Get ready for electricity prices to “necessarily skyrocket”

posted at 10:30 am on June 12, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Have you had a lot of fun watching the price of gasoline shoot out of sight this year at the pump?  That will be just the appetizer.  Thanks to new regulations from the Obama administration, power companies will shut down a significant number of coal-fired plants by 2014, and without any other reliable sources of mass-produced electricity, consumers will see their bills go up as much as 60% (via Instapundit and Newsalert):

Consumers could see their electricity bills jump an estimated 40 to 60 percent in the next few years.

The reason: Pending environmental regulations will make coal-fired generating plants, which produce about half the nation’s electricity, more expensive to operate. Many are expected to be shuttered.

The increases are expected to begin to appear in 2014, and policymakers already are scrambling to find cheap and reliable alternative power sources. If they are unsuccessful, consumers can expect further increases as more expensive forms of generation take on a greater share of the electricity load.

You won’t just pay more to the utility company, either.  The Chicago Tribune runs the math on public-sector cost increases in just their city:

What analysts know is that a portion of ComEd bills that pays electricity generators to reserve a portion of their power three years into the future will increase more than fourfold. That would translate into increases of $107 to $178 a year for an average residential customer in ComEd’s territory, starting in 2014, according to calculations by Chris Thomas, policy director for consumer advocacy group Citizens Utility Board.

In 2014 those so-called capacity costs are expected to add approximately $2.7 million over the previous year to electricity bills in Chicago Public Schools, $3.3 million for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and $5.4 million to the city of Chicago, according to an analysis by Tenaska, aNebraska-based power development company that wants to develop a coal-fed power plant in central Illinois that would meet stringent regulations because it would capture and sequester emissions.

It’s the EPA gift that keeps on … taking.

On the other hand, we can consider this a rarity — an Obama promise kept:

Obama told the Chronicle:

The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really important,” and force their representatives to do the right thing? That requires mobilizing a citizenry. That requires them understanding what is at stake. Uh, and climate change is a great example.

You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.

They — you — you can already see what the arguments will be during the general election. People will say, “Ah, Obama and Al Gore, these folks, they’re going to destroy the economy, this is going to cost us eight trillion dollars,” or whatever their number is. Um, if you can’t persuade the American people that yes, there is going to be some increase in electricity rates on the front end, but that over the long term, because of combinations of more efficient energy usage, changing lightbulbs and more efficient appliance, but also technology improving how we can produce clean energy, the economy would benefit.

If we can’t make that argument persuasively enough, you — you, uh, can be Lyndon Johnson, you can be the master of Washington. You’re not going to get that done.

Even without cap-and-trade — or perhaps more accurately, even with a backdoor carbon tax through regulatory adventurism — Obama kept his promise to have electricity rates skyrocketing, and putting the burden on consumers, business, and taxpayers.  Who said that every Obama promise comes with an expiration date?

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513 days until election day 2012. Will we make it?

publiuspen on June 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM

2014?

He’s assuming he’ll be re-elected, and the public will be unable to do anything about decrees from his EPA.

Until then, if rates go up any, he can demagogue the GOP “fearmongering.”

Wethal on June 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM

I wish the oppisition party would have more balls in fighting his socialist agenda. Instead they go golfing with him.

Oil Can on June 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM

A total disaster, when coupled with food and fuel prices.

Well, Americans put him in office, and what’s worse, they nominated McCain as the alternative.

Take your medicine, America.

rightwingyahooo on June 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Thanks to new regulations from the Obama administration, power companies will shut down a significant number of coal-fired plants by 2014,

Regulating us back to cave-dwellers, one law at a time.

rukiddingme on June 12, 2011 at 10:35 AM

513 days until election day 2012. Will we make it?

publiuspen on June 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM

I am already broken. I am trying to unplug as much as I can (no pun intended) so that I can weather the coming storm on my own.

Gatsu on June 12, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Yep, Barry and Company are really going to help out the economy aren’t they? In addition to the price increase and home, we can also look forward to price increases at the store.

GarandFan on June 12, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Mitt Romney, YES I believe in AGW. Snark.

Dr Evil on June 12, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Oil Can on June 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM

THIS

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 10:37 AM

you know when he is not on teleprompter…how many uhs can you count?

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM

CAN THE HOUSE DEFUND EPA?

EL on June 12, 2011 at 10:39 AM

The same thing is happening in Australia. Instead here we’ll see a doubling (2x) of electricity prices.

Crux Australis on June 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Does ANYONE…..ANYONE….doubt he is the DOTUS!

PappyD61 on June 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Yes, this is the plan. Make gas and coal consumption so much more expensive. Sarah, call him on it.

Paul-Cincy on June 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM

If only we had inflated our tires when we had the chance, Mother Gaia would not be displeased. Anyone else think Barry is the bastard child of Mother Gaia and Karl Marx? I’m pretty sure I got the bastard part right, anyway.

trubble on June 12, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Ok Ok I will effin vote for Romney if I have to.

CW on June 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

If only Obama were a Republican. At least THEN, all of this would be in the news. As it stands… not a word.

Troika37 on June 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

2012 is becoming increasingly important if this country is to survive! Progressive Liberals must be tossed out, hopefully forever!

GFW on June 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

CAN THE HOUSE DEFUND EPA?

EL on June 12, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Better: can the House impeach this anti-American slimeball?

And can Ed Morrissey and the rest of the commentariat start drawing conclusions and suggesting/supporting action instead of tut-tutting primly and weakly when Osama Obama acts against the nation’s interests?

MrScribbler on June 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

dear lefty sheeple,

this is exactly what he said he’d do.

How’s that “hope and change” workin for ya NOW?!?!?!?!?!?!

RealMc on June 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

As a bonus, red states like big coal producer Wyoming will be kicked in the head.

I’d recommend installing a corn burner in your house but that fuel is becoming costly too, the price I’ve been paying for a pallet of the stuff is becoming outrageous.

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 10:45 AM

this is exactly what he said he’d do.

This. But none of my leftie acquaintances believes me when I point this out.

Troika37 on June 12, 2011 at 10:46 AM

When those lamp posts are too expensive to use for light, we’ll have to think of some other use for them.

justltl on June 12, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Electric Cars are the future! They’ll be cheaper than gas!

-LibIdiocy

portlandon on June 12, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Obama is feeding economic disaster. We will grow again when he is out of the way.

seven on June 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Oh, and don’t forget to run out and get yourself a shiny new electric car; you wouldn’t want to miss out on adding THAT electrical bill to your monthly expenses now would you?

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

He cannot be reelected…
Can he???

OmahaConservative on June 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

for the love of pete, the atlanta mayor is in drool mode for dear leader on MTP….

cripe

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM

America deserves this.

artist on June 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM

There’s an easy solution: enact a government program to help people pay the bills.

Perpetual government machine.

Liberalism never fails; it’s just always underfunded.

SteveMG on June 12, 2011 at 10:49 AM

If only Obama were a Republican. At least THEN, all of this would be in the news. As it stands… not a word.

Troika37 on June 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

So true. Remember how they acted when Gas prices were high under GW? Under Obama gas prices are up nearly 2 dollars. This guy is draining Americans of their money. He is “taxing” almost every single person.

CW on June 12, 2011 at 10:49 AM

When those lamp posts are too expensive to use for light, we’ll have to think of some other use for them.

justltl on June 12, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Naughty.

Paul-Cincy on June 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM

America deserves this.

artist on June 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM

We definitely screwed ourselves.

CW on June 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM

How about the companies that run these plants tell the EPA and S#ithead to go bugger each other as they, the utility companies, have a nation to serve.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Wethal on June 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Has the Republican House cut off funds for the EPA? Nah I didn’t think so. That makes them just as complicit as the Zero. Big government fools from both sides of the aisles are going to bankrupt us.

chemman on June 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Environmentalism will kill us.

Oregon produces a great amount of Hydro-electric power from our dams. We also have Windmills. Infact, we have had to shut the windmills down because we are generating so much hydro-electric power that it will blow the grid!

But the libs want to remove the dams because it hurts some of the fish. At the same time they have Sea Lions up near the dams killing all the fish, but refuse the kill the sea lions. Its a circle of idiocy here.

portlandon on June 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM

So true. Remember how they acted when Gas prices were high under GW? Under Obama gas prices are up nearly 2 dollars. This guy is draining Americans of their money. He is “taxing” almost every single person.

CW on June 12, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Regular unladed was $1.84 when S#ithead took office. It sits at $3.80 nationally and the media is busy with emails.

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Remember how they [the media] acted when Gas prices were high under GW?

Oh, I remember. All of us remember. The answer I get most often is “well, that’s because Bush was in bed with the oil companies. The media were pointing out that Bush was making money from his policies.”

You can’t tell these people ANYTHING.

Troika37 on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM

He cannot be reelected…
Can he???

OmahaConservative on June 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Nope. The witch hunt just handed Palin the keys to 1600.
And the padlock for the EPA.

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Living on a fixed income, we can barely keep our heads above water now….Please let this nightmare be over soon….

theaddora on June 12, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Coal is our life-blood. It’s like oxygen to the economy. We have a 200 year supply of OUR OWN COAL. We never have to import it, or pay foreign dictators who hate us for it. This is so sick to be overregulating its use. You might as well put your hands around our necks and squeeze. Then when our eyes start to bulge out we’re supposed to scream “I LOVE GREEN ENERGY! FOSSIL FUELS ARE EVIL!”.

Paul-Cincy on June 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Bishop on June 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

We are all going to end up Amish by default. I hope you have a wagon and a couple of mules to get to town every week for groceries. It will be to expensive to charge the electric vehicle and gas won’t be available if these greenies have their way.

chemman on June 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Oregon produces a great amount of Hydro-electric power from our dams. We also have Windmills. Infact, we have had to shut the windmills down because we are generating so much hydro-electric power that it will blow the grid!

But the libs want to remove the dams because it hurts some of the fish. At the same time they have Sea Lions up near the dams killing all the fish, but refuse the kill the sea lions. Its a circle of idiocy here.

portlandon on June 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Not to mention that the wind generating companies want to be compensated for not being able to sell their electricty as the hydro generating companies have the demand covered. BPA is going to pay them too

darwin-t on June 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Has the Republican House cut off funds for the EPA?

They can’t unilaterally cut off the funding. They, the House, have to zero out funding in a bill, then send it to the Senate to pass and then the President to sign.

And there’s no way the Senate and President would allow it to happen.

Why try to do something that is impossible to achieve.

SteveMG on June 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM

He cannot be reelected…
Can he???

OmahaConservative on June 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I think Obama still wins in 2012. Since Dems lost the House, he can run on “I’m cool” and “The GOP are obstructing my greatness.”

Enough people bought it the first time around…

Troika37 on June 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Time to get off the grid I guess.

JeffinOrlando on June 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Has the Republican House cut off funds for the EPA? Nah I didn’t think so. That makes them just as complicit as the Zero. Big government fools from both sides of the aisles are going to bankrupt us.

chemman on June 12, 2011 at 10:51 AM

They’re afraid of Dem ads showing little kids getting cancer from polluted water and coughing from pollution-induced asthma.

Wethal on June 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM

PS I was thinking.

Our Presidnent sees America as a problem in the world. He doesn’t believe in the traditions and vaules that made this country great, Obama:

We need to let in more illegal immigrants
We need to spend more money on power, since we are destroying the world
We can’t drill since that hurts the environment
We need to give more foreign aid
We need take a smaller role in controling our international affairs
The rich needs to give more to the poor via taxes
Israel is problem
Our behavior causes Islamic terrorist attacks
The Fed needs to take over the home lending industry
We don’t know what car to drive
God and Guns are a problem
Americans can’t learn foreign tongues
Americans can’t save enough money for retirement
Americans can’t have medical freedom

I’m sure the list is longer than this.

I just don’t disagree with our President, I hate his ideals, values, attitude. Worst President ever. I’m voting yes on GOP’er, however I hope we get a good one.

Oil Can on June 12, 2011 at 10:58 AM

And the padlock for the EPA.

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM

My heart says yes but my mind says that once started no government department has ever been shuttered. The pubs promised to shut down Dept of Ed and it just sent an armed swat team into a house in California. They pubs said they would take care of EPA and our still funding it.

chemman on June 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM

chemman on June 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM

The low-flow toilet will flow so low that you might as well put in an outhouse out back.

Wethal on June 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM

I just don’t disagree with our President, I hate his ideals, values, attitude.

Yes. Completely. He is (and represents) EVERYTHING we used to be taught was wrong or bad. Now, there is a moral equivalence in every situation. Just look at his Cairo speech. ‘Yes, the Muslims need to stop sawing off people’s heads on camera, but we Americans aren’t all that innocent. Remember the Crusades?’ (from memory, not a quote.)

Does Obama realize that America wasn’t even AROUND during the Crusades?

Troika37 on June 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM

513 days until election day 2012. Will we make it?

publiuspen on June 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Hope Dwindles. The Senate Democrats have gone 780 days without a BUDGET (during an economic CRISIS), Obama has ignored his own debt commission, & Sherrif Joe Biden is no where to be found..

TN Mom on June 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM

What has the GOP done to actually stop this guy? They can’t get it together to repeal the light bulb law, even in the face of this excerpt from Obama!

PattyJ on June 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM

I know AEP is closing some plants in Ohio and I read somewhere that we might get to see brownouts or rolling blackouts in the future. I wonder if it would be cheaper just to buy a house generator and run it at peak hours.

Patricksp on June 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM

How can this NOT be construed as a deliberate attempt to destroy the American economy with malice aforethought?

Especially in light of his other, non-energy, pronouncements.

This isn’t policy, this is a crime.

And we should begin insisting that it be treated as such.

turfmann on June 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM

MrScribbler on June 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM

+1000

We have long past the time of being objective. These are the times we must take a stand one way or the other and finally start to turn this ship around.

katy on June 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM

We all need to chip in and pay ther extra for our power. The environment is hurting and coal makes it worse. Plus, the government gives “me” a credit to pay for my power./Obama Voter

THIS, will still make sense to them.

hawkdriver on June 12, 2011 at 11:05 AM

SteveMG on June 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM

While that is true now how about from 2001 – 2006. They had the house, senate and White House and did nothing. The EPA, Dept of Energy, Interior Department, Department of Ed amongst others have been regulatory thorns in the side of our economy for years and the pubs did nothing. Truthfully speaking the pubs are generally all talk and no action.

chemman on June 12, 2011 at 11:06 AM

I do not have enough words to say how I detest bho and his whole blooming team! In fact, I h@te them all!
L

letget on June 12, 2011 at 11:06 AM

It’s already starting. If any of you think windmills, solar plants and unicorn farts will make up over 30K megawatts of coal generated electricity then you’re suffering severe delusions. During peak demand periods we were already running on the ragged assed edge 10 years ago. We are facing very serious shortages of electricity right now. It would not surprise me to see California and a few other areas go dark.

Oldnuke on June 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM

My heart says yes but my mind says that once started no government department has ever been shuttered. The pubs promised to shut down Dept of Ed and it just sent an armed swat team into a house in California. They pubs said they would take care of EPA and our still funding it.

chemman on June 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM

You’d be surprised. This country will come back from this stronger than ever. Too many are watching them get fat and happy on our backs. We have to get off our behinds and let them know that is OUR way or the highway. Time to make these bloodsuckers skinny and miserable.

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Wethal on June 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM

You got that right. It might be a good time to go cave hunting and get your own private cave reserved for the future.

chemman on June 12, 2011 at 11:08 AM

This will get the right people fired up. It also shows that he thinks he can’t be beat.

hawkdriver on June 12, 2011 at 11:08 AM

After putting his quote through the Obama BS translator, this is what I get:

The problem is, uh, can you get the American peoplegovernment to say, “This is really important,” and force their representatives the public to do the right thing my bidding? That requires mobilizing a citizenry the bureacracy.

PackerBronco on June 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Libthink:

“Obama is good. Therefore if anything bad happens, especially to the poor, it must only be the fault of the evil, racist, imperialist, hateful, greedy corporations and fatcats.

As a Lib, I will only view the world as good vs. evil. I am good, like Obama. Therefore, the corporations (oil, coal, GOP, conservatives, etc.) are evil. Fundamental economics are irrelevant. The only thing that matters is how I feel about myself and self-congratulation.”

visions on June 12, 2011 at 11:10 AM

I can sense Atlas is about to shrug a big one.

dirtseller on June 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM

513 days until election day 2012. Will we make it?

publiuspen on June 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM

He said he would do this and the idiots elected him anyway. The ones who elected him into office (the poor) will be the first to reap what he sows.

mizflame98 on June 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM

And then when electricity increases by 60% and we point out it is due to Obama’s EPA regulation, our lefty friends will claim it’s because of the evil greedy electricity companies who need to be regulated.

It’s a self perpetuating form of stupid.

jhffmn on June 12, 2011 at 11:12 AM

He cannot be reelected…
Can he???

OmahaConservative on June 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Yes, he can.

BallisticBob on June 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

And then when electricity increases by 60% and we point out it is due to Obama’s EPA regulation, our lefty friends will claim it’s because of the evil greedy electricity companies who need to be regulated.

It’s a self perpetuating form of stupid.

jhffmn on June 12, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Exactly.

visions on June 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM

The disappointing thing is that the right has no Daily Show – a commentator who sits on a fake news set and mocks the idiocy we live in. It would be so easy to do the same schtick as Jon Stewart, but no, nobody steps up to the plate. The material is right there. The format that works has been established. Just get a wiseguy to make funny faces, smart-alec remarks, and run video and audio clips of the left being idiots – especially the president – to make the audience laugh.

Young people love to watch comedy and are open to being politically influenced. Give them that influence the way you feed your dog pills. Wrap it in a treat. They wouldn’t even be smart enough to realize the ulterior motive of the comedian. They would absorb the message – while absorbing the laughs – without realizing it.

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM

katy the mean old lady on June 12, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Skinny and miserable is good. Until these regulatory azzhats are held personally accountable for the decisions that harm others then little will change. I tend to agree with the alternate use of the lamp posts when the lights go out.

Maybe I’m cynical because I see the takers every day in the non-profit my church asked me to run. The same takers that get to vote in every election and vote for things that cost me money but don’t affect them. I have to go to meetings with other social welfare programs in the county and the bleeding hearts don’t want to challenge the mentality that has brought us to this point.

chemman on June 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM

it is not only the elec price that will skyrocket, these EPA regs will shutdown whole coal towns in what is some of the poorest areas of the country. so those people go on public assistance. (& the coal companies will suffer, too)

kelley in virginia on June 12, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Tack on the massive inflation the Fed is creating and you have yourself a man caused disaster.

wheelgun on June 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM

When your ship is named the Titanic, it doesn’t matter if you turn it around.

The 2010 elections gave everyone on board an 8 oz cup to bail water.

Is it better than no cup?

Yes.

But you’re still on the Titanic, with an 8 oz bailing cup.

artist on June 12, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Obowma: “I can see bankruptcy from my White House and I love it”.

dthorny on June 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM

which network would actually allow that?

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

People will say, “Ah, Obama and Al Gore, these folks, they’re going to destroy the economy,

The promise was made and now Obama is making a lot of PROGRESS in keeping it, Ain’t it grand!

Chip on June 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Who said that every Obama promise comes with an expiration date?

The American people, thats who.

Feb 2013. All promises expire.

BobMbx on June 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM

which network would actually allow that?

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Glenn Beck’s???

Oil Can on June 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM

513 days until election day 2012. Will we make it?

publiuspen on June 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM

That’s a really good question. I’m not so sure anymore.

Key West Reader on June 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

FOX. Fox already had a conservative comedy show, but it was so badly written and performed, it bombed.

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:23 AM

FOX. Fox already had a conservative comedy show, but it was so badly written and performed, it bombed.

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:23 AM

All you had to say was that it wasn’t funny.

CW on June 12, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Oil Can on June 12, 2011 at 11:22 AM

maybe

:)

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:25 AM

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:23 AM

ok, I completely forgot about that….

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:26 AM

The EPA is also after natural gas plants with extensive fines and fees. In California, we had an AQMD clown say our companies natural gas power plant will be penalized $10 million a year for air emissions of carbon dioxide aka plant food, an arbitrary fine simply based on junk science. When asked to explain the fine, the regulatory agent claimed “you can afford it, you are an oil company”. You have a difficult time beating that mentality.

dthorny on June 12, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Where’s the GOP in pushing back on this? This seems like a perfect thing to point out for the 2012 elections – yet I don’t see the GOP leadership pushing back.

Why hasn’t a bill been passed in the house to defund the EPA?

Oh – that’s right – we have “secret weapon” – the “Ryan Plan” – that’s going to be our ticket to victory after we’ve convinced hard working Americans they should delay their retirements so that we can continue to fund stupid ass stuff like the EPA.

THE GOP – NEVERENDING STUPIDITY.

HondaV65 on June 12, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Obama is a complete success. His plan was to fundamentally change the free market system in America and he has done exactly that.

Get ready for the next phase of the Cloward/Piven strategy to destroy America.

csdeven on June 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Libthink:

“Obama is good. Therefore if anything bad happens, especially to the poor, it must only be the fault of the evil, racist, imperialist, hateful, greedy corporations and fatcats.

As a Lib, I will only view the world as good vs. evil. I am good, like Obama. Therefore, the corporations (oil, coal, GOP, conservatives, etc.) are evil. Fundamental economics are irrelevant. The only thing that matters is how I feel about myself and self-congratulation.”

visions on June 12, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Let me throw in my own edits:

Libthink:

“Obama is good and AWESOME!. Therefore if anything bad happens, especially to the poor, it must only be the fault of the evil, racist, imperialist, hateful, greedy corporations and fatcats AND Booosh, Ryan and the rest of the Republicans that want to push Grandma off a cliff.

My only quibble with your posting is that the word: Libthink could be considered a contradiction in terms.

Chip on June 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM

In LA, I’m already paying a fortune. And on top of increased rates, come increased taxes on the rates. They want to squeeze people dry to fund their own salaries and pensions.

Blake on June 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM

CW on June 12, 2011 at 11:24 AM

No, it’s important to explain why it wasn’t funny. Some people are under the impression that conservative comedy isn’t funny by nature. In fact, there is so much more material there than Stewart has to work with from the Left, the comedy should be much better. It just needs somebody to do it.

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Say hello to President Palin if this happens.

unseen on June 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM

You have no idea what I would give to host that show. Everyone who talks to me tells me I need a radio show or live feed to get my political message out. I deal heavily in snark, sarcasm and hyperbole, and people my age (I’m 30) LOVE that.

I would do ANYTHING to help get that show together. Seriously. Anything.

Troika37 on June 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Troika37 on June 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM

You can start with a youtube channel. If you’re funny, they will come. Justin Beiber got started on youtube. And he’s hilarious.

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Get ready for the next phase of the Cloward/Piven strategy to destroy America.

csdeven on June 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM

It’ll be Cloward Piven in reverse when we just shrug and say, “enough”.

Notice I didn’t say “if”; I said “when”.

Key West Reader on June 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM

My contempt for Obama is necessarily skyrocketing. Studies show it has increased by 40% since 2009.

Mr. Wednesday Night on June 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Fox News actually has something–Red Eye–but it’s on at 3 a.m. and no other shows on the network plug it. I say dump Hannity and move Red Eye to the evening and see what happens.

BuckeyeSam on June 12, 2011 at 11:34 AM

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:31 AM

My new project for today. Webcam, youtube channel.

Thanks for the point in the right direction.

Troika37 on June 12, 2011 at 11:34 AM

cmsinaz on June 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

FOX. Fox already had a conservative comedy show, but it was so badly written and performed, it bombed.

keep the change on June 12, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Perhaps you should watch Beck’s launch of his project. I think it’s already being done and then some. Be careful what you ask for my little libtard. You’re going to get it and it’s going to hurt.
If you think Beck failed…I hope he continues to have such horrible luck… LOL!!

http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/06/08/watch-gbtv-launch-event-now-on-demand-for-free/

katy on June 12, 2011 at 11:34 AM

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