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Wake Up Republicans!! Part 2… January 15, 2009

Posted by neoavatara in Politics.
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Browner at Socialist International Conference; this image has been deleted from their website at this time.


When I say I want Republicans to wake up, this is what I am talking about.

Carol Browner, President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to be his climate czarina, served until last summer as a member of a Socialist Internation.  Their mission is to enact progressive government policies, including toward environmental concerns like climate change.

Browner’s name and biography have been scrubbed from the Web site of Socialist International, the umbrella group for 170 “social democratic, socialist and labor parties” in 55 countries. But a photo of Browner speaking in Greece to the group’s Congress on June 30 remained in the site’s archives.

Among the group’s core beliefs is  “global governance” and that the United States should abdicate its international leadership to international organizations.

These are the kind of nominees that should be grilled harshly.  Ultimately, however, I am a strict constructionist.  I believe elections matter.  And if this woman is qualified for the post, she should be confirmed.  But it is the Senate’s responsibility, and the minority in the particular, to voice their concerns now, at the appropriate time, and let the candidate and the president-elect defend the choice.  It is the one chance the public gets to really uncover the reality of the candidate’s background.  If the Senate Republicans fail in their duty, they have no one to blame but themselves for the repercussions.



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