Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a guy who can make eating a slice of toast look slimy, has announced that he will run and lose the Dem primaries for the 2020 White House race on a plan to control the weather by raising taxes.
Finally, the dirty green climate lobby with its shadowy networks of PACs and spinmeisters has a single issue candidate to bring attention to the myth that the planet was doomed last week (as claimed by 0.0001% of scientists who aren’t receiving grants to play chicken little) before losing humiliatingly to everyone and their sister.
Two of his political advisers — Sky Gallegos and Ben Unger — spent time working for Steyer’s NextGen America group. Some of the major early donors to Inslee’s federal political action committee, Vision PAC, come from the green energy or environmental industry. And where other candidates have written autobiographies, the book Inslee wrote while in political office, “Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy,” is about the environment.
You haven’t read Apollo’s Fire? Dig down to the bottom of the book bin at the 33 cent store. It’s there. Somewhere.
The Tom Steyer part is important.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber will officially resign this week following revelations of unethical financial ties between extreme environmental groups and his energy advisor and fiancée, Cylvia Hayes. As Shift recently reported, the extreme environmental groups behind the scandal also operate in Jay Inslee’s administration. The similarities between the “green” agendas in Oregon and Washington are too far reaching to ignore.
California billionaire Tom Steyer’s money is the primary connection between disgraced Kitzhaber and Inslee. Steyer has pumped over $3 million into the Energy Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization advocating “green” policies. The Energy Foundation confirmed it, in turn, footed some of the bills for the fellowship awarded to Hayes by the Clean Energy Development Center (CEDC). While accepting money from these outside extreme environmental organizations, Hayes acted in an official role as Kitzhaber’s “green advisor” and helped direct energy policy in his administration.
As reported today, Steyer has tried to hide his influence by funding third-party organizations which then hire influential Democrats to draft environmental policies for Democrat governors like Kitzhaber and Inslee. For example, Steyer has given, through his TomKat Charitable Trust, over $3 million to the Energy Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization. The Energy Foundation confirmed it then footed some of the bills for some of the $75,000 granted to Kitzhaber’s girlfriend, Cylvia Hayes, by the Clean Energy Development Center (CEDC).
Who’s up for a leftist billionaire’s cult that believes the sky is falling being able to set policy for the entire country?