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The Democrats — Drunk With Power

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

There have been some memorable words expressed in United States history:

“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” – President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, January 20th, 1961
“I have a dream” – Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” – President Ronald Reagan, June 12, 1987
“The planet has a fever.” – Former Vice-President Al Gore, March 21, 2007 — I’ll get to Gore’s idiotic statement later.

Gore hearing 2

Less than 100 days after the new Democratic-controlled Congress took power they are doing just what they blamed the Republicans off – arrogance, disregard for the voter and playing politics only.

On March 16, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) held a hearing on whether White House officials followed appropriate procedures for safeguarding the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. This was a media frenzy stirred on by the guilty verdict on March 6th of former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. There is an excellent rebuttal to all the allegations and why Joseph C Wilson IV outed Valerie Plame here.

Let’s not forget Barbara Boxer’s nasty left jab at Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on January 11th. Boxer said the fact that Rice has no children meant Condi wouldn’t have to “pay the price” for the war.

Today, the Senate Democrats revived legislation for the third time, for President Bush to bring combat troops home from Iraq in a year, attaching the plan to a $122 billion measure needed to fund the war. This bill is $20 billion more than Bush requested — lots of pork to bribe those who aren’t in favor. The Democrats are hell-bent on bringing the troops home before the elections in 2008 – for one reason only – to save their sorry asses.
See: Joe Biden Says “Mr. President, this is your war.” and Democrats & America Not at War — Only President Bush

Now there’s more blood in the water for the Democrats on the firing of the eight federal prosecutors. Yes, as Bush said they want those big “show trials”, in front of big TV audiences — so the subpoenas for Carl Rove and others in the White House are just about ready.

Talking about dog and pony shows — the man who couldn’t be president — Al Gore, pretended to be a scientist at the Environment and Public Works Committee hearing. The Democrats and the MSM bowed down in reverence to listen to his global warming hysteria. See: Global Warming: The Very Inconvenient Truth

Of course the media, as well as Al Gore refused to hear Senator James Inhofe’s (R-OK) opening statement. You won’t see any soundbites so I am publishing it here for the record.

SENATOR INHOFE OPENING STATEMENT
Ranking Member of the EPW Committee

Hearing on Vice President Al Gore’s Perspective on Global Warming
March 21, 2007

Thank you for holding this hearing, Madame Chairman, and to you also, Mr. Vice President, for agreeing to come before our Committee to testify about your perspectives. Your views are already known to many Americans, but today will allow us to engage in a dialogue which should be interesting.
It is my perspective that your global warming alarmist pronouncements are now and have always been filled with inaccuracies and misleading statements. Many of the peer-reviewed studies published in such journals as Nature, Geophysical Research Letters, and Science are radically at odds with your claims. I do not have time to delve into each flaw with your movie, but I do want to touch on just 2.
First, you have claimed that there is a “strong, new emerging consensus” linking global warming to an increase in hurricane intensity and duration. Yet last year, the World Meteorological Organization very clearly rejected this assertion, and other scientists agree.
Secondly, you said that East Antarctica might melt and this could raise sea levels by 20 feet, so we’re all going to die. However, according to many scientists, Antarctica is gaining ice mass, not losing it. In a 2005 study published in Science a team of researchers led by Dr. Curt Davis found an overall gain in ice mass in Antarctica over a ten year period.
And the public is catching on. Even the New York Times last week published an article about scientists, many of them your supporters, who say you have overstated your case on global warming — in fact, they warn that you may be hurting the so-called cause with your “alarmism.”
Given that, it is no wonder you have turned down the chance to debate the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus. And now I understand a debate challenge has been issued by Lord Monckton of Benchley.
Now there is a reason for this.
When the debate is balanced, skeptics win, alarmists lose. In New York last week, for instance, a major debate took place to examine whether global warming is a crisis. Prior to the debate, the hand-wringers, the alarmists, in the audience outnumbered those who didn’t think it was a crisis 2 to 1. After the debate, the alarmists were outnumbered – a major turnaround in beliefs in a single night.
That shift mirrors a larger one taking place in the scientific community. Claude Allegre, a French geophysicist – Nir Shaviv, an Israeli astrophysicist – and meteorologist Reid Bryson have converted from alarmists to believing that climate variability is largely natural. In short, the ranks of converted scientists are skyrocketing.
Lastly, the cost: Global warming is now big business. Thousands of individuals and even some Fortune 100 companies stand to make tens of billions of dollars.
I was on the floor opposing the ’93 Clinton-Gore tax increase of $32 billion, but the cost of Kyoto and other CO2 reduction schemes are estimated to be over $300 billion, ten times the cost of your ’93 tax increase. And who’s paying for it? Those on fixed incomes and the poor, who as a percent of their monthly budget spend five times more on energy than the average household.
Largest tax increase in history – 10 times Clinton-Gore of ’93 and the poor pay for it… and the science isn’t there. We just can’t do that to America, Mr. Vice President… and we’re not gonna.

The Democrats are doing what they do best — obfuscate the public to forget the real important issues; for example the War on Terror, Illegal Aliens, and Iran’s nuclear weapons quest. They keep telling you that the people spoke last November for a change of direction. I really think this country is standing still and going nowhere.

Posted: 2230PT 03/21/07


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Friday, March 23, 2007 7:49 am

    And the nation expected precisely what? Why can they not learn from history? Are people really so stupid as to believe that there may be a learning curve in DC? OR, is there? And that such learning is, you have POWER and get RICH in DC? Thereby insuring irrelevance to the people that put you there?

  2. jainphx permalink
    Saturday, March 31, 2007 7:38 pm

    Democrats=Liars=Thieves=Corruption=Godlessness. what more can I say.

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