The following eight Republicans voted FOR Waxman-Markey and were instrumental in helping the bill to pass today. They should be targeted for defeat in the 2010 election.
The Ignominious Eight are:
Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
Mike Castle (R-DE)
Mark Steven Kirk (R-IL)
Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
John McHugh (R-NY)
Dave Reichert (R-WA)
Chris Smith (R-NJ)
Click here for the final vote tally.
… let’s kill it in the Senate!
… our new hero filibustering the Waxman-Markey bill on C-SPAN!
Hurray for John Boehner!
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) pitied Waxman-Markey supporters today as yielding to “the twisted desires of radical environmentalists.”
At least someone gets it…
Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) said that it was hard to work with Republicans because many of them reject global warming, which Neal called “the science of out times.”
Amid a pretty could floor speech against Waxman-Markey, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) inexplicably said that “removing CO2 from the atmosphere is a noble endeavor.”
God save us from our friends…
Energy & Environment News reports that heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar now opposes Waxman-Markey:
“We cannot endorse this bill in its current form,” Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Owens wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yesterday. “Despite our efforts to improve portions of the bill, specific provisions relating to non-road equipment, black carbon, border measures and other critical issues remain problematic.”
Owens was a fool to ever think that global warming legislation would work for his company.
BTW, Greenpeace also now opposes W-M because it
…has been so heavily influenced by the coal and oil industries…
Rep. G.K. Butterfield says that Waxman-Markey “literally will save the planet.”
Rep. Thadeus McCotter (R-MI) declaimed Waxman-Markey as “nuts on its face.”
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) today said that opponents of Waxman-Markey lack imagination. We went to the moon, why can’t we get off foreign oil, he asked.
Carbon Control News reports at 1:35pm ET that
… the majority currently lacks the votes to pass the landmark cap-and-trade proposal.
But Politico reports that
Dems smell victory…