May 7, 2014 2:17 pm -

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says David and Charles Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change.

“While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, one of the main causes,” Reid said.

Now in his fifth month of flogging the billionaire conservative benefactors on the Senate floor, Reid dubbed them “multizillionaires” on Wednesday and mockingly applauded their spokeswoman for saying the Kochs and the energy conglomerate that they run aren’t experts on climate science…

It wasn’t just climate change: Reid also blamed the Kochs for imperiling an energy efficiency bill currently on the Senate floor, an accusation that comes not long after the Democratic leader blamed the Kochs for stalling Ukrainian aid.
“Charles and David Koch are waging a war against anything that protects the environment. I know that sounds absurd, but it’s true,” Reid said. “In the Senate now we are considering an energy efficiency bill. Who’s working against that more than anyone else? The Koch brothers.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Andrew W. Challand May 7th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are such easy targets for FoxNews…

  2. John Tarter May 7th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    It’s time for this doddering old fool to resign from the Senate and check himself in for some much needed medical attention.

    • fahvel May 8th, 2014 at 4:22 am

      join them !!!!!!

  3. fahvel May 8th, 2014 at 4:21 am

    income cap – 70% tax – no deductions – illegal for politicians to fund raise fro bigbullshitbusiness etc and maybe these kinds of scum will go underground where they belong.

    • bobby1122 May 8th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Drug test all govt. officials from President on down and get waste and stupid research grants out of govt. Do we really need to know how monkeys act when they are on cocaine??

  4. bobby1122 May 8th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Crooked Harry Reid- stealing land and money for decades. — more dirty Harry-

    • arc99 May 8th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      a link from a right wing propaganda site is your proof?

      how’s that Romney landslide coming along?

  5. Wells May 8th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Excessive commuter combustion, luxury travel, boutique business vacation, mass exodus around the clock. Transport of fuel with fuel for fuel to burn fuel. Digging, drilling, fracking, spewing, offshore, onshore, through the valley, coal/oil/gas trains through the town, pipelines through the watershed.

    Rather than protest what NOT to do,
    we should propose what TO DO instead.

    President Carter’s Home Weatherization Tax Credit program carried a significant portion of the economy during the Reagan era even after its cancellation in 1982. Consumers realized the added value of home insulation. Homes today are cleaner, more comfortable, even healthier, and more energy efficient. The next big step in home energy conservation is plug-in Electric Vehicle technology.

    Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) have a long list of important advantages over Battery EVs like the Nissan Leaf. PHEVs complement rather than overload a utility grid. Their smaller battery pack is the more ideal match to a consequently smaller rooftop photovoltiac array, yet deliver the same effective mileage as a Nissan Leaf battery pack 5x larger. The Tesla battery pack is 12x larger.

    Wholesale conversion to BEVs would require a subsequent development of energy sources, mostly fossil fuel-fired. For these reasons and more, PHEVs can reduce overall energy consumption more than zero emission BEVs.

    Utility companies do NOT want consumers to learn that PHEVs would save lives in an emergency grid failure, nor completely dependent upon the grid for recharging, nor gain the means to sell electricity back for a return on the investment of a PHEV and matching rooftop photovoltiac array. Utility companies would sooner burn more coal, oil and fracked natural gas, or fire up any number of nuclear power plants and ignore the plight of the less fortunate.

    Such household power systems that complement a utility grid can also undermine distant corporate control. They create economic incentives to drive less while supporting the growth of nearby business services and occupations whereby more trips can be taken without having to drive. They produce land-use patterns that make walking, bicycling and public transit a more viable travel option.

    Rather than protest what NOT to do,
    we should propose what TO DO instead.