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    can't have a good economy with a bad climate. Sometimes Obama comes off as way too conventional and boxed in in his public statements. There are so many great ways to frame it and bring it home.

    interestingly, both Cuomo and Bloomberg were pretty good linking climate to Sandy (and the previous storms in the past couple of years to hit NY).

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:07:20 PM PST

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    •  President Obama (4+ / 0-)

      and us CAN do this second term.

      The left needs to organize.

      Furthermore, Obama's press conference is a good start. Obama knows he did not use the message pulpit as well as he should have.

      Obama can learn from his mistakes. He learned from his mistakes in the first debate. I am sure he will do better and wants to do better :)

      •  God I hope you're right (3+ / 0-)
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        But I fear he won't do it.

        We need the movement that 350.org is trying to build, and we need to organize as well around the solutions.

        Clean Energy = Jobs.  Why not a national feed-in tariff like Germany has, to democratize power, for example.

        Why not build the Atlantic Wind Connection and power the East Coast with our terrific offshore wind resources?  Building and maintaining wind turbines means JOBS.

        etc.

        “Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.” -- FDR, 1936

        by SolarMom on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:39:15 PM PST

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