Podesta: Congress Can’t Stop Obama On Climate Policy


John Podesta, the radical leftist White House adviser, says that Congress won’t be able to stop Obama’s destructive climate change policies. Apparently, he believes the president is a monarch who can do whatever he wants, at least when the president is a Democrat. I’m sure he’ll be singing a different tune the next time a Republican holds the office.

White House adviser John Podesta told reporters Monday afternoon that Congress could not derail the Obama administration’s efforts to unilaterally enact policies to fight global warming.

Podesta said that the president was committed to using executive orders to pass regulations under the Clean Air Act to limit carbon dioxide emissions that they say cause global warming.

“They may try, but there are no takers at this end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” Podesta told reporters at a Monday press conference at the White House.

Republicans and some Democrats in Congress have urged the Obama administration to scale back their climate goals because of the adverse impact of new regulations on the coal industry. Coal supporters have portrayed the administration’s actions as the “war on coal” due to huge job losses in coal states like Kentucky and West Virginia.

“We’re getting the living crap beaten out of us,” West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin told President Obama’s nominee to be the country’s top energy regulator last year. “There has been nothing more beat up than coal.”

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Joe Manchin might oppose some of Obama’s policies, but a vote for him is a vote for Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader, and Reid isn’t going to do anything to stop Obama.