-or "climate change", depending on if they are taking into account that the warming argument is collapsing.
The regular refrain from the Left is that one-party states can "get things done'. Proponents of Marxism and other Leftist ideologies such as Fascism gleefully cite this as proof of the superiority of their respective systems. Although it was in reality more of an admittance of weaknesses of contemporary Italian administrative deficiencies, Mussolini was praised for "making the trains run on time". Stalin too was given a pass for his brutality and lack of empathy because those under his rule just did not know what was good for them and had to be terribly oppressed so that things could get done.
The same method is employed when the media tells us that "the problem is that no one wants to work with the other side". What they of course mean by this is that one party is barely influential or strong enough to block some of the most radical plans on the Leftist agenda. When one side wants it all -and they are frustrated in any of their efforts, they drop this talking point on the People, and some consequently honestly believe that, if only both sides would just try to work together, the gridlock can be broken and things will improve.
What they leave out is that the Left compromises on nothing unless they feel that it is a secure stepping-stone for the next big move and that even if we can do little other than stop some of what they want, we are far better off than of we "worked" with them.
That is why Obama repeatedly gets a pass by his adoring media (even when he spied on them). It would be wasteful to try to count the number of times that he has stated "we can't wait for Congress to act". This is supposed to make us think that his work is so much more important, and desperately needed, than that of any world leader ever to exist that his plans must be put into place despite the legislative process of the nation. He did the same thing a few days ago:
...........“We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said Tuesday as he convened his first Cabinet meeting of the year.
Obama continued: ”And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward........."
Communist China, a nation that spews out far more pollutants, including the evil Carbon Dioxide, than Western nations, has now been held up as the model for a state that can get things done when it comes to global warming, climate change, etc.
Liberalism, by which I mean the actual system (which today goes by the name Conservatism) - the name of an outlook that was later usurped by the Progressives and later the Left as a whole, has been targeted for destruction by the Left. It is the only means by which the People of the erstwhile free nations can be effectively enslaved:
"United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said that democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model.
China may be the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide and struggling with major pollution problems of their own, but the country is “doing it right” when it comes to fighting global warming says Figueres.
“They actually want to breathe air that they don’t have to look at,” she said. “They’re not doing this because they want to save the planet. They’re doing it because it’s in their national interest.”
Figueres added that the deep partisan divide in the U.S. Congress is “very detrimental” to passing any sort of legislation to fight global warming. The Chinese Communist Party, on the other hand, can push key policies and reforms all on its own. The country’s national legislature largely enforces the decisions made by the party’s Central Committee and other executive offices..........
Environmentalists often hail China as a model for fighting global warming, since they are a “leader” in renewable energy. The country set a goal of getting 15 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020. In 2012, China got 9 percent of its power from renewables — the U.S. by contrast got 11 percent in 2012.
However, the country still gets 90 percent of its power from fossil fuels, mostly from coal. In fact, Chinese coal demand is expected to explode as the country continues to develop. China has approved 100 million metric tons of new coal production capacity in 2013 as part of the government’s plan to bring 860 million metric tons of coal production online by 2015......"