DECEMBER 7, 2016
Obama's former EPA chief Lisa Jackson announcing on December 7, 2009 that Carbon Dioxide is a dangerous pollutant.
It was a terrible Day of Infamy for the people of this great country that cost us dearly. No, I'm not alluding to December 7, 1941 when the imperial air force of fanatical, fascist Japan attacked us at Pearl Harbor destroying warships and planes and killing and injuring thousands. I'm alluding to another December 7th attack against our country that started 68 years later and without a bullet being fired. An attack not launched by a foreign enemy or government against our military, but by a powerful, prominent American politician...an enemy within; a man of staggering stupidity and ideological blindness whose policies have made a mess of this country costing our economy trillions in growth and private investment, and millions of good paying jobs; and that enemy, that man, that blind, stupid, reckless fool is Barack Hussein Obama.
It was December 7, 2009 in Washington DC (day one of the UN Climate Change Conference at Copenhagen ) when Obama began a major leftist assault on our economy, productivity and use of energy. It was a shot heard across the country fired by then EPA head Lisa Jackson (see), and aimed at American commerce and business and, more specifically, the fossil fuel industry-provider of the cheapest, most efficient and wealth creating form of energy known to man that over the centuries have lifted billions out of poverty.
Jackson speaking for the Enemy-in-Chief insanely and without basis in scientific reality declared (in science's name and the public good) that Carbon Dioxide (a harmless, natural, beneficial gas vital to plant growth and life) was a noxious, evil, deadly "POLLUTANT;" "it was," she said, "a poisonous health and life threatening substance that is driving global warming and endangering the welfare of Americans and peoples everywhere." And she warned that "human CO2 emissions must be drastically regulated and curtailed if America (and humanity) is to survive and have a future."
Then following Jackson's call for draconian cuts in carbon emissions an administration official went even further. Warning Congress that if it failed to pass "cap and trade legislation" (to control in a market based way carbon emissions from businesses and organizations) that the president would act directly; that he would apply top down "command and control emergency measures" to cap and cut carbon emissions nationally. Meaning that he would ruthlessly enact by executive decree (using the Clean Air Act) massively complex and costly regulations to drastically reduce CO2 pollution.
And since that infamous December 7th day our blackmailing, climate extremist president has made good on his threats. When Democrat led Congress failed to pass Cap and Trade he went to war big time against fossil fuels and CO2 using his phone and pen.
Indeed, from 2009-2015 the EPA created 35 new major regulations to reduce emissions at a cost of $54 billion (a conservative estimate) to our economy (see). And emissions were reduced as America fell behind China as the greatest CO2 polluter on Earth (see).
But unhappy with the progress that he made Obama in 2014 rolled out with a new massive unconstitutional emissions cutting program. Called the "Clean Power Plan (CPP)" it was hailed by Obama "as the biggest and most important step we've ever taken to control climate change." Which is beyond the powers of man.
The CPP has dozens of job killing, growth crushing regulations to limit carbon emissions at power plants by replacing cheaper and more efficient fossil fuels (to generate electricity) with more expensive and less reliable clean, renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, etc). The estimated economic cost of CPP in higher energy prices to consumers, working families and businesses is a whopping $479 billion over ten years (see).
It is estimated that each one of the 6,000,000,000 human beings on this planet exhales on average 1000 lbs per year of the "deadly pollutant" CO2 (see). That means that collective humanity exhales about 6,000,000,000,000 lbs per year of the gas, or 3,000,000,000 tons. In other words fossil fuels aren’t the only major source of carbon poisoning the air. And then there are billions of breathing animals.
And what would be accomplished for this price? Practically nothing: a slight, meaningless, miniscule reduction in CO2 levels compared to the immense greenhouse gas output worldwide-especially from dirty industrializing, populous third world states like China, India and Indonesia with their growing, massive use of fossil fuels (see).
Knowing that CPP would do little to lower overall world carbon output Obama nevertheless presses on believing that the great expense to Americans will pay off in the long run. How? By setting an example to other nations. Our cutting emissions at great cost to ourselves would inspire other nations to follow suit and make similar sacrifices to their wealth and standard of living. In short, America (and messiah Obama) would lead the way in saving the planet from (nonexistent) Catastrophic Anthropogenic (made caused) Global Warming (CAGW). And such is the imbecile we have in the White House who, thank God, will soon be gone.
DECEMBER 7, 2016
But Wednesday December 7th (the 7th anniversary of Obama launching his massive EPA Pearl Harbor attack) something quite extraordinary happened: Donald Trump announced his choice for EPA chief: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Pruitt, a conservationist (clean air and water guy), and AGW denier, who has battled for years the EPA's anti-fossil fuels and CO2 regime, is the perfect man for the job of dismantling and reversing Obama's destructive clean energy policies.
Pruitt is Donald Trump's counter-offensive against the aggressive, doomsday, warmunist enemy within:-Obama and the powerful environmental lobby. And the signs of Trump surmounting every obstacle and killing Obamunism are remarkably auspicious. For Trump is the 7th President from New York after FDR, our greatest wartime leader next to Lincoln who led our country to unconditional victory over Japan. And when the electorate made Trump its 45th President it fell right smack on the 84th anniversary of Roosevelt's defeat of Herbert Hoover*.
*November 8, 1932
Trump has a "Rendezvous with Destiny" to be the Republican FDR minus the New Deal.
This I believe is an unmistakable sign that the Left's worst fears about Trump and Pruitt are about to be realized; and that they're about to do to Obama's economically destructive, anti-business clean energy agenda what FDR and the US military did to the Japanese because of Pearl Harbor. Think of the Paris Climate Accord and the lawless Clean Power Plan as Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and you have a good idea of the horror that lies ahead for the insane, doomsday, messianic Left.
The Apocalypse of the Left is near. If they can't save themselves how can they save the world?