Wednesday, July 15, 2009
We know the left is scared to death of Sarah Palin's appeal. She's raising money through small donations at an alarming pace just like Obama did on the campaign trail. So those of us who do support Palin find no surprise in the attacks on her. The folks at moveon.org are fairly scared at how well she's doing:
Dear MoveOn member,
Well, now we know why Sarah Palin is quitting as governor of Alaska. In a Washington Post column, she just announced her new focus: killing our chance to build a clean energy economy, starting with the energy bill currently in Congress.
Her op-ed is a marvel of misinformation and outright lies. Just like conservatives in Congress, Palin is trotting out the "energy taxes" scare tactic, and arguing instead for more drilling and more dirty coal. This bill already has too many giveaways to Big Coal and Big Oil, but it's still not enough for Palin.
As ridiculous as Sarah Palin's lies are, they're getting attention, and they're a real threat to clean energy. If we can raise $125,000 today, we'll run a rapid response ad to counter these lies and stop Palin's attack. Can you donate $20?
This is the same Sarah Palin who doesn't believe climate change is caused by humans. The same Sarah Palin who is obsessed with drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And the same Sarah Palin who's looking for controversial issues to launch a 2012 presidential bid.
Now she's positioning herself as the face of the conservative attack against clean energy, against the Clean Air Act—even against the creation of millions of new jobs in solar and wind. But wind and solar create more than twice as many jobs as coal and oil. Clean energy is the only way to make America's economy competitive in the 21st century. The truth is we need a stronger energy bill in the Senate to combat our economic and climate crisis, but Sarah Palin's lies could sink our hopes for a clean energy economy. Can you chip in $20 to fight back against Palin's false claims?
Thank you for all you do.
–Anna, Eli, Noah, Carrie and the rest of the team
"The truth is we need a stronger energy bill in the Senate to combat our economic and climate crisis." Well that's one thing I agree with. What we need is a congress more interested in actually solving problems rather than focusing on special interest pork etc. We need a government focused on the will of the people rather than the will of themselves. We need an energy bill that focuses on our own energy. One based on common sense solutions that work. Cap and trade is just another government trick to make us think they actually have a plan for energy. Remember this speech by Jimmy Carter?
The government is a joke when it comes to energy plans. This congress still doesn't get it. For several years now reports on special interest spending, (pork), have been practically non-stop. People who follow the stories are fed up. Obama ran on change, this special interest bill proves it's just more of the same. A lot of tough talk from a lot of greedy politicians.