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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1950 on: September 04, 2019, 10:49:04 PM »
Sjursen pulls no punches in a scathing summation of Obama's presidency:

His concluding paragrafs:

"Though he had been a constitutional law professor, he flouted civil liberties, stretched the Constitution, spied on the citizenry and even executed an American citizen and his U.S.-citizen son via aerial drones, absent any transparency or legal due process. Furthermore, Obama knew about but chose to keep secret and maintain the Bush-era mass surveillance state that Edward Snowden eventually exposed. That Obama was so undoubtedly highly educated and informed on topics of constitutional law implies—disturbingly—that the man knew better but, in the interest of hoarding executive power and seeking political expediency, went forward anyway with this range of civil liberties violations. "

"His own Beltway centrism, interventionism and political opportunism, combined with the combative obstructionism of the tribal conservative opposition, ensured that Obama’s presidency would be mostly a failure. One expected as much from the unapologetic, and buffoonish, neoconservatism and imperialism of the George W. Bush team. That Obama was hardly better was far more discomfiting, challenging one’s capacity to believe in meaningful progress at all."

"Perhaps that’s the final rub: If there could have been no Obama without Bush, there most certainly would never have been a President Trump without establishment, African-American Barack Obama as his predecessor. "

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/american-history-for-truthdiggers-the-obama-disappointment/

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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1953 on: September 06, 2019, 11:12:01 PM »
Democrats Say Their Climate Plans Will Create Jobs. It’s Not So Simple
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/climate/climate-job-creation.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fclimate
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Experts say Democrats’ assertions are accurate, to a point. Fighting climate change will create jobs. Yet the rosy net numbers, some warned, don’t tell the far more complicated story of what that green growth could look like.

“Some of the rhetoric around creating ‘green jobs’ is intended to rebut that false narrative that we sacrifice our economy if we try to become greener,” said Douglas W. Elmendorf, dean of the Harvard Kennedy School and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office.

But, he added, “In general, economists are skeptical of claims of big numbers of jobs gained or lost from policies that are really about shifting sectors.”
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« Reply #1954 on: September 11, 2019, 09:21:53 PM »
How Big Oil Blocked the Nation’s Greenest Governor on Climate Change
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10092019/big-oil-money-blocked-jay-inslee-climate-change-policy-carbon-fee-bp-washington
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But one piece of Inslee's package stalled in the legislature: the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to curb pollution from the state's biggest greenhouse gas polluter—transportation—a sector almost entirely dependent on oil. BP was among the businesses opposing the standard.

Without a policy to curb gasoline and diesel emissions, Washington state is a long way from having the kind of comprehensive climate solution Inslee has been talking about since taking office six years ago.

Inslee did get his chance to draw up a blueprint for such a solution—the six-part climate plan he released over the course of his five-month presidential run. It includes a timeline for 100 percent clean electricity, like the program that has been adopted in Washington. But it also includes measures he has not yet been able to enact, like carbon pricing. Some of the remaining candidates, including Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro, are openly adopting parts of his platform as a template for their own climate plans.

Having dropped out of the presidential race, Inslee is turning his attention back to Washington state, where he is running for a third term as governor. He acknowledges that he has more work to do there on climate policy.

"The science is clear—we have to transition away from fossil fuels and we have to do it soon," Inslee said in an email. "Every sector of our economy and every level of government plays a role in that transition. Our state is striding forward, and we will not be daunted or deterred from pursuing the policies necessary to protect Washingtonians and our planet from the ravages of climate change."
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Re: The problem of Corporate Democrats and how to kick them out
« Reply #1955 on: September 20, 2019, 11:38:16 PM »
Moderate Democrats' climate proposal highlights rift with progressives
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/18/moderate-democrats-climate-proposal-rift-progressives
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Moderate congressional Democrats worried about the infeasibility of passing the kind of sweeping climate legislation their progressive counterparts are proposing, such as the Green New Deal, are laying out their own policies.

The New Democrat Coalition released an 11-page outline of principles on Wednesday, along with a list of bills to back them up, advocating for incremental and “pro-market” steps to cut pollution.
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