Will Democrats Who Care About The Planet Be Thrown Out Of Office?

Posted by | July 3, 2009 11:52 | Filed under: Top Stories

If you’re Thomas Perriello, a Democrat from a conservative district, you take your career in your hands if you want to stand up for the environment.  Perriello and other Democrats in conservative or mixed districts are being targeted by the right but, to his credit, Perriello says, “There’s got to be something more important than getting reelected.”  But the biggest threat to the economy isn’t the climate change bill as Republicans claim, it’s the unstable price of oil and the very real chance that the costs will go up as our dependence on foreign oil increases.

The NRCC target list included some of the most vulnerable Democrats, like Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, Colorado Rep. Betsy Markey and Ohio Reps. John Boccieri, Mary Jo Kilroy and Zack Space. But the campaign committee also went after senior Democrats, like Virginia Rep. Rick Boucher — who negotiated large portions of the bill — Science Committee Chairman Bart Gordon of Tennessee and Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton of Missouri.

Notice how the GOP, always good at spinning language, refers to the energy “plan” as the energy “tax”.

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