Obama leadership – energy prices will skyrocket

Conservatives did not suggest this, Obama himself suggests it. If you want to encourage research and development into new energy sources, forcing additional regulations on energy companies is the wrong approach.

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Here is the Obama quote from the January 2008 interview.

The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really important,” and force their representatives to do the right thing? That requires mobilizing a citizenry. That requires them understanding what is at stake. Uh, and climate change is a great example.

You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.

They — you — you can already see what the arguments will be during the general election. People will say, “Ah, Obama and Al Gore, these folks, they’re going to destroy the economy, this is going to cost us eight trillion dollars,” or whatever their number is. Um, if you can’t persuade the American people that yes, there is going to be some increase in electricity rates on the front end, but that over the long term, because of combinations of more efficient energy usage, changing lightbulbs and more efficient appliance, but also technology improving how we can produce clean energy, the economy would benefit.

If we can’t make that argument persuasively enough, you — you, uh, can be Lyndon Johnson, you can be the master of Washington. You’re not going to get that done.

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  1. b on November 2, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Tell your friends, and show them the proof. Adolf Hitler was well-known to have used hypnosis on crowds to gain power in Germany. (Just Google it if you doubt it.) So why cant this happen in America? It is happening. Now, this document, An Examination of Obama's Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches is really spreading. Many people, including young people, are starting to wake up. Young people have come up with a saying, "Don't drink the kool-aid Obama is pushing on you." Obama has no accomplishments, we don't know him, he wrote a memoir, he has racist connections, he is using hypnosis, and he thinks he's the Messiah and that he should be in control of the world. We've seen this story before in Germany in the 1930's, haven't we? We know what happened there. Obama's use of hypnosis in speeches is why: -nothing sticks to him -the huge crowds -the huge money contributions -the mesmerized effect, especially in young people, who, because of their imaginations are more susceptible to hypnosis (read the document) -the exorbitant election fraud, rule-breaking and bias in the media -he gets away with changing every position -people are calling him the "greatest leader of a generation" with no accomplishments You have to read this document to understand how his hypnosis works. Logically and rationally, why not get to know this guy a little more before handing the world over to him? Why not wait? An Examination of Obama's use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches can be found at http://www.scribd.com/doc/7470439/Obamas-Use-of-H… The media must feel compelled to cover this information and decide to let informed people decide. PS – "Dont drink Obama's Kool-Aid"

  2. David on November 2, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    These are liars lock stock and barrel! The best way to achieve power is to agree and say what the people want to hear to get into the White House then push your agenda. History always repeats it's self. Enjoy the last few days of o'l America. The great experiment is dead! Appeal to Heaven!

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