White House on Democrats’ global-warming talkathon: We salute you

posted at 5:31 pm on March 10, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Upon hearing that a number of liberal Senate Democrats from that body’s recently formed and self-anointed Climate Action Task Force intend to stage a “talkathon” on the Senate floor this evening, the White House was of course duly supportive — probably because the strategy so closely mimics their own when it comes to climate change. In a nutshell, it’s all about the politics, not so much about the legislation, via The Hill:

The White House said Monday it “absolutely” supported plans by Senate Democrats to hold an all-night “talkathon” intended to highlight the impacts of climate change.

“We commend those who are participating because it’s a very important subject that the president, as you know, is concerned about and has a climate action plan dedicated to addressing,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. …

Carney on Monday also highlighted instances from the president’s Climate Action Plan where Obama had used regulatory authority to act to address climate change where Congress had not.

“He has taken steps in his first term and again in his second term and will continue to take steps to both reduce our carbon emissions and to make sure that we’re more prepared for the effects and impacts of severe weather, for example, which is a byproduct of the climate change that we’ve seen,” Carney said.

The White House, of course, has the added advantage of all of these “executive actions” to at least add a little more oomph to their relentless all-of-the-above-yet-super-climate-serious politicking — but too bad all of their ideas resemble the same top-down, cronyist market intervention and costly regulatory burdens they’ve been pushing for years now. The budget they revealed last week was chock full of ‘em, like pushing still more tax breaks for alternative-energy vehicles, good grief:

The White House is proposing cutting taxes on liquified natural gas to spur the use of the fuel by alternative vehicles, while again calling for hiking the maximum tax break for electric vehicles and other advanced vehicles to $10,000, over the current $7,500.

In the U.S. Treasury’s nearly 300-page analysis of the Obama administration’s tax proposals as part of its budget, it lays out a series of proposals to boost alternative vehicles. The sweeter tax breaks for EVs and other advanced vehicles would cost $4.8 billion through 2024.

The Treasury Department said the budget would make the credit available to a wider range of technologies and remove the cap placed on the number of vehicles per manufacturer that can receive the credit.

But the bigger tax cut would not apply to luxury vehicles with a sales price of more than $45,000, including the Tesla Model S and the Cadillac ELR. The tax credit for those vehicles would be capped at $7,500.


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Uuummmmmmm…

… ObowmaCare hasn’t gone away and we are on our way to $18 Trillion in debt.

Why would anyone ever vote for a Democrat ever again…?

Seven Percent Solution on March 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

the effects and impacts of severe weather, for example, which is a byproduct of the climate change that we’ve seen,” Carney said.

The 13th century typhoons which wiped out two different Mongol invasion forces, six years apart, before they could fully reach Japan were caused by the Shogun’s fleet of SUV’s.

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Humans can’t change the climate, they adapt to changes.

albill on March 10, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Talkathon? Isn’t that what these critters do each and every day? Why does putting on onesies and turning it into a slumber party make it into something special?

In reality, this is the same sort of crap that Elijah Cummings tried to pull last week. Change the narrative from foreign affairs, IRS, or all the other ways that the filthy vile worthless rat-eared traitor has failed by focusing on an issue that will not advance in legislation this year but distracts from the stuff that is going to kill the Demonrats in November.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Cruz: one day talkathon to argue delaying Obamcare for a year = bad.
Fascist-Democrats: all night talkathon + Dear Liar unilaterally and illegally delaying Obamacare for a year plus = good.

I’m just glad it’s after five, I need a drink.

rbj on March 10, 2014 at 5:48 PM

I’m just glad it’s after five, I need a drink.

rbj on March 10, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Me too but it’s not 5 yet here…

sandee on March 10, 2014 at 5:51 PM

To work in the White House the people must major in stupidity and gullibility.

sadatoni on March 10, 2014 at 5:52 PM

They actually believe that by taxing the people they can control the weather. This is nuts.

otlset on March 10, 2014 at 5:52 PM

The 13th century typhoons which wiped out two different Mongol invasion forces, six years apart, before they could fully reach Japan were caused by the Shogun’s fleet of SUV’s.

Bishop on March 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Let’s not forget that the English defeat of the Spanish Armada of 1588-1589 was due largely to the widespread use of CFCs in Britain.

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Talking up a storm so their cronies can get more tax breaks.

Marxism is for dummies on March 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

To work in the White House the people must major in stupidity and gullibility.

sadatoni on March 10, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Worse- Political Science and Economics. Degrees more worthless than Art History! ;0

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

And if it weren’t for this man made global warming the Dinosaurs would still be here… Oh, wait…

sandee on March 10, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Me too but it’s not 5 yet here…

sandee on March 10, 2014 at 5:51 PM

You know what they say- It’s 5 somewhere!

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2014 at 5:54 PM

ah yes the democrats fiddle while the country burns, Nero did it better

RonK on March 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Well, they have to do something. It’s not as if they have other more pressing business to conduct, like say creating and voting on a budget……

dentarthurdent on March 10, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Why would anyone ever vote for a Democrat ever again…?

Seven Percent Solution on March 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Look at the school system.

98ZJUSMC on March 10, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Well ofcourse the White House supports this. Their M.O. is talking and doing nothing.
I thought there was something going on in the Ukraine-never mind its not that important.

jmtham156 on March 10, 2014 at 5:57 PM

ah yes the democrats fiddle while the country burns, Nero did it better

RonK on March 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM

And our Titanic deck chairs are getting properly arranged while the band plays on…

dentarthurdent on March 10, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Seven Percent Solution on March 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Because we have a bunch of LIV’s in this country.

Barred on March 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM

did the good democrites happen to mention why the go-to Climatologists and Scientists at East Anglia U. felt compelled to falsify temperature readings and manipulate the data mopdels to skew their GW “findings” to benefit the Al Ghores out there?
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Did they happen to mention that ? I would like THAT “settled”.
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another Hopey Squirrel !

FlaMurph on March 10, 2014 at 6:06 PM

And our Titanic deck chairs are getting properly arranged while the band plays on…

dentarthurdent on March 10, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Well yeah! Now that the White Star Line was forced into paying the band and crew $10.10/hour as minimum wage!

Happy Nomad on March 10, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Did the all go outside and strip down to take advantage of all the palmy temps for a few hours?

VorDaj on March 10, 2014 at 6:14 PM

“What’s this?” thought Barack Obama. “I can feel nothing warmer at all! That is terrible. Am I stupid? Am I a flat-earther? Am I a denier? Am I not fit to be President? That would be the most dreadful thing that could happen to me. “Oh, it is very hot!” Obama said aloud. “It has my highest approbation.” And Obama nodded in a contented way, and gazed outside, for he would not say that he felt no Global Warming. The whole entourage that he had with him tried and tried but felt no warming, any more than the rest; but, like Barack Obama they said, “It is so hot!” and David Axlerod counseled him to always say that he felt hot when he was out in public, even hotter the ObamaCare “glitches” and all the IRS and NSA and Benghazi troubles were making him feel. Well, if he had any feelings anyway. “It is warm, hot even!” went from mouth to mouth. On all sides there seemed to be general warming, and Barack Obama gave Al Gore the title of Imperial Master of Global Warming Science.

So Barack Obama went in procession, and every one in the streets said, “How incomparable hot it is! What a hot day it is!” No one would let it be perceived that he could not feel warming, for that would have shown that he was not fit for his office, or was very stupid or a flat-earther or a denier. No day of Barack Obama’s had ever been as hot as this one even with all his scandals going on.

“But I’m freezing my ass off out here!!!” a little child cried out at last. “Just hear what that innocent says!” said the father: and one whispered to another what the child had said. “But it is cold out here!” said the whole people at length. That touched Barack Obama, for it seemed to him that they were right; but the thought within himself was, “I must go through with feeling all the Global Warming. I do not dare to do otherwise” And so he held himself a little higher, which was very difficult for him to do with all the bowing to dictators that he has been doing, and his aides held on tighter than ever, and very loudly and heatedly proclaimed the Global Warming which did not exist at all.

Cheshire Cat on March 10, 2014 at 6:21 PM

And if it weren’t for this man made global warming the Dinosaurs would still be here… Oh, wait…

sandee on March 10, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Proof that dinosaurs and men were contemporary!

/Signed, the Party of Science!!

There Goes the Neighborhood on March 10, 2014 at 6:23 PM

We meed a Sam Clemens/Mark Twain to lampoon these fools into oblivion.

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2014 at 6:27 PM

We meed a Sam Clemens/Mark Twain to lampoon these fools into oblivion.

onlineanalyst on March 10, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Looks like we may have to settle for some cat.

VorDaj on March 10, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Lots of libs in the Northeast and Midwest will miss the long talk about global warming, because they’re too busy shoveling it.

Steve Z on March 10, 2014 at 7:11 PM

So, the executive branch applauds a self-indulgent protest of the executive branch’s inaction?

blammm on March 10, 2014 at 7:12 PM

“He has taken steps in his first term and again in his second term and will continue to take steps to both reduce our carbon emissions and to make sure that we’re more prepared for the effects and impacts of severe weather, for example, which is a byproduct of the climate change that we’ve seen,” Carney said.

Does that mean Obama wants to buy snowplows and salt trucks for Georgia and the Carolinas? They will help those states be prepared for the impacts of severe weather, but they burn (oh heaven forbid!) Diesel fuel…

Steve Z on March 10, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Yeah climate change caused the last EF-5 tornado…not…

sorrowen on March 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

the White House was of course duly supportive — probably because the strategy so closely mimics their own when it comes to climate change.

It was probably the White House who suggested it.

I’m going we these guys who say; Earth is Safe From Global Warming

plutorocks on March 10, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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Senate now beginning overnight talkathon led by Dems to discuss climate change. Senate to be in around the clock through Tuesday.
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canopfor on March 10, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Every time a liberal mentions global warming, something freezes.

Old eagle on March 10, 2014 at 8:34 PM

C-SPAN 2

NOW: U.S. Senate: Climate Change

http://www.c-span.org/live/?channel=c-span-2

canopfor on March 10, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Lol true coldest winter in a long time even down south.

sorrowen on March 10, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Embrace the suck…there will be plenty to embrace with all those democrats sucking wind…check out their carbon footprint for all of the toxic fumes let off by the democrats and their little freak show.

crosshugger on March 10, 2014 at 8:48 PM

C-SPAN 2

NOW: U.S. Senate: Climate Change

http://www.c-span.org/live/?channel=c-span-2

canopfor on March 10, 2014 at 8:37 PM

I’m sure that, if’n I crank up the TV volume and leave the twalet door open (or take my laptop and headphones into the twalet with me), there’s a cure for constipation in there somewhere.

Oh, Happy Happy Joy Joy! Babs is speechifyin’ for the next 30 minutes, after complaining duly noting that the speechifyin’ schedule is 30 minutes behind.

Newtie and the Beauty on March 10, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Why would any news organization cover this nonsense?

oldennis on March 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

…why are we even commenting?

KOOLAID2 on March 10, 2014 at 10:43 PM

So are they still going? Have they announced the number of humans that need to be culled to enact their utopia?

Murphy9 on March 11, 2014 at 2:13 AM

Lots of libs in the Northeast and Midwest will miss the long talk about global warming, because they’re too busy shoveling it.

Steve Z on March 10, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Yup. And the heating bills that we have been paying aren’t going to make them want to tune in, either.

magicbeans on March 11, 2014 at 9:49 AM