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Obama looks to climate to salvage legacy
Posted - 11/9/2013 12:58:06 PM | show profile | flag this post
Everything Obama has touched...on which he needs to interact with congress...has turned to sh*t. This includes Obamacare, Benghazi, the NSA, the IRS, Fast & Furious, DoJ spying on journalists. His favorability numbers are plummeting and...as The Hill terms it...his legacy is crumbling.
Now Obama has turned to perhaps the ONLY issue that can possibly provide a legacy for him...one that needs no congressional approval...and that is the climate. Through EPA regulations, Obama can virtually kill the coal and electric generation industries in the US. This would result in a reduction in the amount of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere.
Even that is tenuous at best. Energy and utility companies would almost certainly challenge any changes to the regulations in court and it would likely take years for decisions to be rendered.
But in the face of China's rush to build new coal-fired power plants...on the order of three new ones every month...and a similar pace by India, Brazil, etc....Obama's efforts would be like pouring a quart of fresh water into the ocean and expecting a measurable reduction in salinity.
The man is clearly neither competent nor equpped for the job he holds.
Posted - 11/9/2013 2:04:54 PM | show profile | flag this post
None of those nontroversies you mentioned....
will even be a footnote in the Obama legacy.
Well, Obamacare will be as beloved as Social Security and Medicare in a decade or so.
But I think getting Iran to give up it's nuclear ambitions -- as we're seeing happen this weekend -- may be high on the list of positives for Obama's legacy.
And battling climate change certainly won't hurt.
He'll probably be best remembered -- in the long run -- for preventing a second Great Depression.
Posted - 11/9/2013 4:53:10 PM | show profile | flag this post
Nope...for nearly CAUSING another Great Depression
He took a Democrat-caused mortgage crisis and greatly exacerbated it with his anti-business policies. The REAL unemployment rate is still well over 10 percent, Obamacare and anti-business regulations have scared the bejeezus out of business owners and the ONLY reason the Dow is riding high is Bernanke's so-called "quantitative easing," which should be read as deliberate, government-caused inflation or currency devaluation.
If you knew even the FIRST THING about economics, you'd know that.
But you'll think whatever piss poor excuse you come up with will show how much you know. It'll show alright...your knowledge of economics is ZERO.
Posted - 11/9/2013 8:33:31 PM | show profile | flag this post
Etaoin shrdlu, when did you move the goal posts from Oct. 1 to the next decade or so?
Posted - 11/10/2013 4:40:04 AM | show profile | flag this post
"nearly CAUSING another Great Depression"
Before he was even president!!
Sure it sounds stupid when you say it, or think it, and it's certainly stupid to post it, but keep saying it and it will be true.
After all, Obama started spying on Angela Merkel in 2002 when he was still in the Illinois state legislature.
And don't even get me started on his role in the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
Sound stupid? Sure. But hey, Ted Cruz. Am I right?
Cruz. Cruz-er. Huh? Huh?
Posted - 11/10/2013 7:20:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
Desperate. Just Desperate
The top News story on "The Hill" right now is "Ky. race fractures conservatives". Well, cruise can igniore that and head fror the blogs....okay---there! Now we can find something to bash Obama with.
Lame topic. Sorry, cruise, ObamaCare WILL be a major part of his legacy. Ane getting us out of those two war the other guys started too. Noticed you left that out. Benghazi and the rest of the bullshit scandales will amount to footnotes. (paging Lara Logan)
And every single friggin time you bring up "nearly CAUSING another Great Depression" it makes my eyes bleed. It was a Great Recession--not Depression--and it occurred before Obama took office.
Good Grief. Going to be a reeeeeeal long two years.
Posted - 11/12/2013 9:52:25 AM | show profile | flag this post
Bush and the GOP got us into a the Great Recession -- and Obama's policies put the brakes on it. We bounced back into recovery just months after Obama took office and his policies took effect.
Your silly revisionist history -- about how poor people and public workers crashed the banks -- just doesn't hold water, cruzo.
But it's good for a few belly laughs from our "casual readers" who see through your partisan nonsense.
Posted - 11/12/2013 10:44:54 AM | show profile | flag this post
Since you're a radical left wing apologist
and water carrier for Obama, I've got no delusions about ever straightening you out. My task is to present the truth on here so that casual readers will know there's a rational side to the story.
Posted - 11/12/2013 12:27:19 PM | show profile | flag this post
You have an odd way...
of "presenting the truth," cruzo.
You tell outlandish tall tales and cite revisionist history and then rely on the rest of us to set the record straight.
Like shooting fish in a barrel -- but it sure makes you look clueless.
Posted - 11/12/2013 1:17:19 PM | show profile | flag this post
The record...which you and your compatriots are trying
to set ANY way but straight...is that despite 15 years of stalled "global warming," the production of carbon dioxide has continued unabated. That calls into serious question the role of CO2 in any supposed warming. Any rise in the global temperature since 1998 is statistically insignificant.
Further, the IPCC has been predicting a massive increase in the number and strength of hurricanes. This has been the slowest year for such storms since 2002...eleven years.
REAL science...not the policy wonks at the IPCC...is now looking more closely at certain natural phenomena...which they STILL don't fully comprehend...as much more of a contributor to the global climate than previously thought.
The decadal and multidecadal oscillations of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans have shown to have major impacts on weather...and therefore climate.
Thermohaline circulation...or the Great Ocean Conveyor...is also receiving increased scrutiny for its effect on global climate AND its role in the development of mini ice ages...which science now sees as a possibility in the near future.
Solar activity, too, is enjoying renewed interest of the scientific community and seems to have much more effect than previously thought.
There are many, many other factors which I will not go into here.
The FACT is that the policy wonks at the IPCC are still busily engaged in their grand wealth redistribution scheme while science is zeroing in on the REAL story of global climate fluctuations.
Meanwhile the IPCC continues to rely on poorly constructed models, flawed data, erroneous proxies and...perhaps most importantly..."scientists" who have compromised their research to aid in the IPCC's political aspirations.
Posted - 11/12/2013 1:34:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
"Further, the IPCC has been predicting a massive increase in the number and strength of hurricanes. This has been the slowest year for such storms since 2002...eleven years."
Did you just miss the typhoon that hit the Philippines? You know, the strongest storm to ever hit land?
Otherwise, you did a great job of cutting and pasting talking points from various PR firms working for the Koch brothers.
Posted - 11/12/2013 1:54:35 PM | show profile | flag this post
This year has been very slow for hurricanes.
One storm does not make a busy hurricane SEASON.
Posted - 11/12/2013 2:52:17 PM | show profile | flag this post
This is indubitably egregious of the IPCC to Benghazi the black helicopters to fluoridate water.
What do a bunch of experienced scientists know compared to reclusive old angry men sitting alone... all alone... pathetically alone... posting climate data... did I mention alone?
That's juxgaposed with egregiousness that is unrepairable.
And it's Obama's fault. Like that festering boil on cruiser's butt. Obama did it!!