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Obama sucking up to big energy

by JP Bill / September 6, 2011 5:04 AM PDT
thumbing his nose at environmentalists

But the president did quietly scrap plans to toughen air pollution
standards, delighting big energy and dismaying the environmentalists
that had backed him solidly in 2008. "By putting the interest of coal
and oil polluters first, the White House seems to be saying that clean
air will have to wait," fumed the Sierra Club.
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Well, already noted in an earlier post but maybe he's just
by Steven Haninger / September 6, 2011 6:23 AM PDT

-feeling the heat
-seeing the light
-doesn't want to be left out in the cold
-afraid of the dark
-got the same job worries as a lot of other folks. Wink

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RE: already noted in an earlier post
by JP Bill / September 6, 2011 6:33 AM PDT
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PS: I see he is not catering to his base
by JP Bill / September 6, 2011 6:40 AM PDT

contrary to popular belief.

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OH....I just read somewhere that he IS catering
by JP Bill / September 6, 2011 11:12 AM PDT

it's to a different group this time.

There wasn't a link to that story/fact?...just another opinion, I guess, they didn't say.

the things politicians do to get elected.

tsk, tsk, tsk.

I have to wonder when a political party has more members that belong to "big business" IF they are tempted to cater to "big business"?

I have to wonder when a political party has more members that belong to
"unions" IF they are tempted to cater to "unions"?

Welcome to the crazy world of politics.

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Everyone responds to some kind of motivation
by Steven Haninger / September 6, 2011 6:49 PM PDT

If it doesn't come from within, it comes from without

someone waving money?

someone wielding an ax?

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It was my post to Toni's OP
by Steven Haninger / September 6, 2011 7:30 AM PDT

suggesting that GREENPEACE was not too happy. I didn't pick that link deliberately. I'd hear the story on earlier national news and did a google search for it. But when I saw who was "a hoppin' mad" I couldn't resist. It just goes to show that one doesn't always know who their bosom buddies are.

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by TONI H / September 6, 2011 7:35 AM PDT

says that "cap and trade is dead"....nope...it got voted down but thru Executive Order, the EPA has already made progress in proving Congress irrelevant and at least 7 coal mines are shutting down within the next six months to a year, natural gas in Texas is being held up, etc.

There are many 'behind the scenes and the headlines' regulations going on that the media is aware of but are keeping up the pretense of 'nothing is being done' by BO in order to keep people fired up. He isn't thumbing his nose at environmentalists....he's getting his pre-re-election campaign priorities in line so he can look good to the independents as somebody willing to 'compromise'. If he is lucky enough to get re-elected, all of this 'compromise' is temporary and immediately taken back off the shelf so he can get back to business...his business. Just like he did with the Dream Act that couldn't pass when he had the majority in both houses...he is using a backdoor method to accomplish the same thing, all with a memo.

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