Krauthammer’s Verdict On Obama’s War-On-Coal Speech

It’s not a particularly glowing review.

“At a time like this and also with high unemployment, a very sluggish economy sort of hanging on the edge, the president wants to introduce legislation that everybody understands is intended to kill coal. The regulations on the books already have made it impossible for an American to open a new plant. What this is going to do is destroy the existing plants, and this is why it is nuts. China and India are opening a new coal plant every week. Even if you believe in global warming, this is going to have zero effect on the climate.”

This coming in response to the president’s threat yesterday to go around Congress and impose draconian carbon-emissions restrictions by executive regulatory fiat…

In sweeping proposals released after four years of frustrated efforts, Mr. Obama ordered new curbs on carbon emissions from power plants and called for America to ready its defences against an already-changing climate.

The president also surprised environmentalists by signalling he would reject a controversial oil pipeline if it was found to “significantly exacerbate” the problem of carbon pollution.

“I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that is beyond fixing,” Mr Obama told students at Georgetown University. “As a president, as a father and as an American I’m here to say we need to act.”

Mr Obama first promised a new push on climate change during his inagural address on a freezing morning in January, warning that failing to cut emissions “would betray our children”.

There has been no actual warming to speak of for 16 years. Here’s how our president addresses folks like Krauthammer who would point out such inconvenient truths…

President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, saying he lacked “patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real.”

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society,” Obama said. “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.”

Earlier in his remarks, Obama said the “overwhelming judgement of science, of chemistry, of physics, and millions of measurements” put “to rest” questions about pollution affecting the environment.

“The planet is warming. Human activity is contributing to it,” Obama said.

Obama is likely to trash the economy, particularly in the midwest, and you can all but guarantee the Keystone XL Pipeline is dead.

You may have noticed the gratuitous way the president kept wiping his brow and acting as though he was going to pass out giving the speech due to the global warming – because shockingly enough it’s hot when you give a mid-afternoon speech outside in Washington. This is perhaps what he meant when he said he’d have the most transparent administration in American history.

There’s more to this, though – the president has called the majority of the country who aren’t convinced global warming isn’t a problem “flat-earthers.”

Think about that. This is a man who took an oath to serve the whole country, not just the people who voted for him, as president. And he’s insulting people who disagree with him – not on a hot mic, but in a prepared speech. That he’s insulting some people while destroying their livelihoods as well just adds a little spice to the soup.

Is there a precedent for this? Outside of when Obama’s done it repeatedly, that is.

Obama has already broken the public’s trust in the federal government. It was deeply frayed before he broke it, for certain, but he’s completely shattered it. Now he’s going to rub salt in the wound.

What is the outcome of this? What is this country going to look like in three years?

In answer to this question, it’s worth keeping in mind what Dinesh D’Souza predicted in 2016: Obama’s America (fast forward to 1:11:50 for D’Souza’s predictions if the embed doesn’t do it)…

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