Democrats are lazy hypocrites, and Republicans just oxymorons
America, we have an energy problem. It’s called Americans
These days Republicans talk about taxes — as in no new taxes – yet they have no problem buying gas guzzling pickup trucks subsidized with Fed funny money, which is increasing both US debt and foreign oil dependence, while becoming an indirect tax upon America’s future. Similarly, Republicans have no problem creating pollution, causing wars — all things that require massive clean up programs, military spending and, again, result in indirect taxes. Ultimately, Republicans love being the stupid monkey that doesn’t see or hear all the evil around them — that they help create.
But Democrats aren’t much better. In fact, they might even be worse. They yell Union and America, but buy imports. They call cars like the Honda Civic hybrid and the Nissan Leaf two of the most intelligent purchases available in America. They know why you should buy such vehicles. It’s what a real Democrat should do – reduce personal foreign oil dependence and CO2 footprints — but they can’t actually get themselves to pull the trigger. They won’t put their money where their mouths are.
Yet, we wonder why there is an energy problem in America? Hello!? Both parties suck in the real world. It’s all just stupid hypocrisy.
At least that’s my take on the latest Strategic Vision survey, which finds that Republicans love pickup trucks and convertibles, while Democrats like sexy imported cars. Republicans believe pickup trucks are the most sensible purchases. For Democrats it’s hybrid cars and plug-ins.
No wonder Democrats want all kinds of tax credits for plug-in vehicles. They’ll only do the right thing if it’s obviously beneficial to them, not because they believe it’s the right thing. It’s fascism, not altruism. Democrats and socialism? Duh?! They can’t stand up for what they believe unless the government forces them to do it, or makes it personally profitable, immediately.
On the other hand, Republicans don’t want any new tax credits, even for domestic natural gas production — something one would think Republicans could build a platform around, but the illusion of free markets is more important than freedom from OPEC. As if the massive amount of oil imported from Saudi Arabia is the essence of free markets. If you believe that, then maybe its time to start letting the leaders of OPEC run the UN’s human rights division. Free markets? Study the sordid history of the early oil markets and the exploration of Saudi Arabia. This industry was built by robber barons, not free market capitalists. What a fairy tale Republican ideology breeds. Maybe one day they’ll open their eyes and pull their fingers out of their ears.
Nevertheless, Democrats want to blame Republicans. Republicans want to blame Democrats. However, it seems obvious to me that both are a big part of the problem. Maybe the only real solution is dumping both Democrats and Republicans.