Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Global Warming and the State of the Union

What more need be said?
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.

1 comment:

maxutils said...

Well, Obamacare is a train wreck, and will continue to be so. I think you can blame him for that. Middle East peace, though ...when has that ever happened? The deaths in Benghazi ... definitely his fault ... but the Middle East is full of lunatics who seem to enjoy killing themselves, and others, over stuff that shouldn't matter. Not sure you can blame Obama, or any other President for that. But... Benghazi, yes. Labor participation ... entirely correct, but I have serious doubts that any President can truly affect this ... it's a local, not Federal issue ...although he has encouraged participation in programs that support the idea of dropping out... Global warming? Who the hell knows? Why can't we just agree that regardless of whether or not it's correct, can't we just agree that less pollution is better -- up until the cost of making it cleaner exceeds the benefit of the cleanliness?