THE “OPEN LETTER” TO THE UN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

Shades of Tom Cotton.

In what what amounts to the same kind warning that Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican senators issued about Iran, Republican senators have now issued a warning to the UN about any agreement President Obama might strike regarding climate change.

Excerpted from Valerie Volcovici\’s article at Reuters:

The Obama administration\’s plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to “proceed with caution” in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later undone.

The White House is seeking to enshrine its pledge in a global climate agreement to be negotiated Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris. It calls for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by close to 28 percent from 2005 levels within a decade, using a host of existing laws and executive actions targeting power plants, vehicles, oil and gas production and buildings.

But Republican critics say the administration lacks the political and legal backing to commit the United States to an international agreement.

“Considering that two-thirds of the U.S. federal government hasn\’t even signed off on the Clean Power Plan and 13 states have already pledged to fight it, our international partners should proceed with caution before entering into a binding, unattainable deal,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

It is a sorry state of affairs that these kinds of battles are being fought publicly, in front of the whole world. 

But what else are Republicans supposed to do when President Barack “I have a phone and I have a pen” Obama makes unilateral decisions, without regard to congress\’s legal authority?

Barack Obama either has forgotten, or does not care, that he was elected President of a democracy with co-equal branches of government, not a tinhorn dicatorship in which he can do whatever he damn well feels like and worry about no one  else.

It\’s about time he learned….and about time a far larger segment of the  population recognizes what he and his party are  turning the USA into.

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