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Posted by straight shooter on April 4, 2008 under Environmentally Speaking, Political

Obama promises alliance with Al Gore

At a town-hall meeting in Wallingford, PA Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he would tap the former vice president for his Cabinet to handle global warming. “I would,” Obama said. “Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He’s somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I’m already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real.

This is like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse. Gore stands to make billions through his companies as he scares more and more people into a panic like Chicken Little with his “sky is falling” rhetoric. I’m sure they will try to make it look like it is not a conflict of interest … but it is plain to see now and it will be then. Gore is so self-serving … and Obama wants to help his “friend.”

Obama also said he would use Gore to help forge a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions designed to lower pollution.

Of course this is the talking from both sides of the mouth deception that many politicians learn so quickly. You know, “I’m going to fight against taxes and high energy costs” right after we institute a system that would increase electricity bills from power companies.

Obama also called on individuals to do their part to lower energy consumption. “All of us are going to have to change our habits. We are a wasteful culture,” he said. Using compact fluorescent light bulbs, energy efficient appliances, and unplugging power chargers when they’re not in use are relatively simple solutions, he said. “Those kinds of simple steps, if everybody takes them, can drastically reduce our energy consumption.”

Hello, is anyone home? Everybody doesn’t have numerous millions of dollars to work with thanks to Oprah, the Hollywood elite, and the liberal special interest groups. If Obama changed his habits he wouldn’t even notice it. For those who live in the real world … it will cost. With prices going up and wages not who can afford new appliances. Those with tight incomes are already unplugging everything they can to save.

What a breath of fresh air it would be if the politicians were half as concerned with the people they are supposed to be serving as they are with their self-serving interests! They only pretend they care until they get your vote and then it is business as usual.

Don’t be fooled, you are being led slowly down the path to socialism by being taken in by rhetoric and not checking out the real facts!