It’s too bad for America that CNN’s seven-hour town hall on climate change was such a rating disaster.

If twenty times as many viewers had tuned in Wednesday night, about 22 million Americans today would have a real clear idea what a bunch of leftwing nut-jobs are running in the Democrat presidential primary.

Bernie, Liz, Kamala, Cory and the others took turns trying to out-do each other with their scary visions of the coming environmental apocalypse and their heroic trillion-dollar plans to use the Green New Deal to save the planet.

Poor Joe Biden did his best to keep up, but he couldn’t out-blather the youngsters and ended up only making news by blowing out a blood vessel in his eye.

I couldn’t watch much of it myself, because I prefer reality TV to science fiction.

But here are a few of my takeaways:

Angry Bernie Sanders, the No. 3 socialist in the polls, thinks if you’re truly serious about fighting global climate change, you shouldn’t have kids.

Strident Elizabeth Warren, the No. 2 socialist in the polls and a former Native American, thinks that if her new environmental laws wipe out the main business in their hometown, should just go out and find a new job.

Goofy Kamala Harris, the No. 4 socialist in the polls, cackled like the Wicked Witch of the West from “The Wizard of Oz” when she answered, yes, she’d outlaw plastic strawsand fracking if she became president.

Banning plastic straws has become one of the Democrat Party’s most important imaginary platform planks, along with making our southern border as porous as possible and outlawing the use of fossil fuels, the eating of cows and the shooting of guns.

Democrats know that they have as much chance of achieving those goals as CNN does of becoming a trusted source of news again.

Warren, Harris, Cory and lesser Dems like Pete and Beto have no idea what they really want to do about reducing global climate change.

If it’s not all crazy BS, it’s all gloom and doom and climate hysteria.

They have no realistic solutions for powering our economy without wrecking it.

Would they support getting more of the energy we’ll need for our electric cars from nuclear power plants, like their socialist brothers in Europe do?

Nope.

So what are these future leaders of the world actually in favor of besides paper straws?

Not much.

If we just get rid of those evil plastic straws, airplanes, cheeseburgers and, I guess, babies, we’ll all be better off.

The Dems running for president have no trust in technology, innovation and human brain power to solve our present and future social and economic problems, just as they’ve solved much more difficult ones in the past.

They just play to their dimwitted choir and sing their socialist hymns.

If we don’t implement their foolish Green New Deal, they claim, we’re all going to die from global warming in 12 years - make that about 11 and a half years now.

What the Democrats are basically saying is that to save the planet from man-made climate change, we have to have government control how we live, what we eat and how we travel.

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HwyRovr

And now for a few of Obama's accomplishments -

The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled, closing at 21,414.

General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ford not far behind, and their failure, along with their supply chains, would have meant the loss of millions of jobs. Obama pushed through a controversial, $8o billion bailout to save the car industry. The U.S. car industry survived, started making money again, and the entire $80 billion was paid back, with interest.

While we remain vulnerable to lone-wolf attacks, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed a mass attack here since 9/11.

Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

He drew down the number of troops from 180,000 in Iraq and Afghanistan to just 15,000, and increased funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He launched a program called Opening Doors which, since 2010, has led to a 47 percent decline in the number of homeless veterans.

He set a record 73 straight months of private-sector job growth.

Due to Obama’s regulatory policies, greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 12%, production of renewable energy more than doubled, and our dependence on foreign oil was cut in half.

He signed The Lilly Ledbetter Act, making it easier for women to sue employers for unequal pay.

His Omnibus Public Lands Management Act designated more than 2 million acres as wilderness, creating thousands of miles of trails and protecting over 1,000 miles of rivers.

He reduced the federal deficit from 9.8 percent of GDP in 2009 to 3.2percent in 2016.

For all the inadequacies of the Affordable Care Act, we seem to have forgotten that, before the ACA, you could be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition and kids could not stay on their parents’ policies up to age 26.

Obama approved a $14.5 billion system to rebuild the levees in New Orleans.

All this, even as our own Mitch McConnell famously asserted that his singular mission would be to block anything President Obama tried to do.

While Obama failed on his campaign pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, that prison’s population decreased from 242 to around 50.

He expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research, supporting groundbreaking advancement in areas like spinal injury treatment and cancer.

Credit card companies can no longer charge hidden fees or raise interest rates without advance notice.

Most years, Obama threw a 4th of July party for military families. He held babies, played games with children, served barbecue.

Welfare spending is down: for every 100 poor families, just 24 receive cash assistance, compared with 64 in 1996.

Obama comforted families and communities following more than a dozen mass shootings. After Sandy Hook, he said, “The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.”

Yet, he never took away anyone’s guns.

He was the first president since Eisenhower to serve two terms without personal or political scandal.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.




VA172

"He was the first president since Eisenhower to serve two terms without personal or political scandal. You have got to be kidding." You are trying to blow a lot of smoke up peoples behinds saying Obama had no scandals.

Benghazi Controversy

IRS Scandal

AP Phone Records Scandal

Illegal Immigrants and Obamacare

National Security Agency PRISM Surveillance System

Fast and Furious

Hillary's illegal personal server used for official business.

Letting Hillary get away with destroying over 30,000 e-mails.

HwyRovr

Does this sound familiar, "You are spewing a bunch of garbage....".

HwyRovr

Since we are looking at accomplishments let's see a few of the lying draft dodgers -

Just a few of idiot trump’s accomplishments -



Withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade deal would have established a trade partnership between the United States and countries on the Pacific Rim.



Reversal of a rule that would mandate that oil and gas companies report payments to foreign governments. The Securities and Exchange Commission will no longer receive this information.



Ended limits on the ability of states to drug test those seeking unemployment benefits.



Repeal of a rule allowing states to create retirement savings plans for private-sector workers.



Repeal of a bill that mandated that employers maintain records of workplace injuries.



Killed a rule mandating that government contractors disclose past violations of labor law.



Promotes buy USA, but everything he and his family sells is made in third world countries.



Rescinded an Obama effort to reduce mandatory sentences. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered that prosecutors seek the most stringent penalties possible in criminal cases.



Reversed the government’s position on a voter ID law in Texas. Under the Obama administration, the Justice Department argued that the law had discriminatory intent. Under Sessions, Justice withdrew that complaint. On Wednesday, a federal court threw out the law.



Reviewed Justice Department efforts to address problematic police departments. An effort to address concerns in the Baltimore Police Department was delayed.



Withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.



Blocked the Clean Power Plan. The plan implemented under Obama focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.



Ended a study on the health effects of mountaintop-removal mining. The process involves blasting away the tops of hills and mountains to get at coal seams under the surface.



Rescinded a rule mandating that rising sea levels be considered when building public infrastructure in flood-prone areas.



Reversed an Obama ban on drilling for oil in the Arctic.



Reviewed the status of national monuments for possible reversal. In April, Trump signed an executive order ordering

a review of monuments added in the past 20 years, opening up the possibility that some areas previously set aside

would have that status revoked.



Withdrew a rule regulating fracking on public land.



Reversed a ban on plastic bottles at national parks.



Rescinded a limit on the number of sea animals that can be trapped or killed in fishing nets.



Delayed and potentially rolled back automotive fuel efficiency standards.



Repealed the Waters of the United States rule. This rule expanded the definition of water bodies that were protected by the Environmental Protection Agency.



Ended a rule banning dumping waste from mining into streams.



Reversed a rule banning hunting bears and wolves. The ban applied to federal refuges in Alaska

and prohibited hunting predators using certain methods.



Repealed a rule that would have centralized federal land management.



Removed a bike-sharing station at the White House.



Foreign policy and immigration



Cut the number of migrants and refugees allowed from seven predominantly Muslim countries.



Repealed a rule allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military.



Rolled back of Obama’s outreach to the Cuban government.



Ended the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program. DAPA extended protections for some immigrant parents whose children were citizens of or residents in the United States.



Withdrew federal protections for transgender students in schools. Under the rule approved by Obama, transgender students could use school bathrooms that corresponded to their gender identities.

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Reversed a rule that mandated how achievement is measured in schools.



Repealed a rule mandating certain requirements for teacher-preparation programs.



Other policy areas



Revoked a ban on denying funding for Planned Parenthood at the state level.



Repealed a rule mandating that Internet service providers seek permission before selling personal information.



Reversed a rule that would ban gun sales to those deemed “mentally defective” by the government.



Slow or nonexistent staffing at the Senate-confirmed and management level across administration agencies.



Repealed a rule mandating consolidation of transit planning authorities.



Trump tells his golf buddies the White House is a dump.



Repeal restrictions on police access to excess military gear, allowing the federal government to immediately resume handing out free bayonets, grenade launchers, tracked armored vehicles such as tanks and other equipment to law enforcement departments around the country.


VA172

I thank the Lord he did do some of those things.


HwyRovr

Poor Lil Mikey, still dumber than a box full of Palin's as he comments on something he admits, "I couldn’t watch much of it myself...". Oh well, just another DOT professing his ignorance.

VA172

Too bad Hwy, the truth really hurts, doesn't it. I watched a lot of it and came to the same conclusion, a bunch of unrealistic ideas and promises. It's all campaign promises that have no chance of becoming law. It will be the same as the complaints you have with Trump.


HwyRovr

"HwyRovr" And mentioning campaign promises, how do you explain these - 1) He promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but now wants to saddle the American taxpayers with an expensive (well over $5 billion) ego edifice wall that will solve nothing, outside of proving yet again that walls don’t work. .

2) He promised he would replace the ACA – called Obamacare by the intellectually stunted - and it would cost us less and cover more people. However insurance companies are telling us with the abandonment of the individual mandate, rates are already increasing by 30% to 40% per year and will cover fewer people.

3) He promised he would release his taxes after he took office. He hasn't yet released them and is threatening to “sue Congress” to prevent the American people seeing the truth. What is he hiding?

4) He promised he would solve our trade deficit. After launching his trade wars, our trade deficit surged to an all time high.

5) He promised he would solve the budget deficit. Instead it has already doubled under his so-called leadership.

6) He promised us a better deal with Iran. But under the "new Trump deal" Iran can pursue nukes TODAY. And now he is lying (no surprise there) in hopes of leading us into yet another war.

7) Admittedly he did promise during the campaign that if we voted for Hillary, we'd have a president constantly under Federal investigation. And in that, he was correct.


VA172

Let's list a few of Obama's promises not kept.

1. Obama abandoned his commitment to "unprecedented" transparency.

2. Obama failed on his promise to close GITMO.

3. Obama failed to end the war in Iraq and finish the job in Afghanistan.

4. Obama broke his promise to pursue a "tough, smart and principled national security strategy."

5. Obama broke his promise not to raise taxes on the middle-class.

6. Obama broke his promise to allow Americans to keep their plans and lower costs under Obamacare.

7. Obama failed to make immigration a top priority and pass comprehensive reform in his first year.

8. Obama failed to "nail shut" the revolving door of lobbyists working in his administration.

9. Obama broke his promise to bring both parties together to enact a bipartisan agenda.

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