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Who’s Ready To Talk About Climate Change All Night? Senate Democrats

March 10, 2014 by  

Why this sounds like a good idea during an election year is anybody’s guess, but a bunch of Senate Democrats are planning to stage a faux-filibuster tonight to draw attention to the evils of man-made climate change.

The effort, headed by Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is supposed to last until 9 a.m. Eastern time tomorrow. The intent, according to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), is to “wake up Congress” on how close to the brink the U.S. stands from an avoidable weather-related, man-made calamity.

The idea doubtless sprang from Democrats’ observation of the viral sensation that ensued from Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) faux-filibuster against Obamacare and raising the debt ceiling late last year.

There’s no piece of legislation attached to tonight’s talk-a-thon, and, reports USA Today, there’s no Democrat-led “timetable for action this year” for Congress to legislate against anthropocentric global warming.

In other words, the motives for the scheduled speechifying are nakedly political. Whether those motives will be embraced in a spontaneous, viral fervor of grassroots support is another question altogether. It seems an odd issue to flog during an election season that already has a number of Senate Democrats on the ropes.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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