As with almost all of the big questions Obama and Romney both have rotten politics when it comes to the environmental causes of global warming.
Obama and Romney support the polluters who policies create global warming and the megastorms that have caused havoc. from hurricanes like Andrew, Katrina, Sandy (they should be named for BP, Obama, Romney, Chevron etc.) and the two outbreaks of killer tornadoes last April 14-16 that killed 38 people in 16 states and the April 27-28 outbreak that destroyed Joplin, Mo., produced 305 tornadoes in half a dozen states and killed over 300 people.
“WASHINGTON — In a dramatic reversal, President Barack Obama on Friday scrubbed a clean-air regulation that aimed to reduce health-threatening smog, yielding to bitterly protesting businesses and congressional Republicans who complained the rule would kill jobs in America’s ailing economy.
Withdrawal of the proposed regulation marked the latest in a string of retreats by the president in the face of GOP opposition, and it drew quick criticism from liberals. Environmentalists, a key Obama constituency, accused him of caving to corporate polluters…” Huffington Post 09 12 11
“In a broad appeal to U.S. voters, President Obama said Tuesday that he will open more than 75% of potential offshore oil and gas resources to exploration and, at the same time, produce enough clean energy on public land to power 3 million homes.” Greenhouse 01 24 2012 “Clean” energy is politicspeak for “I’m taking bribes from Big Oil and Big Coal.”
Romney is just as bad. ” After raising nearly $10 million in Texas oil money in two days, Mitt Romney announces an energy plan on the Texas-New Mexico border later today that includes billions of dollars in giveaways to industry contributors. Romney will call for extensive expansion of oil and gas drilling – including along the coasts of Virginia and the Carolinas – and eliminating most federal safety and environmental standards that govern the development of energy resources on our public lands. This corporate polluter agenda should come as no surprise, as the Washington Post noted: “Romney’s plan caters heavily to oil and coal interests, and oil executives are some of his biggest benefactors.” Think Progress 08 23 2012
Vote socialist, write in Brad Manning or sit it out. We don’t have a horse in this race.