Friday, July 23, 2010
The blame game has already begun regarding the death of meaningful climate change legislation. The one complaint that I want to address is that Obama should have prioritized cap and trade over health care. Ok, I'll grant the (in my opinion not necessarily correct) premise that Obama going after climate instead of health care last summer would have resulted in something resembling ACES passing the Senate. Now what? The political climate has deteriorated to the point where health care is a non-starter. Suddenly the left is howling that Obama should have prioritized health care over climate change. Remember that health care has been a cornerstone of the Democratic party for literally decades. There's just no way Obama could win with this sort of argument.