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Posted on 05/07/2014 8:45:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Reid: Kochs 'main cause' of climate change By: Burgess Everett May 7, 2014 10:37 AM EDT
Charles and David Koch are one of the main causes of climate change, charged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor.
While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. Thats what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, the main cause, Reid said.
Now in his fifth month of flogging the billionaire conservative benefactors on the Senate floor, Reid dubbed them multizillionaires on Wednesday and mockingly applauded their spokeswoman for saying the Kochs and the energy conglomerate that they run arent experts on climate science. Wealthy liberal investor Tom Steyer challenged the Kochs to a debate on climate change last week in a full-page newspaper advertisement, but they declined to take him up on it.
It wasnt just climate change: Reid also blamed the Kochs for imperiling an energy efficiency bill currently on the Senate floor, an accusation that comes not long after the Democratic leader blamed the Kochs for stalling Ukrainian aid.
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Reid is showing Democrat desperation.
All the Rats have is demagoguery.
When will a Republican stand up on the Senate Floor and denounce this flagrant demagogue?
I was gonna bet that this was written by John Semmens
Tom Steyer, self-deluded liberal billionaire
Tom Steyers cash is being used to fund attack ads claiming that the Republican Senate candidates are stooges, but when the spotlight shifts ever so slightly to him, he vehemently denies any comparison between himself altruistic liberal and those money-grubbing Koch brothers:
It really boils down to typical left-wing arrogance. Liberals say that they are for the poor and that conservatives are selfish. And if one brings up the skyrocketing poverty rate, their opposition to welfare reform (which lifted people out of poverty and into the workplace) and their war against school choice (which benefits poor kids), the answer is either Give us more power or At least our intentions are pure. (Steyer insists: I think [the Kochs are] in a very, very different position than me and from the people that I work with. And the fact that were on opposite sides of the table on a lot of issues that is true. But the way that were approaching them is very, very different. Really?)
The hypocrisy is remarkable. First, we witnessed liberal outrage over defeats in the campaign finance cases (in Citizens United, then with McCutcheon), which decried shadowy third-party groups (just Republican ones). Now, the hypocrisy is in full view in the war against the Kochs led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is using Steyers wealth to stay in power. It is all a bit much. Democrats have always had the advantage of Big Labor to supply money and troops for Democratic campaigns. Those guys sure want something in return (e.g. card check, National Labor Relations Board appointments). Democrats have cash from Hollywood, Manhattan and Silicon Valley liberal elites who would like pot and gay marriage to be legal and the internal combustion engine to disappear. Those people are just as selfish as the Koch brothers, arguably more so since it is the working class, not liberal elites, who will, for example, feel the pinch from higher fuel prices.
IMO, this continued obsession of Reid’s will advance to his introducing legislation to execute the Koch Brothers and have the State seize their assets.
Harry needs to be fitted for a straight jacket.
Crazy, bats in the belfry Crazy!
Time to get Reid fitted for a straight-jacket.
Never. They are afraid of offending 'independent' democRat voters.
He’s losing his mind, in real time, in public.
Tom Steyer is an investor, philanthropist and advanced energy advocate. He is also the President of NextGen Climate, an organization that acts politically to avert climate disaster and preserve American prosperity.
Before retiring from the private sector, Tom founded and was the Senior Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management. He also was a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Hellman & Friedman.
Tom is actively engaged in climate politics and works to promote economic development and environmental protection in the state. In 2012, Tom served as co-chair with former Secretary of State George Shultz for Yes on Proposition 39, which closed a tax loophole for out-of-state corporations and created jobs in California. In 2010, Tom teamed again with George Shultz to defeat Californias Proposition 23, an effort by out-of-state oil companies to dismantle Californias groundbreaking clean energy law, AB 32. In 2013, Tom also supported the successful campaigns of Ed Markey for Senate in Massachusetts and Terry McAuliffe for Governor in Virginia.
Tom and his wife, Kat Taylor, joined Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates and other high-wealth Americans in the Giving Pledge, a promise to donate the majority of their wealth to charitable and nonprofit activities during their lifetimes. Tom and Kat created and funded the Oakland-based One PacificCoast Bank and Foundation, which provides loans and banking services to underserved small businesses, communities, and individuals in California and along the west coast. Tom serves on Stanford Universitys Board of Trustees as Vice-Chair, where he and his wife founded two renewable energy research institutions: the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy and the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. Tom also founded Advanced Energy Economy, which works with businesses to make energy secure, clean and affordable, and Next Generation, which addresses energy and childrens policy issues.
Harry Reid is one of the greatest causes of stupidity in the world.
Yo, Pinky Reid, you think them there Kochs are bad now with their climate change schtick, dude you should have caught their act back in the Ice Ages.
Harry has the corner on bovine scat production.
I don’t think we should make fun of Hairy, he’s obviously senile. The Senate is looking less and less like “the Worlds greatest Deliberative Body” and more like the Memory Care ward in a retirement home.
You would think there would be some kind of specific law against it but no doubt congress has written an exception into the laws.
If Hairy Roid is so sure that the Koch brothers are doing something wrong, he needs to man up and call them in for an investigation.
Me, too. Satire, it seems, is nothing compared to the truth.