Yahoo News asked voters to comment on President Barack Obama's climate change plan, which he largely unveiled in a speech on Tuesday. Here's one response.
COMMENTARY l In his 2008 Democratic nominee victory speech, Barack Obama proclaimed that, generations from now, his win will be remembered as the "…moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal …" That was five years ago.
Apparently, tide-lowering and planet-healing aren't progressing quickly enough for President Obama. On Tuesday, he emitted some foul smoke of his own as he outlined his plans for climate change regulations with or without congressional approval.
Polls indicate Americans are most concerned with jobs and the economy, so Obama shoves his climate change agenda into the faces of 760,000 people who rely on coal for earning their livelihood -- shoves his pet pipe dream into the faces of all of us who will pay higher prices for everything, from electricity to groceries.
Only six months into his second term, this president is in "legacy" mode. Come hell or high water, he's bestowing upon us his lofty footprints. Obama is also desperate for distraction. Lecturing in a tone edged with anger, he showed us on Tuesday the face of frustration caused by the recent scandals. Passive-aggressive comments like "We don't have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society" were safely spouted before a benign crowd at Georgetown University.
Yes, we may see a Keystone Pipeline after the dust settles; Obama did open the door to that project. However, according to my cash-strapped neighbors in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, they're more interested in Snow(den) than they are in any global warming theories.
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