Be Afraid of Obama's Climate Change
When you look too far into the future, you hop, skip, and jump over the present. This is a college sophomore trick. And so our regal pontificating sophomore, Obama, is all squishy and immature about climate change. It receives priority in the SOTU. He talks about green energy like it will save the nuclear ready earth -- the same way he talks about gun control as if it will stop man's insanity.
Obama is a pseudo-religious man. He sees magic cures everywhere. He is probably in his closet studying Miracles 101 or watching Django Unchained and calling it art rather than an inducement to violence.
The last thing we need is a wizard president who wants to wave his magic wand and save the world. In the meantime, he bankrupts us with his solar panels, windmills, and electric cars. Solyndra was his baby. So were Evergreen Solar and Beacon Power, to name a few.
The economy is falling apart; unemployment is high; North Korea is doing nuclear tests and Iran is almost ready; and Obama wants to emphasize melting icebergs. I thought he would have gotten over that after the East Anglia scandals and the Copenhagen conference. Can't Don Quixote Obama put that on the back burner and deal with some of our more immediate problems?
I'm not saying that global warming isn't a problem; I'm just saying that it should examined in the light of how much of a problem it really is, and what and when something should be done about it. Also, what funds should be allocated to it? Should they should be taken from the military or from children's education? Panic is for six-year-old girls, not presidents.
Superstorm Sandy does not a trend make. It's time to see how events play out over time. If we continue to throw money down the sewer, we won't be able to afford real solutions when we finally discover what to do.
Every college sophomore and liberal around me seems to think that he is a climatologist. Me, I don't know how much of a problem climate change is or is not. I've read both sides of the issue. But I do know enough to realize that climate change is a forum for a grandstanding, emotionally immature president who is more ideological than scientific. Even if this climate change situation is a problem, it should be kicked with the can down the road rather than kicking economics down the road and leaving us ill ready to afford solutions.
At the end of his speech, Obama, the most partisan president ever, announced his usual lie: "I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change." Then he went back to his normal narcissistic, dictatorial announcement: "But if Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will."
Obama thinks that he is the solution to everything. Putting your head in the sand and pointing your ostrich feathers accusatorially at everyone around you does not a solution make. It is frightening that our president would be, instead of a man of wisdom, a leader who panics. Shouting easy answers solves nothing and creates the next round of questions.
As Robert De Niro said in Cape Fear, "[b]e afraid. Be very afraid." Obama is afraid, and he peddles fear in order to buy votes from cowardly, simple-minded ideologues.