Democrat Governance In A Nutshell: Trolling GOP On “Climate Change”

Two separate Democrat “climate change” amendments will get a vote, most likely some time today, as the Keystone XL pipeline legislation is debated and voted on in the Senate

(Science Magazine)  The U.S. Senate’s simmering debate over climate science has come to a full boil today, with lawmakers trading feisty remarks as they prepare to vote on at least two measures offered by Democrats that affirm that climate change is real—with one also noting that global warming is not “a hoax.” A Republican Senator, meanwhile, is offering another climate amendment that doesn’t address whether global warming is real, but encourages the development of clean energy.

In an effort to highlight their differences with some Republicans on climate policy, several Democrats have filed largely symbolic amendments to a bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. They are designed to put senators on the record on whether climate change is real and human-caused. The backers are now pushing for votes on those measures as soon as today. (snip)

The Senate is likely to take up at least two Democratic amendments. The first, Schatz’s amendment, cites scientific bodies like the National Research Council and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in asking whether it’s the “sense of Congress” that “climate change is real” and that “human activity significantly contributes to climate change.”

The second amendment, from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D–RI), asks simply whether it is “the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax.” It takes a veiled jab at Senator James Inhofe (R–OK), who has called climate change a hoax.

Neither has any chance of passing. Here’s how The New Republic puts it in their headline

Democrats Are Trolling Republicans So Hard on Climate Change

The Urban Dictionary defines trolling as

Being a prick on the internet because you can. Typically unleashing one or more cynical or sarcastic remarks on an innocent by-stander, because it’s the internet and, hey, you can.


The art of deliberately, cleverly, and secretly pissing people off, usually via the internet, using dialogue. Trolling does not mean just making rude remarks: Shouting swear words at someone doesn’t count as trolling; it’s just flaming, and isn’t funny. Spam isn’t trolling either; it pisses people off, but it’s lame.

The Democratic Party in a nutshell: a bunch of trolls.

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