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  •  What a two faced moron. (0+ / 0-)

    You wrote: "But you have to hand to Landrieu, she's fight tooth, nail and claw to ensure Louisiana doesn't suffer from another disastrous hurricane like Katrina again."

    No. She's doing the opposite. A new levee system isn't going to save Louisiana from the impacts of climate change. Flooding and hurricanes will get worse and Landrieu's will share the blame becomes of her opposition to meaningful climate change legislation.

    She's asking the federal government to spend money to deal with the impacts of climate change (flood insurance and levees) without being willing to deal with the actual problem. She had a choice to either serve the public or serve the oil industry and she chose the oil industry.  Her actions make another Katrina far more likely.

    This is who will probably become the next Senate Energy committee chair. A backbencher freshman Republican couldn't do half the damage as Landrieu as Energy chair blocking all attempts at meaningful climate change laws. We're better off with her being defeated.

    The DSCC called for a donation a few weeks ago. I told them no because they spend too much money on conservative Democrats who block the Democratic agenda. I mentioned Landrieu specifically.

    •  Are you calling me the two face moron or Landrieu? (1+ / 0-)
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      I just want to be clear.  I don't mind criticism but I don't appreciate insults.

      Funny Stuff at

      by poopdogcomedy on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 02:11:07 PM PDT

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      •  Landrieu (3+ / 0-)
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        I appreciate your posts and read them often. I wouldn't insult you personally.

        And if I thought there was any chance of Landrieu personally reading this I would have phrased it differently. Such as: asking the federal government to pay for the consequences of climate change while blocking meaningful action to slow climate change is a hypocritical policy that will lead to more people suffering.

    •  People still need levees (1+ / 0-)
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      No matter what climate change legislation passes-- we are in a 50 year warm-up before things correct - and that would be if we stopped ALL emissions tomorrow -

      and most of the people impacted are poor and do not have good lobbyists - this is good for her.

      And... if she is pissing off oil industry... maybe its her first step?  Nothing makes a more fierce opponent than a former ally.

    •  Wrongheaded (2+ / 0-)
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      We get a half of a loaf with Landrieu and nothing with a teabagging Republican.  Landrieu at least votes for D nominees, including for the EPA.  A backbencher teabagging R will be one more vote for defunding the EPA and a whole bunch of wingnut bullshit.

      •  Nope. We don't get half a loaf with her. (0+ / 0-)

        We get the same disastrous march toward climate change disaster but with some nice conciliatory excuses to make us feel better.

        Landrieu may not block nominees. But, she will use her influence as a Democratic energy committee chair to make sure that only people sufficiently friendly with the oil industry are nominated. That's just as bad, if not worse.

        People like her make blocking climate change laws an acceptable position for Democrats. That, just as much as Republicans, is why the cap-and-trade bill didn't even get a vote in the Senate. In that way, she does more damage as a Democrat than a Republican would.

        The biggest threats to EPA were several bills that would have stopped them from regulation global warming emissions under the clean air act. Landrieu voted for those bills and sponsored one version. That's not even half a loaf. It's the tea party agenda.

        •  You're being untruthful about her. (1+ / 0-)
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          We count on our pols to vote on any number of issues, not just one or two of pet issues. In this Congress, she has voted with the party 90% of the time. Her overall record is around 80% voting with the party for her career. I'll take that every day from some one representing a red state or blue state for that matter.

          I would invite anyone to look at her voting record on enviornmental and judge for themselves. She is not perfect on climate issues I don't argue that, but she is better than the incomplete and misleading description you have given and she is way better than any Republican that would take her place.

          Mary Landrieu is excellent at politickin' around her state and representing the people of her state. We need her to hold that seat if we are to keep control of the Senate. I can think of nothing good for the issue of climate change coming from a Congress that is controlled by Republicans.

          The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

          by sebastianguy99 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 04:18:43 PM PDT

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          •  What did I get wrong? (0+ / 0-)

            Everything I wrote is factual.

            You really don't get it. Climate change is not a pet issue. It's the issue. If we don't deal with that then all the other issues are meaningless.

            You think it matters what our immigration policy is on paper after hundreds of thousands of climate refugees are begging for a place to go? Nope.

            You think it matters that the stimulus got you a job after a major disaster wipes out the company you work for?

            You think it matters that you have Obamacare when the hospitals in your town are flooded and out of power? Good luck.

            Landrieu is not representing the people of Louisiana well if she's willing to put them at greater risk of another Hurricane Katrina. We are facing an overwhelming threat to our way of life greater than America has ever faced before and the Neville Chamberlains who refuse to deal with that threat will be remembered as some of the greatest cowardly fools in history. If the Democratic Senate doesn't deal with that issue again then what exactly is the point of having the majority?

            She can absolutely do more damage as Senate Energy Chair than any freshman Republican. If she's too cowardly to lead then she should be removed.

        •  Compared to Vitter?? (0+ / 0-)

          Louisiana won't elect Bernie Sanders any time soon.

          And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

          by Pale Jenova on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 06:26:56 PM PDT

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