4 Lap Dog Democrats Cave In

The Blue Dog and IImage by Mira (on the wall) via FlickrThere’s a few still hanging on though. In the end, the few Democrats that stand strong against the Socialist Health Bill will be the ones to watch out for in 2011. They will be the most likely congressmen to switch parties if the Republicans gain control of the House in 2010 or come close to doing so.

The Energy and Commerce Committee will resume its markup of healthcare legislation Wednesday afternoon under a deal between Blue Dogs and House leaders, but there will be no floor vote on the legislation before August.

Delaying a vote until after August was a key demand of the Blue Dogs, along with reducing the cost of the bill by $100 billion and allowing states to create health “co-ops” that would compete with the government-run “public option” and private insurers.

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Obama’s Science Czar Wanted to Give Trees Right to Sue

WASHINGTON - APRIL 27:  Dr. John Holdren, Pres...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Since the 1970s, some radical environmentalists have argued that trees have legal rights and should be allowed to go to court to protect those rights.

The idea has been endorsed by John P. Holdren, the man who now advises President Barack Obama on science and technology issues.


“One change in (legal) notions that would have a most salubrious effect on the quality of the environment has been proposed by law professor Christopher D. Stone in his celebrated monograph, ‘Should Trees Have Standing?’” Holdren said in a 1977 book that he co-wrote with Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich.

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