Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Space man watch

The pigs at the CEI are really preening themselves over the election triumph of ignorance over hope and making wild over-interpretations of it, such as a sudden widespread agreement with their agenda of environmental devastation.

None more so than Myron Ebell, who's place in the politico webpage hotbox is assured.

After whining about some congressional monkey-business by the Democratic party, that was probably made necessary by systematic bad faith Republican obstruction at every turn (and you will see what we mean in this coming congress), he writes:
The funny thing is that even trying to sneak the bill through didn't work. The American people figured out that cap-and-trade was code for higher energy prices and reacted with righteous fury when House Members went home after the vote for the Fourth of July recess. After hearing the outcry, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to postpone Senate debate on cap-and-trade and instead take up health care reform, which enjoyed much more public support.
In an uncharacteristic presentation of evidence that contradicted his hypothesis, Myron admitted:
44 Democrats — most in marginal districts — voted against the Waxman-Markey bill. True, 27 of them were defeated in the election; but in most of those races the Democrat defended himself by featuring his vote against Waxman-Markey. It is hard to find a Democrat who voted for Waxman-Markey and was in a competitive race mentioning that vote in the campaign. On the other hand, winning Republican challengers in races across the country attacked their Democratic opponents for voting yes on cap-and-trade.
In other words, being anti-human survival, like the Republican Party, didn't get the Democratic Party vote out. What a surprise. The mood swung against them in an election that was determined by an amazing and unnecessary level economic distress for so rich a nation.

The Republican Party is of course going to make it much much worse. But that's mostly a problem for the American people, who have made their bed and have to lie in it.

It's unfortunate the rest of us have to go down with this ship called planet Earth.

There are glints of hope that Myron isn't going to mention and would like to cloak in a massive oil spill if he can, such as the defeat of Proposition 23.

Here is a video featuring the previous generation of Republican politicians, before they turned into the space aliens they are now.


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