The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Harry Reid: No Coal, No Oil--Deal With It... Why? It "Makes Us Sick..."
Ed Morrissey comments:
This isn’t some fringe character, some crazy uncle that one has in the attic. This is one of the Democratic Party’s leadership explaining why he and his party will never allow for extensive increases in domestic supply for coal and oil, the two leading sources of energy in the US, along with natural gas. “Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It’s global warming. It’s ruining our country, it’s ruining our world. We’ve got to stop using fossil fuel.”
That would be great, except that no other mass-market solutions exist. Even nuclear power would take several years to implement, and Reid opposes nuclear. He wants wind and solar, even though neither have mass-production capabilities and we still haven’t solved the storage problem for alternative-sourced electricity. He thinks that we’d be better off without energy at all, rather than “making us sick” by producing coal and oil to meet current demands.
Feel like surrendering and having our economy redeploy over an event horizon to satisfy this Luddite? Vote Democratic and watch your energy bills keep skyrocketing — or vote Republican and get a sane energy policy instead.