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Feb 24th 2009

Obama to Lefties: Who’s yo daddy?

The left wing of the Democratic party has got to love news headlines like these:

Obama continues Bush policies

Who’s yo daddy?

Whos yo daddy lefties

3 Responses to “Obama to Lefties: Who’s yo daddy?”

  1. Haha. Wait until they see how green the US is in 4 years. I wonder if we’ll be importing even more oil.

    One of my hopes with Obama was that at least he’d be tough of the environmental issues and get us moved away from oil. I have no idea if I should even start waiting. I’m sure he’ll pay it some lip service, but I’m not holding my breath.

  2. N Chung

    the alternative energy spending and cap & trade provisions in the new budget want to say hi.

  3. I have scoured the internet trying to find info on the “alternative energy spending.” I’m assuming that is part of the Department of Energy’s budget for 2010? (pdf)

    $26 billion in the budget? $38 billion in the stimulus?

    I don’t see how President Obama is serious about renewable energy when energy and environmental spending represents around 6% of the stimulus package, and even less in the new budget proposal. And the numbers don’t exclusively represent research, development and implementation of new technologies, only some of it is going to that.

    Really? That is going to get us off foreign oil? I felt like I was told during the campaign that we’d make a huge effort to create a green economy sector to create a lot of jobs. The fine print today seems to indicate it’ll….take some time. How much time? Lets examine your other point.

    Cap and trade? From the White House’s own website:

    The Obama-Biden comprehensive New Energy for America plan will:

    Implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.

    2050? These guys are done in 2016 at the latest.

    Or this commitment:

    Ensure 10 percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025.

    I applaud real efforts to move us off oil in general, and especially foreign oil. However, I was hoping for more of a moon shot approach and not one that gets us a quarter of the way there by 2025. Or 80% of the way there by 2050.

    I express my skepticism that this is true commitment because this is the person that said that the rise of the oceans would begin to slow.