They say lightning never strikes twice and I believe the now late baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra coined the phrase, “It’s deja vu all over again.”
Written By Allen B. West:
Well, that’s how some folks are feeling about President Obama heading over to Paris for the climate change kumbaya fest. It sure looks like, just as with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian nuclear deal, Obama will seek out a means to sidestep the U.S. Congress. Now of course, in the case of the Iranian nuclear deal, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Corker (R-Tenn) helped POTUS out big time. Obama was then easily able to leverage the Senate Democrats to block the “resolution of disapproval” from even coming to the Senate floor.
However, as reported by Fox News, “Capitol Hill Republicans are aiming to take the air out of President Obama’s push for a global climate deal at next week’s international summit in Paris, warning they will block vital funding if he tries to circumvent Congress.
Obama and other world leaders are charging ahead with the two-week U.N. conference starting Monday, under heightened security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
But at home, the country and the Congress remain deeply divided over the president’s plans for cutting emissions – and lawmakers are worried he will etch an international pact without seeking Senate approval. Looking for leverage, critics of the president’s climate agenda have zeroed in on the president’s goal of directing $3 billion – including $500 million in the near-term – for the U.N. Green Climate Fund, which would help developing nations deal with climate change.”
I hate to admit this, but I have little faith that Capitol Hill Republicans will do anything to thwart Obama. After all, they were supposed to cut funding for the illegal executive order issued by Obama on illegal immigration. How’d that work out?