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Sunday, September 12, 2010

I wonder what the teabaggers would do if Obama actually WERE a socialist...
Posted by Jill | 7:35 PM
...instead of the cowardly corporatist tool he is:
A quest to get Barack Obama to shout his commitment to solar power from the roof tops - by re-installing vintage solar panels at the White House - ended in disappointment for environmental campaigners today.

Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, had led a group of environmental activists to Washington in a bio-diesel van hoping to persuade Obama to re-install a set of solar panels originally put up by Jimmy Carter.

The actual Carter-era solar panels - which weigh in at 55 kilograms and are nearly 2 metres long - are out-dated now. But campaigners had hoped that the White House would embrace at least the symbolism of going solar - much like Michelle Obama kicked off her healthy food movement by planting a vegetable garden.

"Clearly, a solar panel on the White House roof won't solve climate change - and we'd rather have strong presidential leadership on energy transformation. But given the political scene, this may be as good as we'll get for the moment," McKibben said in a Washington Post comment this morning.

A California company Sungevity had offered to equip the White House with the latest technology.

But the White House declined - twitchy perhaps about inviting any comparison to one-term Democratic president Carter in the run-up to the very difficult mid-term elections in November.

Pathetic. Just fucking pathetic. Here, folks, is Democratic ineptitude in full flower. God forbid we should point out that it isn't 1980 anymore, we've just had the hottest summer on record, even former climate change skeptics are coming on board, and those who aren't are either Christopaths or guys like Limbaugh and Beck making millions of dollars a year off of the willfully ignorant and the terminally stupid. Because that would require EFFORT, and it would require LEADERSHIP, and oh, no, we can't have any of THAT. Because it's SO much more important to try to win over people who will NEVER, EVER, EVER IN A MILLION YEARS VOTE FOR YOU.

Goddess almighty, would someone please send this man a SPINE?

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