He holds in his hand a piece of paper signifying nothing other than his perfidy and weakness. Let’s all hail Prince Obama, useful idiot.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. has set a new goal to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by between 26 percent and 28 percent over the next 11 years as part of a climate change agreement with China.
The new target is a drastic increase from earlier in Obama’s presidency, when he pledged to cut emissions by 17 percent by 2020. By contrast, Obama’s counterpart, Xi Jinping, did not pledge any reductions by a specific date, but rather set a target for China’s emissions to peak by 2030, or earlier if possible. Xi also pledged to increase the share of energy that China will derive from sources other than fossil fuels. China’s emissions have grown in recent years due to the building of new coal plants.
So he pledges us to do something that’s pretty much impossible, unless the goal is to destroy our economy. It’s almost as if he doesn’t realize there was a massive shift in power in Washington last week.
“This is a major milestone in the U.S.-China relationship,” Obama told a news conference in Beijing, with Xi at his side. “It shows what’s possible when we work together on an urgent global challenge.”
The Associated Press reported that the deal was the result of months of secret discussions between U.S. and Chinese officials.
Why do we even have a two-party system if he’s off negotiating deals in secret with a country that has no intention of abiding by this sham agreement?
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is none to pleased. But hey, why should we listen to him when his party control the Senate and Congress? What, does he think elections mean something?
“This unrealistic plan, that the president would dump on his successor, would ensure higher utility rates and far fewer jobs,” said incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, in a statement.
Naturally, the idiots gushed:
But environmental advocates in the U.S. heralded the joint announcements as a game-changer that would undermine any legislative opposition.
“Now there is no longer an excuse for Congress to block action,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who chairs the Senate’s environmental panel.
Al Gore, the former vice president and a leading advocate for limiting climate change, called the announcement “a major step forward in the global effort to solve the climate crisis.” He said more will be required — “including a global agreement from all nations — but these actions demonstrate a serious commitment by the top two global polluters.”
We invite any Democrats running in 2016 to sign on to this travesty. Meanwhile, the arrogance of Team Obama is just stunning:
A senior Obama administration official said the goals are “ambitious and achievable” — but U.S. domestic politics could be a challenge.
The official said “leading climate deniers” in the Republican party might try to stop the initiative. The official hinted that Obama could act alone if necessary.
“Congress may try to stop us, but we believe that with control of Congress changing hands we can proceed with the authority we already have,” the official said.
They learned nothing last Tuesday.