Thursday, November 10, 2011

Senate squashes Rand Paul EPA attack bill

A rare piece of good news from the Senate today. They "blocked Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) bid to kill new EPA power plant pollution rules."
In a 41-56 vote, lawmakers thwarted Paul’s resolution to overturn the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which requires curbs in smog and particulate-forming pollution from plants in 27 states in the eastern half of the country.
Glad to see that go down but this bit from The Hill drives me crazy.
Six Republicans voted with Democrats against the resolution. Centrist Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Ben Nelson (Neb.) joined Republicans in voting to overturn the rule.
They're not centrists dammit. They're flat out, way right of center, conservatives. They're Democrats of convenience. Not because of any attachment to the ideological roots of the Democratic party.

And another thing that drives me to drink. When Obama backed down on the EPA ozone standards in September, all the emo-progs exploded into a fury of indignation. Now the Dems are actually working to protect the environment and neither the maniac progressives, nor the leading lights of the lefty on-line media are talking about it. They're too busy coming up with "Oops" jokes today.

This is one reason why we can't move the damn window.

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