Say Goodbye to the Obama Era

from IBD:

Trump Dismantles Another Obama ‘Achievement’ — Just One More To Go

This week, the Trump administration announced that it would revise President Obama’s draconian auto fuel economy mandates. That alone is big news. But it marks the near total reversal of Obama’s anti-growth domestic policies. That’s bigger news.

EPA head Scott Pruitt said Tuesday that the administration would rewrite Obama’s fuel economy standards starting with model year 2022. Obama’s plan was to mandate that all cars sold average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, up from 38.3 mpg this year.

As we have repeatedly explained in this space, Obama’s fuel economy mandate was little more than a thinly disguised electric car mandate, since hitting that level would have required a substantial increase in plug-in sales. As it stands, there are only a handful of powered cars that can go more than 54 miles on a gallon of gas.

Pruitt said that, instead of trying to force consumers into more expensive cars that environmentalists like, the focus at the EPA will be “on making cars that people actually buy and that are efficient.” read more

Preprogrammed Robotic Democrats

by: the Common Constitutionalist:

Rush Limbaugh has been on national radio for 26 years. Every once in a while he’ll get the question, “How long do you plan to do this?,” to which he consistently replies, “Until everyone agrees with me.”

Well, that’s a grand goal, albeit a bit lofty, and we who are regular listeners know he says it in jest but also to “tweak the left”, as he enjoys doing regularly.

Obviously that goal is unachievable. Reasonably, everyone knows there’s no way any one person can agree with another 100% of the time. Not even a sports teams biggest fan or musician’s or actor’s most sycophantic groupie would agree with everything their team or idol does or says.

And that’s what a debate host pointed out the other evening. The Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor reported on a debate between incumbent Senate Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and her challenger, Republican Scott Brown. read more