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  •  That articles doesn't seem to offer anything (7+ / 0-)

    which I haven't seen or understood thus far.

    A carbon tax would be impossible to pass with this Congress, for example.  He could push the Senate to lower taxes on the top 1% every month of the next two years and the House Republicans will never agree to caps.

    I felt he used the right language for the press audience, given that the other side of the electorate still has many voices calling for secession from the union due to his position of power in government.  As usual, he'll look for how to move on climate change through means that Congress can't touch as easily, I figure.

    Still, his pace of gradualism taxes even my incrementalist tendencies and patience oftentimes, so none of this is unfortunately a surprise.

    And, that's why I'm not upset about his response.  My expectations in this area have already been set rather low.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:27:08 PM PST

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    •  Actually .. (5+ / 0-)
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      I am not "upset" since I see real positives, real strengths, and real problems/issues within his commentary.  I believe that 'he', within what he understands and knows, could have had better language to better communicate.

      And, well, it is worth noting how he has said much of this and said much stronger things in the past.

      Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

      by A Siegel on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:30:59 PM PST

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