Video: Harry Reid says energy makes him sick

posted at 12:15 pm on July 1, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Harry Reid declared surrender for our economy last night.  If anyone has any doubts about the Democratic direction on energy policy, this should dispel them for all time:

This isn’t some fringe character, some crazy uncle that one has in the attic. This is one of the Democratic Party’s leadership explaining why he and his party will never allow for extensive increases in domestic supply for coal and oil, the two leading sources of energy in the US, along with natural gas. “Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It’s global warming. It’s ruining our country, it’s ruining our world. We’ve got to stop using fossil fuel.”

That would be great, except that no other mass-market solutions exist. Even nuclear power would take several years to implement, and Reid opposes nuclear. He wants wind and solar, even though neither have mass-production capabilities and we still haven’t solved the storage problem for alternative-sourced electricity. He thinks that we’d be better off without energy at all, rather than “making us sick” by producing coal and oil to meet current demands.

Feel like surrendering and having our economy redeploy over an event horizon to satisfy this Luddite? Vote Democratic and watch your energy bills keep skyrocketing — or vote Republican and get a sane energy policy instead.

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Before this thread goes to the vault. Here’s a reply
to Harry that’s just about as goofy as Harry.
Enjoy if you can.

It probably needs some kind of warning but I could’nt
listen to but half of it.
So Beware.

Texyank on July 3, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Does he own Las Vegas politics to the extent that he can kill the goose and still be re-elected?

Look at the state that Vegas’ economics are in. How much of that is directly attributable to energy prices going ape-dooky?

Nathan_OH on July 3, 2008 at 6:30 PM

The 55mph limit rhetoric was debunked as false allegations when it was repealed.

Today’s cars are not designed to get best mileage at 55mph, but higher.

Ubertards are throwing a triple negative punch regurgitating old technological data that was already debunked on its own lack of merit, reattempting in their current regression to resurge negation of current technological advances.

Capitalist enterprises accomplished these advances at great private industrial expense and investment to meet the ubertard legislated requirements. Those requirements assessed higher cost to the consumer well above and beyond what such industrial technological advancements would naturally have incurred to meet market demand.

55mph paves the road to hell aka ubertard village

maverick muse on July 4, 2008 at 1:33 PM

I think it says something about his total ineffectiveness that he hasn’t even warranted a character on South Park.

pc on July 4, 2008 at 2:41 PM

He’s a walking douchenozzle. If he had anything on the ball, they would have enshrined him as a walking douchenozzle on South Park, but no, nothing. Pathetic.

pc on July 4, 2008 at 2:42 PM

55 MPH is what you get Comrade. You take screwing over much easier than beach people in Califor-nee-ya and Flow-ree-da. Bend over politically weak driver man! Next up, Ford Pinto and Chevy Vega. You will like it! Or Else!

Liberal Fascism here we come!

pc on July 4, 2008 at 2:46 PM