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The Cap-And-Traitors }:o(



Posted 06/11/2010 06:58 PM ET



Politics: The Senate just claimed the title of the world's most delusional body by refusing to strip unelected EPA bureaucrats of the power to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant. This was the day freedom died.


One wonders why we have a Congress at all. The 53 profiles in cowardice that could not get a cap-and-tax bill through the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to let the Environmental Protection Agency keep the unprecedented power Congress did not expressly give it. It is power that the EPA arrogated to itself through regulation to control every aspect of the American economy and our very lives.


This country was born over anger at taxation without representation. Regulation without representation may spark another revolt come November. The Tea Party movement began precisely because of such arrogant disregard for the wishes of the American people. Unlike health care reform, this time the cowardly lions of the Senate couldn't even do it themselves and ceded their authority to the EPA.


It was only a motion to proceed to consideration of Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's resolution (S.J. Res. 26) which, under a forgotten provision of the Contract With America, lets legislators veto a "major rule" by any regulatory agency within 60 days of publication. It needed just 51 votes; it got 47.


All 41 Republicans, including newbie Scott Brown of Massachusetts, voted not to shred the Constitution. The motion attracted, for various reasons, the votes of six Democrats — Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, Mark Pryor, the departing Evan Bayh and even Jay Rockefeller, who for once chose jobs over ideology.


Senate Majority Whip **bleep** Durbin accused the Republicans of choosing "political science over the real science," even after the EPA's junk science based on the manipulation of data by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been exposed as a manufactured fraud.


The case for climate change has collapsed — a fact recognized, finally, by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who, with Democrat John Kerry and independent Joseph Lieberman, once hoped to work out some kind of compromise legislation with a token nod to domestic energy production.


Last week, Graham told reporters he would vote against the climate bill he helped author. "The science about global warming has changed," Graham told reporters Wednesday on why he was backing an energy bill by Sen. **bleep** Lugar. "I think they've oversold this stuff, quite frankly. I think they've been alarmist and the science is in question."


Hardly a profile in courage, since the legislation wasn't going anywhere, but welcome aboard nonetheless. The science behind cap-and-trade is not only in question, it's nonexistent. The Earth is demonstrably cooling, and the trend will likely continue for decades, according to scientists who don't tamper with the data.


So delusional are Senate Democrats that California's Barbara Boxer, in trying to advance her own failed cap-and-tax bill, said on the Senate floor: "I'm going to put in the record ... a host of quotes from our national security experts who tell us that carbon pollution leading to climate change will be over the next 20 years the leading cause of conflict, putting our troops in harm's way." So, forget that Iranian nuke.


This is a Congress full of hypocrites who complain about executive branch power under Republicans but are willing to give the EPA unprecedented power because they don't have the votes for cap-and-trade. "Who elected the Environmental Protection Agency?" asked Wyoming Republican John Barrasso. It is a question we, and the voters, ask too.















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Veteran Advisor

Re: Just Got an E-Mail from Der Führer!

obama_reichs_eagle.jpgSome time back, someone from this board signed me up on Obama's e-mail list as a joke.  I actually appreciate it, as it is a quick, instant way to keep up with his diabolical plans against this country.

I just got an email that said that he is about to embark on a grand scheme to change how he will allow Americans to use energy.

That pretty much confirms what I have been saying.....The Reich is about to regulate the usage and availability of energy to the surfs.

Veteran Advisor

Re: Just Got an E-Mail from Der Führer!

When I signed you up, I told them how big a redneck rightwinger you were.  You are only getting the smoke screen.  They send that out to all the rightwingers to keep them off track.  Glad you like having the wool pulled over your itty bitty head.

Senior Contributor

Re: Just Got an E-Mail from Der Führer!

Sounds like something this administration would have time to do.....

Senior Contributor

Re: The Cap-And-Traitors }:o(

I hope you are not claiming to be the author of that.

Veteran Advisor

Re: Just Got an E-Mail from Der Führer!

yeah, for all the crappola that W got for being a self centered frat boy , Baromba sure seems to being taking shallow to a new low level. Maybe we are doomed to have to have a guy like him come along every twenty years just to educate the American people on how bad it can get.