Skip to comments.Democrats' day of reckoning comes for climate vote (24 Democrats were voted out who supported)
Posted on 11/03/2010 7:49:56 AM PDT by truthandlife
House Democrats who voted for the 2009 bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions dubbed cap-and-tax by GOP opponents had a terrible night.
Over two dozen lawmakers who favored efforts to clamp down on heat-trapping emissions were swept away on Tuesday's anti-incumbent wave, ushering in a new class of Republicans who doubt global warming science and want to upend President Barack Obama's environmental and energy policies.
Democrats who voted for the controversial House climate bill were slaughtered at the ballot box, including Rep. Rick Boucher, the 14-term Virginian who helped broker some of the key deals instrumental to its June 2009 passage. In the Senate, several reliable green advocates also went down to opponents who derided tough new environmental policies.
Come January, Obama will be working with a Congress that will have little appetite for the types of sweeping energy reform he sought over the last two years. With the House in Republican hands, some of the climate issue's most vocal advocates have been dislodged from their powerful perches, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman.
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“several reliable green advocates also went down”.....
Bury them in unmarked graves.....
Yeah, but will Pelosi let them have a second bite of the apple?
It was so much fun voting against Boucher!
His buddy Perriello went down too! Both of them supported Crap & Tax.
Great night in FL, grayson, boyd gone. Rubio, West and Scott in.
STILL HAVE dws in FL cd-20 HELP! I think this was her 4th election and her first one opposed. Thank you Karen Harrington for that more-than-honorable campaign. You gave us hope down here in the heart of rat country (Broward went 2/3 for sink) ugh.
This is great news!
Thanks steely! I hadn’t even thought about this aspect of the election results.
The Lame Duck Democrats are going to steal everything that isn’t nailed down.
Since they just got fired, why even have a “non-emergency” session?
What’s going to happen in the Lame Duck session , that is the fear now. What have they got to lose?
RFK Jr.’s Five Year Plan
We The People have spoken.
One House "republican" who voted for cap and tax did alright. He is the new senator elect from Illinois, Mark Kirk.
"republican, that is, unless he's already switched parties this morning.
“..Bury them in unmarked graves.....”
Au contraire...bury them in WELL-MARKED graves, so that when passersby feel the inexorable tug of Nature upon the distended bladder, they’ll know EXACTLY where to sprinkle some “liquid sunshine campaign donations”...you know, to “give a little something BACK” to the Dems for all they’ve done for us...
Can anyone validate that this was an "anti-incumbent" wave? Did GOP incumbents get tossed out in proportionate numbers to Dem incumbents? If so, I'll accept the premise. Otherwise, let's not allow the media to frame the results in such a way. While I agree with the view that this was not a sloppy kiss to the GOP, it was definitely one of the following: 1. Anti-incumbent 2. Anti-Democrat 3. Anti-Obama.
Stinker of a night in California the stuck on stupid elected a union trained monkey (Brown) and a bimbo (Boxer).
all are dining with Polonius