As regular readers know, one of my favorite drums to beat is how successful the Obama administration has been in smaller, less dramatic programs that quietly significantly advance progressive goals.1 The Clean Fleets Program behind the link will help companies replace about 20,000 dirty vehicles with 20,000 cleaner vehicles. This isn’t going to stop global warming—but it should take a small bite out of our greenhouse gas emissions. And—since we’re not sufficiently energized and organized to make cap and trade legislation politically viable—tackling the problem piecemeal will do more than failing to tackle it comprehensively.
For Marco and perhaps one or two others who will get the analogy: The Republicans base defenses have wreaked havoc on Obama’s krogoths, but around 200 Sumos got through the breach and are wreaking absolute havoc, killin’ their d00dz. ↩