Democrats are all about symbol over substance. Take Joe Biden’s symbolic commitment to rejoining the climate-change wackos, while giving mega-polluters like China a free pass.
Biden’s recommitment to the costly and anti-American climate change agreement came with his announcement of longtime Senate blowhard, former Secretary of State and failed presidential candidate John Kerry as his administration’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. This will be a cabinet position and he will sit on the National Security Council.
Yes, folks. Meet our new climate czar. In his new role as “presidential envoy for climate,” the fawning liberal press is totally bought into the idea that “America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is.”
The previous quote is from a clearly delighted Kerry, who has sat on the sidelines for the past four years, hoping that everyone will forget those billions of dollars he funneled to the Iranian mullahs so they would stop their secret nuclear weapons program.
Perhaps Kerry can leverage that experience into convincing the Chinese to stop polluting their side of the planet. The Biden family certainly can help here. Hunter and his uncle have lots of experience and contacts in China.
What are Kerry’s credentials in climate change? He is the architect of the anti-America Paris Climate Accord, which was largely lip service without enforcement or penalties, and forced America to abide by these rules a decade before China and the world’s other biggest polluters. President Trump viewed the accord for what it was: un-fair to America and an American job killer. He withdrew on the basis that crippling the American economy and sending trillions of dollars to China and other big polluters overseas were bad ideas.
In any case, for a public official dedicated to advancing climate reforms, Kerry’s luxurious lifestyle has been far from climate friendly. He once motored around on a 76-foot sailing yacht and used his wife’s private jet. Those polluting ways will undoubtedly continue in his new role.
A New York Post editorial wryly observed, “We look forward to the anti-carbon lectures from a guy who travels the globe on private jets and luxury yachts.”
So, as one of the biggest hot-air emitters in American politics, Kerry is almost singlehandedly responsible for huge amounts of emissions.
If the goal of Kerry’s appointment was to add gravitas to the Biden administration’s climate-change virtue signaling, the best Kerry offers is someone who looks like he is trying hard.
As Secretary of State, he bulked up his record of failures with an unsuccessful round of Israeli-Palestinian Peace talks that went nowhere. Later Kerry petulantly criticized President Trump when the U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem. He predicted “an absolute explosion.” What actually occurred was an unprecedented series of Arab-Israeli moves toward peace.
In the meantime, the deep state folks in the State Department are probably scratching their heads over Kerry’s new job. Will the new Secretary of State be Kerry’s boss? If so, look for lots of overseas missions to keep Kerry away from people who actually accomplish stuff.
Then there is the truly scary prospect of the return of Al Gore. Never mind that Al’s ten-year time limit on the destruction of the world has looooooooong since passed. This guy is back, baby! He only needs some tweaks to his bogus movies showing collapsing glaciers and panicking polar bears.
In fact, Al and that annoying Swedish teen Greta Thurman might just join Kerry’s staff. Between Gore’s almost lifelike demeanor and Greta’s browbeating of anyone who isn’t panicking over climate change, the next four years promise to be interesting—so long as the weather cooperates.