President Barack Obama scored a major victory in the final hours of the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, getting a number of nations to agree on a path toward climate action moving forward. Buttressing the victory was getting China and India to agree to international consultations and analysis of their efforts to curb pollution. Such a condition is one thing that Senate Cons were supposedly waiting for in order for the U.S. to finally do something meaningful about climate change. Whether that concern holds true now that the condition has been met by the Obama administration remains to be seen, of course. In fact, I fully expect the Cons to claim that no such condition was really met or that a new excuse will crop up.
So what about Senate Dems? How do they view the upcoming climate/energy legislation that Sens. Kerry and Boxer have worked on all year? Most importantly, how do the same Senate CorporateDems who are responsible for gutting the Senate’s health care legislation (turning it into a health insurance giveaway) view the climate/energy legislation? Well, if Politico is to be believed (a stretch, I know), some of those same CorporateDems who gave everything to the insurance corporations that they could have been releasing statements saying climate and energy should be put off until after the 2010 elections!