A friend of mine sent me to The Wall Street Journal’s Editorial, “The Carbonated President.” It paints a dire picture of huge spikes in energy costs perpetrated on the American people in the midst of a fake recovery. In the midst of economic pain Obama has now declared economic war on Americans. Calling it “war on coal” is not sufficient. He is doing all he can to increase the cost of electricity. This will not only raise energy bills for people’s homes, but it will increase the cost of everything else. Food prices and the prices of all other necessities will have to rise as businesses pass on their new costs to consumers.
But the most telling part of the editorial is the silent admission that we live under a fascist regime. I don’t think I’m at all exaggerating. Here is what the editorial claims:
“Most striking about this Obama legacy project is its contempt for democratic consent. Congress has consistently rejected an Obama-style ‘comprehensive’ anticarbon energy plan. That was true even when Democrats ran the Senate with a filibuster-proof majority in 2009-2010 and killed his cap-and-trade energy bill. The only legislative justification for Mr. Obama’s new plan is an abusive interpretation of the Clean Air Act, which was last revised in 1990 and never mentions carbon as a pollutant. So instead Mr. Obama will impose these inherently political policy choices via unaccountable bureaucracies, with little or no debate. Mr. Obama might have at least announced his war on carbon before the election and let voters have a say. Instead he posed as the John the Baptist of fossil fuels in locales such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia—taking credit for the shale fracking boom he had nothing to do with and running ads attacking Mitt Romney as anticoal. Now safely re-elected, Mr. Obama figures he can do what he pleases.”
No! Stop whining! The “most striking” thing is not Obama’s “contempt for democratic consent.”
Read the rest at Godfather Politics