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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 04:46 PM

U.S. Senate Republicans defeat Green New Deal resolution

Source: Reuters

Sustainable Business
March 26, 2019 / 5:02 PM / Updated 17 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday defeated the “Green New Deal” resolution that called for tackling climate change by moving the United States off fossil fuels, while Democrats said the vote was a political stunt on an issue that will rise in importance.

The vote was 57 against the resolution in the 100-member chamber, with 43 Democrats voting “present.” Republicans won over Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and one independent senator, Angus King, who usually votes with the Democrats.

Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Leslie Adler

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climate-greennewdeal-vote/u-s-senate-republicans-defeat-green-new-deal-resolution-idUSKCN1R72NM?il=0



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Reply U.S. Senate Republicans defeat Green New Deal resolution (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 2019 OP
a kennedy Mar 2019 #1
doompatrol39 Mar 2019 #2
PatrickforO Mar 2019 #3
sinkingfeeling Mar 2019 #4
DeminPennswoods Mar 2019 #5
hughee99 Mar 2019 #7
BlueFlorida Mar 2019 #6
diva77 Mar 2019 #8

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 04:58 PM

1. Angus King?? He almost always votes with Dems........

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 05:04 PM

2. Manchin and Sinema

 

I'm sensing quite a pattern here.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 06:47 PM

3. I guess I am misunderstanding what really happened here.

The Republicans, Manchin and Sinema, as well as Angus King voted NO.

And ALL the other Dems voted 'present.' Not one single Democrat voted AYE?

I'm sorry. What this looks like to me is an appalling lack of political courage. The Green New Deal is a non-binding resolution that basically says, 'yes, we recognize the seriousness of climate change and are going to do something about it.'

Can you say non-binding?

NON-BINDING.
NON-BINDING.

Can you spell non-binding?

N...O...N...B...I...N...D...I...N...G

So, basically in 25 years when they start holding trials for 'deniers' who, they will say, stood back and failed to implement policies that could have made a difference now, this group of Democrats can look their grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the eye, IN THE EYE, and say, yeah, I voted 'present.' ????

And, when their grandchild tears up and asks why? they will say what? Because I was afraid I wouldn't be reelected.

I suppose I'll come down from my RAW FURY in a few days. And I'll try not to use the word 'gutless,' and the phrase 'almost total lack of political courage.'

No...I won't say those things.

And no, I don't understand.

To me, it DOES look like a lack of political courage. Fear that some Republican dumbass can say, "Yeah, ________ voted FOR the destruction of all jobs in the United States..." We're afraid of THAT? Really?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 06:55 PM

4. I believe McConnell wanted to stage the vote to divide the Democrats for the

public. By voting 'present' as a block (except for 2), he lost his proproganda issue.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 03:27 AM

5. Ed Markey explained the vote to Chris Hayes

on All In last night. Markey said it was a sham vote without any discussion or hearings. He said Dems decided "not to participate" in the joke of the vote. Thus their votes of "present".

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:56 AM

7. In 25 years, if they start holding trials for people who didn't think or vote

The “right way”, we’ll have bigger problems than even climate change.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:43 AM

6. If I were in the senate

 

I'd would have voted against it too.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 02:30 PM

8. Here is link to Markey's resolution. Shame on mcturtle and rethug senate clowns, plus Manchin,

Sinema, and King.

https://www.markey.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Green%20New%20Deal%20Resolution%20SIGNED.pdf

edited to correct errors. did not realize that Dems voted "present" as a block

Dems need to make better use of the media to show what a villain mcturtle is.

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