Scientists predicted periods of glaciation back in the 1970s…
With the scorching heat and the infamous derecho that left D.C. in the dark on June 29, it seems perfectly logical for folks in the Washington area to blame “global warming” as we all bake in the 100 degree heat. In fact, The Washington Post conducted a poll that showed that a majority of Americans believe that world temperatures are rising and that it can be remedied by government action to decrease energy consumption.
However, the reason why this story was buried at the bottom of the page A13 today may well be because a whopping 7 out of 10 of those poll opposed hiking taxes on gasoline and other fossil fuels.
As this recession continues to chip away at the middle class, it’s no surprise that:
“Americans are leery of broad-based tax increases. More than 70 percent oppose policies that would rely on tax increases on electricity or gas to change individual behavior, while 66 percent favor tax breaks to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”
What’s more, the second to last paragraph shows that nearly half of Americans “perceive that President Obama wants a great deal or quite a bit of government action on global warming.” This comes on top of the public’s overall aversion to Obama’s health care industry overhaul. The American people know the president’s prescriptions would be heavy on taxes, and they don’t like it.
The Post buried the lede like an ostrich buries its head in the sand.
It’s almost July and the president hasn’t yet announced his family’s vacation plans yet. So of course Washington Post columnist Al Kamen felt obliged to direct his readers to kindly offer suggestions for vacation spots for the laid-back commander-in-chief.
“[I]t’s time to do your civic duty by suggesting where the first family should vacation this year. Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 29,” Kamen told his “In the Loop” readers in today’s paper. “Our five favorite entries will win coveted Loop T-shirts — perfect for wearing on your own summer vacation.” Or for the 8.2 percent who are without work, on the unemployment line.
This isn’t the first time Kamen conducted an Obama-boosting exercise in crowd-sourcing. Back in October of 2011, Kamen pitched another great idea for voters to submit their phrase that would encapsulate the Obama administration in the history books. Think Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev Tear Down This Wall” or Kennedy’s “Ask Not” as prime examples, Kamen exhorted.
While the country faces enormous challenges, we are encouraged by members of the dead tree liberal media to dither and daydream about where to send the first family. I’m sure all the Obama zombies will be fast and furious in delivering their suggestion concerning the pressing issue of the first family’s next vacation on the taxpayer’s dime. I think the hometown of Brian Terry would be an appropriate destination.