored cap and trade, one of this former speechwriters claims in a new book.

In fact, Matt Latimer writes in "Speechless," the President actually ENDORSED the policy in a speech, but no one in the press could figure out what he meant.

Cap-and-trade, which would put a limit on businesses' carbon emissions, barely passed the House this year but has yet to make headway in the Senate. Most Republicans are vocally opposed to it.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: agw; bookreview; bush; capandtax; capandtrade; energy; garbage; globalwarming; latimer; mattlatimer; obamabot; oohahh; rino; rubbish; speechless; tellall; troll
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1 posted on 09/24/2009 2:34:26 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; steelyourfaith
*Ping!*
2 posted on 09/24/2009 2:35:01 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (So many Communists, so little time.)
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To: rabscuttle385

About quite a few issues, Bush was not a good guy. This is one of them, along with immigration policy and the presecription drug debacle.


3 posted on 09/24/2009 2:37:02 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: rabscuttle385

GWBush endorsed cap and trade in a speech and no one knew? Then how do we know he endorsed it?


4 posted on 09/24/2009 2:38:38 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: rabscuttle385
Dubbya did a lot of right things.
But he was on the wrong (RINO) side of a lot of things, too.

Fortunately the things he was on the right side about were the important things.

5 posted on 09/24/2009 2:38:43 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Wall Street types get teary-eyed and start salivating whenever they start thinking about a carbon credits derivatives market....so yes, I suppose someone could convince him its a good idea.


6 posted on 09/24/2009 2:38:49 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rabscuttle385

He had a funny way of supporting it. He didn’t.


7 posted on 09/24/2009 2:39:14 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is BS.

Most of the garbage you post is.


8 posted on 09/24/2009 2:39:46 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: rabscuttle385
Bush always struck me as more of a globalist and a NWO enthusiast than a true conservative, so this is no surprise.

I'll give him credit for protecting our nation from another large-scale attack and lowering taxes, but not much else.

9 posted on 09/24/2009 2:40:15 PM PDT by Deo volente ("Mmm, mmm, mmm...Barack Hussein Obama." God save our children!)
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To: rabscuttle385

That is one reason why he had dismal approval ratings. As I recall most of us were shell shocked by his actions.


10 posted on 09/24/2009 2:41:56 PM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: rabscuttle385
Matt Latimer strikes again.
Hey isn't this the same guy that claimed that Bush had never heard of Sarah Plain before, only it turns out that Bush had actually met Sarah Palin at Alaska Airport when he was on his way to the Beijing Olympics?
What kind of a weasel is this Matt Latimer anyway?
He sounds like a pretty nasty character, who will do anything for money.
Note to self: Never buy any book for this snake oil salesman.
11 posted on 09/24/2009 2:45:48 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: RatRipper

Ill wait till I hear it from him ....no telling what he said about cap and trade..he might have just looked at the possibility ...There is a long way from saying you like something and actually doing it

This guy might sell his book though


12 posted on 09/24/2009 2:46:41 PM PDT by woofie
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To: rabscuttle385
Why am I not surprised that a Connecticut liberal would favor such a nasty thing cast upon America?
13 posted on 09/24/2009 2:47:17 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: rabscuttle385

Bush ate puppies for breakfast while living in the WH.


14 posted on 09/24/2009 2:47:55 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

Nonsense! He opposed that crap. Kyoto is cap and trade.


15 posted on 09/24/2009 2:50:12 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Cedric

Hear, hear!!


16 posted on 09/24/2009 2:52:23 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Magic number = 6)
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To: rabscuttle385

He probley does along with McStupid, socialist pair of nit-wits.


17 posted on 09/24/2009 2:53:15 PM PDT by stockpirate ("I came NOT to bring peace but a sword." - Jesus Christ)
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To: SmokingJoe

TBP is also a Matt Latimer fan: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2341295/posts


18 posted on 09/24/2009 2:56:17 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Magic number = 6)
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To: grobdriver
Fortunately the things he was on the right side about were the important things.

Let's see...He was pro-life, so the judges he appointed were pro-life. That's good. He was pro-military. He built up the CIA from its sorry state, he tore down Gorelick's Wall. He kept us safe for 8 years. He was a decent, good man. His wife was a model First Lady.

Those are undeniably good things. I could enumerate his failings, but I'd be ecstatic to have him back again, instead of this Wrecking Ball in Chief.

19 posted on 09/24/2009 2:56:29 PM PDT by giotto
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To: rabscuttle385
Matt Lattimer shocker! "I'm having George Bush's love child!"
20 posted on 09/24/2009 2:56:36 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: rabscuttle385
Just another book pusher publicist putting out the most outrageous rubbish to generate buzz and drive sales. We Some of us can identify this tactic instantly.
21 posted on 09/24/2009 2:58:14 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: All

Yup...ask any conservative...if they dont tell you bush was a moderate then they arent a conservative...

He got the war on terror right....that I thank him for...


22 posted on 09/24/2009 2:59:15 PM PDT by Crim
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To: rabscuttle385

lol anyone can say anything...this just tells me i dont want to read the book


23 posted on 09/24/2009 3:00:27 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: RatRipper; grobdriver
George W. Bush, like his father, was NOT a conservative.

He fibbed when he said he was, and he did not give proper consideration to conservative policy or individuals in appointments.

Like his father, he believed in big government solving problems, big spending, and the "new world order".

His failure to expose and prosecute Marxist and Islamic subversion and treason is his largest failure in life.

24 posted on 09/24/2009 3:00:39 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: grobdriver
Fortunately the things he was on the right side about were the important things

And what were they , exactly, except for the war ?

Sunsetted tax cuts? Immigration? New Entitlements without paying for them (ie through spending cuts elsewhere?) Balooning deficits ? TARP ? Harriet Meiers? Bailouts? Cap and Trade ?

One exception aside , he was a bigger wimp than his old man.. We need to get somebody in there who is not going to worry about being popular and will do the "right thing", across the board . No more Bushies!

25 posted on 09/24/2009 3:02:24 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: rabscuttle385

That is why I always considered Bush a moderate.


26 posted on 09/24/2009 3:05:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Are you one of those "individual responsibility" people?)
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To: Nonstatist

Don’t blame me...I didn’t vote for Bush in 2004.


27 posted on 09/24/2009 3:05:19 PM PDT by rasl04 (Reagan/Goldwater 2012)
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To: woofie

This may not be precisely the same thing, but I think I did hear him say something about companies being able to trade rights to pollute. My memory is vague on this. I think the Rats have taken the ball and run with it as a way to make mega-bucks off the system and as a means to control the populace. But it fails the litmus test big time:

The RATS like it.


28 posted on 09/24/2009 3:09:16 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Too bad folks lime you and I will not be writing the history books. I cannot disagree.


29 posted on 09/24/2009 3:10:40 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Nonstatist
And what were they , exactly, except for the war?

Yeah, Bush didn't do much except for the part about preventing demon possessed Muslim savages from slitting your throat ear-to-ear as you watched them gang your wife.

Yeah, except for that.

30 posted on 09/24/2009 3:11:06 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: rabscuttle385

Trying to figure out why we should care if he did or not?

Is he curently the President? Senator? Congressman? Governor? Lobbying for its passage? Far as I know the guy is done in politics.


31 posted on 09/24/2009 3:11:17 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: rabscuttle385

Lyndon Baines Bush never saw a situation he didn’t want government involved in and never saw a government program he didn’t want to expand and throw money at.


32 posted on 09/24/2009 3:13:23 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Cedric
Yeah, except for that.

Which Republican candidate would have done less? They all would have been good on foreign policy; (ie . McCain, et al); even that weathervane Romney would have been solid and that faux populist Huckabilly

33 posted on 09/24/2009 3:21:21 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Cedric

I totally agree.


34 posted on 09/24/2009 3:24:31 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: Cedric
except for the part about preventing demon possessed Muslim savages from slitting your throat ear-to-ear as you watched them gang your wife.

Yeah, I'm thankful for that, as are the illegal alien Mexican drug gang bangers who walk across the wide open southern border. They hate the competition.

A conservative would take the fight to the enemy far AND next door.

35 posted on 09/24/2009 3:24:38 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Monumental BS. And Latimer is one sorry slimeball. Proved wrong and lying a million times. For 8 years Dubya was demonized because of his stance on the Kyoto baloney and carbon emissions - even seaquakes and Tsunamis were his fault rememeber? - now he supported cap and trade? Go take a hike.

Will they ever leave that gentleman alone? I have disagreed with him on MANY things - especially the bailouts - but the fact that they’re still trying so hard to make him look bad tells me that he must have gotten the important stuff right, otherwise liberals and the despicable worms like Latimer would not be doing this.

And exactly what post is he running for that we should be concerned about this monumental piece of Latimer BS?


36 posted on 09/24/2009 3:27:27 PM PDT by fabrizio (Restore the Republic!)
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To: Navy Patriot
Amazing: Someone with less class than Nonstatist.
37 posted on 09/24/2009 3:29:59 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: Navy Patriot

he was quite conservative on some things, but not on all things. It would be hard to find examples on the social issues where he was anything but strongly conservative. Economics was was mixed bag. He believed in lower taxes and defended the free market, but did not do well on monetary issues, and certainly not spending. He had conservative principles on foreign policy and military, but there were exceptions.

He was not a small government conservative, that can be said for certain.


38 posted on 09/24/2009 3:41:58 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: rabscuttle385
NO MORE BUSHES!
39 posted on 09/24/2009 3:43:52 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The goal of Liberalism is the complete destruction of Western Civilization.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
NO MORE BRAIN DEAD POSTS!
40 posted on 09/24/2009 3:47:04 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: rabscuttle385

The last few years of Bush was a pure disaster.


41 posted on 09/24/2009 3:49:01 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: RatRipper

I’m not aware of what hie prescription drug policy was or how it was wrong. Please enlighten me.


42 posted on 09/24/2009 3:50:18 PM PDT by Tempest (I believe in the sanctity of life... As long as you can afford it.)
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To: Tempest; RatRipper
I’m not aware of what hie prescription drug policy was or how it was wrong. Please enlighten me.

Medicare Part D.

Another Big Government production brought to you by Bush and the RINO Party.


43 posted on 09/24/2009 3:51:47 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: Nonstatist
And what were they , exactly, except for the war ?

The war, both theaters, was enough.

Everything else is as nothing without the security to be able to argue about them.

The pride in ourselves as Americans, even though the left chipped that away from a majority, was gravy.

44 posted on 09/24/2009 3:59:20 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: rabscuttle385
There ain't no meat on that chicken.
45 posted on 09/24/2009 4:30:08 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama's got those waaaaaahhhhh waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhsssssss!!!!!)
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To: avacado

He never supported carbon taxes, cap and trade, or mandatory carbon limits. He endorsed large investments in nuclear plants, bio fuel subsidies and mandates (a huge policy mistake), and renewable subsidies. I agree with his approach generally. He wanted demonstratable technology developed first before committing to any CO2 reductions. The Chinese and Indian governments are pursuing the same approach although they are stressing massive solar and wind projects, probably boondoggles.


46 posted on 09/24/2009 4:32:34 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: rabscuttle385
That's exactly the essence of the current situation: eight years of a socialist, big-government "Republican" are followed by the presidency of communist "Democrat."

It is little wonder they have much in common: cap-and-trade, open borders, amnesty...

47 posted on 09/24/2009 4:36:49 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: rabscuttle385; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; ...
Thanx rabscuttle385 !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

48 posted on 09/24/2009 4:44:32 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Power is not alluring to pure minds." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rabscuttle385

he kept us safe, didn’t raise taxes...can’t complain


49 posted on 09/24/2009 4:51:43 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Book: Bush favored cap and trade”

Of course he did. Why wouldn’t he?


50 posted on 09/24/2009 5:08:54 PM PDT by Grunthor (Gun toting, Bible thumping Flag waver. According to the left, I am a racist.)
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