Obama has failed to fix the economy or win the war in Afghanistan, but give him an imaginary problem and he’s on it like Michelle on a glazed poundcake.
Even major liberal media outlets are admitting that the whole Global Warming thing isn’t panning out. So that’s the perfect time for His Majesty Barack I, Protector of the Planet from the Carbon Devil, to announce that he will be bypassing Congress and going all Imperial Presidency on a problem that even its enthusiastic backers are backing away from. While raising electricity rates sky high.
“The question is not whether we need to act. The overwhelming judgment of science, of chemistry and physics and millions of measurements, has put all that to rest,” Obama said in a major policy address at Georgetown University. “So the question now is whether we will have the courage to act before it’s too late.”
Outlets that have questioned whether we really need to act recently include Warmist boosters like the New York Times and the New Republic. More and more scientists are challenging the Global Warming-Green Energy complex’s fable about the endangered earth. But they must all be members of the Flat Earth Society.
He later added, addressing those who deny climate change science: “We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society.”
Except when it comes to economics. Then Obama convenes a bunch of economists who claim that money is imaginary and that the more of it we print, the more we’ll be able to spend.
“I’m directing the [EPA] to put an end to the limitless dumping of carbon pollution from our power plants and complete new pollution standards for both new and existing power plants,” he said.
What that really means is electricity rates climbing through the roof. Also carbon is not a pollutant. Except maybe the carbon that comes out of Obama’s mouth every time he speaks and other unnamed parts.
“At the time when we passed the Clean Air Act, to try to get rid of some of this smog, some of the same doom-sayers were saying, ‘New pollution standards will decimate the auto industry,’” Obama said. “Guess what? It didn’t happen. Our air got cleaner.”
And our auto industry is doing better than ever. Why we have 1 American car company that hasn’t been bailed out or bought out.
“The president has always been hostile to affordable sources of American energy that power most of our economy, but this program – which amounts to a National Energy Tax – only escalates his attack,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement.