Harry Reid hasn’t given a hoot about global climate warming and those bad bad people who don’t give a hoot about it since 2010 when he snuffed out his parties efforts to pass a climate change bill. But something has happened, ‘You mean that something has changed and now we really, really need a climate change bill, you ask?
No that’s not it.
Now when its pretty clear that the non-democrats seemed bent on shooting each other in the foot, the democrats need a good ranting idea that won’t turn on them and destroy their sure wins in 1914 and 1916. Since Global Climate Change moves slower than a glacier that would be the safest target. So stop feeling up your secretaries men, we you and I are — ahem going to defeat climate change while there’s still enough of it for people who still remember the faked commercial of the mama polar bear abandoning her cubs on an iceberg, and the news that there are more polar bears than there ever was in the history of the world hasn’t gotten through to the mentally challenged yet.
This is it. Write it down on your jockey short stretch waist. Global Warming and those dirty bastard Tea Party gizzards are in it up to their nostril holes.
WASHINGTON — In the summer of 2010, it was Harry Reid, the Senate’s Democratic leader, who squelched his party’s efforts to pass a climate change bill, declaring it could never attract enough votes to pass. In the years since, he has rarely spoken publicly about the issue.
But on Monday night, an impassioned Mr. Reid took to the Senate floor to kick off a nearly 15-hour climate-change talkathon by about 30 Senate Democrats, part of a campaign by a new Senate “climate caucus” to make it a politically urgent issue.
“Climate change is real. It’s here,” Mr. Reid said, adding that it was time to stop acting as if those who ignore it “have a valid point of view.”
“They don’t,” he said.
The all-night session was the latest effort by the group, which is working with a parallel House caucus, to elevate the issue of global warming. The members know that serious climate change legislation stands no chance of passage in this divided Congress, where many lawmakers in the Republican-majority House deny the science of human-caused global warming.
Climate caucus members say their objective is to raise the urgency of global warming and build toward a time when the political landscape may have shifted enough that a bill could pass. They argue that there are signs that the political winds may already be changing.