626 Democrat Politicians Just Rose Up Against Obama And Sent Him A Demand He Didn’t Want To See

Over 600 Democrat politicians from 32 states have joined together to oppose the centerpiece of Pres. Obama’s climate change agenda, the Clean Power Plan.

“As Democrats committed to a prosperous America and a healthy environment, we believe the United States has a unique opportunity to lead the world in addressing the global climate challenge, and yet do so, as we must, without unduly burdening the American economy or the American people,” the Democratic coalition called CoalBlue said in a letter sent Tuesday to Obama.

“The letter was signed by 626 state and local officials from nearly three dozen states, including 177 state legislators, 278 local elected officials and 148 Democratic Party officials,” the Washington Examiner reports

These leaders believe the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules regarding carbon emissions will cause great harm to the economy:

Unfortunately, the EPA’s recently published rules for new and existing electric generating units severely miss the mark in many important regards. Taken together, they endanger the continued development of critical carbon-mitigating technologies necessary to achieve sustainability, threaten the reliability of the U.S. power grid, and place significant economic burdens on the American economy and the American people, in the form of higher energy costs and a potentially less reliable electric grid, without achieving any meaningful reductions in global CO2 emissions.

“The EPA, while well intentioned, has lost sight of the importance of preserving affordable and reliable energy in its pursuit of clean energy,” the Democrat leaders add.

As reported by Western Journalism, the EPA’s Clean Power Plan calls for a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by the nation’s power industry by 2030.

The energy sources that will be impacted the most by the new regulations are coal and natural gas. Currently, the United States derives 39 percent of its energy from coal, 27 percent from natural gas, 19 percent from nuclear, 6 percent from hydroelectric, and 7 percent from other renewables (mostly wind power).

The president has stated that his plans for the energy sector will necessarily cause utility rates to “skyrocket and result in the closure of coal-fired power plants.

The Heritage Foundation released a study last fall that found the EPA regulations the Obama administration has announced in order to achieve its climate change goals would reduce the United States’ Gross Domestic Product by $2.5 trillion by 2030. Further, employment levels would “track nearly 300,000 jobs below the no-carbon-regulation baseline in an average year, with some years seeing an employment deficit of more than 1 million jobs.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that a typical U.S. household could lose about $3,400 in disposable income per year, with a combined loss for all households of $586 billion by 2030, due to Obama’s new EPA climate change regulations.

The report by the Institute for Energy Research concludes that the “EPA’s regulations impose huge costs for small benefits. The agency’s ozone rule could be the single costliest regulation in U.S. history…Meanwhile, EPA’s CO2 rule will impose double-digit electricity rate hikes for residents of 43 states, but limit global warming by just 0.02 degrees Celsius. The solution is for EPA to withdraw its proposed ozone and CO2 rules.”

The Senate voted last week for two resolutions (both 52-48) blocking the implementation of Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), with Democrats Joe Machin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) siding with Republicans. The House will likely take up the resolutions next week, while the president travels to Paris to take part in the U.N. Conference on Climate Change. The White House has promised Obama will veto the congressional resolutions.

Twenty-four states have joined together to sue the Obama’s EPA to block implementation of a new CPP rule regarding CO2 emissions.

Ted Cruz Just Got HUGE News That Has Trump Looking Him Straight In The Eyes

“Say it to my face!”

Those words last week from Senator Ted Cruz challenging Barack Obama may have been what Iowa voters were waiting for before putting their seal of approval on Cruz in the latest Iowa polls.

Western Journalism reported that Cruz made headlines last week when he responded to criticism from Obama. Obama called Cruz out for his stance on keeping Syrian refugees out of the U.S.  Obama even implied hypocrisy on the part of Cruz, whose family benefited from an open door refugee policy toward Cubans fleeing the Castro regime.

Now, possibly as a result of Cruz’s strong words and firm stance against Obama’s foreign policies, the senator is in a virtual neck and neck tie with Donald Trump in Iowa polls. Quinnipiac University polls have Trump leading Cruz, 25% to 23%, and Carson leading Rubio, 18% to 13%. Trump supporters are likely to be unwavering. 

One twitter user, Bill Mitchell of Charlotte, N.C., who is also a self-professed “Yuge Donald Trump fan,” tweeted about the Quinnipiac poll. He tweeted: “We have 4 new national polls and 3 new Iowa polls showing Trump CRUSHING Cruz yet the media reports ONLY Q-Poll showing it close. Typical.”

According to Real Clear Politics, only the latest Quinnipiac poll of Iowa voters has Cruz in a dead heat with Trump. The national polls still have Trump as the clear front-runner.

But the Cruz campaign has a lot to celebrate, and a lot of work ahead of the Iowa primaries. Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told Politico, “Sixty-eight days until Iowa…It’s game time.”

Politico interviewed Doug Gross, who is a knowledgeable Iowa Republican. Gross reportedly told Politico, “Once people start to have second thoughts, to the extent they do, about Trump, those … tea party Republicans will start gravitating toward Cruz…I think he’s got staying power…I expect him to win Iowa.”

Glenn Beck Claims This Scary Prediction He Made Years Ago Is Now Coming True

As he has monitored the rise of ISIS, the resurgence of Russia and the collapse of the West’s moral order, radio host Glenn Beck has long warned the world that it is drifting closer to World War III.

“I wish we would have been wrong,” Beck said. “But we’re not.”

Beck warned that countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization might soon start calling for the invocation of Article Five, which requires all of NATO to respond if one member state is attacked. Turkey, which shot down a Russian jet on Tuesday near the Turkey-Syria border, is a NATO member.

“If anybody is talking about Article (Five) — and this could be brought up by France. I don’t think it will be brought up by Turkey, but it could be,” Beck said. “If anybody starts talking about Article (Five), that is the article in the NATO alliance that brings us all to war.”

Article Five was last invoked after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Beck also revealed the extent to which the Obama administration is complicit in ISIS’ rise to power. He shared a 2012 declassified Department of Defense document that discussed the possibility of a radical Islamic group opposing Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

“If the situation unravels, there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist (orthodox Sunni) principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime,” the document states.

Beck said the Obama administration let ISIS flourish because “this president wanted an extremist Islamic group fighting Assad.”

“Team Obama would have you believe that ISIS caught them by surprise and we’re doing everything we can to destroy them,” Beck said. “In reality, they saw ISIS coming. They wanted ISIS to come.”

America is now “reaping what has been sown by our own president,” Beck said.

h/t: TheBlaze

Obama Changes Course – Now Calls ISIS A ‘Threat To Us All’ – Last Week They Were ‘Contained’

Video Transcript:

On Tuesday, President Obama condemned ISIS and its “murderous ideology.”

This barbaric terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh, and its murderous ideology, pose a serious threat to all of us. It cannot be tolerated. It must be destroyed, and we must do it together. It is a scourge that threatens all of us.

His condemnation comes after he downplayed ISIS as “contained” and only “killers with social media.”

Well I don’t think they’re gaining strength. What is true is that, from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq.

Sadly, it turns out that if you’re willing to die you can kill a lot of people. They’re a bunch of killers with good social media.

After he labeled ISIS a threat, Obama shared what he believes will “rebuke” ISIS.

Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference. What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children.

Watch: Former Obama Admin Director Stuns- White House MUST Be Investigated For This…

The former director of Defense Intelligence Agency says that President Obama has no excuse–no basis to claim that the rise of ISIS caught him by surprise.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Flynn, who led the DIA from 2012 to 2014, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday night that the intelligence the president was receiving was “very accurate.” He noted that the commander-in-chief get his intelligence from multiple agencies, both inside and outside of the military. 

As to the allegations that Central Command may have manipulated intelligence the president was receiving, Flynn believes the investigation should go from the top down. He told Kelly:

[M]any of [those serving at Central Command] have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere…so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they’ll find whoever they’re going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to start at the top.

Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House. The president sets the priorities and he’s the number one customer. So if he’s not getting the intelligence he needs and if he’s not paying attention to what else is going on, then something else is wrong there between them and the advisers he has.

The retired general perceived a definite narrative regarding Islam emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “I think this issue of not meeting a narrative out of the White House, which meant don’t talk about radical Islam; don’t talk about about this being a form of radicalism of the Islamic religion,” said Flynn. “It is a cancer inside of the Islamic religion. The White House and frankly the president have not wanted to say that.” 

Ed Morrissey, writing for Hot Air, pointed out that Flynn, while serving as DIA director, warned Congress about the rise of ISIS in late 2013, which prompted Obama to characterize them as the “jayvee team” in January, 2014. The retired general, in fact, advised the White House about the possible rise of ISIS in a 2012 memo, shortly after he took over at DIA.

According to Morrissey:

What makes this interesting is that Flynn was Obama’s adviser in the 2012-2014 period and got a front-row seat as to how intelligence got handled. He’s been an outspoken critic ever since, and this probe of CENTCOM intelligence (his prior post to Flynn’s DIA command) has made him even more critical of his former boss.That should tell people something about the White House claims of shock, shock of gambling in the casino. Barack Obama gets the Captain Louis Renault award, Special Jayvee Team Edition.