"The Obama administration is retreating on long-delayed environmental regulations — new rules governing smog and toxic emissions from industrial boilers — as it adjusts to a changed political dynamic in Washington with a more muscular Republican opposition.
The move to delay the rules, announced this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, will leave in place policies set by President George W. Bush. President Obama ran for office promising tougher standards, and the new rules were set to take effect over the next several weeks."
And don't forget, these are regulations. They don't require 60 votes in the Senate, they don't require Republican cooperation, they don't require anything at all except for Obama to do the right thing.
Which, it now appears, he has no interest in doing. One more promise to the people who worked so hard to put him in office, discarded without a second thought, in order to get...absolutely nothing from the intransigent, corrupt Republican party, which is just waiting for the next chance to stab him in the back.
Following national politics these days is depressing.
"Environmental advocates are furious...But in a striking turnabout, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute — which have been anything but friendly to Mr. Obama — are praising his administration."
Boy, didn't that make your day?