Obama Energy Policy: Screw America, Lie Through Your Teeth (Part 1)

March 16, 2012
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The Obama energy policy has finally been brought down to a level that every little minion dwainbwain can understand: screw America and lie through your teeth. And do it not just concerning your own policies but every alternative proposal that doesn’t fit your radical left wing ideological agenda.

Speaking before a group of fawning little ones at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md., Dear Leader ripped into his critics yesterday with such Presidential statements as: (Obama quotes are directly from the White House.gov transcript)

Now, here’s the sad thing. Lately, we’ve heard a lot of professional politicians, a lot of the folks who are running for a certain office — (laughter) — who shall go unnamed — (laughter) — they’ve been talking down new sources of energy. They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel standards. I guess they like gas-guzzlers. They think that’s good for our future. We’re trying to move towards the future; they want to be stuck in the past.

We’ve heard this kind of thinking before. Let me tell you something. If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail — (laughter) — they must have been founding members of the Flat Earth Society. (Laughter.) They would not have believed that the world was round. (Applause.) We’ve heard these folks in the past. They probably would have agreed with one of the pioneers of the radio who said, “Television won’t last. It’s a flash in the pan.” (Laughter.) One of Henry Ford’s advisors was quoted as saying, “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a fad.” (Laughter.)

There have always been folks like that. There always have been folks who are the naysayers and don’t believe in the future, and don’t believe in trying to do things differently. One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone, “It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?” (Laughter.) That’s why he’s not on Mt. Rushmore — (laughter and applause) — because he’s looking backwards. He’s not looking forwards. (Applause.) He’s explaining why we can’t do something, instead of why we can do something. (Source: WhiteHouse.gov transcript)

As Dan Amira at New York Magazine points out

It’s not unusual for President Obama to criticize his Republican predecessors from time to time, but this morning, he targeted his scorn not at George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan, but … Rutherford B. Hayes.

Mr. Amira contacted Nan Card, curator of manuscripts for the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center who was in America’s words: “plenty willing to correct Obama’s ignorance of White House history. Just as soon as she finished chuckling.”

Turns out that not only did Hayes NOT dis the telephone the June 29, 1877 Providence Journal reported his first encounter with it:

as Hayes listened on the phone, “a gradually increasing smile wreathe[d] his lips and wonder shone in his eyes more and more.” Hayes took the phone from his ear, “looked at it a moment in surprise and remarked, ‘That is wonderful.'”

Amira’s story goes on to point out that Card noted:

Hayes was not only the first president to have a telephone in the White House, but he was also the first to use the typewriter, and he had Thomas Edison come to the White House to demonstrate the phonograph. “So I think he was pretty much cutting edge,” Card insisted, “maybe just the opposite of what President Obama had to say there.”

Imagine that, the actual TRUTH being “just the opposite” of what comes out of Dear Leader’s mouth.

The President continued to miscue:

The point is, there will always be cynics and naysayers who just want to keep on doing things the same way that we’ve always done them. They want to double down on the same ideas that got us into some of the mess that we’ve been in. But that’s not who we are as Americans. See, America has always succeeded because we refuse to stand still. We put faith in the future. We are inventors. We are builders. We are makers of things. We are Thomas Edison. We are the Wright Brothers. We are Bill Gates. We are Steve Jobs. That’s who we are. (Applause.)

That’s who we need to be right now. That’s who we need to be right now. I don’t understand when I hear folks who are in elected office, or aspiring to elected office, who ignore the facts and seem to just want to get a cute bumper sticker line, instead of actually trying to solve our problems. (Applause.)

Yes, Mr. President that IS who WE are. That IS America.

Unfortunately YOU on the other hand have done nothing your entire life that qualifies as even the smallest achievement in the private sector. (And some actually wonder why such a large percentage of this country views Obama as “anti”-American.)

Oh yes, you talk a lot about it with your own “bumper sticker” lines of rhetoric, but you’ve never lived it or actually done a damn thing in the private sector.

In fact, if we are to judge you by your own actions, you don’t have a clue as to how the private sector and a free market economy works.

“Those” Americans you so eloquently call for are exactly the Americans we need right now.

Unfortunately those same Americans are being suffocated by hundreds of thousands of pages of your new regulations and squeezed out of the capital markets by your crony capitalism that only rewards your political supporters.

Which is why no matter whom your opponent come November 6, 2012 it must be you who loses the election. It must be you who returns to the Chicago suburbs to re-kindle your chit-chats with Ayers, Wright, Rezko and crew.

No, Mr. President, it is not your opponents and critics we need to worry about, it is you and the doubling down on your own failed policies.

As if the above wasn’t bad enough, Obama couldn’t help himself:

What I just said about energy, by the way, is not disputed by any energy expert. Everybody agrees with this. So why is it that somebody who wants to help lead the country would be ignoring the facts? (Applause.)

Sorry again to point out such an “inconvenient truth” Mr. President, but it is not your opponents that are “ignoring the facts”. There is in fact, much dispute to what you say “everybody agrees with” and in Part 2 of this column you can read them for yourself.

Lying and hypocrisy may be common place among the left these days but when a President of the United States does it with such ease we should all take pause.

By openly supporting an ideology that is literally destroying the very principles that built this great nation, Obama is looking Lady Liberty right in the eyes and giving her one perfectly manicured Presidential middle finger.

Next up: The facts vs Obama’s myths

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One Response to Obama Energy Policy: Screw America, Lie Through Your Teeth (Part 1)

  1. anson burlingame on March 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Geoff,

    I instead simply used Krauthammers op-ed in Friday’s Washington Post as my reference and posted a blog just now similar to yours but coming at it from a different direction.

    But as well, the conclusions are the same. Obama has no meaningful energy policy other than to HOPE for alternative technologies to get his butt out of the fire.

    anson

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