Fortunately for politicians like Marsha Blackburn, Republican voters tend to think with their amygdalas, and amygdalas don’t know how to ask critical questions.
No industry has given as much money to Congressman Gardner as the oil and gas industry. No wonder Cory Gardner just introduced legislation to create more profit opportunities for oil and gas corporations – using public lands.
Not one Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted in favor of this simple statement that Congress is willing to base its policies on the climate reality that’s been measured and confirmed and reconfirmed, over and over again, over the last generation.
Marsha Blackburn’s bill is aimed at preventing efforts by the FCC to preserve network neutrality, the classic state of structural equality that enabled the Internet to thrive. Guess which industry that has given the most money to Marsha Blackburn’s re-election campaign for 2010.
In Marsha Blackburn’s vision, the United States of America is a nation of soldiers, not a nation of freedom. That the Democratic President of the United States seems to agree with her makes me feel profoundly unsafe.