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The Republican War on Green Energy

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Environment, GOP Greed, Green Energy )

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David C (75)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 1:10 pm
noted and very sad....of course, care2 seems on the fritz still....insteaded of noted I get nan and of course it has no one having noted the story...

Roger G (148)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 4:05 pm
noted thanks !

Ellen m (215)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 4:44 pm
Once again news of actions by the GOP has tanked what was a fairly relaxed Sunday...
Their stupidity is surpassed only by their greed, which has already proven to be the cause of every single negative on this planet, including their fat wallets which have allowed them to buy everything from votes to wars...
I am Honestly waiting for them to try to incorporate or patent the sun, wind, oceans and the heavens.

The numbers shown are beyond depressing, but what really got me was your mention of voting green, protest votes etc...
I have been quite vocal about this on recent threads, and have more than my share of people PO'd at me because of it, but these well intentioned (for the most part) people are now poised to become part of the problem because many are voting (or not) with their pride, ego, and idealism in mind rather than with reality and the greater good at the forefront.
Yet even being on the same "side" in the fight against :evil" i find it as hard to get through to them as it would be to get Mittens to concede to Obama now. Thanks TC

PS...i couldn't get to this page without going into my PM and clicking from that link, and "noting" is also on the fritz

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 5:08 pm
Hear , hear! Tom!!!

Mary T (178)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 7:17 pm
Thanks Tom most of the republicans deny climate change so I am not surprise that they don;t want clean energy. Obama in 2012.

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 7:27 pm
noted. It's a shame,That's where all our new jobs should be coming from; GREEN TECHNOLOGY

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 8:28 pm

pam w (139)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 8:47 pm
"Republican wrecking crew in the House remains generally hostile to programs that threaten the hegemony of the oil and gas interests."

++++++++++++++++ Well, gee! No surprise there! These people are in BED with oil companies, big auto companies, bit it!

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 8:57 pm
Tom, I have had to come back several times. But at last, I got your articles. So glad I kept trying. This first article is great, thanks. Of course, the GOP is against anything green except money. Green energy, green voting, green living. Maybe they will try to outlaw green living which is not profitable to those they serve. If they do, I will be very, very angry.

Edith B (146)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 9:00 pm
Thanks, Tom for trying to alert us that we need to get out there and vote Democratic, not stay home of vote for a third party.

David C (29)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 10:24 pm
hostile to programs that threaten the hegemony of the oil and gas interests, well you are looking at their money base, so they have to keep them happy!

P A (117)
Monday May 7, 2012, 12:49 am
This is ridiculous - and American Green Industries will be overtaken by German and Swedish ones (as will the British) and also by the Chinese - who have enough money to take over everything.

Edwin M (346)
Monday May 7, 2012, 2:00 am
As long as the majority keep electing the same people they complain are destroying the planet, these practices will continue.

Danuta W (1251)
Monday May 7, 2012, 2:54 am
noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Monday May 7, 2012, 2:55 am
silence is acceptance, we are change
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday May 7, 2012, 3:55 am
Another source of clean energy would be to collect the hot air coming out of the Republican/Teabagger dominated Congress. Do that and cut the BIG oil subsidies and invest that same money into renewable clean energy.

Mr Obama's record on the environment might not be the best, but let us not forget that he is only one man who had to deal with a bunch of oil hungry bozos in the Congress --- you know, those obstructionists. I suspect that if he gets a better Congress for his second term, Americans will see more coming regarding clean renewable energy.

Nancy B (0)
Monday May 7, 2012, 4:22 am
This is the party of family values. I guess they don't care what their children will inherit.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 7, 2012, 8:05 am
Thank you for the article Tom.

Carol H (229)
Monday May 7, 2012, 8:41 am
noted, thank you Tom

Past Member (0)
Monday May 7, 2012, 9:43 am
Grim reading, but not surprising. Thanks for posting.

TomCat S (125)
Monday May 7, 2012, 10:05 am
Thanks to all. The 1st comment was to be the 1st paragraph of the article, but C2 buried all new articles for several hours, so I could not make it.

Rocky and the green candidate are good candidates, and I like both, but since Michele Bachmann will become a progressive long before either is elected, voting for them is a vote for Romney.

Yvonne White (229)
Monday May 7, 2012, 10:44 am
The Greedy One-Percenters have declared war on the World! They hate the very idea that children & animals don't pay taxes, that women have Any say in Anything, that Foreigners Exist...etc., etc., etc. It's a Scarey, Dark & Smoggy Man's World these RepubliCON's live in... The rich are not like you & I..;)

Laura H (950)
Monday May 7, 2012, 11:12 am
Where's the teabaggers comments?
I'd like their opinion on this one!

Anna M (18)
Monday May 7, 2012, 11:38 am
the only thing evil needs to succeed (other than money and total disregard for the world) the apathetic American voter (or non-voter as the case may be)

I will vote for Obama because he is the lesser of evils, sadly, the lesser of evils is still evil.
He didn't keep his promises.

However I feel Mittens as President would be the worst enemy to the 99% and human rights and dignity in the USA

TomCat S (125)
Monday May 7, 2012, 11:41 am
Well said to all three of you.

Laura Anne, I'm sure they will think as they are told to think.

Angela N (0)
Monday May 7, 2012, 4:12 pm
many thanks

Aimee A (177)
Monday May 7, 2012, 4:22 pm
I hate the GOP so much! Thanks for posting!

Past Member (0)
Monday May 7, 2012, 5:27 pm
Thanks for the post.

Eternal G (734)
Monday May 7, 2012, 5:56 pm
Green is the colour that represents inconvenience for their majority of voters (if not all) and corporate sponsors... they rather live in the past when the earth was flat...!

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 6:17 am
Thanks for the article.

TomCat S (125)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 9:58 am

Well said, EG

JL A (281)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 9:01 am
I guess those in this sector's campaign donations add up to less than polluters?

Robert O (12)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 4:41 pm
It's all part of their sickening plan to remain wealthy and keep us dependent on oil since they are lining their pockets with money they received from some of the biggest polluters and environmental destroyers known to makind. It all fits in with their science doubting and climate change denial not to mention their sickening anti-99%, pro-corporate elitism. It's like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that when put together create an ugly picture and spell trouble for the rest of us. Thanks Tom.
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