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Obama Hopes to Dodge Congress
on International Global Warming Accord

Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/27/2014 11:20:45 AM

The Obama administration is reportedly attempting to bypass congressional ratification for an international move called a "sweeping international climate change agreement." According to The New York Times, Obama is preparing to hammer out this climate change agreement to "compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions" ahead of a 2015 UN summit meeting in Paris. Calling it a "politically binding" agreement, Obama is reportedly working with foreign operatives to create a "name and shame" program that would pressure nations into conforming to the new global warming limits. But such an agreement would not normally have any force of law

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 8/27/2014 11:33:20 AM     (No. 9983147)

Codswallop. "Politically-binding" is not legally binding. All US treaties MUST be passed and signed into law by Congress, not the power-usurping President.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/27/2014 11:39:38 AM     (No. 9983163)

Paging John Boehner, Speaker Boehner call your office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/27/2014 11:41:02 AM     (No. 9983166)

This has to be a place where we draw the line. His staff is trying to egg the republicans on with leaks like this. If he does this and amnesty, he has to be impeached.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/27/2014 11:41:34 AM     (No. 9983170)

What does Obama mean by a "politically binding" agreement?

Was it not politically binding to say:

1. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Period.

2. "I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant [GM plant in Wisconsin] will be here for another hundred years." That’s what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day.”

3. all health-care negotiations would be
broadcast on C-SPAN

4. lobbyists would not work in his White House

5. he would slash earmarks by more than half

6. he would resist the temptation "to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long"

etc.

Once again, Obama´s words are meaningless.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wsdiego, 8/27/2014 11:55:42 AM     (No. 9983193)

What ever BO does without congress can be overturned by the next president!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/27/2014 11:56:41 AM     (No. 9983195)

"Politically binding" means that electric utilities, refineries and automakers will be battling this in court until at least 2017, when the Ofreak is hopefully gone.

EPA will impose job killing, quality of life harming rules on power plants and other major emitters of an essential element of life, CO2, citing this agreement. Courts will then take at least 3-4 years to finally decide cases. If prior Supreme Court decisions are a guide, majority will buy the EPA´s lies that CO2 is a toxic gas to be regulated under the Clean Air Act, an act that does not mention CO2.

Dems and the NY Times and other "media" will claim that Republicans don´t care about the children and prefer that the poor black and Central American children illegally here die to protect corporate profits.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/27/2014 12:11:26 PM     (No. 9983217)

@#1: Yes, that is the way it is supposed to happen but we know Obama does not care what Congress or the American people think or want. He´ll sign a ´decree´ and get his regime to begin strongarming the business community into compliancy or else. As we have all seen, the IRS can be very effective in persuading people to do things they don´t want to do.

Meanwhile, Boehner is working on his tan and McConnell is busy having McCain do his talking for him.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: columba, 8/27/2014 12:23:31 PM     (No. 9983235)

This would be the piece of evidence that would secure a successful impeachment verdict.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/27/2014 1:00:03 PM     (No. 9983298)

This, like much of BO´s "work" will have no legality and no permanency. It will either be pulled into the courts and shot down or when BO leaves office it will be dropped.

BO talks about his pen and his phone but as of Jan 21, 2017 his pen will only be useful to sign autographs and many people will no longer be paying attention to his phone calls.

Since BO has no ability to govern and lead he is doing the only thing he knows how to do. Put on a show.

Now certainly BO is doing damage but only through agencies that already exist under law. All it would take is the next president signing a form and poof, all BO´s garbage is gone.

Except for BOcare. That´s a little tougher but it may collapse from legal challenges or under it´s own financial weight. Think it was costly last year? Wait till rates skyrocket this year. Congress will NOT allocate more money to keep it afloat. If the Senate goes to Republicans, BO is going to find his spending sorely restricted.

The only warming BO will need to be concerned about is the hot water he is going to be in.

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