Three things to take away from this ‘talkathon’ on global warming planned for tonight by Senate Democrats:
- Indeed, do not call it a ‘filibuster.’ Strictly speaking, the last one of those we had was from Rand Paul. This will be more like Ted Cruz’s Obamacare session, except that there will be more individuals involved (largely because the Democrats do not have a single Senator that can match the rhetorical skills of Ted Cruz, let alone duplicate his stamina).
- I betcha none of these people will take questions. Like the one about why all the climate models have been increasingly at odds with observed data for about the last, oh, twenty years or so*.
- And this says it all, really: “Democrats have 28 senators scheduled to speak through Monday night, but some of the party’s most vulnerable senators facing re-election this year—Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Kay Hagan of North Carolina—are notably missing from the lineup.”
Ah, DC. Can’t live with it, pass the beer nuts.
PS: Hot Air, by the way, raises a good point: these people could introduce legislation any time that they like.
*There are, of course, people who can and will strenuously argue why a) their favorite climate model is not matching up with reality and b) why they shouldn’t immediately change their model. However, I can reasonably assume that the set of people who can competently make such arguments and the set of people who are United States Senators do not, in fact, overlap.