I have reported to you Rockers many times that I am on the President’s mailing list. I get an e-mail almost every day, usually just to ask me for five dollars.
Most of the time it provides me amusement. Today, not so much. I got four letters from my friend Barack and his operatives today. Yes, one of them asked me for three dollars. But the other three were back-slapping, high-fiving, chest-bumping celebrations of Obama’s latest and greatest attack on our economy and citizens.
Here is one of them, from Jim Messina, Obama’s data-mining and mass-media guru:
This is a BFD:
The New York Times is calling President Obama’s plan “the strongest action ever taken by an American president to tackle climate change” — he’s proposing new EPA standards to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single biggest source of the pollution in the United States that causes climate change.
Listen, it should come as no surprise that polluters and groups that like things the way they are have already started fighting this with everything they’ve got. The best thing we can do is show just how many Americans believe this is the right thing to do.
Announcements like this are why we all do this work. It’s proof that grassroots organizing really does pay off. Climate change activists have fought for years for EPA standards on carbon pollution — and this week President Obama is making it a reality.
This fight is about our future, but the effects of climate change are being felt right now — it’s linked to stronger weather, from more frequent and severe droughts to floods, storms, and wildfires.
It’s affecting public health, too. Over the past three decades, the percentage of Americans with asthma has more than doubled, and climate change is putting those Americans at greater risk of landing in the hospital. Over half of all Americans live in an area where air pollution levels are too often unhealthy to breathe.
But while we place limits on dangerous air pollution like mercury, arsenic, and lead, existing power plants have had no national restrictions on the amount of carbon pollution they can emit.
None at all — until now.
The President’s plan promises to cut carbon pollution from power plants for the first time, setting a new standard for action on climate change.
As I write this, powerful interests on the other side are lining up their dirty budgets to try to tear this down. They have plenty of allies in Congress that will try to stop us.
I’m asking everyone who cares about this fight to stand up and say so today — stand with President Obama and new carbon pollution standards.
The media will not let us forget for a moment that this is the first black president. Who cares. I’m more concerned that he is the first president to bypass congress with proclamations that are given the force of law. The first to openly flaunt the constitution and decide which laws will be enforced. The first to deny the sovereignty of states, not to mention citizen’s rights including the rights of private property.
Certainly Obama is the first president to repeatedly look directly into a camera (actually a teleprompter) and lie with impugnity. Calling carbon dioxide “carbon pollution” is so brazen that he must think we are all cretins. Claiming that the carbon dioxide that we exhale, and that makes all plant life possible, is causing droughts AND floods, storms AND wildfires, is an insult to our intelligence. Worse, he seeks to intentionally damage the well-being of all Americans. Why not just break our kneecaps?
Obama’s letter to me today said, “I’m not going to wait to take action on this.” The anointed one will accept no limits to his authority.
I thought Joe Biden’s BFD, ObamaCare, was an epically egregious assault on our economy and families. Now comes BFD number two, using the EPA to ruin entire industries, destroy countless jobs, and raise energy costs to crushing levels.
The next BFD will be complete amnesty and open borders – you can expect an executive order for this purpose the moment Congress leaves for summer recess.
I really wonder if the United States can withstand any more BFDs from the first BFD president.
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
Big Deal! So what? Who cares?
You just got lucky, that’s all
Oh oh, it’s a real big deal!
Oh oh, it’s a real big deal!