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Key senators laud Obama ‘clean energy’ push (RINOs Graham, Lugar join Dems in supporting Obama plan)
Politico ^ | 2011-01-26 | Darren Goode

Posted on 01/27/2011 7:47:47 AM PST by rabscuttle385

President Obama’s call for Congress to pass a mandate that includes both traditional renewable energy sources like wind and solar as well as GOP favorites nuclear and “clean coal” may be the driver needed to bang through the most aggressive and politically feasible means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions on Capitol Hill this Congress.

Obama set a new goal in his speech Tuesday night, calling for 80 percent of U.S. electricity to stem from “clean energy” sources by 2035. “Some folks want wind and solar. Others want nuclear, clean coal, and natural gas,” Obama said. “To meet this goal, we will need them all – and I urge Democrats and Republicans to work together to make it happen.”

The idea of a “clean energy standard” has been batted around in recent years and has received bipartisan interest.

“Outstanding. It’s terrific,” said Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) have proposed the idea and Democrats like Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have shown interest.

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


TOPICS: US: Indiana; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: dicklugar; lindseygraham; rinos

1 posted on 01/27/2011 7:47:51 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

As a Hoosier I say a prayer that we can finally kick Lugar to the curb every time I see a headline like this, which has been more and more common lately.


2 posted on 01/27/2011 7:49:39 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: rabscuttle385

Clean energy is fine and I’m all for it. But it takes time to accomplish it. If we banned the horse when Henry Ford came out with the Model T, we would have put the country out of business. It seems to me that this is what our politicians are trying to do to us now. My real question is....who’s getting all the kickbacks by pushing clean energy on us so fast? There is no other reason I can come up with other than money because it does none of us any good right now.


3 posted on 01/27/2011 7:53:54 AM PST by RC2
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To: RC2
Amen. Meanwhile Drill Baby Drill. Let's use the oil, natural gas and coal and be independent of Mideast oil.
Develop this new stuff as we go, but no subsidies, Please.
4 posted on 01/27/2011 7:58:49 AM PST by UncommonJudge (Captions on for the hearing impaired.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Clean energy gets no cleaner than natural gas..
And since America has a couple thousand years of the stuff domestically ready to use..
NOT A WORD was spoken about natural gas..

Actually we have so much natural gas in some places it must be pumped back into the ground so they can get at the OIL..

Boehner should force these congressmen and senators to learn of this..
Investigate the current energy scams like wind and solar..
With a panel petroleum engineers.. make public the lies and half-truths.. and Utopian energy scams..

5 posted on 01/27/2011 8:03:14 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: rabscuttle385

Lindsey Grahamnesty is one of the biggest weasels in the Republican party, and a great example of what is wrong with it. He needs to be voted out at the earliest possible opportunity (whenever that is).


6 posted on 01/27/2011 8:06:18 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Abathar

Lugar needs to go!


7 posted on 01/27/2011 8:09:57 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: UncommonJudge

If we got off Mideast Oil, it would make the Arabs mad and we can’t have that......according to the White House. Not using our own resources is one of the dumbest things our politicians have done to this country and it needs to stop. Note that no politician is addressing this problem.


8 posted on 01/27/2011 8:10:04 AM PST by RC2
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I’m sure Graham got all wee-wee’d up when he heard nuclear at the SOTU—he’s been crying about that since it wasn’t mentioned in Obama’s first SOTU.

He went right on Greta that night 2009 or the next day and griped.

I agree we need nuclear but I think Graham would support just about any old ugly legislation to get it—that I don’t agree with.

Nuclear is awesome but not so awesome as to overcome all of the really NASTY legislation they want to shove in there with it.

I wouldn’t agree to eat a bowl of chit so that I could have a chocolate-chip cookie—Graham—I’m not so sure.


9 posted on 01/27/2011 8:10:57 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Sicon
Lindsey Grahamnesty is one of the biggest weasels in the Republican party, and a great example of what is wrong with it. He needs to be voted out at the earliest possible opportunity (whenever that is).

Time to start looking what is in his closet. Tinky Winky needs to step down.

10 posted on 01/27/2011 8:12:21 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Abathar

I keep on asking ANY Hoosier I find this question:...You have two really good,conservative, potential WH candidates..Daniels, and Pence...one of them won’t survive the first cut, when the weeding out process begins...so why not get the other to against Lugar. I’d wager that in a poll TODAY of likely GOP voters..both Pence and Daniels would be well ahead of Lugar..


11 posted on 01/27/2011 8:13:27 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: RC2

I saw a report on FOX this am that said GE makes tons from all this green energy stuff. I’m sure a few Congressmen are in their back pockets. It’s just sickening.


12 posted on 01/27/2011 8:14:57 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: ken5050

That is a question a lot of people have been thinking about here, a strait Hoosier ticket of Daniels and Pence has been mentioned also.


13 posted on 01/27/2011 8:18:21 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s gotten to the point that I can pretty much decide the correct stance on an issue by taking the opposite stance of Graham.


14 posted on 01/27/2011 8:20:07 AM PST by youngidiot
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To: Abathar
I've read that there are one or two solid conservative GOP state legislators who are considering a primary run, but I think you're gonna need a bigger "name" to take out Lugar. BTW..will the current LT Gov run for the state house..?

If you post, or come across anymore local stuff on the Lugar situation, kindly ping me..thanks..

15 posted on 01/27/2011 8:32:10 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Sorosians Amongst Us .. The Enemy Within


16 posted on 01/27/2011 8:39:39 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Abathar

It seems as though Lugar has been trying to be more of a RINO lately. He is sure gong to give his primary opponent plenty of ammo. Maybe he wants to lose this time but just won’t retire.


17 posted on 01/27/2011 8:52:07 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: rabscuttle385
These people need to be thrown out of office:

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18 posted on 01/27/2011 8:53:07 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: ken5050
I've read that there are one or two solid conservative GOP state legislators who are considering a primary run, but I think you're gonna need a bigger "name" to take out Lugar. BTW..will the current LT Gov run for the state house..?

Probably not at this point. The current Lt Gov Is Becky Skillman. We'd be lucky to have her as Gov but she's had some health problems lately so that may not happen.

19 posted on 01/27/2011 8:58:47 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: rabscuttle385

Anytime you heard the words “greenhouse gas” your BS detector should go off like a smoke alarm that won’t allow you to shut it off!


20 posted on 01/27/2011 9:00:36 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: rabscuttle385

At least we know who NOT to vote for in 2012..


21 posted on 01/27/2011 9:10:43 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: rabscuttle385

Wonder who wins if Obama forces states to go to nuclear power GE? who else is on the cash wagon?.


22 posted on 01/27/2011 9:12:30 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: dragonblustar; Sicon

My prediction..Graham knows that he will lose a primary next time out. So, he will be Obama’s next SecDef. It’s perfect..allows Obama to claim a bipartisan mantle, gives Graham a graceful exit. He has military experience. It works on every level..Also, GOP won’t object, since Haley will be able to pick a stong conservative replacement.


23 posted on 01/27/2011 10:59:40 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: upchuck

fyi


24 posted on 01/27/2011 11:25:29 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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“Outstanding. It’s terrific,” said Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).

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25 posted on 01/27/2011 11:36:16 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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