Monday, February 12, 2007

Does Pelosi's Statemet on Nuclear Energy Open the Way for a Larger Compromise?

Following up on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's surprising announcement that she was keeping an open mind about how nuclear energy could play a role in battling global warming and climate change, Moe Lane over at Red State wonders if there's a deal to be made (where have we heard that before?):

Well, for a start: it's a positive sign, obviously - unless you're the sort who spits at the idea of nuclear power. In that case, you'd better get cracking at repairing your ties to the Democratic Party. Nope, I haven't gotten the order mixed up. The Democrats have been nursing a grudge against the Greens for, oh, just over six years now: if they could do them dirty, they will. And what better way than to strike against one of the fundamentals of the Green Party's religion? Excuse me: "core political views". And if you don't think that the GOP won't hand the Democrats the knife with which to do the dirty deed, then you don't know the GOP very well at all, at all.
It gets more interesting from there. Be sure to read the rest.

Here's one reaction from Instapundit.

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2 comments:

Robert Synnott said...

I'm a little confused about this, I must say. My limited understanding of US politics was more or less that the Democrats are rather more progressive, while the Republicans have a leader who thinks he talks to God. Are the Democrats traditionally seen as anti-nuclear, then?

Anonymous said...

George Bush believes he "talks to God" only in as much as anyone else who believes in the Judeo-Christian God and that God hears prayers. Thus, if you believe that God exists and he hears people who call upon Him, yes, you are "talking to God".

Regarding political support for nuclear energy, it is an issue that crosses party lines. You have pro-nuclear Republicans and Democrats, as well as anti-nukes on both sides of the isle.