Barack Obama is not at a great moment in his presidency. His numbers are terrible. Obamacare, his signature legislation, is a fiasco. His attempts to make peace in the Middle East — let’s be charitable here — have not borne fruit. The labor participation rate is at a thirty year low. Things are pretty bad for the president (and for the country, I am sad to say).
At moments like this people do strange things. Word is that President Obama is going to ignore the freezing weather and say something about “global warming” or “climate change” or “stormy weather,” or whatever the euphemism of the moment may be, during the State of the Union address Tuesday night.
It’s a sign of desperation — fewer people believe in this now than ever — an attempt to change the discussion and a sop to his left wing. Also, it’s a power grab, in concert with his desire to circumvent a supposedly do-nothing Congress.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Global Warming and the State of the Union
What more need be said?