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The Democratic Party Is Tom Steyer’s Now | The Daily Caller

August 2, 2016

The Democratic Party’s platform on energy and climate has shifted dramatically leftward, putting the party in sync with the climate policies advocated by its wealthiest donor, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer.
Steyer, who made the bulk of his money as a hedge fund manager at investment firm Farallon Capital, has spent this election year pouring millions of dollars into the campaign coffers of Democratic candidates. All that money may be paying dividends, as the Democratic Party platform’s policies on climate change reflect those of Steyer’s.
Steyer brags about the shift. “It is a quantum leap forward from four years ago,” Steyer said, adding that, “I think we have the most progressive environmental platform in the history of the Democratic Party and in the history of American politics.”

http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/30/changing-the-weather-dem-platform-lurches-leftward-thanks-to-green-billionaire-money/

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2016 11:15 pm

    What a moron.

    “Steyer, a Clinton supporter, also blasted the ever-increasing influence money has on U.S. politics during the interview, telling reporters the country needs financial reform to prohibit “self-interested” businessmen from purchasing the government. Steyer believes that “you absolutely cannot” buy policy changes with political contributions.”

    • August 3, 2016 11:06 am

      Wonder if Steyer has ever heard of Warren Buffett? He endorsed Hillary yesterday. Turns out that if the Keystone Pipeline was approved, Warren dearest would lose a lot of $ from charging high rates to transport over HIS rail-lines. Hmmm.

  2. Broadlands permalink
    August 2, 2016 11:36 pm

    With every politician, even those with a scientific background, the key question? Where do they get their “settled science” evidence? Who is advising or egging this guy on? What do they stand to gain…or lose?

    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” —Upton Sinclair

  3. Don Keiller permalink
    August 3, 2016 1:28 am

    Follow the money. I bet this weasel, Steyer, has investments in “renewables”

  4. August 3, 2016 5:21 am

    Common misconception.
    He doesn’t know the meaning of ” quantum”.

  5. August 3, 2016 8:14 am

    So-called ‘climate policies’ will always run into the same brick wall of the intermittency problem, i.e. where’s the electricity coming from when it’s dark and not windy?

    Advocating all-electric transport only makes the problem much worse.

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      August 3, 2016 11:58 am

      Perhaps he is planning temporary emergency accomodation, a sort of Uber Stay?

  6. Sonja A Boehmer-Christiansen permalink
    August 25, 2016 5:43 pm

    I was not impressed by The Daily Caller. Would not believe them. Here is a source for US Dem. Energy policy: ‘2016 democratic party Platform’. I must warn against too much of a right-wing bias, there makes it difficult to persuade the majority.
    Sonja B-C

    Dr.Sonja A.Boehmer-Christiansen
    Reader Emeritus, Department of Geography
    Hull University
    Editor, Energy&Environment, SAGE Publishers
    eae.sagepub.com
    https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/energy-environment/journal202462
    https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/energy-environment/journal202462#submission-guidelines
    https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/energy-environment/journal202462#description
    HULL HU6 7RX

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