Sen, Reid (D-Loonyville) today declared the much talked about, much delayed climate change bill dead in the Senate.
What’s notable is why the bill has been killed. Reid blams it on the Republicans saying not one would vote for it. Why true that’s only part of the story.
What he doesn’t say is since the death of Sen. Byrd and the appointment of a successor, who vowed to vote no on any climate bill, he’s short one Dem. vote regardless of Republican opposition.
Even if Dingy Harry could convince Sen. Brown (R-Mass.) to crossover as he has (Financial Reform is one) several times since assuming office West Virgina Sen. Carte Goodwin would vote no and the Nevada Asshat is still one vote short.
Following Reid’s proclamation that the bill is “dead,” (didn’t they say that about health care after the Brown election?) up steps Sen. Kerry.
“I have to tell you, this [climate bill] is not dead. We are going to continue to work. It may well be that after the election — if that is what happens — I mean, we will continue to try over the next weeks, but if it is after the election, it may well be that some members are free and liberated and feeling that they can take a risk or do something. Or, you know, the whole political landscape may have changed in some way,” Kerry said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt” that will be broadcast this weekend.
Kerry told the Bloomberg news service that he would continue seeking votes (I think he means paying for votes), and said the climate bill’s prospects could improve after the midterm elections.
Meaning after the Dems take an ass-whooping in November Kerry and his ilk will push hard to pass a full-blown tax hiking, job killing climate bill before the new Congress is seated in January.
Meanwhile as part of Reid’s announcement the bill is “dead,” he will move forward next week on a bipartisan energy-only bill that responds to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and contains other more popular energy items.
Meaning… look-out BP the asshats in Congress are coming to git’ya!
As for popular energy items, what’s Dingy Harry going to offer?
Drop gas prices to 1971 levels?
Stop eating so his flatulance level is zero?
P.S. While on the subject of Mr. “I’m reporting for duty,” it seems Kerry docks his large and expensive yacht in Rhode Island as opposed to anywhere close to his home state of Mass.
Funny that, he’s saving one half millions dollars in taxes by doing so.
The senator wasn’t available for comment his
spokesmodel a spokesmen made the claim due to maintence on the vessel it was cheaper to dock it in R.I. vice Mass.
Wonder how much carbon his vessel spews into the atmosphere?