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Obama climate agenda in turmoil after political setback
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/25/10 | Jim Mannion

Posted on 04/25/2010 7:35:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama's climate change agenda was thrown into turmoil Sunday after a key Republican abruptly pulled his support for a compromise energy and climate bill in a blow to Democrats.

Senator Lindsey Graham, an influential Republican, abandoned what Democrats said was a painstakingly negotiated climate bill in outrage over a decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to move an immigration bill in the Senate ahead of it.

White House officials appeared to be taken aback by the move, unsure how to respond to the unraveling of a major component of the president's strategy both for meeting his international pledges on climate change and shifting the US economy from its heavy reliance on foreign oil.

"We need and we welcome that cooperation from Senator Graham. They are both important. There is no either/or between energy and immigration reform," said Lawrence Summers, the head of the White House National Economic Council.

"Even though immigration reform and energy reform are both crucial issues for the business community, there has been an enormous back pressure against the kind of bipartisan cooperation that Senator Graham has engaged in, and that perhaps has made this a more complex situation, more difficult for him than it would otherwise be," he told CBS's "Face the Nation" show.

"But we are prepared to go ahead vigorously with any partner who wants to join us on both energy reform and immigration legislation because we think gridlock needs to end," he said.

Reid's sudden shift in legislative priorities comes as Democrats face an increasingly hostile climate in November midterm elections.

Obama won 67 percent of the Hispanic vote in the 2008 presidential elections, but Hispanics have grown impatient with the administration as immigration reform has been sidelined by other priorities.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; carbontrade; climate; climategate; democrats; globalwarminghoax; impeachobama; obama; turmoil
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1 posted on 04/25/2010 7:35:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

It will be interesting to see if Grahamnesty continues his support for amnesty.


2 posted on 04/25/2010 7:37:26 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Man50D

He won’t if he wants to be re-elected...


3 posted on 04/25/2010 7:42:08 PM PDT by hstacey (Army Mom...)
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To: NormsRevenge
White House officials appeared to be taken aback by the move, unsure how to respond to the unraveling of a major component of the president's strategy -- for -- shifting the US economy from its heavy reliance on foreign oil.

How does he plan to shift our "reliance on foreign oil" other than by ruining the economy so we can't afford to use oil? Teasers about opening up more domestic drilling and/or more nuclear power (somewhere in the distant future?) totally lack credibility.

4 posted on 04/25/2010 7:48:10 PM PDT by FairWitness
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To: NormsRevenge

Oil stocks should go up Monday.


5 posted on 04/25/2010 7:48:27 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: NormsRevenge

“turmoil?”.....I don’t think we’ve seen ANYTHING YET!


6 posted on 04/25/2010 7:49:12 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: NormsRevenge

Any connection between this and the rumors now being floated that Graham is, ahem, gay?


7 posted on 04/25/2010 7:50:53 PM PDT by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Man50D

It will be interesting to see if Grahamnesty continues his support for amnesty.
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He’d do well to observe his good buddy and mentor McAmnesty struggle in the AZ polls!

This is why RINOs can’t be trusted...you never know what they’re going to do!


8 posted on 04/25/2010 7:50:58 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: NormsRevenge

I expect the republicans to fillibuster immigration and I’d imagine that since they p*ssed Graham off he’ll go along with it? Unemployment is far too high to even consider ding anything except sending illegal home.


9 posted on 04/25/2010 7:58:09 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: NormsRevenge

He’ll cave-—mark my words——TOO MUCH NEW TAX MONEY in Cap & Tax bill.

Obama has the pictures.


10 posted on 04/25/2010 7:59:27 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: NormsRevenge
Great - I want more of boy king's policies in jeopardy/
11 posted on 04/25/2010 8:04:00 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American <strike>Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

BUSH’S FOUL HANDS ARE EVERYWHERE! NOTHING IS SAFE FROM HIM!


12 posted on 04/25/2010 8:12:06 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: NormsRevenge
Senator Lindsey Graham, an influential Republican

Senator Lindsey Graham, an influential RINO....

13 posted on 04/25/2010 8:22:09 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: BOBTHENAILER

Who’ll cave? Little lilly-livered limp-wristed Lindsay? He reminds me of that bit that femenazis played at higher speeds by Rush sounded like... “WE’RE FIERCE!!! WE’RE FEMINISTS WE’RE IN YOUR FACE!!!” Ha Ha Ha!!! (real men laughing uncontrolably in the background)


14 posted on 04/25/2010 8:23:47 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Contempt of Congress" used to be a minor crime. Now it's a badge of honor!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Reid’s sudden shift in legislative priorities comes as Democrats face an increasingly hostile climate in November midterm elections.”

There IS a reason.


15 posted on 04/25/2010 8:25:12 PM PDT by rockinqsranch
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To: fullchroma

I think it’s a fact, not fiction.

Lindsey Graham is a Poofta who wants everybody to pay higher energy taxes on food, gas, and other essential items like electricity, rent, and water.

This Poofta Lindsey Graham is threatening the wallets of free people everywhere.


16 posted on 04/25/2010 8:25:57 PM PDT by o2bfree (This president is giving me a headache!)
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To: Man50D
It will be interesting to see if Grahamnesty continues his support for amnesty.

Does the Pope support Catholicism?

17 posted on 04/25/2010 8:28:43 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: SierraWasp

You nailed it-—little lindsey with a lisp is just acting mean right now. He’ll be back in bed with his RAT partners soon.


18 posted on 04/25/2010 8:42:27 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: Siena Dreaming
Oil stocks should go up Monday.

Not so...glut of oil and a lot of full tankers parked...

19 posted on 04/25/2010 8:45:11 PM PDT by spokeshave (They'll get my false teeth when they pry them from my sister's cold, dead mouth)
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To: spokeshave
If not Monday, then later in the week if the news is that the climate bill really is dead.

We could see DOW over 11,500 in the next couple weeks because of this alone.

20 posted on 04/25/2010 8:54:01 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Siena Dreaming

But Obama said that we’re going to stop the oceans from rising. Nancy Pelosi said she has a planet to save. How can they back down on cap and tax? We have to buy our carbon credits to save a planet, don’t we?


21 posted on 04/25/2010 9:34:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: NormsRevenge

All this means is that Reid has given the EPA carte Blanc to do whatever it wants in regards to regulating “Greenhouse Gases”, which would be more effective in the Dims eyes than some bill they would see as being “watered down” by Moderates. We are going to get hosed by Cap and Tax either way.

It also means that Obama has told Reid and the Environmentalists that the EPA will “regulate” (Eg Tax) greenhouse gases “better” than the upcoming bill.


22 posted on 04/25/2010 9:53:00 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: SierraWasp; All


23 posted on 04/25/2010 10:27:59 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: NormsRevenge; Amagi; rdl6989; Tunehead54; Clive; Little Bill; tubebender; marvlus; IrishCatholic; ..
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

24 posted on 04/26/2010 2:08:55 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: NormsRevenge

Lindsay Grahm must be playing hard to get ,, I’m sure he’ll cave eventually .


25 posted on 04/26/2010 4:18:49 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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