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LEFT POLITICS: Ozone Decision: The Final Green Straw?

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For green groups, President Barack Obama's retreat on ozone standards is another reason to question how aggressively they want to support his reelection in 2012.

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Myron Scott (70)
Monday September 5, 2011, 6:41 am
If "aggressively supporting" Obama's reelection bid means abandoning work for or financial support of important environmental or other progressive issues for 14 months in order to join some local group of party regulars devoting all their energies during that time to Obama, my answer is, "No; I have no time whatsoever for that now." If it means keeping silent when he is wrong - particularly when he is as morally indefensibly wrong as he is on the ozone standards issue (given the continuing impact of delayed action on public health, particularly children's health) -, my answer still and even more emphatically is: "No." Obama clearly has decided that he can ignore his progressive and environmentalist base with impunity. Fine, then; he can run his campaign without me.

Ellen m (215)
Monday September 5, 2011, 6:43 am
Don't I know it...BARACK2012 is now on hold for me!
Thanks Cal, and have a wonderful Labor Day!

Cheree M (46)
Monday September 5, 2011, 6:50 am
Noted, TY

Terry King (113)
Monday September 5, 2011, 6:59 am
I can only echo Myron's sentiments. I will still hold my nose and vote for Obama but he has proven himself to be a huge disappointment to Progressives!

David C (131)
Monday September 5, 2011, 8:28 am
No money, no lawn sign, no door knocking....probably won't vote for him, but if Keystone XL is rejected might reconsider.....probably support Green Party.....this is just the last of many many times I feel let down....

. (0)
Monday September 5, 2011, 3:38 pm
Kudos Myron, I agree 100%!

Walter Firth (45)
Monday September 5, 2011, 7:26 pm
Noted Thanks Cal.Does Obama need the support of the greens?He might do better without them.Look at the alternatives to him .They appear share two qualities with the greens in my country ,stupidy and extremism.

Jessica C (178)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 5:04 am
The environment is top priority for me. Looks like I'll be voting for the Green Party candidate next year.
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