Politico Offers 4 Roadblocks To Romney’s Energy Plan


Romney just released his detailed energy plan Thursday morning, a 21 page plan that outlines how America can strive for energy independence. Fortunately, Politico is there to attempt to shoot it down just a few hours after it was released, offering four roadblocks

Energy experts say Mitt Romney’s goal to achieve North American energy independence by 2020 would be almost impossible to reach – and anyway, there’s not much in what the Republican candidate laid out Thursday that counts as a concrete plan.

Really? Perhaps we can compare that to the plan released by the Obama administration……pretty weak tea, and no details. And more like a sticky note than a plan. I’m sure the Politico will get right to fisking Obama’s plan. Anyhoo, let’s see those four “roadblocks”

Nursing the oil addiction

Because oil is obviously evil, and they know this by talk to someone in…..the nuclear power industry, who would obviously prefer nuclear power.

But the study’s co-author, Houston-based Pavel Molchanov, said in an interview that even if Romney met his 2020 goal, it wouldn’t be because of anything the Republican did as president.

“It’s due to the U.S. oil industry, which has mastered the very technically sophisticated skill set of developing these unconventional oil resources,” Molchanov said. “President Obama will take credit for an increase in oil supply. Gov. Romney will insist he can accelerate the trend. In actuality these are issues the U.S. government has very little effect on.”

Actually, the policies of government can highly effect the ability to drill and explore. When the private sector is allowed to do these things, we get, shockingly, more energy.

  • Offshore problems would persist – somehow, if they push for more offshore drilling, there will be more problems. And those problems? Enviroweenie groups, who take fossil fueled travel methods to protest and file lawsuits.
  • Drilling plan a ‘nonstarter’ - why? Two words: “Democrat opposition”
  • The rest of North America doesn’t need to cooperate – The Politico actually thinks that Mexico and Canada wouldn’t be interested in pushing towards independence from Middle East oil suppliers, countries that are bound to Islamic terrorism. And, when you add a savvy President and his administration which treats allied countries with respect and honor, and works with them rather than dictating to/blowing them off, things can happen. Good things.

So, let’s sum up: the problems are partly imaginary and partly because of Democrats/liberals. The 5 real roadblocks to energy independence are

  • Democrats/liberals
  • Rewarding campaign contributors with government money to create “green” energy projects which are bound to fail, and even those few that don’t collapse provide little energy and few jobs for huge costs
  • Left side energy policies which increase the price of energy and decrease the availability
  • Enviroweenies who block energy projects, including green energy projects
  • Unicorns don’t actually exist

Also, President Obama, who’s energy plan seems to revolve around properly inflating your tires and telling car companies to raise their fuel standards. Also, refer back to “unicorns don’t actually exist.” Fortunately, this might be a problem that will disappear come January.

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