Back when I was in New York before the election there was a question during a debate between Ann Marie Buerkle and Hilary Rosen concerning fracking in NY
What wasn’t known at the time the question was asked was that NY State already had a report on Fracking and the environment commissioned by the state which said this:
The state’s Health Department found in an analysis it prepared early last year that the much-debated drilling technology known as hydrofracking could be conducted safely in New York.
Well this is great news, it’s strange that we are only hearing about this report now, but then again, if it was up to the Cuomo administration we still wouldn’t have heard of it:
“Thanks to a leak from an anonymous insider, we learned Thursday that a report commissioned by the State of New York has given fracking a clean bill of health. The insider ‘did not think it should be kept secret’ and released the document, which is now nearly one year old, to the New York Times.”
I’m sure the fact that Ann Marie Buerkle winning in 2010 by a razor thin margin had nothing to do with it. After all no governor would withhold a report that could mean jobs statewide just for political reasons.
And surely that kind of thing would not happen on the federal level
The Food and Drug Administration released long-awaited documents Dec. 21 on genetically modified salmon: an assessment of the fish’s potential environmental effects and a preliminary “finding of no significant impact” of the fish on the environment. This brings AquAdvantage salmon — Atlantic salmon that has been modified with a growth hormone gene from chinook salmon so that it reaches maturity faster — a significant step closer to FDA approval.
Astute readers will notice that the recently released documents are dated May 4. So why were they just released Dec. 21 — seven months later?
Well it’s not like they were talking to the political people on the White House side:
The seven month delay, sources within the government say, came after discussions late last spring between Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius’ office and officials linked to Valerie Jarrett at the Executive Office, who were debating the political implications of approving the GM salmon. Genetically modified plants and animals are controversial among the president’s political base, which was thought critical to his reelection efforts during a low point in the president’s popularity.
I wrote for a long time the left was acting like they were in deep trouble pre-election. Apparently they knew it too and made sure they held back anything that might depress vote from the president’s base.
Jazz Shaw asks a good question:
Obama originally swept into office claiming that the Republicans were the “anti-science party” and he was going to take the politics out science. Entine describes the White House block of the study’s release as, “a direct violation of numerous ethics regulations and possibly of federal laws.” But even if that weren’t the case, it would still be a stunning black eye for the administration which originally claimed it would change “the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology.”
As time has gone by the left has become more and more dishonorable.
Speaking of things said before an election remember when Barack Obama said he would have more flexibility after the election? Well he proved it by a nominating Chuck “let the jews pay for it” Hagel for sec of Defense.
Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post opined a week before the pick that it seemed like an odd choice:
President Obama believes in tough sanctions against Iran; Hagel does not. The president insists that he wants good relations with Israel (and thereby can influence its decision-making with regard to Iran); Hagel has displayed a poisonous animosity toward the Jewish state. Hagel has advocated direct negotiations with Hamas; Obama has never gone this far. The difficulty in articulating to foes and friends our positions on an array of issues is greatly magnified when a critical cabinet officials has a long track record of disagreement with the president, or at least what the president says is his current policy.
Well it would be odd if President Obama actually believed these things
Of course some Obama supporters in the media see the Hagel nomination for what it is:
· As a Republican who criticized President Bush’s policy in Iraq and supported the Afghanistan war, Hagel gives Obama cover to pull troops out of Afghanistan.
· As a Republican who in 2011 called the Pentagon budget “bloated,” Hagel gives Obama cover to slash military spending, and to redirect money to deficit reduction and investments in Democratic policies.
· As a Republican who questioned the validity of unilateral sanctions against adversaries like Iran, and who spoke against knee-jerk acquiescence to Israel, Hagel gives Obama room to maneuver against Tehran.
Hagel gives Obama the cover to do the things he really wants to do but didn’t dare say it aloud.
I don’t want to hear a single complaint from any Jewish person who voted for the president. 20 years ago there might have been an excuse for not knowing but in this internet age the only reason to be ignorant of what was coming was to choose to be so.
The harsh reality of crushed unicorn dreams and the bitter smell of regret. As Twitchy reported, Americans started noticing that Obama’s “fair share” claims weren’t so fair and many were shocked … shocked … that their