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House Oversight Panel's Hearing Plan Could Signal GOP Shift On Climate
Power-eng ^ | 2/19/13

Posted on 02/24/2013 1:58:02 PM PST by Libloather

House oversight panel Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has agreed to Democrats' request to hold one or more hearings on economic risks from climate change, but while the decision appears to be a significant break from House GOP leaders' opposition to climate hearings it is unclear whether it will change other committees' reluctance to hold such hearings.

Given the uncertainty over the fate of climate change hearings in the Republican-controlled House this year, Democrats are launching a new “Safe Climate Caucus” with a strategy of daily speeches to pressure GOP leadership into addressing climate. The caucus “is banding together to end the conspiracy of silence in the House of Representatives about the dangers of climate change,” said House energy panel ranking member Henry Waxman (D-CA).

Issa's decision to begin hold hearings on the risks from climate change is in response to a request by oversight panel ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), which he submitted after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) listed potential fiscal liabilities from climate change as a “high risk” area in need of major reform.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: caucus; climatechange; demagogicparty; globalwarming; gop; house; partisanmediashills; sequester
The hoax continues.
1 posted on 02/24/2013 1:58:11 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
I think this is a good move.

It's time to air out the opinions before the public...both sides.

Subpoena their best Al Gore-type proponents...then get the real scientists in and knock down all their arguments.

2 posted on 02/24/2013 2:02:54 PM PST by what's up
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To: Libloather

Will there be one issue that the Pubbies don’t “compromise” on ??

How many surrender flags do they keep in the closet ??


3 posted on 02/24/2013 2:03:40 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Libloather

RINO TRAITORS


4 posted on 02/24/2013 2:16:39 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Road Glide

I don’t know how many they got but I hear they are exclusively manufactured in and imported from France.


5 posted on 02/24/2013 2:17:40 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: what's up
It's time to air out the opinions before the public...both sides.

I disagree. Congressional hearings are not for airing out opinions and getting to the truth. They are for political power plays, media sound bites, and masking of the truth with manufactured drama. The Democrats are masters at this, and they have the media to help them. The Republicans cannot play in this league and they have no help from the media.

The Democrats will win points with the public in spite of bad science, and global warming (climate change) will be revived as a political cause. Issa did a fair job in the Fast and Furious investigation, and yet nothing has come of it. If you can't nail them with the kind of clear evidence that was available in that case, why would you expect Issa to win any points in the murkier climate debate, where weather anomalies such as heat waves or tornadoes can be used to sway public opinion?

6 posted on 02/24/2013 2:23:25 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Libloather
Well we know where this idiot stands.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 2:32:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Rocky
The Democrats are masters at this, and they have the media to help them

Well, they certainly try.

But we got the "What difference does it make?" soundbyte out of Hillary a couple weeks ago (that's the only lasting soundbyte). And we got Hagel on the record stumbling around.

And this was all despite the Dems trying as hard as they could to cast halos over their testimony.

I think these hearings will be beneficial to our side especially with Issa presiding and deciding on the list of people who testify. Their side just isn't going to come up with anything game-changing IMO. I suspect we're going to see the opposite . But it remains to be seen.

8 posted on 02/24/2013 2:34:57 PM PST by what's up
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To: Libloather

Evil is Everywhere.


9 posted on 02/24/2013 2:36:46 PM PST by Revel
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To: Libloather

Yep, either they are for the people and the country or they or not.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 2:41:20 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Rocky

Bump.


11 posted on 02/24/2013 2:43:38 PM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
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To: what's up

I hope that’s what their plan is.

I am convinced that none of the Dems/leftists etc really believe tha global climate “change” crap anyway, only the low level drones do. The upper guys know it’s just a tool to usher in tyranny.


12 posted on 02/24/2013 2:50:00 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Libloather

With each passing day, it’s starting to appear that the GOP wants to take away the money belonging to Americans just as badly as their comrades on the other side of the aisle.


13 posted on 02/24/2013 2:51:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: what's up
Subpoena their best Al Gore-type proponents...then get the real scientists in and knock down all their arguments.

It won't roll that way. It will be a display of histrionics and bad PR for the eeevil republicans who want the earth to heat up, parch the farmlands, and kill polar bears.

They could get every ethical scientist out there to testify against this hoax, the media will never tell you about it, and no Congressman's mind will be changed anyway.

14 posted on 02/24/2013 3:15:43 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Libloather

The American public is totally ignorant of the science of the Planet Earth. They can be fed the lie that the Amazon Rain Forest is the lungs of the Earth and believe it. This ignorance enables scam hucksters to use the lie of Man Made Global Warming to suck $billions out of national treasuries for their own wealth.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 3:19:29 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: what's up

I follow Joe Bastardi on twitter. Just last night he posted an article about the newest low temperature record in the northern hemisphere last week. -92 Fahrenheit in Siberia.

That’s nearly 20 degrees colder than overnight lows the mars rover is recording.


16 posted on 02/24/2013 3:29:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Road Glide

I think Soros may be getting close enough to the final event of this coup that he is dropping the sheepskin covering of feigned R resistance that has been tricking people into thinking that we still have an intact Republic. 2008 was a coup; everybody in DC knew that long ago. The pretend battles in DC at this point are basically just staged wrestling matches. The D’s will always win on the stuff that Soros considers important. It’s all a charade.

One of the R Presidential primary candidates said within earshot of Lawrence Sellin that the reason nobody will touch the eligibility issue is because they know that the issue goes WAY deeper than anybody is willing to delve. They know 2008 was a coup and that we have a foreign enemy combatant occupying our White House and infiltrating every government entity with our enemies.

I’d almost stake my life on the threat to the media company heads (that we know was made in Oct of 2008 and again shortly after the election) being another run on the bank to collapse the world economy, if they didn’t do as they were told (at that point it was to remain quiet on Obama’s eligibility but I’m sure it’s moved on to other things in addition by now). Soros’ communist and Islamist allies demonstrated in the Sept 2008 run on the bank that with the fiscal mess we’ve got - where the whole world is dancing so close to the ledge of no return - they have control of enough money to collapse the whole thing. I believe they have gone to one person after another, as their position became critical, to tell them they WILL do as they are told, or the economy will be collapsed. Including GW Bush, Dick Cheney, John McCain, Mitch McConnell & John Boehner (whose job is to control the R’s in Congress through their own threats), the eligibility judges one after another and including Chief Justice John Roberts, etc. At this point I suspect it’s probably been passed on to Darryl Issa also.

The charade part of this coup may be coming to a close. If what I suspect is true, that would mean the big deadly final event in this coup is not far away. My suspicion is either an EMP attack in our southern airspace (which goes totally unmonitored on March 15, IIRC) or a coordinated biological WMD attack from the Hamas and Hezbollah operatives that were flown from Iran into Venezuela on direct unchecked flights and then assisted to come in through our soft underbelly by the Mexican drug cartels who are allied with Islamic terrorists and armed by Eric Holder. Possibly biological WMD attacks could also be coordinated with the run on the bank that Soros has been threatening all along - just as a lovely communist a-hole’s way of saying, “SUCKAS!!!!”

Obamacare is very quickly destroying the healthcare system here. DHS has bought up enough hollow-point bullets to shoot every person in America something like 5 times and is ordering more. Last I read, it looked like FEMA has caskets that would allow for the burial of millions of people, by putting ashes from multiple people in each casket - which sounds like they’re planning on mass deaths in many local areas. If biological WMD’s have been brought in by Hamas and Hezbollah, they are probably in every major US city, awaiting the signal for the attack.

These people (the communists and Islamists in Soros’ alliance) are evil, they have long intended to destroy this nation and the people within her who love freedom, and they took our vulnerabilities very seriously while we all preferred to talk about the pretend boxing match they set up for us to be distracted by, scared sh!tless of being called “conspiracy theorists” for saying that the people who have said outright that they are conspiring to destroy America.... are actually doing what they’ve said.

We brought this on ourselves. At this point, I believe only divine intervention can save us from getting what we deserve.


17 posted on 02/24/2013 3:31:00 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: what's up
Subpoena their best Al Gore-type proponents...then get the real scientists in and knock down all their arguments.

Politicians do not care about logic or science. They view those things as but mere nuisance.

18 posted on 02/24/2013 3:31:47 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

I suspect Issa is interested in the facts and science.


19 posted on 02/24/2013 3:36:08 PM PST by what's up
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To: hinckley buzzard

We can’t even get good legislation to the floor. My congressman sponsored H.R.750 - Defending America’s Affordable Energy and Jobs Act (To preempt regulation of, action relating to, or consideration of greenhouse gases under Federal and common law on enactment of a Federal policy to mitigate climate change.) in 2011. It was sent off to committee where it died of old age.

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h750/show


20 posted on 02/24/2013 3:39:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather
Well now, even the chairman of the IPCC Climate Science panel has come out and admitted there has been no warming for 17 years. So now our fiscally bankrupt and insolvent Federal Government wants to waste even more money trying to fix a problem that does not need fixing.

IPCC Railroad engineer Pachauri acknowledges ‘No warming for 17 years’

Every single day the US Federal Government becomes even more fiscally, morally and intellectually bankrupt.

21 posted on 02/24/2013 3:43:27 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

I can prove that climate change isn’t about climate simply by pointing to the fact that we’re erecting inefficient windmills at the same time that we’re tearing out dams that could produce electricity efficiently and effectively AND greenly.

Its about control and money (subsidies)


22 posted on 02/24/2013 3:54:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

This is the Holy Grail that every politician in history has sought. They have finally figured out how to tax everything including the air that you breathe.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 3:57:15 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Rocky

Sandra Fluke didn’t even need to appear before a committee to create a row. That was a Rat put-up when the GOP refused to put her before the real committee without proper vetting. The Rats win this game coming and going.


24 posted on 02/24/2013 4:00:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: cripplecreek
Its about control and money (subsidies).

And it looks like we can apply the way the US government is handling Climate Change, with the methods it has used to handle every other aspect of our life's. Facts do not matter. Truths do not matter. All that matters is their control and our money.

25 posted on 02/24/2013 4:40:46 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: dfwgator

Is he ever on the right side of any issue?


26 posted on 02/24/2013 4:48:54 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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I bet Issa wants to hold this hearing just to get it over with so he can tell the libs, "Dream on, suckas!"

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