Nearly 60% of “House Democrats unite to send firm climate signal to Biden” according to Politico

Guest “Math class is tough” by David Middleton


House Democrats unite to send firm climate signal to Biden
Democrats across the ideological spectrum want strong climate change action as part of any legislative action this year.



Nearly 60 percent of the House Democratic caucus is urging President Joe Biden to ensure massive climate change and other environmental investments make it into whatever final form of infrastructure legislation emerges this year.

More than 120 members, led by Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.) and spanning the ideological spectrum from Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) to centrist Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), are reiterating their support for measures like a clean energy standard, significant electric vehicle investments and 10-year clean energy tax credits as part of the eventual agreement. It’s a signal that Democrats across the ideological spectrum want strong climate change action as part of any legislative action this year.



Why are numbers so problematic for journalists?

  • “Nearly 60 percent…”
  • “More than 120 members…”

The number of signatories was 134, including “/s/” electronic signatures. It wasn’t too difficult to count the actual number.

There are currently 220 Democrat and 211 Republican members of the US House of Representatives. 4 seats are vacant.

  • 134/220 = 0.609

134 signatories would be 61% of House Democrats.

  • 134/431 = 0.3109

134 signatories would be 31% of the House of Representatives.

It doesn’t appear that Alexandria Occasional Cortex, or any other members of “The Squad, were among the signatories. So, as fracking moronic as this letter was, it wasn’t moronic enough for the Democrats’ true crazies.

The author of this article has 2010 BA in History from Middlebury College… Which explains the McKibben-style math, Anthony Adragna and Politico earn a Teen Talk Barbie Award.

Help us Obi Wan Joe Manchin, you’re our only hope!

Reconciliation appears likely to fall flat with both WV senators
Bipartisan framework for infrastructure can’t turn back on fossil fuels, West Virginia Sen. Manchin underscores
Package would help rebuild roads, bridges, water facilities; add broadband
by Matt Harvey MANAGING EDITOR Jun 24, 2021

WASHINGTON (WV News) — With a bipartisan framework in place for a sweeping federal infrastructure deal, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. — one of the key players in Congress on the matter — gave a strong signal that any efforts to insert anti-fossil-fuel energy tenets would be a poison pill for him.

Manchin credited U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who worked with a Republican group of senators to try to reach an infrastructure deal with the White House, for providing the framework the bipartisan group used.

Manchin and Capito gave strong indications that the infrastructure bill will need to pass through the regular Senate format requiring 60 or more votes, not through reconciliation. Manchin estimated that, at least for now, there are about 65 senators who would agree to the infrastructure bill.


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July 2, 2021 10:34 pm

Primitive societies had shamen that claimed they could control the local climate, if you gave them resources and did what they told you.

These are your Democrats.

It’s embarassing how primtive many people still are.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Zoe Phin
July 3, 2021 12:05 am

Epstein promised if rich folks tossed a couple of young nubile virgins into his Virgin Island paradise, the climate gods would be appeased. H Maria was not not impressed. Not enough virgins apparently.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 3, 2021 5:35 am

Works for old faithful too.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Zoe Phin
July 3, 2021 11:32 am

It’s embarassing how primtive many people still are.

Unfortunately, even those who consider themselves ‘woke’ (maybe especially them), haven’t really evolved much from those of the Bronze Age. We have a far superior technology, but most still operate under the influence of their remnant reptilian brain.

Joel O'Bryan
July 3, 2021 12:01 am

Math is hard for libs.
It’s why they skipped STEM in college and went for Gender Studies, PolySci, and Climate Propaganda related degrees for the BA. No math involved, not only NOT required, but a hinderance to the narrative.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
July 3, 2021 7:32 am

Back in the day, Physical Geography was considered a humanities course; lots and lots of engineering majors took Physical Geography. I don’t remember any paranoia about impending climate catastrophe, but this was well before the onset of the Mann-era.

Climate believer
July 3, 2021 12:18 am

Biden was in 3 states today….. confusion, unconsciousness, and disorientation.

Reply to  Climate believer
July 3, 2021 2:01 am

confusion after breakfast; unconscious for his afternoon nap; disorientation when he woke up again.

Come on, man! He’s got it covered.

Last edited 1 year ago by Greg
Reply to  Greg
July 3, 2021 3:30 pm

It’s plain elderly abuse!

Reply to  Climate believer
July 3, 2021 10:06 am

Biden has been living there, now, for a few years. It has become his permanent address, in fact.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Climate believer
July 3, 2021 11:37 am

….. confusion, unconsciousness, and disorientation.

Perhaps brought on from sniffing the residual volatiles in hair shampoo used by young women?

John Endicott
Reply to  Climate believer
July 6, 2021 4:37 am

Just 54 more to go for him to reach all 57 states that Obama claimed to have visited.

July 3, 2021 1:57 am

Democrats across the ideological spectrum

What “spectrum” is that?

Abolition Man
Reply to  Greg
July 3, 2021 3:35 am

It runs from Maoism to Stalinism, with a pinch of Pol Pot thrown in to give it more range!

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  David Middleton
July 3, 2021 7:34 am

They probably disagreed about the 2035 date, wanting 2030 or 2025 instead.

Might as well be 3035, still isn’t going to happen.

Reply to  Carlo, Monte
July 3, 2021 1:57 pm

They probably wanted 2020

Abolition Man
Reply to  David Middleton
July 3, 2021 10:53 am

Have you heard that all university level psychology texts are being revised? They will now include a picture of AOC in the section on Dunning Kruger effect! That makes it SO much easier for students to understand!

Reply to  Greg
July 3, 2021 8:06 am


Rich Davis
Reply to  Greg
July 3, 2021 8:42 am

It’s the far infrared I believe

Reply to  Greg
July 3, 2021 11:32 am

Speculum. He meant to say “ideological speculum.”

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Greg
July 5, 2021 11:18 am

Disorder spectrum?

July 3, 2021 1:59 am

So, 40% of Dems don’t want this climate madness.

It only needs a handful for Biden to lose his majority ( and only one in the Senate)

Rory Forbes
Reply to  David Middleton
July 3, 2021 10:49 am

Perhaps it overtaxed their reading skills (AOC’s for sure).

Rich Davis
Reply to  David Middleton
July 3, 2021 7:51 pm

As Gilligan might say, “Not only that, Professor, almost half of them signed the letter!”

Kevin kilty
Reply to  Paul Homewood
July 3, 2021 8:08 am

You are both correct.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Paul Homewood
July 3, 2021 12:55 pm

“So, 40% of Dems don’t want this climate madness.”

That’s the way I read it. 🙂

lyn roberts
July 3, 2021 3:05 am

Make sure at the same time, they are not eligible to use diesel power generators, only green generators for them, that is what they want give it to them. How much power does the green renewable’s produce. That means no power at night when the wind is not blowing. Only supply that amount to their home, their offices and so on. I know in Australia the power co has the ability to turn off our hot water service with the flick of a switch, I suspect our main power supply they can do exactly the same. Make them Very very popular with their neighbours.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  lyn roberts
July 3, 2021 8:39 am


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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  lyn roberts
July 3, 2021 11:41 am

only green generators for them

Hamster-driven exercise wheels connected to a small generator used for bicycle lights.

Peta of Newark
July 3, 2021 3:09 am

i.e. a group of, what effectively are, petulant children stamping their feet and demanding that ‘Daddy’ fixes the weather

What Happened Here? How did it all go soooo wrong?

Suicidal Insanity because any ‘fixes’ they apply:
….tax, regulation, price rises from inflation & money printing, good paying jobs, stealing from Rich People….
are only going increase overall resource consumption and make everything worse

A lovely clue is in the word ‘paying’, an oft misquoted cliche applies of course..
“The love of money is…..
That they really do think ‘money’ can solve all problems

Do you Live to Work…or…..Work to Live?

Contemporary Western Governments do neither

July 3, 2021 4:13 am

What is amazing is that these people think the U.S. alone can influence the climate. Given Chin and India alone, we cannot have much impact (if even measurable). Can these people not see that there is no “climate wall” around the U.S. that isolates us from the rest of the world?
We are turning ourseleves into a pretzel while the rest of the world jets ahead.

Reply to  Gerald Good
July 3, 2021 5:59 am

Yes, but it’s the principal.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Disputin
July 3, 2021 11:42 am

Virtue signaling!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Disputin
July 3, 2021 1:40 pm

And the principal is money for the insiders.

Robert Alfred Taylor
Reply to  Dave Fair
July 3, 2021 3:38 pm

Not to mention the interest.

Reply to  Gerald Good
July 3, 2021 3:35 pm

The socialist construct called per capita emissions produces this effect where only the Western world emissions count towards changing the climate. Just ask Griff, Loydo, TFN,Nick Stokes, etc.

Bruce Cobb
July 3, 2021 5:00 am

Democrats are all over the map then, regarding “climate change”, from not giving a hooty-tooty, to spittle-flecked, flaming AOC/Bernie-style US-hating demagoguery.
Good. Divide and conquer.

July 3, 2021 6:47 am

Cool! This hopefully means Congress will do NOTHING. Which would be a huge improvement over their “efforts” the last several decades.

Rick C
Reply to  Jay
July 3, 2021 7:47 am

Oh, they’ll certainly do something. Increase spending and the debt, more taxes and fees, increased regulation, etc. Those will be permanent. Actual decarbonization – not so much.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Jay
July 3, 2021 11:46 am

As Mark Twain observed, “No man is safe while Congress is in session.” I believe the Founding Fathers (Fathers: AKA non-birthing people) understood the problem and instituted so many checks and balances. It should be difficult to pass legislation.

July 3, 2021 7:44 am

For liberals math is what you make. And A lot of people don’t read beyond the headlines.

If conventional energy is destroyed it won’t be pretty and neither will forcing people into something they don’t want and won’t work.

Maybe they should stop calling it fossil fuel, might put some honesty into the debate.

July 3, 2021 7:53 am

The most important fact about today’s environmental movement, and the clean energy exploitations this book explores is that the United States of America, the largest economy in the history of mankind, representing 4 percent of the world’s population (330 million vs 7.8 billion) could literally shut down, and cease to exist, and the opposite of what you have been told and believe will take place.

Simply put, in the United States, every person, animal, or anything that causes emissions to harmfully rise could vanish off the face of the earth; or even die off, and global emissions will still explode in the coming years and decades ahead over the population and economic growth of China, India, and Africa.

The book “Clean Energy Exploitations” helps citizens attain a better understanding that just for the opportunity to generate intermittent electricity that is dependent on favorable weather conditions, the wealthier and healthier countries like Germany, Australia, Britain, and America continue to exploit the most vulnerable people and environments of the world today.

Kevin kilty
July 3, 2021 8:15 am

If Joe Manchin is your only or last hope you are in trouble indeed. He is the fellow who shows up when not needed.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  David Middleton
July 3, 2021 11:48 am

RIBO: Republican In Behavior Only

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Kevin kilty
July 3, 2021 1:03 pm

Manchin voted to impeach Trump even though it was obvious Trump had done nothing wrong. So Manchin sided with those on the Left who are trying to destroy our Republic by using the power of the federal government against their political opponents. I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him.

The only thing keeping Manchin in check is the people he represents, who may not be supportive of the positions he takes. He’s up for electon in 2022, so he has to walk carefully.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  David Middleton
July 4, 2021 4:19 am

Thanks for the correction on the date.

I hope he doesn’t run again. We need someone with a little bit of sense in that position. Anyone who sides with the radical Democrats is a danger to the United States. That’s what I think of Manchin, and people like Romney, among others. They are helping the domestic enemies of the United States.

Btw, Trump had a rally in Ohio the other day that drew over 40,000 people, and he had a rally in Sarasota Florida last night that drew 25,000 people. Right before the rally took place, a thunderstorm passed through the area and drenched the crowds waiting for Trump, and announcers were telling the crowd to go home, and none of them did. They all stayed, soaking wet, to hear Trump, and Trump gave them one hell of a show.

Youtube banned (the dangerous bastards!) the live feed of his event. It’s time to cancel Youtube. You can find it on the Newsmax app or their website, I imagine. Newsmax probably drew 3 million+ viewers for Trumps’ rally. That’s what they drew for the Ohio rally last week. Fox didn’t carry the rally, so Fox lost a lot of viewers during that time. And will do so every time they don’t carry Trump’s rallies. Trump plans on having a lot of rallies between now and election time.

If you didn’t see the rally last night, you should do so. It was Great!

John the Econ
July 3, 2021 8:21 am

Compare this to the polls that show that almost nobody approves of “climate action” if they think it will cost them more than a few trips to Starbucks a year.

Voters will be sending an even bigger signal when they start getting the bills.

July 3, 2021 9:24 am

A little more raiding of the us treasury

July 3, 2021 10:14 am

Middleton posts: “134 signatories would be 61% of House Democrats.”

Adragna wrote: “Nearly 60 percent of the House Democratic caucus..”

Math looks pretty good to me.

Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
July 3, 2021 10:19 am

““More than 120 members…”
Last time I checked, 134 > 120

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
July 3, 2021 11:53 am

Math looks pretty good to me.

Is English a second language for you? “Nearly” implies almost reaching, from the low side. For your statement to be true, “approximately” would be the correct word.

Reply to  David Middleton
July 3, 2021 1:48 pm

Yup he is an obvious imposter with a proxy server in a nation far off the English speaking world.

John Endicott
Reply to  David Middleton
July 6, 2021 4:48 am

Very true David. Unfortunately, there are too many RINOs that can upset the apple cart, particularly in that other house where just one would be needed to neutralize Joe Man Kenobi’s vote (assuming it’s one of the 3 issues Joe Man votes sanely on)

July 3, 2021 4:09 pm

Dems have the union logo on all their printed materials including business cards. This is yet another donor block logo effort. It’s a money thing….again….and again….and again.

John in Oz
July 3, 2021 6:43 pm

Progressive Caucus
Problem Solvers Caucus

How do so many disparate ‘groups’ agree on anything?

They do not appear to be members of one party, rather tiny groups with self-interested ideas who all have their own vision for the rest of us (but not them, of course).

July 4, 2021 10:36 am

Maybe OT but I had to share this song for this independence day that is perfect for how I and I know a lot of others feel concerning current events:

Am I The Only One?

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