Don’t expect the so-called mainstream media to mention a word of this because Koch Brothers or something. We’re so old we can remember Democrats caterwauling about big money in politics.
Want to know why the president and his team are stampeding to talk about global warming despite increasing public disinterest in the topic, a bitterly cold and snowy winter and deepening skepticism about the costs of clamping down on industry as the economy again falters? It turns out that money talks. From the NYT: “A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a hard-edge campaign of attack ads against governors and lawmakers. The donor, Tom Steyer, a Democrat who founded one of the world’s most successful hedge funds, burst onto the national political scene during last year’s elections, when he spent $11 million to help elect Terry McAuliffe governor of Virginia and millions more intervening in a Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts. Now he is rallying other deep-pocketed donors, seeking to build a war chest that would make his political organization, NextGen Climate Action, among the largest outside groups in the country, similar in scale to the conservative political network overseen by Charles and David Koch.”
Speaking of those monstrously evil Koch Brothers, it turns out there are 58 larger benefactors ahead of them but for some reason they get all the attention. Hmm. Wonder why?
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) February 18, 2014
Meanwhile, keep an eye out for Steyer’s upcoming ambassadorship:
— Razor (@hale_razor) February 18, 2014
As to this climate change scam, it’s clearly not important to the America people, which explains why Obama’s obsessing over it.