May 30th, 2009
10:15 AM ET
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Polar Bears Against Palin

    Of course, they will say this. Right-wingers don't care about anybody but themselves. They side with the corporations and polluters. What a bunch of scum.

    May 30, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  2. keep the GOPers out of the energy policy

    it is obvious they are feathering their bed from the way Cheney handled it

    no more sweet deals for the likes of Sen. Stevens from Alaska, Cheney or their friends

    Take back the country for the people

    May 30, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  3. Terry

    If he wants it, Mitch will take the White House from Obama in 2012. Twice as smart, infinitely more knowledgeable about the economy and the real world.

    May 30, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  4. craig

    Hey Repubs!

    Please shut up!

    You caused the economic melt down!

    You have been the problem and will not be part of the solution.

    Please shut up and go away.

    By the way....Cheney wants everyone to go hunting with him next weekend........before his trial as a war criminal.

    May 30, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  5. Wilby

    For heaven's sake, look at the Republicans track record....they put us where we are today. In the gutter.

    May 30, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  6. Michigan

    ...and your idea to resolve is........?

    May 30, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  7. Kings

    Republicans NEVER are with the majority. Perhaps thats something they should consider when they're looking to find ways for the Republican Party to rebound.

    May 30, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  8. D. Tree

    As usual, the GOP has their heads screwed on backwards: its too costly NOT to start cap & trade!

    May 30, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  9. Super MOD

    The issues with our country is we are no longer an international leader in manufacturing. We have lost the majority of our steel, furniture, and manufacturing. Cap and trade is a backdoor tax that will further erode our manufacturing base. Who would want to build a steel mill in the US knowing that they are going to be taxed to the point they cannot make a profit when they can just go to another country. Forget about heating your house in the winter since the majority of our electricity comes from coal. Do you really think coal, fired electrical plants are going to absorb to cost?

    May 30, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  10. larry

    Mitch is my governor and he has hurt Indiana.....don't believe a word he says. He is another republican liar.

    May 30, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  11. Proud DHS radical

    Tax and spend! The democratic moto as usual. And now they want to add a Federal sales tax on everything we buy to boot! How's that for CHANGE?

    May 30, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  12. Larry

    It's kind of like the Republicans are going down some list ...

    OK Boy's ... who can we get this week to say something negative about Obama ...

    Oh look ...

    We have'nt used Daniels out of Indiana yet !!

    Who's he ... ?

    Who cares ... we have'nt used him yet is all that matters

    And what issues have we got left ... ?

    Well there is the Kitty Litter One ... or the " cap and trade hocus pocus "

    Republicans ... The Party Of NO ...

    Like watching a really bad B rated movie ... AND YOUR NOT ALLOWED OFF THE COUCH ...

    May 30, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  13. Ovido

    Well said governor! Your speech reveals a sound concept for the future, one which does not compromise America's interests.

    May 30, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  14. Willy Brown

    Cap and Trade lead by the democrats will secure republicans back in control starting in 2010 and 2012

    May 30, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  15. Dennis

    He's concluded that CO2 reduction won't work and we shouldn't do implement tough rules that may constrain business. It's silly to think we can forecast out fifty years. Good thinking! I think we should take it further and eliminate the safety requirements that add cost to the airline and auto industries. And let's eliminate the need for our financial services companies to comply with costly regulation. And the nuclear energy industry shouldn't be constrained by the cost of safe disposal of radioactive waste. That would help solve our energy problem. Heck, our personal and business income taxes are supporting a judicial system that costs countless billions. Let's drop that as well. Yes, I'm a forward thinking Republican with a real plan for the future!

    May 30, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  16. demwit

    Too costly? Noooo..., its not going to cost the little man anything. Only the rich man! Right?!!

    May 30, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  17. demwit

    Same with the VAT. That's only going to hurt the rich man!

    Obama promised and CNN supports that promise!! Right!??

    May 30, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  18. Dawn in Pa

    Yeah right, if you are an asthmatic and you go outside and cant't breathe because the air is so thick with humidity, you will see that their is Global Warming, and you will petition the Government to do something...

    May 30, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  19. silus dogood

    no surprise to me that henry waxmans crap and tradetax is on its way.look at the shape california is in.they deserve to be where they are,they keep sending radical dinosaurs like waxman back to washington,and sooner or later we will all be right down to their level.
    the republicans who along with 9 out of ten democrats robbing the nation,with pork.they all need to go.

    May 30, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  20. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Typical Republican response – "fill-in-the-blank will hurt jobs and income therefore we propose more tax cuts for the wealthy".

    May 30, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  21. Really!?

    Where is the transparency in the "Cap and Trade" Energy policy. I want each and every American to know what this will cost them at the pump, in the grocery store aisle, your local Walmart, and in the mailbox when the gas and light bill arrive. The numbers from independent research groups are pointing to gas up $1.00 gallon (plus increases due to the cost of oil), grocery bills up 25%, retail store prices ups 8-15% AND GAS/ELECTRIC BILLS UP 46%. The electric bill alone will cost an average family $600-1200 a year! For all you renters who say, but I don't pay electricity your rent is going up too!

    May 30, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  22. Tom Bachman

    It's a boondoggle. Global warming?? Same as Y2K fears, the ZPG ruse to promote abortion, etc. Chicken Little rules the left.

    May 30, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  23. DarthVader

    That's right, Mitch . . . I trust your word given how wonderfully you've handled the Indiana economy and privatized some of our state's key resources. You're a real winner.

    May 30, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  24. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Cap-and-trade, a/k/a the carbon tax, will fail. So will the public option for health care. So will massive bank and automaker bailouts. So let The One have his token Latina on the High Court. It's one of the few victories he will be able to tout in a couple of years.

    May 30, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  25. Joanna

    Let stop subsidizing the corn industry. its bad for the animals and makes them sick. So we all eat sick animals loaded down with antibiotics and massively contribute to carbon emissions. Our animals should eat better, so we are healthier. In the last 50 yrs the human diet has changed as drastically as when agriculture first came about. Fat free cheese means no real cheese at all. We eat chemicals people. this all ties into the climate challenges we face today. i could go on cause there are so many factors here.

    my question is.. why is the GOP so anti progress? why are they so hell bent on the status quo? The science is only deniable to the religious right who refuse to acknowledge facts and defer to the dogma. ( which is almost the entire GOP at this time) The say its not real, they say its too hard( its a wonder how any of them got elected because elections are hard.. the way they talk, it seems like they would be the quitters) There are many things we need to reevaluate in this country, but the GOP is holding on to the past with all there might. If they only let go we would all be so much better off in the future. I want the old GOP back, the reasonable group!

    May 30, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
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