Obama told Republicans at a White House meeting to "stop trying to frighten the American people" on the shape of the economy when any of us can see with out own eyes what a mess it is in.
What a shame he doesn't tell his comrades in Copenhagen to do the same as they portray climate change as a child's nightmare with this scare-o-rama playing at the Copenhagen Conference:
This is as vile a propaganda effort as the attempt by world socialists to sow nightmares in the minds of children with the fear of a nuclear winter if the United States didn't disarm and stand down from confronting Soviet aggression in the 1980's.
I guess the tactics are no coincidence since today's warmers are yesterday's communist appeasers. Charles Krauthammer picks up on that theme:
The Environmental Shakedown
By Charles Krauthammer
Real Clear Politics
December 11, 2009
...The raid on the Western treasuries is on again, but today with a new rationale to fit current ideological fashion. With socialism dead, the gigantic heist is now proposed as a sacred service of the newest religion: environmentalism.
One of the major goals of the Copenhagen climate summit is another NIEO shakedown: the transfer of hundreds of billions from the industrial West to the Third World to save the planet by, for example, planting green industries in the tristes tropiques.
Politically it's an idea of genius, engaging at once every left-wing erogenous zone: rich man's guilt, post-colonial guilt, environmental guilt. But the idea of shaking down the industrial democracies in the name of the environment thrives not just in the refined internationalist precincts of Copenhagen. It thrives on the national scale too.
On the day Copenhagen opened, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claimed jurisdiction over the regulation of carbon emissions by declaring them an "endangerment" to human health.
Since we operate an overwhelmingly carbon-based economy, the EPA will be regulating practically everything.
This naked assertion of vast executive power in the name of the environment is the perfect fulfillment of the prediction of Czech President (and economist) Vaclav Klaus that environmentalism is becoming the new socialism, i.e., the totemic ideal in the name of which government seizes the commanding heights of the economy and society.
Socialism having failed so spectacularly, the left was adrift until it struck upon a brilliant gambit: metamorphosis from red to green. The cultural elites went straight from the memorial service for socialism to the altar of the environment. The objective is the same: highly centralized power given to the best and the brightest, the new class of experts, managers and technocrats. This time, however, the alleged justification is not abolishing oppression and inequality but saving the planet.
There's one word that perfectly embodies today's warmers: Watermelons. Green on the outside, RED on the inside. And they will stop at nothing to get their way. Even if that means sowing nightmares in the minds of children.