In the bizarre world of American left-right politics, there’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip. What does that ancient phrase mean, one might ask? Well, it means there are intentional and unintentional results from various actions. Now the question is are energy prices rising drastically due to Obama’s promise in January 2008 that “under my plan of a Cap & Trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
Has our feckless leader succeeded in his efforts? It would indeed seem so. How do these rising prices, Obama’s promises to cause them to “necessarily skyrocket” and the lip service the left plays to fixing our national economic nightmare, dovetail? Do they have a connection? As Glenn Beck forwarded, how would we know? Media is silent about it. Progressives lie like Persian rugs when it comes to the real ends of their policies.
Cap & Trade was/is about relieving global warming, which as science has pretty much finally, grudgingly admitted, is not happening. The left played it off as concern and preemptive politics, but the reality is Cap & trade is totally about using fear mongering to force the nation to accept massive taxation, all in a bogus effort to save this blue marble. As well it was and still is an effort to get the US to accept supranational global governing, a la the UN and the progressive hoped for global climate bodies that would have taken precedence over sovereign law.
But back to my pointed question…is our president doing something or not doing something to cause the massive rise in energy prices amidst the continuing and exceptionally poorly handled recession?
Of course they are in the most basic of ways, in that Obama’s keeping the drilling moratorium in parts of the Gulf lends to less supply and more American dependence on foreign oil. Not allowing exploration for new sources of domestic oil allows OPEC to hold down production, thus causing prices to rise. It’s basic supply and demand, but as we know all too well, progressive rhetoric does not seem to understand that basic economic concept. As well as Russia is oil rich, when oil is cheap the Russian’s have less cash for global meddling and more well able to meddle in geopolitics when oil is expensive. Expensive oil is dangerous to our security…simple as that!
Want to force an end to this trend? Petition your Senators and Congressmen. Pressure them to make Obama tell us what is going on. Pressure them to end the drilling moratoriums in the Gulf and ANWR. I GUARANTEE the minute the moratoriums are lifted prices will begin to fall. So long as OPEC knows they have us by the short hairs, they will indeed pull harder and harder. It’s how economics work on their most basic levels.
What kind of a political party would place its agenda over sound governing for a nation, and one on the brink at that? What kind of man is Obama that knows the suffering yet is still wed to his agenda, knowing full well that it’s the working family and less well off that suffer? Is working to secure his agenda sound national policy during recession and near 10% unemployment? Is it actually concern for the less well off?
We now know as even Algore has come out and admitted, corn ethanol was a terrible idea. Terrible to convert a basic food and one that is the grain fed to most farm raised meat American’s eat, to fuel generation. Terrible in that in the Latin world corn is a staple. Terrible in that Algore admitted “One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.” Any questions?
Obama has told us on tape he will break this nation to install his agenda. Look around you. What more proof do you need that he and other progressives like Algore indeed mean what they say? They told us they’d break us to get their agenda to law and by golly, broken we are.
The new Congress needs to push Obama on this. Push Democrats to stop supporting the Obama/progressive agenda, at least with regard to energy. This nation can little stand higher energy prices in the midst of terrible joblessness and recession. It’s irresponsible to do otherwise. I wonder… is it treasonous? Interesting question, no?