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Obama's Twisted Priorities

Obama's top priorities in his second term - gun control and dealing with "global warming" are at the bottom of the heap of issues considered important by the American people, according to the latest Pew Research poll.

At the top of the heap are strengthening the economy, improving the job situation, reducing the budget deficit, and fighting terrorism. I don't see how Obama's War On Coal helps with any of those priorities.

Yet Obama's going full gangbusters with his plan to push his failed green energy agenda and bankrupt the coal industry. The destructive energy plan he announced, today, will expand greenhouse-gas regulations to cover existing power plants.  

What possible purpose is this "boot to their necks" going to serve, asks Investors Business Daily:

The junkyard of failed green energy efforts is stacked high with the carcasses of Solyndra, A123 Systems Inc., Ener1, Abound Solar, Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt and AES subsidiary Eastern Energy, to name some of the many defeats.

Making the losses sting even more is the fact there has been no reason to hurry the development of green energy. The feared warming predicted by models simply hasn't materialized. The flaw is so obvious that even the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is having to acknowledge that maybe there's nothing to this global warming after all.

"If things continue as they have been, in five years, at the latest, we will need to acknowledge that something is fundamentally wrong with our climate models," Hans Van Storch, the IPCC report's lead author has admitted to Spiegel, the German magazine.

"But even today, we are finding it very difficult to reconcile actual temperature trends with our expectations."

It's time the public did some screaming — to let alarmists know their efforts have been counterproductive.

A Republican strategist  tweeted out this chart showing the Senate states hit hardest by Obama's new regulations on electric power:

If nothing else, the public should make their displeasure heard at the ballot box.

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