This all makes for good comment section back and forth,but the reality is:
1)There is no political will to spend the kind of money on the palliative "solutions" offered up by liberals. Government can put some restrictions in place,change or affect this or that behavior,but in the end,the quest for a better standard of living will trump all of this do-good polar bear hugging. Sorry,but we're not going back to some primitive existence so that libs can ride around on their moral high horse.
2) Related to point (1). When the voting public sees Al Gore and his buds getting rich and riding around in tint-window tax tractors spewing out lots of hydrocarbon waste,they'll get wise to the scam and support for carbon taxes and icy homes will...melt like an icecube on Gunbarrel in August.Indeed, a lot of them have sen it and know that they're being conned. At some level, even people that sort of believe the whole "climate change" story know that it will result in a better life only for some people. People like Al Gore. When taxpayers actually have to write a check to "fix" these supposed ills,then all of this stuff will go away.It's like that old saying-Everyone wants a Free Tibet. No one wants to free Tibet. Global Warming theory is charming as long as its a theory that we can believe for free. When it starts costing money, folks might just learn to like it a degree or two warmer in the winter.
So I wouldn't get too worked up about the whole "climate change" boogeyman. Americans (for the most part) are a freedom loving bunch. The amount of government coercion and taxation needed to "fix" the problem would never in a million years get through congress.
For that, we should all say "thank you, founding fathers!"
"My polls tell a different tale."
Checkmate,Al. Thanks for playing!
"Nope. I've got the results of no less than 30 opinion polls taken each week, and archived over at least a year.
The proof is out there. Go find it."
I took your challenge! And by golly, the results are in. USA Today has a front page story on this very issue today (Monday 5/5).
Poll: GOP has best midterm edge in 2 decades
There's a pretty long story full of numbers and charts,but the gist is this: The Dems are screwed. The voting public is pretty fed up with the way the D's have run things into the ground and election day looks grim. We absolutely know this is true,Al,you and I, because...
THE POLLS SAY SO.
So, thanks for the heads up. It made my day.
Zero for two. Why not just start naming people in the phone book.You apparently have made so many enemies that you can't seem to keep track of them all.
"For all your posturing and preening, you still haven't refuted my statements of fact with anything to back up your assessments of the situation."
And all you've got are talking points that you read somewhere.There's not a thought in your head that some political consultant didn't put there. It's just boring to read you regurgitate the same stuff over and over. Just get some new material, okay?
"never been there. nor heard of it. off the mark. (again)"
Just for the record, Al keeps referring to me as "Maximyth" or some such handle. He's wrong on that one,too.I am who I am am and I
ain't him (or her).The guy doesn't even know who we are,but he can tell us without a doubt who the next president will be!
But my point of earlier still holds: When Al starts calling you liar,moron,idiot or worse,he knows he's beaten.That's when you know he (like the party he blindly follows) has run out of ideas.
"Hey...it's perfectly within your right to stick your head in the sand and disbelieve the facts as they currently stand."
Well, Al, the fact is Hillary hasn't even announced yet. She probably will,but she's still trading on her time in public service and peddling her husband's influence.(And dodging flying footwear). The dynamic for Hillary always changes when she actually moves from outside the ring to inside.Then she has to answer "uncomfortable" questions about her personal ethics, finances, and her relationship to serial horndog Slick Willie. That's generally when the casual voter takes a look at her and realizes that the local jail has a better class of inmate than the front runner for the Demo-nod.Add that to the fact that most of her SCANDALS are older than half the voters and she looks a lot less presidential than you seem to think.She's what, 85-87 years old? Yep, she really connects with twenty somethings.
On the other hand, I hope that you are right and she does win the nomination. Getting her azz beat would finally sweep the whole Arkansas mafia out of Washington after a too-long stay.
"The man STILL has refused to denounce his Canadian citizenship."
Ah, citizenship. A subject that most libs are very touchy about, I see.
Folks, when Al starts calling people names, we've learned that he knows he's cornered. When libs don't have the facts, name calling is all they got.
Just a thought.
"She's a shoe in, unless the Republican Party can find a Barack Obama among their ranks, who can woo a nation."
They already have him-
Half term senator : Check
Not tainted by a career in Washington: Check
Party loyalists are passionate about him : Check
Up from a common upbringing: Check
Articulate,quite intelligent,somewhat photogenic: Check
Good public speaker: Check
Really believes what he's saying :Check
Makes people like Al wet 'em because he won't back down from the heat: Check!
Ladies and gentlemen, Ted Cruz.
"Those of you believing that Hillary has too much "baggage" and will never survive the primaries, are not paying attention to what MOST Americans think about the woman and are expressing in polls taken on a state-by-state basis, or on a nationwide basis.
This is Hillary's race to win. It's going to take a miracle for anyone, Republican or Democrat, to beat her."
Again, Al is presuming to speak for some great,wide swath of America."Most Americans"? You got a mouse in your pocket? How about you just speaking for yourself,there big guy?
Case in point: It was going to take a miracle for Hillary to lose in '08, remember? She really didn't even have to go through the formality of a primary. It was just "assumed" that she was heir apparent. The whole country was Hillary crazy. There WAS NO OTHER CHOICE!!!!!
Until there was.Her gaggle snickered and laughed when a half term back bencher from Illinois announced that he was running for the Demo-Nod and America,as a group, asked "Barack Who"? Well, you know the rest of the story. Hillary's campaign melted like an ice cream cone in July and she had to be bought off with the Scretary Of State job ("You die, we fly").
Al is just blowing smoke you-know-where.After 8 years of the Dems, I think that its safe to say that a lot of voters are going to be persuadable in '16. We're a long way from there, but I wouldn't crown Hillary just yet.