Apparently, Obama is more “Christian” than we give him credit for. Our Leader thinks that he will soon turn Algae into energy gratis his friends no doubt who will soon get a double load of our money. So the next villain de jour are the nasty energy companies that soon must be controlled. Profits bah humbug, not in Obama’s universe.
Charles Krauthammer responds to President Obama’s suggestion that the U.S. turn to algae for energy production.
Video here at Real Clear Politics
“I was impressed by the president’s analysis of this situation where we have no control over the global price of oil,” Charles Krauthammer said. “We’re dependent on oil from unfriendlies. And he says, as we heard, drilling for oil to relieve our dependency is not a solution, it’s not a plan. He said we have to go to clean energy. He talks about something really revolutionary today. Algae. A $14 million grant for the development of algae. It’s not oil. His solution is algae. And because we know that the Secretary of Energy is physicist that won the Nobel Prize, the president knowing this stuff said that one of the reasons we should do this is because we can grow algae here in the United States.”
“Now, it happens that algae will grow on anywhere on earth. I looked it up while I was away for those three days. You thought I was sunning myself. I did research. It grows in oceans, in lakes and ponds, in your swimming pool when the pool man is on vacation. In snow, in ice, on soil, on turtles, on sloths, the bark of trees and rocks. Why are we drilling for oil? We are the Saudi Arabia of rocks. We have a mountain range called the Rockies and we are allowing ourselves to be dominated by these oil producers. I think he’s on to something here that is truly revolutionary. Why would you build a pipeline, the Keystone pipeline with real oil from Canada to put in real refineries and put in real existing cars when you can do algae? I think he is on to something. And I think this shows the vision, the hope and change he promised in 2008.”
“Tongue out of cheek,” host Bret Baier joked.
“I’m sorry that I brought the level of discussion so low,” Krauthammer joked back.
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