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  •  Astounding, I thought what we heard in (3+ / 0-)
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    PhilJD, joanneleon, joe shikspack

    the SOTU speech would be corrected by now. That scientists, environmentalists would have penetrated the WH bubble and stated that nuclear energy and fracking for natural gas were not clean energy. But today we hear it reiterated. No one got through the bubble.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 06:02:08 PM PST

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    •  I think what you describe will occur... (0+ / 0-)

      ...Once EPA, Energy, FDA, et al are fully funded and staffed, and the Chamber of Commerce hacks that the Republicans have relentlessly stacked virtually all facets of government with over these many years, are substantially purged or marginalized.

      Then, I think it's likely that the appropriate agencies will put reports on Obama's desk, informing him that there's no such thing as "safe" nukes or "clean" coal, and that we must go green, all the way, immediately, to save the planet...and he will say "OK, let's do it".

      Because, in order for that to happen, we'll have sufficient progressive plurality in the House and Senate to crush Republican (and Blue Dog ilk) opposition, sabotage and treason, and to give the Prez the backup, or the jack up that he needs, to get 'er done.

      Meanwhile, as long as we are hostage to right wing majorities, the whole world is screwed.

      Bring the Better Democrats!

      All Out for the Primaries!

      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle.

      by Radical def on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 07:44:34 PM PST

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