Putting aside the obvious environmental impact (which is just depressing), the impending Climate Bill will be sad and frustrating for far more superficial reasons, mainly because it will follow a similar pattern to the Health Care Bill, i.e., "Here's a bill with a lot of Republican ideas in it that is somehow being portrayed by Republicans as a socialist/communist/fascist/Muslim/Breatharian monstrosity." So, once again, many Democrats will have to defend an ideologically compromised piece of legislation to a bunch of ideologues. Gah, exhausting.
Only slightly less frustrating will be the outrage from more progressive Democrats. You see, even though my sympathies lie with them, I can't share their anger because this is exactly what Obama campaigned on, and insofar as I supported him then, it would seem a bit disingenuous to flip out now.