McConnell Warns Foreign Nations That GOP Will Undermine Obama Climate Change Deals


Exactly six years and three months ago, Republicans embarked on the unprecedented political strategy of plotting to deliberately undermine any and everything Barack Obama attempted to do as President of the United States. In January 2009 it was undermining the new President’s attempt to save America’s economy after Bush Republicans nearly destroyed it and they have continued their efforts unabated two years into Obama’s second term. Whether it was deliberately attempting to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States, or align with a foreigner to subvert a crucial United Nations agreement to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, there is no length too extreme for Republicans to undermine a President they hate because he is African American.

Now, taking a page out of a freshman Senator Tom Cotton’s playbook, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a threat to the world’s nations that America is an exceptionally deceitful country that cannot be trusted to honor its pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help diminish the devastating effects of global climate change. McConnell release his warning directly after President Obama announced America’s ‘official plan‘ to cut the nation’s greenhouse emissions by as much as 28 percent according to an agreement brokered by the United Nation’s with the world’s leading polluters. It is bad enough that in service to the Koch brothers Republicans are waging a ferocious war to prevent carbon emission reduction policies at home, but to warn other nations America cannot be trusted is beyond the pale; and a relatively new and despicable tactic of Republicans to interfere with the Constitutional authority of the Executive Branch.

McConnell’s statement issued Tuesday warned signatories to the U.N. brokered agreement to “proceed with caution” before pledging to cut their own nation’s carbon emissions because America will not meet its own goals; a portent that Republicans will continue their Koch-funded war on the Environmental Protection Agency, America’s economy, and the people’s health and welfare. McConnell said, “Even if the job-killing and illegal Clean Power Plan were fully implemented, the United States could not meet the targets laid out in this proposed new plan. Our international partners should proceed with caution before entering into a binding, unattainable deal.”

First, notice that McConnell claimed the agreement the President made with foreign nations is illegal, and a further Republican assertion that this African American President, unlike a white Republican, cannot negotiate with foreign nations regardless he is the legal head of the Executive Branch of government. This is precisely what 47 Senate Republicans claimed when they issued an open letter to Iranian leaders warning them that any nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama Administration will not be honored. In fact, McConnell issuing a statement to foreign nations that America will not honor its agreement over carbon emissions is no different than the traitorous-47’s letter to Iranian hardliners at the behest of the foreigner Benjamin Netanyahu. It is further proof that Republicans not only regard the elected head of the Executive Branch is himself illegal,  anything he does is illegal; for McConnell to warn foreign nations in that sense is reprehensible.

This is not the first time McConnell has taken it upon himself to issue edicts about the legitimacy of this President’s environmental agenda. Almost exactly a month ago, McConnell penned an op/ed telling governors to “reject Obama’s mandate for clean-power regulations” after the President’s historic deal with China to address climate change; a deal China is taking the lead in adhering to by closing down coal-fired power plants on an enormous scale as reported here. As part of his servitude to the Koch brothers, McConnell lied like the lying liar he is and told the nation’s governors that, “The Obama administration’s so-called ‘clean power’ regulation seeks to shut down more of America’s power generation under the guise of protecting the climate. Don’t be complicit in the administration’s attack on the middle class. Without your support, it won’t be able to demonstrate the capacity to carry out such political extremism. Refusing to go along at this time with such an extreme proposed regulation would give Congress more time to fight back. We’re devising strategies now to do just that.”

McConnell is not satisfied doing the will of the Koch brothers on the national level, now he is attempting to expand the billionaire oil magnates’ influence internationally by warning “America’s foreign partners” that the exceptional United States cannot be trusted to follow through on its commitments. This latest attempt to subvert the President’s single-handed efforts to combat the devastating effects of climate change after a truly frightening report from the United Nations on the terrifying severity of climate change.

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on climate changed released the final installment of an extremely comprehensive study based on the analysis of 800 scientists. Despite what climate deniers like McConnell claim, the study’s grim conclusion is that the Earth will face “severe, pervasive and irreversible damage if we don’t switch to zero- and low-carbon sources of electricity” with no room for stunts like McConnell’s. It guarantees that “human beings and the planet’s ecosystems will suffer unprecedented losses from even more severe and frequent weather events” that are wreaking havoc on people around the world than anyone can even begin to imagine in their worst nightmares. According to the study, “We have the means to limit climate change. All we need is the will to change, which we trust will be motivated by knowledge and an understanding of the science of climate change.”

Republicans are unfazed by such dire predictions and one GOP Senate aide said he “doesn’t see there being a lot of willingness from Republicans to allow the administration to cede any authority to the U.N. on climate policies or elsewhere, and I don’t really think that kind of a position will hurt us politically going into 2016.” That sentiment informs why Mitch McConnell has no qualms doing the will of the Koch brothers on the international level and warning other nations concerned about the fate of their countries and citizens that no matter what scientists say, or this President attempts, America cannot be trusted, and will not do its part, to limit climate change regardless the “severe, pervasive, and irreversible damage” to the planet.

42 Replies to “McConnell Warns Foreign Nations That GOP Will Undermine Obama Climate Change Deals”

  1. Why hasn’t this traitor to America been arrested yet? How do we allow such treasonous actions by such corrupt politicians like this turkey neck?

  2. Dick move, man.

    The idea that once Obama leaves, you and your fellow right wing scum will just say ‘screw him, we make the rules’ is disgusting.

  3. Gee, Mitch, how WILL you survive retirement when all that coal money stops flowing into your bank account?

  4. As the leader of the Neocon GreedPig Warmongers, Turtleman seems to think the Gopers are going to have any power after 2016.


  5. All I can say Kentucky you had a choice last Nov. To improve our standing in the World and you blew it.

    Oh by the way Your are having a large fire (I’m watching breaking news on tv) in Louisville, Ky. right now. You need to prepare a spin statement, how it is all President Obama’s fault.

  6. hey Mitch… project much?

    as has been said before… projection is when someone accuses another person of having a defect that s/he is guilty of…

    what Mitch is really saying accusing the President of being untrustworthy is the he, as the presiding officer of the Senate, is untrustworthy…

    Mitch is telling everyone that he’ll do everything he can to stab, metaphorically of course, in the back…

  7. Seems to me that we’ve been fighting the Wrong Terrorists. The Homegrown ones are far more damaging.

  8. Yeah, Dems turn out for the presidential cycle. We have a great chance to get it all back with Hillary out-performing everybody. The gotp’s threats are nothing but excellent sound bites for our ’16 ads. People can see them spewing their hate and threats and lies 10 times a day in campaign ads. Straight from their own mouths.

  9. What is frustrating is that these Reichwing obstructors are NEVER held accountable for any of their criminal behaviors.

  10. And he really expects other nations to listen to him? I’m really an truly Rolling On The Floor, Laughing My A$$ Off!

    The rest of the world has been waiting for the US (and Canada too) to get real about climate change. Just ask Germany. McConnell is a nobody in the world’s eyes — no, actually, for anyone reading anything about American politics, McConnell is LESS than a nobody.

  11. Wow. I remain convinced the GOP has completely lost it’s mind due to their consumed hatred for Obama. I just wish the GOP would be held responsible for their ‘damaging’ words & actions.

    Thank you GOP. You continue to make the US look ridiculous on the world stage. You have infected the US people with apathy & cynicism & caused them to loose trust in their government. You have caused the US people to loose faith & trust that justice will be served by the states & supreme courts.

    Throughout history civilizations have fallen when the people failed to adapt to the necessary changes need to survive. The US will be no exception & if nothing is done people will reach a point where no amount of money will save anyone.

  12. The president was in Louisville yesterday. If Bitch can find a way to blame the weather and the fire (lightning strike) on the pres. he will. Personally, myself and most Louisvillians, just wish he would stroke out. Not in a fun way.

  13. What a jerkface. Why aren’t the dems
    holding these traitors accountable? If they do not, this will never end.

    They have been holding nonstop hearings on Benghazi for years. But the dems look the other way every time one of these bastards break their oath of office. Enough is enough!

  14. It’s about time for Democratic senators and reps to swarm the weekend talk shows and spend the entire morning listing examples of the Republicans’ disrespect of President Obama, both his person and his office. They’ve let Mitch and the other thugs slide on this for too long. Call them out as the traitorous America-haters that they are.

  15. This, IMO, is another attempt by the Republicans to undermine the President.

    What they don’t seem to realize is that by warning the red states to ignore the EPA standards, the letter to the Iranian government warning them that the Republicans will not honor any agreement the President makes and now informing other governments that they will kill any climate change agreements the President makes, they are cutting their own throats.

    By attempting to create distrust between our President and other countries, they are, in fact, telling the world that THEY are the ones to distrust because THEY are the ones proving that they cannot work well with others.

    This is such a sorry state of affairs for our country.

  16. I’m sure they would, but the programming directors in the MSM will only have republicans on to bash and destroy the deal. The media is no longer free and independent. It is owned by 6 right wing corporations. So much for the 4th branch check and balance.

  17. What happened to mitch claiming he’s not a scientist so he can’t comment on climate change, or is that claim so 2014?

    What a piece of work. I dispise this man.

  18. Everything the GOP has done is wrong & in most cases illegal but unless and/or until they’re held accountable for their words & actions nothing will be done. Surely there must be a federal law that differentiates between free speech, sedation & tyranny by elected officials in state & federal government. Well stated Patricia Rodriquez.

  19. Mitch knows full and well of what he’s talking about because it will be HIM and his fellow traitors that will deceitfully undermine the carbon emissions regulations. And make sure that Koch Industries is allowed to pollute to their black heats content while raking in profits(prophets) and blaming it on the American people for not being godly enough.


  21. Shakespeare wrote of projection long ago, “so full of artless jealousy is guilt that it spills it’s self in fearing to be spilt” I learned of projection way back in jr.high in 72.

  22. A more proper headline — “GOP Intends to Obliterate All Obama Programs”. As long as they can continue to destroy this country and this Pr4esident…they’ll be happy.

  23. Ok, it is time for us to demand action against these TRAITORS! Where are the Soros dollars or other wealthy democrats with their billions? I get at least 5 requests daily for money to the DNC and liberal causes, but I never see any results. I want them to sue these jackasses for what they are doing to our country. I want liberal lawyers to sue the Koch’s and whoever else is pulling this crap and endangering our security and status in the world, not to mention our environment, our economy and our longterm sustainability. Enough is enough…we need to go out and protest and get our money behind this and defeat the likes of Koch, NRA, the military industrial complex and big banks, oil, insurance and pharma!

  24. To an outsider, we all are. We, as a collective unit, elected this man to represent us. You and I, individually may not have voted for him, but others did and he won the right to speak on our behalf. Thus, yes, we are responsible for his actions, his deeds and his policies. While I believe he and all the other #47traitors need to be held accountable for their treasonous, seditious, or mutinous ways, ultimately it will be up to us, as a collective unit, to do so.

  25. —–Now, taking a page out of a freshman Senator Tom Cotton’s playbook, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a threat to the world’s nations that America is an exceptionally deceitful country that cannot be trusted to honor its pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help diminish the devastating effects of global climate change—–
    No, America is only exceptionally DECEITFUL when you have Republicans in charge, calling the shots, and mucking up the works. Case in point: The Iran deal. They took the negative view of the proceedings with the premise that it was going to be a bad deal—for ISRAEL! Huh? Well, they are being proven wrong….this deal seems to be JUST what was needed, A win win on both sides. Have you ever seen joy in the streets of Tehran? Or an American speech telivized in its entirety? And Iranian citizens, taking Selfies with the images of Obama on their TV screen? Amazing. Yet the Republicans are in a funk right now. The world? Breathing easier.

  26. Mutiny or sedition I don’t care which it is. Would just like to see the rethugs answer for their acts. See them put to shame, lose all the fat little checks they receive. Put in JAIL!!! Maybe even that would not be enough, Perhaps the hot seat or hanging, Anything that would scare the devil out of them. These thugs have no honor, no shame, no sense of justice.

  27. m2old4bs sure hope you are speaking for your state and not the rest of us. For, I did not vote form that mess of what is called a human. That my dear is your states individual responsibility and your voters problem, However, we all suffer because of thugs like him.

  28. Is there a lower level this animated excrement could sink
    to? The turtleman and orange man relish their hatred
    for our POTUS as well as congressional allegiance to him.

  29. From my global understanding of the various levels of academia of the world. USA had been sadly behind in what matters the most; education, technology, social issues…
    Although our Military Industry with partnership with our allies had been a big factor in our ability to influence the global choices of the rest of the World…
    21st Century high tech industry IS OPENING THE MINDS OF EVERY COUNTRY/NATIONS that have access to the global internet…
    GOP/TP and its allies in their hate machines in their ultimately attempts to destroy Democracy in our planet and humanity IS NOT IN SECRET and are being globally recognized… REPUBLICANS ARE DEATHLY AFRAID OF WHAT IS CIVIL AND HUMANE…
    Today we are in a small world. Republicans are not just against DEMOCRACY IN USA… They are against what is civil and humane in the world for their PIMP Koch to take advantage of!!!
    Republicans ARE SELF DESTRUCTING THEMSELVES!!! Their just whores for the rich!!!

  30. ..Because IGNORANT twenty-somethings won’t vote on congressional/senate/presidential elections, but would rather, whine incessantly about “how their vote don’t matter because these (freely elected) politicians are too corrupt for them to make any difference”…

  31. That these bloated piles of rancid used colostomy bags possess the GALL to piss, and whine about some poor schmuck who barely scrapes along who DARES to draw public assistance/SSI due to broken back, while they draw $300 THOUSAND+ dollars yearly from taxpayers, fills me with such rage that I…*

    Sorry, I don’t plan to spend the rest of my days in federal prison…

  32. I would not gloat before the army crosses that moat…Remember who it was that voted the current neo fascists into the senate/congress…TWICE!

    NEVER underestimate the power of the ignorant, fearful, and the diabolicans <–New word) to trump reason/justice in politics…

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