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2011 SOTU Does Not Include “Global Warming” Or Even “Climate Change”

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The Democrats’ overall inability to craft a strong, sustainable message on … nearly anything … could very well seal our planet’s fate for the next few thousand years.

The chief orator of our times, President Obama, will deliver a State of the Union Speech tonight and advance copies of that speech are missing critical words: “global warming” and “climate change”.  This issue will become the leading issue of our time.  I think Obama gets that on some levels.  But it has never made it to the top of his public list of “very important things” on which to work.

Thankfully, those speech copies indicate he will spend some time discussing energy and infrastructure and investment.  Again, I think on some level, he does want to make some progress on the issue.  I’m left wondering if he wants it bad enough.  Will he be known as one of the last American Presidents who issued talk on the subject, but didn’t demonstrate the amount and type of leadership required by that subject?  Only time will tell.

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One thought on “2011 SOTU Does Not Include “Global Warming” Or Even “Climate Change”

  1. Politicians are losing their jobs over climate change. Obama dosn’t want to join them.

    Cheers

    Roger

    http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

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