The radical right is organizing an all-out, take-no-prisoners campaign to block President Obama's efforts to reform America's energy policies and stop global warming. Led by Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin, right wing ideologues are lining up with big polluters to defeat climate action this year.
Joe Romm talks about their "passionate intensity" in a blog post today. His key points:
[T]he entire conservative messaging apparatus is full-throated in its opposition to this bill — and they have well-heeled funders, aka the dirty-energy bunch. […]
But we should be equaling, if not beating, calls to key senators right now. […]
Reason enough for passage of a bill with emissions targets like Waxman-Markey (preferably stronger) is to give the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen (and beyond) a fighting chance — and not to strangle a global deal in the crib as the deniers and polluters hope to do with their immoral and ultimately self-destructive filibuster.
And to prove his point, this just in from Twitter: The opposition is being extremely vocal towards Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska:
You can help fight back by calling your Senators today.
And if Sen. Nelson is your Senator, here are various ways to let him know you support climate action.