Bummer: Voters Still Voting Against Stopping “Ecological Disaster”

I find it interesting that people who refuse to change their own lives to accord with their ‘climate change’ beliefs, and often have bigger carbon footprints than average, are always shocked that their attempts to require people to pay more in taxes, raise their cost of living, and control their lives fail

OUR CLIMATE IS HEADED FOR DISASTER, BUT VOTERS STILL SHRUG

TUESDAY’S MIDTERM ELECTIONS offered voters across the US the chance to move decisively to slow down the global ecological disaster of climate change. As the votes were tallied, however, one thing became clear: Americans remain as divided as ever on climate change.

During his tenure, President Trump has moved to roll back Obama-era emissions standardscripple renewable energy research (in other words, not spending oodles of taxpayer money on loans which often do not get repaid), and pulled the US from global climate talks. Yesterday’s election won’t turn that around overnight, or maybe even at all. Sure, candidates who promised climate change solutions in areas hit hard by a series of supercharged hurricanes, like Florida and Texas, won key races that helped Democrats wrest control of the House. And that means the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, which has been run by Republican climate science deniers for the last eight years, will for the first time since the 1990s be headed up by someone with a STEM background. (Imagine!)

Where progressive Democrats had the biggest opportunities to fight climate change directly was further down the ballot, with a handful of state initiatives in the south and west that would have reduced residents’ reliance on fossil fuels. “There’s certainly a sense of increased responsibility to curtail greenhouse gas emissions at the state and local levels,” says Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the UCLA law school’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. But he stresses that it’s not some great sea change from the pre-Trump era. States have always been the ones pushing the boundaries.

Here’s a look at how some of the more consequential climate-focused ballot measures around the country fared.

Of those ballot initiatives, most of consequence failed. The only big “win” was the one in Florida which banned new offshore drilling in Florida state waters, which would only extend to 10.5 miles into the Gulf and 3.3 miles into the Atlantic. Most Gulf drilling is further offshore than that anyway, plus, really, Amendment 9 also included a provision to ban indoor vaping at workplaces. Many believe that the vaping portion enabled the amendment to pass (68%). Many others think that it was more about not wanting to see drilling rigs offshore when they go to the beach, rather than having anything to do with Hotcoldwetdry whatsoever.

And, again, we know of the failed ballot initiative for a carbon tax in Washington state. They can claim that it was all those durned rural folks who killed it, but, no. Consider

Same populace said no to the carbon tax scam while saying yes to increased gun control. Further, Democrat Maria Cantwell beat Republican Susan Hutchinson 58.6% to 41.4% (73% reporting at this time). If it was about those dangumbit rural voters, Hutchinson would have won and the gun restrictions would have failed. Instead, you can bet that Democrats voted against the carbon tax scheme. They should try and pass tax schemes in the leftist voting cities and counties, see how that goes. Most aren’t willing to pay the price for their own so-called beliefs in “ecological doom” from a tiny increase in CO2 and global temperatures.

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21 Responses to “Bummer: Voters Still Voting Against Stopping “Ecological Disaster””

  1. Mangoldielocks says:

    It is funny how the leftist vote against a tax to save the planet when they are banging their drum to save the planet. Again. They want others to pay for it.

    I hate to say this but I was delving deeply into the local and state elections and the GOP got shellacked by the democrats. They lost seats on all leves and 4 states flipped control of state governments from GOP to Democrats.

    This beat down was more than the Right is letting on. Just in Texas alone the Democrats SWEPT 59 Judgeships. They won all 59 of them. That is shocking in a red state.

    UTAH legalized Marijuana. LOL. This nation is heading more and more left by the day and within 20-30 years it wont be recognizeable. We are following the same path as the EU and while we are slipping down the rabbit hole the EU is trying to crawl out from the same rabbit hole.

    • Jethro says:

      Don’t get your dauber down, Mango. Things aren’t as bleak as you think, yet. The GOP has two things going for it, 1) they manage the vote by suppression and gerrymandering and 2) rural whites have not yet realized that the GOP is fvcking them over.

      The real problem arises when rural whites realize the tRumplican (Christian White Nationalist Party; CWNP) nurtured hatred of libs, Blacks, gays, Mexicans, cities and Muslims doesn’t translate into paychecks, food on the table, health care availability, education and clean environments. Many GOP candidates kept telling voters to protect “their way of life”.

      The GOP has done NOTHING to ease the burden on rural whites. Republicans think it’s enough to castigate the “other” and comfort the wealthy.

      Hmmm… funny, but most Europeans are more content than most Americans.

    • formwiz says:

      Be cool, dude. We had a pretty good night and you have to expect some turnover.

      The Demos spent a lot of money and money talks. Now all those radicals have to deliver. This is always where we win back.

  2. Jethro says:

    And overnight another white veteran with mental issues walked into a bar and killed 12 innocents, including an armed officer.

    Maybe that’s why voters prefer tighter controls on guns. The police had been to see Ian David Long on several occasions for “irrational” and “irate” behavior including violence, but there was no mechanism from keeping him from having guns? That makes no sense. This right-wing terrorism will continue.

    Good thing the folks yelling at Tucker’s house were unarmed. No one was killed or harmed, just threatened. He didn’t even have a bomb mailed to his house. Must be scary, Tucker.

    • formwiz says:

      You must have missed how gun control got shot down just like your environment.

      And I thought you’d approve of mob violence. If the Mrs walked out and opened up with a shotgun, most people would have supported her. Not you though.

      Lynch Law Jeffery shows his true colors.

    • Mangoldielocks says:

      wow dude you need medical help. You have one serious hardon for whites dont you?

      24 People Shot In 12 Hours To Start The Weekend In Chicago

      Pretty clear you don’t care about black violence. It doesn’t get coverage by the Main Stream Propaganda machine.

      But for some reason you are obsessed with white people killing anything.

      30 Shot, 4 Fatally, in Weekend Chicago Violence

      Chicago’s Holiday Toll Was 82 Shootings, 14 Deaths

      God if your a black in this country and you vote for democrats this is what you end up with. By the way all those headlines were WHEN OBAMA WAS PRESIDENT!!!!!!

      • Jethro says:

        Mango,

        Thanks for your concern.

        Weren’t you aware that almost all American mass shooters were mentally unstable white men with access to semi-automatic weapons?

        Why do you think the media (and Americans) pay more attention to terrorism where innocent Americans going about their everyday lives are murdered than they do to drug dealers shooting each other?

        It’s touching to see Con Men’s “concern” for Black Americans.

        • formwiz says:

          Then how come so many blacks die in Chicago and Detroit every day?

          Are they all shot by whites?

          Maybe the problem is get the Demos out of the big cities and things micght be better for black people.

          You can’t go along with that. Every Judas goat cares nothing about his own kind.

          • Jethro says:

            Start Making Sense.

          • Jl says:

            Yep- over half the homicides in this country are caused by a group that’s about 7% of the population-black men. Broken down further, if you consider most of these homicides are committed by young black men, you’re looking at about 3-4% of the population
            . But daily we hear J whine about “white nationalists”….Afraid to deal with the real problem?

          • Jethro says:

            Whutaboutism… Whutabout Black guys shooting each other??? As if any Con is really concerned.

            Ask Americans if they are more concerned with street thug drug wars or random mass shootings in malls, restaurants, schools, theaters, churches, clubs, concerts, rallies…

            You can control whether you visit dangerous drug areas at night. Are you now advocating that everyone just stop going to malls, restaurants, schools, theaters, churches, clubs, concerts, rallies… to avoid getting shot?

            You know what? Taking firearms out of the hands of Black drug gangbangers AND white mass shooters would lessen both problems.

            Do you have a plan for either?

        • Mangoldielocks says:

          False. Chicago has MASS SHOOTINGS EVERY WEEK. They are not mentally deranged whites doing the shooting. They are repressed, depressed plantation dwellers shackled to their streets by the Al Sharptons and Jessie Jacksons of the world.

    • Some Hillbilly in St Louis says:

      You’re nothing if not consistent. Non-sequiturs, ad-hominems, logical fallacies of all types and descriptions, straw men, and outright lies. This is why the average normie doesn’t trust the dems – even the least engaged citizen notices how dishonest, hateful, and divorced from reality you are. Now call us “white nationalists” or “nazis”, you missed that part this time…

  3. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Good thing the folks yelling at Tucker’s house were unarmed. No one was killed or harmed, just threatened. He didn’t even have a bomb mailed to his house. Must be scary, Tucker.

    Seems the angry little fella no longer opposes the doxxing of people he disagrees with.
    Good to know. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  4. formwiz says:

    Start Making Sense.

    I did. You just can’t answer the questions.

  5. Jl says:

    “What about black guys shooting each other?” I never mentioned black guys shooting each other, specifically. They cause over half of all homicides, not just the ones with guns. Yes, what about it? It’s never libs that bring it up, which shows they aren’t concerned, obviously. “Taking firearms out of the hands… “. And most of these happen in cities with very tight gun control, but you knew that.

    • david7134 says:

      Jl
      Blacks are 7 times as likely to commit a violent crime than any other race in the US. World wide the figure is 3 times.

      One of the reasons that Jeff is so partial to black criminals is that he was a white pet for a black gang. He actually confessed to this.

  6. Jl says:

    Yes-and we’re obviously racist for bringing up the truth….

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