Orson Scott Card hits another one into the bleachers.
“Cap and trade” plans have already been tried, and they don’t work — they cost too much, and people find ways to get around them. But Obama promises us that he’ll take that failed idea and be “as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s” plan.
In other words, if it doesn’t work, let’s do more of it!
This is Obama the New Puritan. We’ve found his real religion: Political and Environmental Correctness.
It’s more important to him to eliminate coal than to find practical solutions. Why? Because coal is “bad.” Our groupthinking “intellectual” elite thinks they are post-religious — but they believe in sin and hate the sinners.
typically star Obama. Why is that?
(The editing could be better, but it works.)
Remember that videotape of Obama frolicking with a terrorist, the tape the LA Times won’t release? Someone asked Columbia University to help get it released. The reply?
Those Obama supporters sure are classy.
OK, maybe this isn’t supposed to be parody. Maybe Obamabots are just that un-self-aware. At least I think they think they’re serious.
When Charles posted this at LGF I was inclined to give Obama the benefit of a doubt. I couldn’t see any smirk when he supposedly gave McCain the finger.
But, taken in context with this, it does make one wonder.
Obama 2012: His Triumphs Abroad.
Looking back on the four years of his first administration, President Obama can be proud: He made the US welcome among the family of nations again; he reduced our reliance on military force; and he gave us peace by reaching sensible accommodations with our enemies.
The lies told about him in the 2008 election were exposed as sheer bigotry. Far from being “soft on radical Islam,” President Obama was the first world leader to welcome Jewish refugees after Iran’s nuclear destruction of Israel’s major cities (his only caveat – a fair one – was the refusal to accept Zionist military officers and their families, in light of Israel’s excessive retaliation).
He also demonstrated his resolve in the face of extremism when he overruled the obstructionist advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and ordered our military to cross the border into Pakistan in force. The subsequent debacle, as Pakistan cut off supply routes to Afghanistan and threatened a nuclear response, was entirely the fault of our generals on the ground, not of the administration.
Fortunately, President Obama’s willingness to talk to our enemies rescued the situation. After laying down their arms, our troops were allowed to evacuate Pakistan and Afghanistan in peace. The Taliban’s return to power in Kabul did not result in an excessive bloodbath, and al Qaeda is not permitted the unrestricted freedom it enjoyed in the country prior to 2001.
Read the whole thing.
Pricing signals do work, of course. Just look at gasoline consumption over the last year. But Obama has a Marxist view of where pricing signals come from and how they work.
So go ahead and vote for this guy. Just ignore the fact that half the nation’s energy comes from coal. Remember that one man’s skyrocketing energy costs are just another man’s pricing signals.
For some reason the people who provide the coal aren’t happy about this.