Barack Obama has changed his plans and now will be attending the last day of the Copenhagen climate change conference, which is viewed as a significant signal that some sort of “deal” may be in the offing:
A couple of hours ago, the Obama administration announced a startling shift in plans: rather than stop by the Copenhagen climate talks on Dec. 9, Obama will be going on the 18th, the final day of the meeting—a notable increase in commitment
(and political exposure) from the administration….
Coming to Copenhagen at the climax of the talks, specifically to push negotiations “over the top,” as the White House statement says, is a risky move for Obama. He’s got skin in the game now; he’ll look foolish if he rides in at the last minute and fails to broker an agreement.
If he’s willing to stick his neck out like this, Obama must be pretty confident that he can get a deal.
You now know what you will get for Christmas. The Energizer Bunny of Presidents, who just keeps going and going on his agenda to federalize wide swaths of our economy, to make us subservient to the internationalist movement, and to force his vision of a heavily regulated top-down economic model on us. (With him at the top, of course.)
Will Obama strike a deal notwithstanding Senate opposition to a cap-and-trade bill? Will Obama make an end run around the Senate by entering into agreements which he contends do not require Senate approval, or by achieving his results through the regulatory rather than legislative process?
Why can I not get that drumbeat out of my head?