There’s No Bama Like Obama…
I know old news is old, but there are a couple of interesting articles that Mrs. TFH showed me a few weeks ago that I have been trying to get to. The first article from the Huffington Post talks about Obama wanting to renew the country’s commitment to off shore drilling and “clean coal.” This is clearly a case of bowing to the Republican minority, who always display more balls than brains. From the article:
“Facing a Senate with a newly energized Republican minority, Obama has begun tailoring his energy policy to GOP-supported ideas, starting in his State of the Union address last week with calls for offshore oil drilling opposed by environmentalists and a bigger role for nuclear power.”
What in the name of Teddy Roosevelt is this about? I’m not naïve enough to think that we would completely transform our nation overnight to clean, efficient power sources such as solar energy overnight, but why are these avenues not even getting a mention? Clean coal? Offshore drilling? Nuclear power? This is not exactly taking the lead in reducing our global carbon footprint.
But wait, it gets even better. Check this out from Mother Jones: “We are aggressively pursuing nuclear energy,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Monday when he rolled out the department’s budget proposal. Several days earlier, Chu had unveiled a blue-ribbon panel to assess nuclear waste disposal, seen as one of the most significant barriers to a nuclear revival. And in his State of the Union address Obama argued that creating new clean energy jobs “means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country.”
According to the article, Exelon, an Illinois based utility that supplies 20% of the nuclear power in the country, donated $210.000 to the Obama campaign. HMMMMM.
I don’t get it, why don’t we have the flux capacitor yet? We’ve had the technology since the early 80’s. Why isn’t Marty McFly secretary of energy? Of course if we had the model that runs on coffee grounds and banana peels, we would have troops in Costa Rica and Columbia instead of Iraq and Afghanistan.
After the presidential address, Chris Matthews mentioned that for an hour he forgot Obama is black. I’m starting to forget that Obama is a liberal.
For the full articles, check out these links.
Obama Pushing Clean Coal
Obama’s Nuclear Giveaway
- Steven Chu: Clean Energy Standard Could Include Nuclear, Clean Coal (huffingtonpost.com)
- So far, coal winning out over nuclear (politico.com)