Straight up: do you think Obama was bought off? I’m talking about his decision to abandon new air pollution rules, of course.
I think he was. If he got enough for his re-election campaign, then I don’t necessarily blame him, but I also wonder how that works. How do you know they that wont’t give even more money to the other side, have a secret PAC run ads against you etc.? I’ve often wondered about how these kinds of deals can be made.
Update. Davis X. Machina writes:
It’s all about how the EPA is perceived by white working-class voters in a small number of pivotal coal and/or rust-belt states, and how that will determine whether Democrats have any shot at keeping control of the Senate.
That might make more sense. Maybe we’re answering to chain-emailers rather than Galtians.