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  •  Didn't we just do this yesterday? (1+ / 0-)
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    Legislating on Climate/Energy is Obama's stated goal -- many times -- for his 2nd term, along with immigration.

    For now he's doing what can be done non-legislatively, including the 53mpg CAFE standard, which you yesterday labeled "small potatoes."

    Actually the biggest deal possible this side of a carbon tax.

    But the breakthroug last night was obviously that the Dems are proudly campaigning on Obamacare.  Congratulations to them for this!!

    •  Not mentioned at the convention so far (0+ / 0-)

      that's the point here.

      and the larger point is, the less it's publicly discussed by leadership, the less support there will be for doing something.

      The CAFE standard is for 2025 .... that's a ways down the road ... a lot can happen in the interim ... and a far cry from a price on carbon here and now.

      Combine that with the admin's record of selling coal, opening coastal areas for drilling, advocating fracking and "all-of-the-above" energy, silence on the need for climate action ... and yeah, it's not a great record.

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 07:36:36 AM PDT

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