Media finally tells public about the real roadblock to good energy policy
Holy hot dog hosannas, I don’t believe it!
Finally someone in the mainstream media has seen fit to share with the public one of the basic facts necessary to understand the energy politics of the last two years:
Senator McCain did not show up for the crucial vote [to extend the renewable tax credits] on July 30, and the renewable energy bill was defeated for the eighth time. In fact, John McCain has a perfect record on this renewable energy legislation. He has missed all eight votes over the last year — which effectively counts as a no vote each time. Once, he was even in the Senate and wouldn’t leave his office to vote.
The fact that Congress has failed eight times to renew them is largely because of a hard core of Republican senators who either don’t want to give Democrats such a victory in an election year or simply don’t believe in renewable energy.
Get that? John McCain claims to support renewables, but he’s lying. Congressional Republicans claim to support renewables, but they’re lying. They have squandered numerous opportunities to support renewables just in the last year. They have repeatedly blocked the most popular, most necessary, most urgent energy policy available.
Which news team has broken through the media’s bizarre wall of silence on this issue? McClatchy? AP? Wall Street Journal?
Oh. I see. It’s in an op-ed column.
Well, I guess you take what you can get. Thanks, Mustache.