Green groups are celebrating the global climate agreement reached in Paris, even though none of the carbon reductions in the Dec. 12 deal are binding. There’s something weird here, environmental groups have always wanted legally binding carbon-reduction agreements that would be enforced by the United Nations. But now groups like Earthjustice and the Sierra Club are haling the Paris agreement as a historic victory.
It turns out this is another one of Obama’s go-it-alone strategies for transforming America without the involvement of Congress. He doesn’t want Congress voting on things like this for two reasons: Congress probably won’t agree, and even if Congress went along a lot of Democrats would be needed to approve it and they don’t want these votes on their record as they run for re-election in 2016. So it’s simple, Obama has a plan to force his carbon policy down the throats of the American people without a fight in Congress all while providing cover for vulnerable Democrats, especially Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), He’ll use executive orders, EPA regulations and any other political machinations he can think of to accomplish what he could not do by the Constitutional process.
Who gets hurt by this? We all do but blue-collar and rural voters get shafted the hardest. A growing economy, low energy prices and a vigorous job market are most important to them and all of these fronts are damaged by what Obama intends to do in 2016.
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit sums up Obama’s latest hit on the working class with, “Take that, bitter clingers!”
Meanwhile, there is ever more evidence that carbon emissions are not the environmental problem the Left wants us to believe. For more on Obama’s final year plans to hose down America with Leftist authoritarian political maneuvers, see Obama’s climate deal leaves blue-collar, rural voters out in the cold.