It's been 20 months since Barack Obama was inaugurated, 19 months since the Recovery Act began investing billions in producing clean energy, 16 months since the House passed carbon cap legislation and 10 months since the EPA declared it was obligated, following a Supreme Court ruling, to regulate greenhouse gases because global warming is real.
How have conservatives reacted to the return of science to our public policy decisions? Have they gone as crazy as they have about the economy, health care and Wall Street?
"…the idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale carbon dioxide. Every cow in the world, you know, when they do what they do, you’ve got more carbon dioxide." – House Minority Leader John Boehner
It's been 20 months since Barack Obama was inaugurated, and two months since Wall Street reform was signed into law, and two weeks since Elizabeth Warren was appointed to set up the first agency designed to protect consumers of financial products.
It may be in vogue among conservatives to join most Americans in criticizing the bank bailout, but when conservatives open their mouths after that, do they make any sense? Or do you get another heap of conservative crazy, on top of their crazy comments on the economy and health care?
It's been 20 months since Barack Obama was inaugurated, 6 months since health care reform was signed into law, 3 months since seniors began receiving prescription drug rebate checks, and 1 week since the first round of reforms was implemented.
It's been 20 months since America embraced a progressive path after decades of conservative failure. How have conservative leaders reacted since then? By reassessing what went wrong on their watch and offering fresh ideas? Or by completely losing their minds?
For the next several weeks, OurFuture.org will seek to answer that question, with the weekly feature "Top 10 Crazy Things Conservatives Say." As you will see, those folks get plenty crazy. This week: the economy.