When it comes to pinpointing the nadir of the Obama administration, future historians are going to suffer a serious case of option paralysis. Was it Benghazi? The NSA? His use of the IRS to harass the Tea party? The various scandals involving his black ops department, the EPA? Obamacare?
Personally, though, I think the one they will eventually plump for is Obama’s Climate Action Plan of June 25 2013. The economy, after all, is everything. Without an economy you can’t afford a domestic policy, let alone a foreign policy. So you’d think the very last thing any president would do as his country began to show the first vague signs of slow – and quite possibly illusory – recovery after a long recession would be to jeopardise it with a whole new raft of utterly pointless regulation and wasteful government expenditure. Why it would be like seeing a man drowning and, instead of throwing him a life line tossing him a lead weight.
But that’s just what President Obama has done with today’s Climate Action Plan whose gory details you can read here.
I certainly wouldn’t want to be tasked with ascertaining the low point of The Lightbringer’s reign after this is all over but, as of now, this would be the best place to start. If we cobble together the occasional weak but positive economic signs from the past few months and ignore the stagnant ones we can at least pretend we’re moving in the right direction.
Until daddy decided to drive home drunk.