June 07, 2008

Saving the World Can Be a Bitch.

"Senate Democrats May Pull Climate Bill:Week's Debate Has Been Contentious”

...The week has been marked by parliamentary maneuvers and bitter accusations over divergent estimates of the bill's future costs. On Wednesday, a group of GOP senators asked that the clerk of the Senate read the entire 491-page bill aloud, an extremely rare request. That took more than 10 hours.

Although parliamentary maneuvers could still extend the debate into next week, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) faced the prospect of failure in a bid to end debate on amendments to the climate bill this morning. In that event, he was expected to seek withdrawal of the entire measure, to the relief of some Democrats from coal-producing or heavy industrial states.

"We are going to have Democrats voting to end debate on what they call the most important issue facing the planet and Republicans voting to continue debate on it," said Don Stewart, communications director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Some Democrats were worried yesterday that the GOP might try to block withdrawal of the legislation to prolong a debate that many Democrats think no longer works to their political benefit.

The Democrats want to save the world but once again Poor Harry Reid gets outflanked by his opponents. What is amazing was the speed of the withdrawl. It seems to me that if you take the time produce 491 pages of legislation meant to prevent the world from coming to an untimely end you would at least put up some semblance of a fight. I personally think this legislation is the biggest boondoggle to ever come down the pipe but as Reid so impassionatly intoned in his speach on Monday ,"the Earth has a fever." If you truly believe that, at some point don't you have an obligation to stand up and fight. No one should be suprised that they don't.

This is the same party that said, "We really in this last election — when I say we, the Democrats — I think pushed it as far as we can, the envelope. Didn't say it, but we implied it — that we, if we won the Congressional elections, we could stop the war,” Kanjorski said in the video. “Now anybody who is a good student of government would know that wasn't true. But you know, the temptation to want to win back the Congress, we sort of stretched the facts — and people ate it up." >Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.)

As Clark Kent will tell you, "Anybody can wear the stink'in cape, but when it comes to actually preserving truth, justice, and the American Way, the job can be a bitch." and the Democrats are not up to the task.

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