September 10, 2012
Chris Hayes’ Story of the Week highlighted the unprecedented amount of obstruction from Republicans whose agenda is to undermine the President’s leadership. Although there’s good news as of late, showing a bump in virtually all of the polls for President Obama, Hayes suggests that even if Obama wins, bumpy days are still ahead given the Republican history of obstructionism.
As an example, Hayes recalled President Obama’s statement, ”My plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet because climate change is not a hoax. more droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. they are a threat to our children’s future, and in this election you can do something about it.”
Not so fast.
Hayes responds,, “After the spectacle of dysfunction and obstruction over the last two years, it’s hard to take that proposition at face value . in 2009 barack obama had a house majority and a senate majority by 60 votes. they worked tirelessly through a long, hard legislative slog to produce a bill that would cap carbon emissions . It passed congress and the house by seven votes. in the senate, Lindsey Graham had once been the co-sponsored of a similar cap bill.