Posted by: Grant | March 27, 2013

That Dawg Won’t Hunt

POLITICO
Obama’s Achilles’ heel on climate: Senate Democrats
Freshman Democrats put themselves on the record on climate change for the first time.
By ANDREW RESTUCCIA and DARREN GOODE | 3/25/13 4:06 PM EDT
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/obamas-achilles-heel-on-climate-senate-democrats-89295.html

obama3More than a dozen Senate Democrats have a message for President Barack Obama: If he wants to take dramatic action on climate change, he’s on his own.   The latest evidence came from this weekend’s marathon series of budget votes, in which moderate and conservative Democrats sided with the GOP on the Keystone XL oil pipeline and against any prospects for a tax on carbon.

In the two Keystone votes, the Democrats helped the Republicans prevail by filibuster-proof majorities — a clear sign that Obama will have little political cover from his party’s middle if he chooses to reject the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, as climate advocates are urging him to.

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