Talk about fiddling while Rome burns.
The Obama White House sent out adviser John Podesta to announce that nobody, but nobody, is going to stop President Obama from writing the big executive orders ensuring we all suffer because of global warming.
OK, that’s not exactly how Podesta put it, but run through the Doublespeak filter that’s what he’s saying.
“They’ll find various ways, particularly in the House, to try to stop us from using the authority we have under the Clean Air Act,” Podesta said at Monday’s White House press briefing. All I would say is that those have zero percent chance of working. We’re committed to moving forward with those rules.”
This comes the day before the Tuesday release of a big study on global warming that will press the case for the Chicken Little view of the Earth’s climate, that despite hundreds of variables, the world is undergoing “climate change” (weather must not change!) because we drive too many SUVs and have a post-Medieval industrial complex. Too hot, too cold, too dry, too wet, too many frogs falling from the sky — it doesn’t matter what it is; it’s all our fault, and it must be stopped.
Despite the impossibility of the United States on its own cooling down Earth’s climate more than a few hundredths of a degree and the inadvisability of even attempting to do so, the socialists in the White House and Democratic Party are ready to spend billions of taxpayer dollars chasing a phantom menace. (And we all know how great that movie was.)
Not a single one of the programs proposed to curb global warming — such as “carbon exchanges” or destroying the lives of everyone who works in or depends on the coal power industry — would actually do so. What they are guaranteed to do, however, is further destroy our economy, put more people out of work and make Obama’s friends even wealthier.
It’s a scam, pure and simple.
It’s also a distraction, probably most welcomed by the White House.
Obama’s in big trouble over recent Benghazi emails proving his Administration intentionally lied to the public about what happened. With Speaker of the House John Boehner ordering a special investigative committee, it seems things may finally start breaking loose on that scandal. Democrats across the land are desperate, and global warming is the made-up emergency they like to keep handy.
But even larger and more immediate problems are facing this clueless White House, in the form of Vladimir Putin and his imminent takeover of the Ukraine.
What Obama had hoped was going to be just another bump in the U.S. relationship with Russia has turned into a full-blown international crisis that threatens to pull the thoroughly unequipped Obama into a leadership role that will result in his inevitable failure and further humiliation on the global stage.
While Obama dithers and the U.S. makes idle threats about sanctions, Russia is moving inch by inch toward a complete invasion of Ukraine. Word has come that the Jewish community of Odessa is preparing for an emergency evacuation because, despite what you may have heard in school, socialists don’t really have a strong track record of tolerance, especially toward Jews.
Meanwhile, the Russians are making their military presence known in the Pacific, including flyovers by Bearcat strategic bombers near the U.S. territory of Guam and increased flybys along the California coast.
Information released by Gen. Herbert Carlisle didn’t indicate whether the California flybys included bombers, but he said that the Russians have stepped up their patrols in connection with the Ukraine situation. At least twice, F-15 fighter jets were scrambled to intercept. The Bearcat bombers are capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
But none of that matters because look! The Earth is warming, possibly by as much as degree, maybe, over the past 100 years! Aren’t you scared?
Boy oh boy, Obama hopes so.