Barack has spent a great deal of energy touting public finance as a means to rid the election process of the influence of money. So now that he is the inevitable nominee what is his position? Of course he has changed his mind. Campaign finance reform is not a big deal for the average Joe and I do not anticipate that this will hurt BO particularly given the slavish devotion of his kool-aid drinkers. Regardless, the man is a liar.
Now comes the idiot part. Barck Obama is against drilling lifting the ban on offshore drilling as well as opposed to expanded drilling in Alaska. He is an idiot because he does not appear to understand that this we could crush the wild speculation in futures market if we took a bold stand and outlined a serious program for reducing our dependency on traditional suppliers. We need short, mid, and long-term programs to accomplish this and BO can’t see beyond his moveon.org playbook. Granted John McCain has only recently come around on these issues.
Perhaps even sillier is BO’s argument that even if we expand energy exploration opportunities it won’t have an impact for 10 years. Well that belies ignorance of the futures market as we discussed but it also contradicts the left’s global warming logic. They are only too happy to raise taxes for the slim chance of minutely affecting various environmental factors years into the future but when it comes to taking action that will actually help the average Joe…forgetaboutit!
I guess part of the energy issue is that Barack, just like Al Gore, believes that we should be paying more for energy.