One of life's biggest misconceptions is that career politicians hold deep-seated personal beliefs. It's all a show; behind the facade they're triangulating to position themselves to retain power. The worst offenders, and the ones most masterful at it, are the ones with no personal success outside the political arena who are completely dependent in keeping and advancing their positions. Obama is an amateur at the game compared to the Clintons, but like Trump he caught them off guard as they underestimated the electorate's ability to see through them.Oilpan4 wrote: Why couldn't the Obama administration accomplish this. They said they cared about the environment. Or did they just March to the drum beat of the nimby useful idiots and other noisy special interest groups?
Meanwhile we should all be thankful for the massive carbon emissions avoided by not flying Nancy Pelosi and her entourage halfway around the world for no legitimate purpose. Just one of those little things that's helping to save the planet.