Charlie Pierce looks at the climate change agreement with China and the reaction to it from the usual gang of idiots.
…newly emboldened by their victory in last week’s midterms, the Republicans slapped on the old clown shoes and did a buck-and-wing. (This does take away one of their prime talking-points against doing anything about the problem. Go Talk To China is now inoperable. Marco Rubio will be grieved.) Giving them a chance to weigh in on this issue is like watching raccoons deal with a sugar cube. The raccoon takes the cube and dunks it in water, causing it to dissolve, whereupon the raccoon starts screeching and hollering and running around in circles.
This is yet another in a long line of issues where the immediate reaction by the Republicans to whatever stand the president takes is the polar opposite and therefore grounds for impeachment.
If Barack Obama were to come out in favor of mountaintop removal coal mining, fracking in the middle of the Everglades, personhood for gametes, and a constitutional ban on marriage equality, the GOP would find ample reason to defend the pristine mountaintops of Kentucky, save the rosette spoonbill, deny a fetus the right to vote, and get the government out of the marriage business.
Hey, I think I just found the perfect Democratic platform for 2016.
HT to FC.