Originally Posted by SDW2001
It doesn't matter. The perception is the problem, especially after Solyndra. I'm not claiming that he personally benefited. It simply looks terrible.
Dude, welcome to the real world, where "good policy" and "bad policy" are not black and white, and where politics matters...especially for a guy running for reelection with 9% unemployment.
Yeah, except that the "politics" of it is all being trumped up. And it's such a tenuous (at best) link that even a partisan hack like Drudge ran awaaaaay from it after only a few hours of blowing it up on his front page.
Do you honestly expect me to believe that this is going to change anyone's vote? Should I believe there is a possibility you'd vote for Obama except for the "perception" that there's something wrong with this deal?
But, hey - that whole "politics of personal destruction" thing worked out great
against Clinton, so I hope your side keeps it up!
You're living in a fucking fantasy world. We cannot power the nation on wind and solar. These are ancillary technologies that while useful, are not things we can spend tens of billions on while ignoring our own conventional resources. The idea that the government will jump start the "green economy" is a liberal wet dream. Meanwhile, we're killing innovation in natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear...all things that can benefit us in terms of energy independence right now.
Where did I say that we can "power the nation on wind and solar"? I hope you and your strawman live a long and fulfilling "fucking fantasy world" life together.
Isn't "diversification" one of the most important strategies for any long-term investment plan?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_p..._States#Growth
The "fantasy world" is that we can solve our energy problems by drilling and fracking everything in sight (is not doing that how we're "killing innovation", BTW?). Never mind climate change or acid rain or smog - the next generation is in for a very rude awakening if it thinks we can continue to meet our ever-growing energy needs with the current mix of ever-shrinking energy sources. The fossil fuels are NOT going to last forever. Nuclear expansion is now dead in the water, like it or not. So the right-wing solution is to laugh at other nations of the world as they eat our lunch in utilizing and expanding solar technology?
And the longer we keep all our energy eggs in that basket, the more dependent we are on other countries - including the very
stable and very
friendly Middle Eastern ones.
Right. You know what? I have complete faith in our government's ability not to royally fuck up again.
I have just as much faith in your ability to view our problems and potential solutions rationally, rather than through your FOX/Drudge colored glasses.