Let me repeat that subject header:
The biggest enemy of green is The Left.
Progressives, liberals, the left—whatever you choose—have produced the most harm to the subject of alternative fuels and to the entire subject of “green.”
Let me explain how I came to this conclusion.
President Obama made it very clear what his plan was with Cap and Trade. You actually have to hear him say it to believe it. It’s so far off the charts of what you would expect from the leader of the free world, but here it is, in his own words.
What are the views of President Obama’s Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, on the subject of rising gas prices. Well, let’s hear it straight from Mr. Chu in an interview with the Wall Street Journal in September of 2008:
“Somehow,” Chu said, “we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have been funneled into green efforts by the left, spearheaded cheerfully by our Presdient. What happened to five hundred million of those taxpayer dollars? I know it’s irritating when I do this, but let me repeat that: FIVE HUNDRED MILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS. This video is a bit old but it gives you a good idea:
President Obama shows up at a Chevy Volt factory and praises the vehicle. You could almost see him drooling over it. A week later, GM suspends production…
How about global warming? I could go on and on about the history of this scam, but here’s a video (first in a series) that states the truth the left is really hoping America does not find about:
There are so many other examples I could and should give here. Many of these green “projects” that Obama and the left funnelled billions of taxpayer dollars into—that have now either gone bankrupt or proven ineffective—many of these outfits were either run by folks who donated heavily to the Prez’ campaign or had direct connections to the Prez’s buddies.
What’s that expression?
Follow the money.
Croney capitalism is so rampant in the Obama administration, it’s almost a full-time job to keep up with it. The left has virtually given up trying to hide it. It’s now a full bore in-your-face “we’re gonna get our green agenda accomplished if it’s the last thing we do! And we don’t care what you think, we don’t care if we make boo boos on a few billion dollars here and there. We bloody well know better than you, so get out of our way while we save this planet.”
Here’s my point. Out of all of this bottomless corruption, the Left gives “green” more and more a bad name. The association with helping the environment gets more and more tainted with the hideous way the Left tries to get things done.
They lie, they spend money that shouldn’t be spent, they lie, they scare people about what will happen if they don’t get their way, they lie, they scratch the backs of those scratching their backs, and did I mention: they lie!
So what’s the net effect?
Our environment needs a TON of help. There are many things we can and should do to help our environment. The Left has made such a dog’s breakfast out of this, that public attention wanes with regards to good and positive AND honest things that can and should be done.
Thank you President Obama and your far left cronies for making it harder to take care of our envirnoment.