“Climate Change” Big Loser In Midterms

Yes, “climate change” was a big loser for the midterms. Perhaps not quite a big a loser as Mr. Obama’s policies, but, pretty big. Here’s the Voxspation from hyper-Warmist Brad Plummer

One big loser in this election? Climate policy.

In the lead-up to the 2014 midterms, a lot of green groups were hoping that this might finally be the election in which climate change became a defining issue.

You had billionaire Tom Steyer spending $57 million trying to convince voters to care about global warming. You had the League of Conservation Voters pouring in another $25 million, more than in the previous two elections combined. All the while, it at least seemed possible that recent natural disasters — from Hurricane Sandy two years ago to the ongoing drought in the West — might push climate issues to the fore.

Ultimately, none of it mattered much. The outlook for climate policy looks just as dismal after these midterms as it did before — at least in Washington, DC.

That was published Tuesday at 10:56pm, before all the results were in, and probably written earlier. And, yeah, none of it mattered. Despite all the money, most didn’t care in the least about Hotcoldwetdry, just as the opinion polls show

Congratulations, Voters. You Just Made This Climate Denier the Most Powerful Senator on the Environment.

On handing Republicans control of the Senate on Tuesday, Americans effectively voted for the party’s hostile plans against President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. Their votes also put the Senate’s environment and climate policy into the hands of the worst science-denier in national politics: Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, who is almost certainly the next chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Hooray!!!!!! That’s some excellent news

(Politico) For Tom Steyer and other environmentalists, $85 million wasn’t enough to help Democrats keep the Senate blue or win more than a single governor’s mansion in Tuesday’s toughest races.

The billionaire’s super PAC and other green groups saw the vast majority of their favored candidates in the battleground states go down to defeat, despite spending an unprecedented amount of money to help climate-friendly Democrats in the midterm elections.

Just two of the six vulnerable Democratic Senate candidates backed by various green groups — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Michigan Rep. Gary Peters — prevailed Tuesday, while Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and Iowa hopeful Bruce Braley lost. (The fate of Alaska Sen. Mark Begich was still undecided.)

As I and others have noted time and again, when it comes to real world issues that people care about, “climate change” tends to come in last or second to last.

And, hey, I thought Democrats hated all that outside money by uber-rich people?

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