As a Senator, Barack Obama had the most leftist voting record among all of his colleagues. Nevertheless, I have always had significant doubts about his genuinely "progressive" thinking.
In fact, I have always believed that his emotions are "moderate" if not "conservative" when it comes to many issues. He had just found it more convenient to march to the political Olymp as a candidate building upon the extreme left wing of the Democrat Party.
It's always hard to decide whether he has his own opinions or whether he's just adjusting them to achieve something else - namely his election and re-election - but assuming that he's considering arguments that go beyond his personal interests, Obama has just shown his conservative face. He and his administration may have helped to save America from an explosion of insane lawsuits against CO2 producers.
Yesterday, the New York Times reported that
Obama et al. want the Supreme Court to abolish a decision of a lower court in AEP v. Connecticut (AEP is a major energy utility) that would allow catastrophic lawsuits against the CO2 producers for their very being CO2 producers - something that irresponsible states led by Connecticut apparently want. To be sure, Obama et al. think that these lawsuits shouldn't be possible anytime soon.
So the environmentalist radicals amusingly whine that they need no enemies if they have friends such as Obama et al. - who is just like Bush et al. - and they're completely right. They hopefully need no enemies because they're extremists of the same kind as the Islamic fundamentalists and the years when they were able to hide their extremist agenda behind the tons of irrational behavior of the mainstream politicians and entrepreneurs may be over.
Bonus I: witch hunts against Alan Carlin
The New York Times partially joined the left-wing witch hunts against Alan Carlin who dared to be both an EPA employee and a global warming skeptic. This 72-year-old economist has also written a 100-page analysis of the issue which was aggressively ignored by his radical environmentalist bosses and would-be bosses at the EPA.
Bonus II: Hillary: U.S. suck
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton et al. has indicted America. Like North Korea, America is a nasty country that violates the human rights and rapes the people in many ways: the State Department has alerted the United Nations.