The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held on August 2 – 6, 2010 in Bonn, Germany. It was the third round of U. N. climate change negotiations with representatives from 178 governments present. The meeting was designed to set the agenda for what they hoped to accomplish at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico in November and December of last year.
The information in their press release conveyed the urgency of the U. N. to get this moving forward with solid agreements reached by the November/December conference. The text in this press release is so extremely important for all of us to understand that paragraphs have been copied verbatim.
“Governments have a responsibility this year to take the next essential step in the battle against climate change, said UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres. How governments achieve the next essential step is up to them. But it’s politically possible. In Cancun, the job of governments is to turn the politically possible into the politically irreversible, she said.” (Bolded by Writer)
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Can Harry Reid wait out the Tea Party?
The Senate majority leader seems to think so.
Reid sat down with more than 30 Review-Journal staffers Friday afternoon for an hour-long Q&A session at the newspaper’s offices. The bulk of the back and forth was dedicated to federal spending and how Congress might tame exploding budget deficits.
Reid blamed everything that ails Washington and the nation on Republicans. He slammed the GOP for its refusal to go along with tax increases as part of this month’s debt-ceiling deal, saying hard-core fiscal conservatives are making it impossible to strike a long-term deal that slows the growth of the national debt.
“(Senate Minority Leader) Mitch McConnell has done a good job bringing the country to a standstill,” Reid said.
The reason Republicans have drawn such a deep line in the sand on tax increases, of course, is the Tea Party movement. The populist uprising that was born from Washington’s bailouts achieved critical mass after Democrats decided to start spending like no government before. The stimulus. The ObamaCare overreach. Budget deficits that made President George W. Bush look like a piker.
Democrats were tossed from office in record numbers last November. That groundswell is shaping the 2012 campaign.
But Reid doesn’t expect it to last.
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The progs are in full swing when it comes to marginalizing the Tea Party. Let’s take a look at what the left has had to say about the Tea Party just over the last few days, shall we?
* Chief dogwasher David Axelrod is already writing off any future Republican nominee saying, “it doesn’t really matter who the Republican nominee is because every single one of them have now embraced the dogma of the tea party right.”
* MSNBC featured a liberal religious expert by the name of Frank Schaeffer: “Barack Obama is going to be reelected and reelected with a big margin, because I think that people understand, a lot of ordinary Americans who aren’t on the religious right understand something and that is as the first African-American president, he has been up against a racist white bloc in the Republican Party that has come dressed as the tea party, the religious right, all sorts of excuses.”
* Over the weekend, Harry Reid tried to downplay the tea party’s influence: “The tea party was the result of a terrible economy … I’ve said that many times, and I believe that .. That [the tea party] will pass. They will lose a number of seats next year.”
* In the wake of the Iowa straw poll on Saturday, Debbie Wasserman Shultz did her best to demonize the tea party: “All of the Republican candidates have made clear their allegiance to the tea party, supporting extreme policies that would hurt the middle class, seniors, and students. The only winner tonight was the tea party.”
Do you know what all of this means? Of course you do. The Democrats are scared to death of the tea parties. Say “tea party” to a prog and stand back while they look for a piece of furniture to hide under.