Another reason why the Republicans need to be ignored:
As the United States takes its first steps toward mandating that power companies generate more electricity from renewable sources, China already has a similar requirement and is investing billions to remake itself into a green energy superpower.
Yeah, we could've been a green energy superpower, but the Republicans (and more than a few spineless Democrats) would rather dick around and do nothing. Because Pat Buchanan and Rush Limbaugh think it's a hoax and Glenn Beck thinks that exhaling produces greenhouse gasses. And Brawndo's got electrolytes!
As long as America champions stupidity, we'll be left behind again and again and again.