You just have GOT to love leftist hubris. Here is Rep. Pete DeFazio, (dimwit-Or.) telling the WORLD it MUST stop using “dirty energy”.
While telling us, on one hand, the U.S. should not meddle in world affairs, if THIS isn’t meddling to the max, I do not know what is. From CNSNews.com By Susan Jones
DeFazio: “U.S. Must Regulate Carbon Emissions and ‘Force’ Regulation on Other Countries”
(CNSNews.com) – Blasting Republican “climate-change deniers” as well as “blathering idiots on talk shows” who joked about the “Arctic vortex,” Rep. Peter DeFazio urged Congress to tackle climate change in 2014. He called it one of the “biggest challenges of our time.”
He wants the Obama administration to regulate carbon emissions as pollution. And “even if we take strong measures here, we’ve got to force those measures on other countries,” he said in a five-minute speech on the House floor Wednesday.
“Now how are we going to get China and other countries lined up on this?” DeFazio asked. He called trade agreements a “strong tool” to demand reductions:
“We can’t put U.S. manufacturers at a disadvantage when they are dealing with climate change issues and carbon dioxide emissions and the Chinese aren’t, ’cause we live, unfortunately, on the same planet as the Chinese and they’re destroying the world’s climate very, very quickly. So even if we take strong measures here, we’ve got to force those measures on other countries,” he said.
DeFazio supports a European Union measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by “scoring the dirtiest sources of fuels.”
“That would mean there would be a penalty against oil, gasoline, diesel extracted from tar sands — the dirtiest, most polluting way to obtain oil that anyone knows of.” (The largest tar-sands extraction is taking place in Canada, and a Canadian company has applied to the U.S. State Department for permission to build a cross-border pipeline extension to bring some of that tar sands oil to U.S. refineries.)
DeFazio criticized President Obama’s special trade representative, Michael Froman, who is “busily undermining the president’s climate change agenda” and acting “at complete odds with the Environmental Protection Agency” by trying to overturn the E.U. measures.
“The president needs to reign in his special trade rep and we need to protect and encourage the president to deal with this very serious issue.”
Here it is. The democrats are not satisfied with promulgating the scam of Global Warming to just U.S. borders.
No, the asshats like DeFazio think the U.S. needs to tell the WORLD how to handle it’s affairs. The Chinese, the Germans, a LOT of the European Union already UNDERSTAND this is a fraud, and HUGE scam.
In a post from yesterday, here, we see just what these nations, and more, think about “global warming”. By BUILDING, and EXPANDING coal-fired power plants.
The hubris of democrat liberal leftists, such as DeFazio, into thinking the world gives a rat’s ass to what THEY think, defies logic.
Pete, when the world “caves” to YOUR demands, let us know, OK ?
In the meantime, one may as well read War and Peace. It’ll take THAT LONG for the rest of the world to stop LAUGHING at leftists like DeFazio.