Well done, pulling the rug out from under the Democrat's strategy of passing laws via regulation, rather than via a Congressional vote.
The continuing resolution, which would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, is the latest attempt by Republicans to stop EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Republicans argue that pending EPA climate rules will destroy the economy and result in significant job losses. GOP lawmakers, including House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), have introduced legislation to permanently block the agency's climate authority.
The bill would block funding for all current and pending EPA climate regulations for stationary sources.
The continuing resolution makes massive cuts to the EPA's budget. The legislation cuts EPA funding by $3 billion, 29 percent below fiscal year 2010.
On the other hand, there's still plenty of stupid left in the party:
If [Mitt Romney] runs, and he will, his origination of [the Massachusetts Health Care mandate] policy will give his opponents in the primaries a stick so large to beat him with that no amount of clever one-liners purchased from high-paid freelance political speechwriters and joke writers will be able to mitigate the damage. And that’s to say nothing of Obama talking throughout 2012 about how he doesn’t understand what the Republicans are complaining about — one of their lead candidates agrees with him!I've said before that Mitt was an OK Governor, from what I saw in Massachusetts. A Republican will have to compromise with the Legislature in that bluest of Blue states.
I know Romney thinks he can get away with saying there’s a difference between an individual mandate at the state level and one at the federal level, and that might technically be true, but it’s not true when it comes to the conceptual origins of the policy. Plus, it’s sophistry.
To be completely honest, I can’t understand why on earth he is even bothering to run. This isn’t an albatross. It’s a two-ton weight chained to his torso, and he’s not Houdini.
What I object to is his claim that he's the most conservative of the crowd. If that's true, why didn't he veto the stupid Assault Weapon Ban there? We all know that he was looking for a "signature" accomplishment, which is why he enthusiastically pushed the beta test of ObamaCare. Fine, whatever. Just don't imply that I'm an idiot, and that I'll swallow your CPAC "Conservative" posturing. It makes you look like a liar.
There's a huge lack of trust in the political establishment today. Mitt is establishment to the core, and is in fact a poster child for why there's a lack of trust.