That’s how the conservative syndicated columnist chose to describe the Obama administration’s decision to pursue its so-called “international climate change agreement.” The move, according to the New York Times, would require two-thirds of the Senate’s approval—which will never happen.
Obama thinks he can use shame and whatever international political capital he has left to corral a caucus of nations to agree with his wealth redistributive emissions restrictions.
It’s “the dumbest idea since the Russian reset,” Krauthammer said.
The multi-nation climate agreement is “also based on the same assumptions that the Russians and the Chinese and others act the way Obama does, with adolescent idealism when it comes to foreign policy,” Krauthammer added. “So it is an incredibly stupid idea.”
Krauthammer, however, did concede that Obama’s climate change fool’s errand would only hurt our already sluggish economy. “Anything that we do unilaterally here would only kill our economy and do nothing,” he said.
“There’s a front-page story today on Germany, which is abandoning nuclear weapons and nuclear energy and fossil fuels and its economy is sinking as a result. You want to have an international agreement, but you want to have a treaty.”
Indeed, quoted in today’s Wall Street Journal, Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of the research firm IHS, a global information company, warns that “Germany’s current path of increasingly high-cost energy will make the country less competitive in the world economy, penalize Germany in terms of jobs and industrial investment, and impose a significant cost on the overall economy and household income.”
Why Obama believes America’s fate would be any different, is impossible to know.
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