09 Oct '12, 4am

Obama Says There's No Green "Socialist Plot," Further Convinces the Right That There Is

Obama Says There's No Green "Socialist Plot," Further Convinces the Right That There Is

If you had to single out the definitive flamboyant accusation from the president's rabid rightwing opposition over the last four years, there'd be no contest: "Obama is a socialist" is pretty much the gist of it. He's a radical; he'll raise taxes and give your hard-earned income away to the lazy ne'er do wells, and he'll start rationing energy, too. The charge, not-so-discreetly highlighting Obama's "otherness," has been the hallmark of the Tea Party crowd. Obama, for his part, has barely addressed the claims, leaving the mantra alone to fester as a paranoid product of the fringy right. Until last night, that is, when he poked fun at the right's notion that energy efficiency initiatives and renewable power are part of some lefty conspiracy. Here's the Hill : “On energy, I’m big on oil and gas, and developing clean coal technology, but I also believe that if we’re ever goin...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/obama-says...

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