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Getting climate legislation through Senate shapes up as a hard sell for Obama
Kansas City Star ^ | 12/25/2009 | JULIET EILPERIN

Posted on 12/26/2009 4:57:33 AM PST by ricks_place

WASHINGTON | By brokering a climate deal last week in Copenhagen, President Barack Obama has committed himself to a more daunting task: passing comprehensive climate legislation in the Senate next year.

Although many senators — especially key Republicans — have shown little appetite for backing another ambitious bill after the polarizing health care debate, it is clear that enacting legislation to cap the U.S. carbon dioxide output and allow polluters to trade emission permits is essential to delivering on the pledges that Obama made to other world leaders.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bhoenvironment; envirowhackos; globalwarming
Obama's allegiance to the world collective trumps the President's duty to the American people.
1 posted on 12/26/2009 4:57:33 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place

Don’t worry, Harry Reid will simply exempt more states from Medicaid to get this POS through.


2 posted on 12/26/2009 4:59:18 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

What climate deal did Barry broker ?


3 posted on 12/26/2009 5:01:09 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: ricks_place

I think you will find many Dems supporting this as the writing is on the wall for their 2010 election.


4 posted on 12/26/2009 5:01:28 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: pnh102

With the likes of Linseed Grahamnesty helping to find a compromise Ried won’t have to.


5 posted on 12/26/2009 5:02:14 AM PST by quantim
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To: ricks_place; proud_yank; bamahead; Normandy; SteamShovel; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; Darnright; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

6 posted on 12/26/2009 5:02:59 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Don't start the revolution without me.)
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To: ricks_place

All Congressmen who voted for Cap & Trade MUST be removed.

They are either Traitors or simply Too Stupid To Hold Public Office.

Here is the list & how they voted on other key issues.

Updated Congressional Score Card

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2406579/posts


7 posted on 12/26/2009 5:03:15 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
What climate deal did Barry broker ?

Given the liberals' past behavior on such issues, my guess is one that specifically requires that us peons cut back on our lifestyles (i.e. go live in caves) in the name of saving the planet while they continue to live their "high carbon" lifestyles because they are simply "too important" to be subject to the same laws as we are.

8 posted on 12/26/2009 5:08:04 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: ricks_place

Yes. When one is peddling 100% pure bull$hit, it often becomes hard to peddle.


9 posted on 12/26/2009 5:08:58 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: quantim

US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) can be turned away from the dark forces. Have faith.


10 posted on 12/26/2009 5:13:13 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place

Unless he gets it through Congress, President Peace Prize’s “pledges to world leaders” mean as much as the paper his birth certificate is forged on.


11 posted on 12/26/2009 5:25:53 AM PST by drierice
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T-shirt idea: Carbon Positive and Proud of it.


12 posted on 12/26/2009 5:25:58 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: ricks_place
By brokering a climate deal last week in Copenhagen, President Barack Obama...

Dear Juliet, start right off with the big lie you want everyone to believe, then continue with more BS. Oh, and if you can, slip in something about the Olympics coming to Chicago.

13 posted on 12/26/2009 5:45:12 AM PST by CPOSharky (Maybe nuclear winter would cure global warming.)
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To: ricks_place

Remember:
The issue is never the issue.
The issue is control.


14 posted on 12/26/2009 5:49:36 AM PST by Kazooskibum
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To: Kazooskibum

That is the point. I hope you don’t mind if I adopt that as my tagline for a while.


15 posted on 12/26/2009 5:54:23 AM PST by Montfort ("Remember: The issue is never the issue. The issue is control." -- Kazooskibum)
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To: ricks_place
US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) can be turned away from the dark forces. Have faith.

Yeah, but it won't happen until 2014 when we throw him down the stairs and out of office.

16 posted on 12/26/2009 6:41:47 AM PST by upchuck (The plan for 2010: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pray; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; VOTE!)
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To: ricks_place

I think they should run this through in January while they are on a roll. Heck if they can actually get a conference committee on the health care bill they might just add this as an ornament in their final report.


17 posted on 12/26/2009 7:32:56 AM PST by stevem
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Like abusive parents, they tell us they won’t beat us any more, then wham. They will pass everything. Electing more Rino’s won’t stop them either.


18 posted on 12/26/2009 8:58:32 AM PST by Luke21 (USA RIP)
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To: Luke21

So typical that the democraps will continue pushing something that is now proven to be based in a series of gross lies ... democrats are amoral liars, the lot of them. The democrat party is still just a criminal enterprise.


19 posted on 12/26/2009 9:01:31 AM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: pnh102

...which is why they are forever exempting themselves (and their families) from the same draconian rules and regulations the rest of us plebians are forced to live by. Some pigs are just more equal than others.


20 posted on 12/26/2009 9:13:56 AM PST by shezza (A government that gives you everything you want can take away everything you have.)
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To: ricks_place
This guy isn't going to get anything through Congress.

The clock is ticking and time is running out.

21 posted on 12/26/2009 3:23:17 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: ricks_place
Raising taxes on Americans to transfer their money to corrupt Third World kleptocrats is going to be unpopular - even if its marketed as impacting "climate change." Good luck with it.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

22 posted on 12/26/2009 3:54:03 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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