Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Polling Shows Overwhelming Support For Cap-And-Trade Legislation-- Voters Ready To Decimate Conservative Opponents


Karl Rove may have been trying to rev up the old GOP smear'n'fear machine on the fascist-oriented Editorial Page of the Wall Street Journal yesterday, but a new poll came out showing that what voters are really angry about-- at least those not brainwashed by GOP propagandists Glenn Beck, Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh-- is the concerted efforts of reactionary politicians to sabotage environmental legislation."[C]onservative opposition will be set for an election drubbing if it blocks a planned emissions trading scheme, according to a poll published Saturday." Predictions are that at least 20 non-rural conservative seats would change hands if they block the bill in the Senate.
The poll showed that 63 percent of opposition supporters in the cities thought the legislation should be passed, while only 28 percent thought it should not.

If one in 10 of those voters switched sides, it would cost the opposition 20 seats it holds with margins of less than 6.5 percent.

The survey also showed that younger opposition voters aged 18 to 34 favor the government's legislation by a margin of almost five to one.

Of course, we're not talking about the U.S. That's from a report about Australia. Idiot America (the book, not necessarily your brother-in-law), on the other hand, is currently consumed with making mountains out of molehills and may realize that our posterity will be so broke and so utterly owned by the wealthy elite that we might as well destroy the earth and save them the misery.

The alternative is another bruising battle with astroturfed zombies (knows as teabaggers in America) like the one over healthcare reform in which a significant minority of hate-spewing Americans decided to cut off their-- and our-- noses to spite... well to spite everything that makes their own lives not worth living. Why they don't commit mass suicide and let the rest of us get on with making the world a better place is unanswerable.
Tomorrow is not an option.

Those ought to be the words coming from the White House right now on global warming. Never again can we tolerate a year like 2009, when attempts to cap carbon pollution go nowhere. Already this month, President Barack Obama has confirmed two painful truths. First: Congress will not complete work on a global warming bill in 2009. And second, the corollary blow: There will be no international climate deal in Denmark next month, dashing years of international hopes.

So Mr. Obama should move quickly from explaining failure to achieving real success. He should travel to the Copenhagen climate conference in December and guarantee drastic action from the U.S. in 2010, even if it means blowing everything up in Congress and starting over. If a "cap and trade" bill won't fly in the Senate in 2010, then let the Environmental Protection Agency explore maximum-strength carbon regulations while, legislatively, we switch back to Mr. Obama's original presidential campaign plan: "cap and rebate."

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