Barack Obama supported the energy policy before he didn't

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Barack Obama today in South Dakota suggests the United States does not have a good energy policy. He says "they don't have an energy policy that would actually weaken Iran and take money out of their pockets." I assume by "they" he means the GOP. He goes on to say we need to stop our dependence on foreign oil.

Well, I would point out that Barack Obama voted in favor of the present energy policy when it was put to a vote on June 28, 2005 — the very energy policy he does not now like.

John McCain voted against that energy policy.

I await Barack Obama's backpedaling on this. Every time he stands on the little record he does have, it's something he realizes he has to disown.

It's like the Democrats have nominated the love child of Michael Dukakis and John Kerry and then declared George McGovern his god-father (or is that gaia-mother in the Democrat party).


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for Hillary. His whole campaigns purpose is to make her look good by comparison. Somehow it just got out of hand.


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

"A beard for Hillary."

Hahahahahaha. That's the funniest damned thing you've every written. Hahahaha.

Fight On!


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

I try to avoid conspiracy theories lest those people that took down the World Trade Center find me and take me out just like they did JFK.

Anyway, it seems plausible that the Dems needed Hillary to win a big primary battle in order to become palatable to the general public. They picked Obama, who then got carried away when he realized he could win it.

Again, just a weak theory, but fun to ruminate about.

Imagine if Huckabee got out of control.


"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
-Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4, 1777

is that it means Obama actually showed up to vote on something. I thought he only votes he made so far were to vote against Alito and Roberts.

Neither party can be proud of its track record on the energy issue.

When the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress--with Bush in the White House--they did absolutely nothing on energy. They're too much in bed with the oil industry, a heavy contributor to GOP political campaigns.

They did absolutely nothing on controlling spending and earmarks either.

The GOP is making all kinds of noises about energy now that they're a minority party--when they know that the majority Dems will shoot down their proposals anyway, saving them from having to actually follow through on anything.

If McCain is really serious--REALLY serious--about doing something about energy, he will have to be his usual maverick self, just as critical of the Republicans as of the Democrats. Just as he would have to be if he were talking about earmarks. The GOP has no track record to tout on this issue.

but Republican shame on this issue arises from NOT being able to implement Republican policies and/or not being steadfast in support of Republican policies.

In contrast, Democratic shame arises from their SUCCESSFUL implementation of environmental rules and adminstrative procedures.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems that whenever you say "I'm no fan of Obama" or "I'm no fan of the Democrats", you post something that makes that hard to believe.

Oh, forget about it. It's probably just me.

no credibility on energy issues, or spending issues.

"Nothing works like freedom, Nothing succeeds like liberty"
Kyle

that's just quotable:

It's like the Democrats have nominated the love child of Michael Dukakis and John Kerry and then declared George McGovern his god-father (or is that gaia-mother in the Democrat party).

Nicely put.

 
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