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October 16, 2012

Claire McCaskill: The Good News Is, Our Emissions Are Down, Because of the Recession

From March 28, 2011. Via Gateway Pundit.

After she realizes what she's said, she insists she meant this sarcastically.

Doesn't sound sarcastic. It sounds like she's calling this a "silver lining" (her words) for real.

And it does reinforce something about Obama and the Obama Democrats: People are not their priority. Jobs are not their priority. Prosperity is not their priority.

They have higher priorities. They wouldn't mind jobs -- but it's not their top priority.

Their top priority is global warming and "fairness." As Obama said, when Charlie Gibson asked him if he'd raise capital gains taxes even if such a hike resulted in, as it has historically, lower tax revenues: He would still raise taxes, because "fairness" is more important than real-life consequences.

They tend to think this way. They love "The Masses" in the abstract, but aren't big fans of actual people. There's a very strong Eggs/Omelet type of thinking here.

And speaking of:

Neera Tanden, a former aide to both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, had this to say about the relationship of the two presidents:

Clinton, being Clinton, had plenty of advice in mind and was desperate to impart it. But for the first two years of Obama’s term, the phone calls Clinton kept expecting rarely came. “People say the reason Obama wouldn’t call Clinton is because he doesn’t like him,” observes Tanden. “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.”

It's also like attempting to run a 300 million strong country without ever having managed so much as a hot dog truck, but I take your point.

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