Gas Prices Producing Resistance to Global Warming Lunacy

There is one good thing about the soaring gas prices our government has created with its environmentalist moonbattery: they have prevented even more moonbattery from being imposed — at least for now.

Last week, the Senate debated and cast aside the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008, named for Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and John Warner, R-Va., who drafted the initial version of the legislation. The bill would have required the U.S. to cut greenhouse gas emissions almost 70% below current levels between 2012 and 2050.

The timing of the debate couldn’t have been worse for supporters. Opponents of the bill took advantage of soaring energy prices and numerous cost estimates for the bill to argue against imposing mandatory economy-wide emissions cuts. In the end, this “landmark” legislation, as supporters dubbed it, became a victim of $4 a gallon gasoline. […]

Supporters acknowledged that the bill “will have a profound impact on the economy” and “will cost money,” but pointed to the creation of new jobs in the renewable energy sector and a reduction in the consumption of costly fossil fuels that are expected to stem from the bill as evidence that it would be good for the economy.

By making gasoline unaffordable, the government will reduce fossil fuel consumption, thereby saving us money. Ingenious.

Energy costs and economic downturns are real. Global warming and “new jobs in the renewable energy sector” are not real. Politicians may not be able to make this distinction, but the people who elect them can.

Unfortunately the White House will be infested with moonbats no matter how things go in November, the presidential election having been lost by conservatives the day McCain got the nomination. But there’s still hope for a Congress sane enough not to engineer a depression to please the Sierra Club.

On a tip from mega. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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