Obama believes the most important issue of second term is ‘climate change’
by Ed Lasky – American Thinker – 06/11/2012
President Obama is quoted in a New Yorker column by hooked-in journalist Ryan Lizza as believing the most important issue to address in his second term would be climate change
“Obama has an ambitious second-term agenda, which, at least in broad ways, his campaign is beginning to highlight. The President has said that the most important policy he could address in his second term is climate change (italics mine), one of the few issues that he thinks could fundamentally improve the world decades from now. He also is concerned with containing nuclear proliferation.”
Do we have the most obtuse President ever in the Oval Office?
Tens of millions of people out of work or underemployed; pension funds at risk; the entitlement crisis is getting worse every day it is unaddressed; the oncoming “fiscal cliff” threatens to throw us into another recession (predicted by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office; Taxmaggedon begins on January 1st; our deficit is enormous and we have accumulated trillions of dollars of debt under his presidency with nothing to show for it other than high unemployment and high debt; and Barack Obama believes climate change trumps these concerns?
He has political tin ears.
Is he so surrounded by an entourage of yes people, is he so swayed by wealthy environmentalist who shower donor dollars on him, is his vision so occluded by the blinders that he apparently must wear when he is not in public that he does not realize the public is increasingly skeptical of the claims that there is such a thing as man-made climate change?
The promoters of this faddish idea have been caught manipulating data to justify their claims and have been caught (ClimateGate) trying to prevent the release of scientific data that would rebut their charges. Voters in coal mining states know what damage his current policies have caused, as do workers who would otherwise be employed right now building the Keystone XL pipeline. His climate change obsession has already caused many billions of taxpayer dollars to be lost (Solyndra was merely the most highly publicized of bankruptcies among the many green schemes backed by his donors). Over 70 percent of Obama’s Department of Energy loans and grants went to “individuals who were bundlers, members of Obama’s National Finance Committee, or large donors to the Democratic Party.”
Electricity prices have already skyrocketed-as he predicted and as he wanted when he was a candidate in 2008- when mandates for clean energy have been imposed on the public (ask Californians how they feel-especially during summer). He told us in 2008 that his plans regarding climate change would necessarily make electricity prices “skyrocket.”)
The cap and trade proposals that he tried to push through Congress early in his Presidency failed to gain traction as Republicans opposed them and as his attention shifted towards passing the stimulus and ObamaCare — but seemingly he has not given up on his quest to try to ram them through again in a second term. As a poker player, he must like to double down on losing hands.
Barack Obama is out of touch with what Americans want and believe (“the private sector is doing fine”) and as shown by his ObamaCare agenda , he does not really care what voters think or what their priorities may be. Yet we will pay the price for his follies.
The best way they can express to him their views comes in early November. Ryan Lizza may have just done Mitt Romney a big favor.