GOP = GOING TO LOSE BIG IN 2016! = GREED FOR DIRTY OIL LOOT!
Warning to GOP: New poll says GOP can kiss the presidency goodbye for 10 more long years
Why will GOP LOSE? “Voters have little tolerance for a presidential candidate in 2016 who doesn’t believe that climate change is caused by human activity” = Only 38% of Americans would support a climate-science denier in presidential bid
GOP = Total-defense playbook that didn’t work the last two presidential elections.
GOP = #1 REASON THEY ARE GONE = DENY CLIMATE CHANGE AND PRO-DIRT!
GOP = OTHER REASONS THEY ARE GONE IN 2016 = CRAZY TEA PARTY + VOTER SUPPRESSION + SELF-DEFEATING IMMIGRATION POLICIES + STATUS QUO MIN WAGE + $10 TRILLION IN LOOT GIVEN TO 425 $BILLIONAIRES + CRAZY GUN POLICIES + ANTI-LGBT + ANTI-WOMEN + ANTI-FAIR PAY + PRO-DIRTY ENERGY + WAR MONGERS + RAPIDLY SHIFTING DEMOGRAPHICS + GOP ANTI-ABORTION + GOP MAXIMIZES INEQUALITY + GOP SHUTS DOWN GOVERNMENT + GOP REFUSED UTIL A CRISIS TO FUND VETERANS + GOP REFUSED UNTIL A CRISIS TO FUND EMBASSY SECURITY + GOP COST AMERICAN ITS AAA CREDIT RATING + GOP CORRUPTION AND ZERO CONCERN FOR 99%!
GOP = SOLD ITS SOUL TO BIG DIRTY OIL!
2016 = PRESIDENCY + 23 SENATE SEATS UP FOR GRABS (ONLY 10 DEM SEATS)
GOP = GOP tries to MOVE CENTER-LEFT in 2016 to get Emerging new American voters = NO CREDIBILITY = BUT GOP WILL THEN LOSE THE FAR RIGHT AND THAT IS ALL THEY HAVE TO RELY UPON! (Other than WALL STREET CROOKS) = GOP LOSES LIKE GOLDWATER in 2016! GOP = INTO THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY!
GOP’S BIGGEST PROBLEM from 2015-2024 = BIG DIRTY OIL WILL NOT CHANGE!
GOP = BIG OIL = FIGHTS ANY CARBON TAX = NO WHITE HOUSE FOR DECADE(S) = EXXON + KOCH BROS MONEY = WILL NOT HELP THEM!
GOP = Dependent + addicted + obsessed + servant TO BIG DIRTY OIL = DANCE OF DEATH FOR GOP!
GOP = Cannot break free of their blind dependency on BIG OIL.
BIG OIL = Has the LOOT AND POWER + Demand NO NEW laws
GOP = Craves the LOOT + STATUS + ILLUSION OF POWER = A classic dependency syndrome.
GOP + BIG OIL = WILL HOLD TIGHT TO EACH OTHER TO THE BLOODY END = GOP EXTINCTION LIKE THE WHIGS! = Collapse will be traumatic and painful
GOP = The “Party of Big Business” = SELF-DESTRUCT under BIG OIL’S LOAD!
BIG OIL = MAXIMIZE LOOTING AS LONG AS THE DIRTY ENERGY GAME LASTS = GOP INSURES $100+ BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES AND TAX BREAKS + NO REGS! = RECORD PROFITS AND LOOTING OF MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYERS + MAX CEO BONUSES! + MORE FAKED WARS FOR DIRTY ENERGY!
AMERICAN Voters are slowly waking up to CANCEROUS ROLE OF GOP DENIERS IN CONGRESS. = DENIERS = Puppets selling snake oil
GOP + DIRTY OIL = Now on the WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY! = GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL SCIENTISTS AND FACTS HAVE PROVED! = IGNORE THE FACTS TO MAXIMIZE LOOTING = KEEP PUMPING OUT CARBON! = BLUNT TRUTH!
GOP = The “Party of Big Business” = DROPPED into a sad dependency role of pawns, puppets, lackeys, lapdogs = GOP DOES EXACTLY WHAT BIG OIL WANTS = Money has NOT ONLY DESTROYED THE GOP BUT ALSO IS DESTROYING DEMOCRACY!
GOP = Now has NO pride + NO moral courage + NO independent thoughts = SOON GONE INTO THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY!
Polling: Americans support Obama’s carbon emission reduction standards across the country + only 38% will tolerate any candidate in 2016 who denies climate change is caused by human activity.
29% (ONLY) of Independents would support a climate skeptic
56% of Americans believe the Scientists
33% put their false hope in Rubio + GOP = BAD NEWS FOR GOP! = GAP WILL WIDEN!
BIG OIL MONEY = KILLING THE GOP PUPPETS = More special treatment + More tax breaks + Even Softer REGS + MORE PIPLE LINES!
GOP = REPLACED BY A NEW MIDDLE CLASS GROWTH PARTY THAT MINIMIZES POVERTY!
GOP = NO ONE TO BLAME BUT THEIR OWN GREED FOR BIG OIL AND THE ADDICTION TREADMILL! = Never does what is best for AMERICA and AMERICANS = GOP “bargain with the devil”
America is in a race against the clock. = “it may already be too late.” — Bill McKibben, Environmental economist
GOP + DIRTY OIL = KEEPS PUMPING OUT THE CARBON POLLUTION!
“Global warming presents us with a uniquely challenging historical predicament. In the great struggles for universal suffrage and civil liberties, and against slavery and unjust wars, victory meant the end of the problem, or at least the beginning of the end of the problem. In the case of climate change, victory can come too late. A sudden awakening in a decade by governments and the people to the dangers of climate change will be too late; the global climate system will have shifted course and the future will have been taken out of our hands.”
GOP = SOON GONE AND AMERICA CAN BREATH EASIER!
GOP = Cannot see history’s warnings in time = Greed with No moral compass = Climate dangers have gone too far = BYE BYE GOP AND AMERICANS CAN ALL BREATH BETTER!
EPA = Limiting carbon emissions from power plants by 2030 = 16 Years Away
EPA’s New Rules = Obama Climate Policies = Strengthen Democrats in Blue states = 30% reduction in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030
Progressive Pattern = Equality + Immigration Reform + Green = Appeals to the “coalition of the ascendant” = Middle Class + Minorities + Millennial Generation + College-educated whites + Women = All Growing Electoral Groups = 75% Want to act on climate change as a “serious problem” = ABC/Washington Post poll
Progressive Path = Democrats’ risk loss of older and blue-collar whites = Already favor Republicans and are declining percent of the population.
KY + WV = Some of the oldest (1957) and least efficient coal plants could be shut by 2030 = Or Converted
KY = #1 in Carbon Emissions/Unit of Electricity produced
KY = Sees doom may not be at hand due to long time frame and wide flexibility + Mining country in eastern Kentucky has already taking tough steps toward a post-coal economy.
KY’s assistant secretary for climate policy = Optimistic that the carbon limits will not raise electric prices much and so manufacturers will stay in KY. = Among the lowest rates in the country. = “I think our electric prices are going to go up, regardless of what’s done with this rule”
Rep John Yarmuth (D-KY) = KY already is moving toward less reliance on coal because of competition from cheap, clean natural gas. = Rule will have very little impact. = Probably because EPA used a 23-page KY “white paper” asking for wider flexibility in reducing carbon by 18% by 2030. = Switching plants to natural gas + use solar + More efficient home appliances and insulation = Any shutdowns are years away.
Eastern Kentucky = Coal jobs are already at a historic low + 15 of the state’s oldest (1957) and smallest least efficient units were at risk of being shut down eventually.
KY Electric Price 7 cents/kilowatt-hour
NY Electric Price 16 cents/lkilowatt-hour
3.2% short term Rate Increases = Nationwide electric Rates
8.0% long term Rate Decline by 2030 = increased energy efficiency.
Reduced carbon pollution = Saves money and creates New Jobs.
Coal jobs will continue to decline (since 1980s) = Competition from natural gas
Gov. Steven L. Beshear (D-KY) has worked to move KY’s economy beyond coal. = “We have no choice but to find additional ways to make a living.”