h/t to Tom Nelson
Bruised by the health care debate and worried about what 2010 will bring, moderate Senate Democrats are urging the White House to give up now on any effort to pass a cap-and-trade bill next year.
“I am communicating that in every way I know how,” says Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of at least half a dozen Democrats who’ve told the White House or their own leaders that it’s time to jettison the centerpiece of their party’s plan to curb global warming.
Is that Senator Mary Landrieu, of the infamous, I’ve got my piece of pork and reminded constituents that early reports of the amount were wrong….
“I am not going to be defensive,” she declared. “And it’s not a $100 million fix. It’s a $300 million fix.”
Apparently she believes that prostituting for a higher price makes the endeavor worthwhile or perhaps she believes it then admirable?
Then we have the <cough> blue dog Dem Evan Bayh chiming in:
“We need to deal with the phenomena of global warming, but I think it’s very difficult in the kind of economic circumstances we have right now,” said Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, who called passage of any economy-wide cap and trade “unlikely.”
Really Evan.. we need to deal with the phenomena of global warming? How about dealing with the misappropriation of funds used to finance the scientific data which ever day appears to be a larger scandal? Before running off to have our electricity “skyrocket,” why not take at look at how the scientist behind the global warming hysterics have manipulated data, prevented true scientific inquiry and have aligned themselves with corporations such as GE, to fleece the world? Have no fear Mr. Bayh, Hoosiers like myself have been watching, your destination for 2010 is the unemployment line. Maybe you should of held a town hall meeting back in the summer, re-connected with the people who voted you in to office? Naw that would make to much sense.. something you apparently lack.
“Climate change in an election year has very poor prospects,” added Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.). “I’ve told that to the leadership.”
Those Democrats sure are getting jumpy about their re-election prospects in 2010; gee, I wonder why? Could it be they realize the people back home are none to happy with them?
Asked about cap-and-trade last week, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said: “At this point I’d like to see a complete bill but we have to be realistic.”
Oh Dick.. why start being “realistic” now? We both know the polls you cite are based on skewed data… you only use polls from those that donate to your campaign and then extrapolate the results to the entire state, shitster shyster!
“Any bill dealing with energy and climate change will have to be bipartisan to pass,” said Durbin. “Sen. Kerry assures me that there are other (Republicans) that he may have.”
But even among Republicans who believe global warming is a problem, few — if any — other than Graham support an economy-wide cap and trade system.
Ah Lindsey Graham, for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why you suddenly become vocal champion of the Cap and Trade legislation. A little journey over to Open Secrets shows an interesting fact, your number 5 top campaign contributor, out of the 20 is (drum roll)…. Energy and Natural Resources. Maybe that explains it.. maybe not, but I do not understand how you can support legislation based on plain old bad science.
I am glad the Democrats seem to be backing away from this legislation, even if their justification is the 2010 elections. The sad thing is that instead of understanding that the current hysterical warming mantra is flawed and then demanding new scientific inquiry be performed… they instead play politics.
I once heard the difference between a politician and statesman. A politician is only concerned about their next election, while a statesman is concerned about the next generation.
What this vividly displays is these Congresspeople never had courage of conviction, it’s all about power and politics; they are without conscious.