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Lost in campaign politics leading up to re-election is the disturbing news that the Obama administration has declared war on Wyoming's wolves.

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The phony "Sportsmen's Heritage Act HR 4089" would open rare wilderness areas to motors and mining, bar the EPA from banning lead in hunting ammunition, open national parks to hunting, and allow the import of polar bear trophies, an endangered species.

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Ever since Obama and John Tester worked to remove wolves form the endangered species list for political purposes, it's been bad times for wolves. Of course, there's a track record for all of this. It was the failure of the states that initially killed off the wolves to begin with, forcing them into the government's hands and the Endangered Species List.

It looks like the states are at it again, and this time Idaho is leading the path to extermination.

There were many of us who cried foul when Tester introduced a rider that would undermine the ESA, the first of its kind, opening the door for wholesale destruction of species by single interests. It was even more shocking when Obama signed the bill into law.

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The combination of right wing militant behavior, strong anti-predator propaganda from the ranching community, and misinformation in the hunting community have fully converged, allowing for a push in the western states to exterminate wolves.

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In an unprecedented move, Democratic Senator John Tester along with Rep. Simpson have placed a rider in the budget bill that would remove wolves in the Northern Rockies from the endangered species act. As any reasonable person knows, this is a scientific issue, and should be managed by those with such expertise, and not congress.

Sad news. And if you don't think it's a big deal, think again. This is big picture stuff that goes far beyond jobs. We are a species too, as much as we've tried to separate ourselves from that in our lives. Setting aside habitat for rare and endangered species is actually setting aside habitat for us. Making sure there are places that haven't been polluted or developed is not just about wolves or grizzly bears. It's about our quality of life, and our land and water. The Endangered Species Act is the finest tool ever crafted to preserve the human race. Its usefulness in setting aside tracts of land for dwindling species to recover is its most important feature. Wolves didn't just lose today. We lost.

Obama and Reid have approved the language in the upcoming budget bill, and in effect have initiated the greatest single attack on the Endangered Species Act in its existence.

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In an unprecedented move, Democratic Senator John Tester along with Rep. Simpson have placed a rider in the budget bill that would remove wolves in the Northern Rockies from the endangered species act. As any reasonable person knows, this is a scientific issue, and should be managed by those with such expertise, and not congress.

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At least Reagan/Bush/Huckabee stab me from the front.

They're actually weakening Reagan-era national forest and wildlife laws. Yes, you read that right. They're punting enforcement of many rules to local officials (people who are easily corrupted by local industry--the reason for creating national parks and national forests in the first place).

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First let me say that the reason I voted for Obama was because I had great hopes that his administration would be far different from the Bush administration in all areas, especially the environment. As all conservationists know, that was a horrible time. It's almost too traumatic to even look back.

I thought to myself, hey, I'm voting for a Democrat. I'm voting for the good guy. He'll do the right thing and fight for what's right - fight for those less fortunate, both man and anything else that is in trouble and need of help.

Boy was I wrong. Damn was I wrong, and now I'm embarrassed and shocked - embarrassed that I voted for this shell of a "Democratic" president.

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In what looks to be another administration blunder, Ken Salazar (Interior Secretary and the guy who has failed to reform the most corrupt department in the U.S.) is gearing up to side with right wing extremists in congress to pass legislation that will rip wolves off the endangered species list. This action has the very real effect of allowing special interests to ram bills through congress in order to remove species that "get in the way" of corporate interests such as ranching, logging, mining and oil extraction. We could soon be seeing polar bear legislation or grizzly bear legislation, effectively destroying the Endangered Species Act.

Why isn't he spending his time reforming the Minerals Management Service rather than placating a non-issue?

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Last night and early this morning I was feeling pretty good about our prospects. Sure, we lost the House, but this wasn't 2004. We have the White House and the Senate. This is much better, I thought. I went to bed knowing we still had command of the federal government.

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The common sense alarm is ringing louder than ever.  We need clean water. We need clean air and chemical-free food. We need to wake up from the SUV to strip mall daily path and learn to connect with reality once again.

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How is this news? We keep gnashing our teeth over this on Dailykos but it means nothing. We can't control what those people do. Bill O'Reilly stinks. Limbaugh says offensive things. Republicans are trying to block what we do! Anne Coulter irked me! Why does Fox news act like this??????

Until the democratic financial leaders actually put their money where their mouth is and start buying radio stations and tv channels, there is really nothing we can do about the slime that dominates the airwaves.

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