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Election energizes climate bill talks (Graham meets with Rahm Emanuel)
The Boston Globe ^ | 2010-01-24

Posted on 01/23/2010 11:37:36 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Kerry, bipartisan bloc discuss compromise.

BY MICHAEL KRANISH

WASHINGTON — Seeking to resuscitate stalled global warming legislation in Washington’s suddenly changed political climate, a bipartisan group of senators including John Kerry of Massachusetts has been conducting private talks this week with the White House and a key business group over an array of concessions sought by Republicans.

The election of Scott Brown as Kerry’s colleague has added urgency to the negotiations for a compromise, which would include the Democrats’ goal of limiting carbon emissions while encouraging development of nuclear power, subsidizing coal mining, and drilling for off-shore oil.

Trying to win Brown’s support for a deal is part of the effort. As a Massachusetts state senator, he supported a regional program to cap emissions. But during his US Senate campaign he said the regional program did not work and expressed doubts about the science of global warming. As a result, he opposed the Democrats’ national emissions-cutting program that was championed by Kerry last year.

A Brown spokesman said yesterday the Senate’s newest Republican, who has not been sworn in, would not comment on a possible compromise.

"Brown’s focus right now is on getting settled into his new job as a US senator. There will be plenty of time to talk about issues down the line," Eric Fehrnstrom, a Brown adviser, wrote in an e-mail.

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Kerry accompanied Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, and Senator Joseph Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, to a White House meeting on Wednesday with presidential chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to discuss shaping a bipartisan bill.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
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Isn't Fehrnstrom a Romneybot?
1 posted on 01/23/2010 11:37:38 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck; steelyourfaith

ping


2 posted on 01/23/2010 11:40:16 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

..... and Graham left his “family jewels” in a fancy little box on Rahm’s desk.......

oh, wait, Graham lost those sooooo long ago


3 posted on 01/23/2010 11:45:48 PM PST by Enchante (Mr. Brown Goes to Washington...... kick a@@, take names, and scorch all the bastards, please!)
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To: rabscuttle385

0bama is flailing about, looking to score some quick legislative victory.

Any victory.

Won’t happen.


4 posted on 01/23/2010 11:46:46 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: rabscuttle385
But during his US Senate campaign he said the regional program did not work and expressed doubts about the science of global warming. As a result, he opposed the Democrats’ national emissions-cutting program that was championed by Kerry last year”

Scott Brown has a heck of a lot more backbone than Lindsay Graham has ever had in his entire life.

5 posted on 01/23/2010 11:48:48 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: rabscuttle385

Are those idiots ever going to figure out “Global Warming” is a giant SCAM, that its all total BS?


6 posted on 01/23/2010 11:49:46 PM PST by flash2368
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To: SmokingJoe

Grahm, McLame, Obama. Well here they come.


7 posted on 01/23/2010 11:50:37 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: Southack
Won’t happen.

If it does, Graham is the likely person to enable it.

-PJ

8 posted on 01/23/2010 11:53:44 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: flash2368

The house of cards is falling...the Brit press is all over this stuff...ours wont even mention it...

What scandal?


9 posted on 01/23/2010 11:59:16 PM PST by Crim
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To: Political Junkie Too

Graham’s an idiot, but through a quirk of fate, right now he’s our little pr!ck-tease enticing 0bama to waste some more time on nonsense prior to the November elections.

Running out the clock is to our advantage, after all, not his, so the more that he jumps from one issue (e.g. taxing bankers) to another (e.g. healthcare), to another (e.g. climate change), the better.

The country will be in better position to enforce sane leadership after the GOP runs the table in the November elections.

Until then, keep 0bama jumping from issue to issue, never getting any one thing done.


10 posted on 01/24/2010 12:01:03 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: flash2368

If they don’t know it yet, they are deaf, dumb and blind.

Or, they just don’t care, as is the case of most Dembulbs, they only want to ride any issue that promises them a way to add to Government’s power, and its reach and range. A lie will prove just as useful as the truth if it serves this single end.


11 posted on 01/24/2010 12:02:21 AM PST by John Valentine
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To: rabscuttle385
(Graham meets with Rahm Emanuel)
Don't you mean Grahm meats with Rahm?
12 posted on 01/24/2010 12:02:25 AM PST by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: rabscuttle385
You know, I actually used to like Lindsey Graham. I'm still mad about that amnesty bill. I just don't know if I can trust him after that.

That said, I don't have a problem with Republicans meeting with Rahm Emanuel & Friends, provided of course that it doesn't lead to concessions. You need to meet with the other side from time to time for PR purposes, so I'm hoping that's all that this is about.

13 posted on 01/24/2010 12:06:19 AM PST by ksm1
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To: rabscuttle385

If the Republicans want to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, this would be the best way to go about it.

And what planet are they living on anyway? Can’t they see all the scandal and fraud emerging from the CRU, the IPCC and even NASA Hadcrut? This is absolutely ridiculous.


14 posted on 01/24/2010 12:13:19 AM PST by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: Southack
Excellent points.

McCain and Graham really piss me off though. Their policies are destructive to this country.

15 posted on 01/24/2010 12:21:24 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: ksm1

he ought to have his ass dragged into the street and be knocked silly by his constituents for even thinking of voting for this bill. It is one thing to have clean water and air we can breathe and I am certainly not one to say we must not regulate those for the good of the people....but we are talking about CO2........fugging CO2 you nimrod.

There IS global warming.......there has been for millenia.....but there is NO SUCH THING AS MAN MADE GLOBAL WARMING.

Graham has been singled out from the crowd as a weakling and the wolves that are the Obama Democrat machine are nipping at his hide and gnawing on his bones and he doesnt even feel or see it happen.

Was the Supreme Courts ruling based upon some of the same manipulated science about global warming? Can they not go back and look at that case and reverse that decision because of flawed “science” Is that not the same as freeing a convicted criminal when the DNA sample comes back and the sample from the blue dress is not his semen?

There needs to be a rally to get this little sissy out of office.

I donated to Scott Brown just to get the numbers in our favor...and I dont know much about him. I know enough about Lindsey Grahmnesty to easily write a check for $1000 just to see him go bye bye.....and I live in Michigan........I now see his office seat as a national race and I am singling him out from the crowd.


16 posted on 01/24/2010 12:24:54 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Democrat socialist liberal scumbags.....how did we let this happen!)
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To: ksm1
You need to meet with the other side from time to time for PR purposes, so I'm hoping that's all that this is about.

Are you nuts? This "reaching across the aisle" gets you kicked in the groin.

This is war fighting for freedom.

17 posted on 01/24/2010 12:28:52 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Nipfan

I’ve been harping for YEARS that most Republicans in office are stooopid or just plain lazy. Just look at the RNC Chairman.


18 posted on 01/24/2010 12:30:22 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: rabscuttle385
"Isn't Fehrnstrom a Romneybot? "

Isn't the Ram Man out after the State of the Union Address?

Whose in, the Dasch Man?

yitbos

19 posted on 01/24/2010 12:33:57 AM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: rabscuttle385; flash2368; All
“When are you going to wakeup? Scam. Scam. Scam”

Godfrey Bloom, EU Parliament. Enjoy one and all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYj5baVfB0Y

20 posted on 01/24/2010 12:47:21 AM PST by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham(Little Red Riding Hood)meets Rahm(the Wolf).

How dumb can you get?


21 posted on 01/24/2010 12:51:03 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385

These are nothing but RINOS and this is not what the people want. No deal on global warming. The POTUS is a failure and a menace to America and should be seen and treated as such.

Get the RINOS out period. They do nothing but trick us.


22 posted on 01/24/2010 12:54:43 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Cobra64

“Just look at the RNC Chairman.”

Now that is just plain racist! though true! 8-)


23 posted on 01/24/2010 12:55:31 AM PST by rj45mis
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To: freekitty

“Graham(Little Red Riding Hood)meets Rahm(the Wolf).”

To get him to pull a Specter flip so they have their 60 votes again for healthcare


24 posted on 01/24/2010 12:57:39 AM PST by rj45mis
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To: ksm1
yeah whatever...the dems have been so accommodating that way...
25 posted on 01/24/2010 12:59:54 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Don’t let the Republicans sell us out or be used to help destroy us.

Get them out in 2010 and elect real conservatives like DeMint.


26 posted on 01/24/2010 1:00:36 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: flash2368
Are those idiots ever going to figure out “Global Warming” is a giant SCAM, that its all total BS?

Figure out? They perpetrated the whole scam in order to kill private enterprise, steal our money, and assume total control over our lives.

27 posted on 01/24/2010 1:05:40 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Episode 2010: A NEW HOPE)
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To: rj45mis
It's sickening how the RINOS are deceiving us. They are trying to push their rotten stinking heads up out of the ground by insisting on their usual bipartisan crap.
28 posted on 01/24/2010 1:11:32 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

You’ll have to wait until 2014. He was just reelected by our “intelligent” South Carolina voters.


29 posted on 01/24/2010 1:18:25 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: rabscuttle385

WHY!?????????????

CO2 emissions CANNOT change the temperature of the earth.

Not by so much as 1/10th of 1/100th of a degree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Capping Emissions will do NOTHING other than kill business and raise money for the Government.

Oh... will raise money for the government.... yea...... THROW THEM ALL OUT! NOW!


30 posted on 01/24/2010 1:36:46 AM PST by Danae (Don't think the Constitution matters? Try living in a country without one.)
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To: Cobra64

“Just look at the RNC Chairman.”

That one falls into the stooopid category.


31 posted on 01/24/2010 1:39:16 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: EEDUDE
Yes it does.

Here ya go. :)


32 posted on 01/24/2010 1:47:47 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: rabscuttle385

So while the Democrats are running from their agenda, Graham and McCain are running towards it (with Palin cheering them on from the sidelines.)


33 posted on 01/24/2010 2:11:03 AM PST by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham and McCain long to be ‘decision makers’ that can influence the direction of the country. They don’t really care whether it’s to right direction or not.


34 posted on 01/24/2010 2:20:27 AM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: Nipfan

You won’t find this story in our media, but here’s the latest from the Brit media;
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1245636/Glacier-scientists-says-knew-data-verified.html#ixzz0dUx6pwXe


35 posted on 01/24/2010 3:38:00 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Southack

Excellent analysis of the situation!!!


36 posted on 01/24/2010 4:11:11 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: rabscuttle385
Obamah & RINO's are at war with the Private Sector!

Less jobs, Less energy, Higher cost to consumers.

37 posted on 01/24/2010 4:23:13 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: rabscuttle385
added urgency to the negotiations for a compromise, which would include the Democrats’ goal of limiting carbon emissions while encouraging development of nuclear power, subsidizing coal mining, and drilling for off-shore oil.

I had to read this three times and still can't figure out if it is tongue-in-cheek!

38 posted on 01/24/2010 4:27:09 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (Hey General, you can call me "ma'am" !)
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To: rabscuttle385
Mini-MeCain Graham


39 posted on 01/24/2010 4:29:50 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: rabscuttle385; Desdemona; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; mmanager; enough_idiocy; FreedomPoster; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

40 posted on 01/24/2010 4:37:11 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Freedom from fat cat greedy Big Government tyranny IS a Right ... It IS the Constitution.)
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To: Southack

I agree with you on that-pick up a hoop and make THEM jump thru it.


41 posted on 01/24/2010 4:39:17 AM PST by homegroan ((keeping track of this crap is a full-time job...and I just punched in))
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham is part of the problem. DeMint is part of the solution. How could the state that brings us the great Jim DeMint also have brought us this squishy RINO?


42 posted on 01/24/2010 4:42:27 AM PST by meyer (Government health care = national strike.)
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To: Cobra64
McCain and Graham

How many times does this duo get to audition their tin ears? Yo time is up boys!

43 posted on 01/24/2010 4:47:05 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: napscoordinator

With an election like that, the Wiki must have a new meaning for “intelligent”


44 posted on 01/24/2010 4:52:47 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (Democrat socialist liberal scumbags.....how did we let this happen!)
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To: Mygirlsmom
Figure out? They perpetrated the whole scam in order to kill private enterprise, steal our money, and assume total control over our lives.

Bingo! We have a Winner! You're 100% Correct. It was a trap to destroy US from the Beginning. This is the Left's attempt to shape-shift and appear to be something they are not.

45 posted on 01/24/2010 4:57:24 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: rabscuttle385

I heard on the radio last night that major “climate experts” now predict a 30 year cooling cycle. I guess “Lindsay the Poofter” missed that broadcast.


46 posted on 01/24/2010 4:59:42 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Cobra64

Rebel Without A Clue....


47 posted on 01/24/2010 5:00:55 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh, oh. Do these RINO’s ever learn. I hope the AZ and SC opposition is taking note.


48 posted on 01/24/2010 5:00:56 AM PST by AdaGray (uw)
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To: Chgogal

Bookmark!


49 posted on 01/24/2010 5:12:17 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: rabscuttle385
When the Dems have total power over us they act like dictators, then, as soon as we get some power, they talk "compromise" and they and their media buddies tell everyone how they believe in compromise.

Its like the Dems are about to put a bullet in our heads, then we grab the gun and turn it on them, then they start yelling "We can make a deal!" [Sort of like when Saddam Hussein poked his head out of the hole and said he wanted to "negotiate" - anybody have that photo?]

50 posted on 01/24/2010 5:45:26 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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