Posted on November 3, 2008 by 84rules
Those are his own words from January 2008. (I love the internet and how we can dig up just about any information we need to dig up.) Here is his quote:
|The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really important,” and force their representatives to do the right thing? That requires mobilizing a citizenry. That requires them understanding what is at stake. Uh, and climate change is a great example.
You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, 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.
They — you — you can already see what the arguments will be during the general election. People will say, “Ah, Obama and Al Gore, these folks, they’re going to destroy the economy, this is going to cost us eight trillion dollars,” or whatever their number is. Um, if you can’t persuade the American people that yes, there is going to be some increase in electricity rates on the front end …
Does Obama relly believe that those rates are going to come down? Is he really that ignorant of economic reality that he thinks an entire infrastructure of electricity production can be seamlessly replaced without causing a major disruption to the economy?
Where was Obama when soaring oil prices dramatically slowed our economy? Does he not think that the same would happen if electricity prices were made artificially high for a longer period of time?
He is definitely not the man for the Oval Office.
You can access the complete video on-line here:
Obama: I’ll Make Energy Prices “Skyrocket”
November 2, 2008
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Posted on September 23, 2008 by 84rules
Sen. Joe Biden might want to sit in on a few meetings with the Obama campaign staff before going out and making anymore statements in the name of Barack Obama. Two of his most recent quotes show exactly why.
On the recent attack ad that Barack Obama put out against John McCain, TownHall reports this:
|Asked about the negative tone of the campaign, and this ad in particular, during an interview broadcast Monday by the “CBS Evening News,” Obama’s running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, said he disapproved of it.
“I thought that was terrible, by the way,” Biden said.
Asked why it was done, he said: “I didn’t know we did it and if I had anything to do with it, we’d have never done it.”
Later, Biden backtracked when he discovered the Barack Obama had seen the ad and approved of it.
On “Clean Coal” power plants, The Politco has this to say:
|Some great rope line video from Joe Biden’s recent Ohio swing, where he was asked by an anti-pollution campaigner about clean coal — a controversial approach in Democratic circles for which Obama has voiced support, particularly during the Kentucky primary.
Biden’s apparent answer: He supports clean coal for China, but not for the United States.
“No coal plants here in America,” he said. “Build them, if they’re going to build them, over there. Make them clean.”
“We’re not supporting clean coal,” he said of himself and Obama. They do, on paper, support clean coal.
Unless Barack Obama has switched his position and is now against clean coal. This statement shows that the Obama campaign is not really for any kind of real domestic energy production.
You can access both articles on-line here:
Biden Aays Ad Mocking McCain Is ‘Terrible’
September 23, 2008
Biden: ‘No Coal Plants Here In America’
September 23, 2008
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