Monday, November 3, 2008

The "Energy Policy" of the Dems--NO YOU CAN"T

See if you can detect a pattern here:

"When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, you know, under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers."

“No coal plants here in America! Build 'em, if they're gonna build 'em, over there [China] and make 'em clean because they're killing ya.”

"Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It's global warming. It's ruining our country. It's ruining our world."

"So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them."

No matter what area of policy, no matter which part of the "national interest" you consider, (many aspects of which have been addressed on this blog) this hard left juggernaut we see bearing down on us like a runaway coal train brings with it nothing of benefit to this country. It's hard to imagine what our acknowledged enemies would do differently to harm our economy.

If some foreign enemy moved to stop us from drilling our own oil, while at the same time finding a way to shut down our coal industry, I hope Americans would recognize it as an act of aggression. It looks to me like everything the Democrats are planning is an act of aggression, many times in the literal sense of the word.

Where do Democrats want to take this country, and what is it going to look like when we get there?

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