Obama is side-stepping Congress yet again, and we have officially lost count of how many times this sorry excuse for a Commander In Chief has abused his power. The President is aggressively pursuing an international climate change agreement which would force countries around the globe to cut emissions. This would have devastating consequences for smaller, less affluent nations.
Obama is attempting to sign this international climate change treaty without the approval of Congress, which is illegal, by entering into a ‘politically binding’ deal. He pulled the same stunt with coal and gas producing states, effectively ticking off Republicans.
Global warming has been proven to be a farce time and again, but Democrats refuse to acknowledge the facts. News of Obama’s latest lawlessness comes on the heals of a UN report warning of the ‘imminent and irreversible damage of man-made climate change’. As liberals began shaking in their boots after the report was leaked to the press, conservatives saw it for what it truly is – a whole bunch of bologna.
Since Obama would legally need a two-thirds approval from Congress to enter into an international climate change agreement, his negotiators have found a convenient loophole for him. Ol’ Barry’s never been known to let a little thing like the Constitution keep him down!
“If you want a deal that includes all the major emitters, including the U.S., you cannot realistically pursue a legally binding treaty at this time,” Clinton administration climate change official Paul Bledsoe said. Instead, Obama will amend a current treaty, signed in 1992, to fit his agenda. The deal would technically be an update to the current treaty, thus it would not require a new vote. Sneaky little bugger.
Republican leaders are very aware of what Obama is trying to do and are furious over his continued abuse of executive power. “Unfortunately, this would be just another of many examples of the Obama administration’s tendency to abide by laws that it likes and to disregard laws it doesn’t like — and to ignore the elected representatives of the people when they don’t agree,” Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell told the New York Times.
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