Dick Blumenthal (D CAND, CT-SEN) lies on cap-and-trade support.
Lying, in fact, is the best-case scenario. What happened is that Dick Blumenthal, when asked point-blank whether he supported cap-and-trade, told a constituent ‘no.’ Surprisingly unambiguously, as the video below shows: Note the ‘cap-and-trade is dead’ bit: it’ll be important later.
Graham torpedoes cap-and-trade bill rollout.
Because of the Democrats’ decision to make immigration a priority. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) decision to walk away from Senate talks on climate change and energy legislation – at least for now – has prompted the measure’s remaining architects to scuttle Monday’s planned unveiling of the bill. [snip] Graham is upset over Democratic plans to take up immigration legislation this year – he accuses Democratic | Read More »
A hearty ‘Good morning!’ to some of our elected officials!
Now that the elections in NJ and VA are over – and now that there’s going to be some really critical votes coming up on cap-and-trade and health care rationing – I just wanted to greet some members of the two states’ Congressional delegations. Robert Andrews, NJ-01 (Burlington/Camden/Gloucester) John Adler, NJ-03 (Burlington/Camden/Ocean) Frank Pallone, NJ-06 (Middlesex/Monmouth/Somerset/Union) William Pascrell, NJ-08 (Essex/Passaic) Steven Rothman, NJ-09 (Bergen/Hudson/Passaic) Donald | Read More »
SENATOR Boxer on Cap & Trade: muddling ahead, and alone.
‘Senator’ capitalized because the insecure often require that special little emphasis. In this case, SENATOR Boxer is demonstrating same by making a fairly pointless gesture that’s apparently fueled by pique: Barbara Boxer may not only force her climate bill through the Environment and Public Works Committee without any Republican votes; aides say she could also do it without any Republicans in the room at all. | Read More »
Hope and Change: Obama administration kills Kyoto treaty.
Fair’s fair: if the previous administration had to take the heat for refusing to flush the American economy down the toilet for the sake of that nonsensical treaty, then so can this one. This one goes out to every voter whose primary motivation for voting Democratic was climate change: The United States never ratified the agreement because it doesn’t require any action from the developing | Read More »
Where it went wrong: Obama and Congress.
For the benefit of any hypothetical researcher from, say, the 2050s or so – hey, how are you folks doing, up there? Have the Cubs won a World Series yet? – let me just note the two major mistakes that the current administration made that seem to have seriously complicated the passage of their health care rationing bill. Choosing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s approach on the | Read More »
Glenn Nye (D, VA-02) battles Glenn Nye (D, VA-02) over Cap and Trade!
[UPDATE]: I’m hearing that Scott Rigell will be working with the NRCC. Another good recruitment pickup for next year. It’s amazing how quickly Democratic Congressmen pick up the bad habits of their older colleagues. In Glenn Nye’s (VA-02) case, shameless double-talk. The NRCC is happy to point out how you can’t really be proud of getting a cap-and-trade bill passed that you cynically voted against: | Read More »
I count sixty Democratic votes in the Senate.
(Via Hot Air) Plenty enough for cloture. So they can go ahead and pass that cap-and-trade bill of theirs already, and stop bugging the GOP on it. We have midterm elections to prepare for. Oh my yes, we have midterm elections to prepare for. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Michael Williams’ Cap-and-Trade series, continued.
Part 4 and Part 5 of his cap-and-trade review are up. Part 4 goes in quickly about the differences between the cap-and-trade restrictions of Waxman-Markey and the Clean Air Act (very quickly: it’s the difference between carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide); Part 5 discusses the problems that W-M is going to give Texas specifically. Still remaining: the Chinese connection and how people can get involved. | Read More »
The Perfect Storm of Cap and Trade.
So, let’s review. Via Little Miss Attila, we see that getting cap-and-trade passed in the Senate is seen as being… problematical. Via Instapundit, we see that Al Franken is now officially the junior Senator from Minnesota. That, of course, makes sixty. Via Hot Air, we see that the netroots are threatening to go on Crusade against the Democratic party if the Democrats don’t start using | Read More »
‘Read my lips: no new tax increases?’
AoSHQ linked to this piece mostly to highlight the Warren Buffet quote on cap and trade: “it’s a huge tax and there’s no sense calling it anything else. I mean, it is a tax. So it — and it’s a fairly regressive tax.” – Real quickly, Mr. Buffet: how did you vote in the last election, again? – …but I wanted to actually highlight the | Read More »
The “Send one each to each of your Senators” Sunday Open Thread.
I’d say send one to your Representative, too – but that ship has sailed. (Scrappleface, via Vodkapundit) Besides, either you’re in a GOP district, which means (with eight unfortunate exceptions) your legislator is already clued in – or you’re in a Democratic one, which means that you were planning to vote against the person anyhow. Right? Open thread. Moe Lane
Is the EPA playing office politics with greenhouse gases?
If you don’t have time to read this letter from Rep. Joe Barton, or watch the video below: …let me summarize:
Michael Williams examines the cap-and-trade bill.
Michael Williams, current Texas Railroad Commissioner* and candidate for Senate, is doing a multi-part survey of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill currently before Congress. He’s up to Part III (see also Part I & Part II, of course), and here’s what he’s hoping to accomplish with it: Democrats in Congress, joined with the Obama administration, are proceeding along parallel tracks to impose CO2 regulations so sweeping | Read More »
I assume that this was a rhetorical question of the Sunlight Foundation.
(Via Instapundit) What the frak is going on with the Cap and Trade bill is that it’s being shepherded through Congress by a government that is: dominated by one political party; controlled by one wing of that political party, mostly because they are senior (and senior because they are ideologues from safe seats); largely unconcerned with addressing the concerns, honoring the ideals, and/or valuing the | Read More »
Rep. John Dingell: Cap and Trade is a tax.
Rep. John Dingell today admitted that cap-and-trade really is an energy tax. Unfortunately, he did so in the context of telling a lie: Contrary to Representative Dingell’s comments, quite a few people realized that cap-and-trade is a tax. And then so did quite a few people more. And then some more. And more. And more. And more. In fact, this realization is quite common among | Read More »