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Climate bill blame game begins
Politico ^ | July 22, 2010 | Darren Samuelsohn

Posted on 07/23/2010 7:16:09 PM PDT by C19fan

Eighteen months ago, Barack Obama took office pledging to deal with a “planet in peril.”

His party held big majorities in Congress, and the House answered by passing a tough cap-and-trade bill. A massive climate conference in Copenhagen, with Obama at the center of the action, focused the world on the need to address global warming.

Then came the nation’s worst-ever environmental disaster, an oil spill in the Gulf that put momentum behind environmentalists and scarred the image of big, polluting industries.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climate; greenhouse

1 posted on 07/23/2010 7:16:11 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...

Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 07/23/2010 7:20:09 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: C19fan

I thank G-d for their incompetence and ineffectiveness.

3 posted on 07/23/2010 7:20:42 PM PDT by casuist (Audi alteram partem)
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To: C19fan

Whoever released the CRU e-mails is the real culprit in the failure of Cap and Tax.

God bless him/her!

4 posted on 07/23/2010 7:28:54 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: C19fan
Cap ‘n Trade would have nothing but a one way ticket for the USA to go into third world status, with the goal of granting the Federal Government control of all capital, including intellectual capital.

Cap and Trade is in the shadows for the near future, but it will return.

5 posted on 07/23/2010 7:41:09 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: A.Hun
Thank Vlad...

Climategate: was Russian secret service behind email hacking plot?

6 posted on 07/23/2010 7:47:52 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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RE :”The blame game has already begun. One exasperated administration official on Thursday lambasted the environmentalists – led by the Environmental Defense Fund – for failing to effectively lobby GOP senators. “They didn’t deliver a single Republican,” the official told POLITICO. “They spent like $100 million and they weren’t able to get a single Republican convert on the bill.” But many say it was Obama who didn’t do enough to make the climate bill a big enough priority, allowing other monster big-ticket items like the economic stimulus, health care and Wall Street reform to suck up all the oxygen and leaving environmentalists grasping for straws too late in the game – well past the expiration date for other big accomplishments during the 111th Congress. “The absence of direct, intense presidential leadership doomed this process,” said Eric Pooley, author of “Climate War,

At the risk of stating the obvious , Obama promised a million times “No middle class tax increases”. How could he possibly ram through the biggest middle class tax increase of all time and then expect to get anything else passed? Especially on a democrat only vote ? He passed stimulus first because it was the easiest to pass at the time. He passed Obama-care second because it was his #1 priority. He passed Banking Finance 3rd because it was popular enought to get passed 3rd after he lost his mojo. Bow they want to pass some watered down energy bill. Forget it. Tell Obama if he wants energy then extend the Bush tax cuts, simple HUH???

7 posted on 07/23/2010 8:02:00 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: C19fan

A headline today screamed: “Democrats pull plug on climate bill.” Don’t believe it. It’s a diversionary tactic.

8 posted on 07/23/2010 10:20:41 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

How ironic, that we were saved from the world socialist plot, aka global warming, by the Russians. I could never in a million years think that such a thing would ever be possible.

9 posted on 07/23/2010 10:33:06 PM PDT by krogers58
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To: preacher

Fox News has the story too -

Don’t believe it. If they pass anything at all, they’ll lump cap and trade into it in the lame duck session.

EVERYTHING on energy MUST be fought!

10 posted on 07/23/2010 11:19:39 PM PDT 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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