Superstorm Sandy, as it is being used by pundits on the left, just may be conservative Americans’ biggest political foe at the moment.
Following President Barack Obama’s Tuesday victory, left-wing pundit Chris Matthews had an interesting view of what was one of the biggest aides to the President’s success.
“I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things — no, politically I should say. Not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics,” Matthews said after a loving Obama tribute monologue.
The President and his green-energy acolytes are likely happy about the storm as he moves into his second term because of the refocusing of attention on climate change that follows unusual weather patterns.
According to Bloomberg News, climate change discussions in the aftermath of Sandy could give the President the forum he needs to talk up a proposed carbon tax that he claims will reduce the deficit and help the environment.
According to the article:
A tax starting at $20 a metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at about 6 percent a year could raise $154 billion by 2021, Nick Robins, an analyst at the bank in London, said today in an e-mailed research note, citing Congressional Research Service estimates. “Applied to the Congressional Budget Office’s 2012 baseline, this would halve the fiscal deficit by 2022,” Robins said.