One might even wonder if a McCain presidency, combined with a Democratic Congress, offers the best chance for a bipartisan-yet-still-decent emissions-reduction bill to get enacted and stay enacted. (Think Schwarzenegger and health care in California.) I’m skeptical, but it’s not an outlandish argument.
I think we’re all very well aware that the Dems will retain Congress and Senate. They’ll actually probably make gains, but enough new seats to push through their agendas? Maybe not.
If that’s the case, and it’s certainly not crazy given the current dissatisfaction with Congress, how will you get Republicans to support broad, sweeping pro-environment legislation? Can a Dem do that? Can Hillary do that?
What’s more, McCain has called Global Warming one of the gravest threats we face, and it’s nice to see a Republican actually paying attention to the obvious logic that doing nothing could result in the absolute worst result. Because if we’re wrong about global warming, well, we could be a global recession, but we would have also spent a ton of money developing green technology and getting off of fossil fuels. Not the worst thing in the world.
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