May 19, 2008
Obama Stupidity Part II
Via the excellent Q & O Blog comes more Obama lunacy - this time giving us a taste of what McQ calls "global class warfare:"
Pitching his message to Oregon's environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to "lead by example" on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.
"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.
I don't see what business it is of people in other countries what I drive, whether I want to pig out all the time, or whether I like to feel warm and toasty during these nasty Midwestern winters. It is sad that people are poor and don't get enough to eat because they have lousy governments or can't drive big cars or heat their homes adequately because of inefficient energy policies.
We have what we have here because we don't empower the government to make decisions for us or allow the government to interfere too strenuously in the free market. With gas going up, SUV's will disappear from the roads as a result of market forces not because some third world flunky tried to make us feel guilty about being a successful society. The same goes for eating a lot of food or any other advantage we have here in America.
Obama wishes to apologize to the rest of the world for our successful society. John McCain wants more countries emulating us so that they too can enjoy success.
Which view makes more sense?