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  •  It's not just that Romney's facts are wrong (9+ / 0-)

    It's the way he said "green jobs", as if it were a dirty word. As if green jobs by definition were a waste of money and nobody in their right mind would vote for a candidate who supports them.

    Obama should have said, "You know what? You're right. Green jobs ARE a priority to me. I DID make big investments in them, because I believe that we need these types of jobs to power the future. Unlike you, I'm not deluded with fairy tales that we can build the economy of tomorrow on fuels that won't last. Unlike you, I can see a future where new technologies revolutionize the way we use energy. And these investments worked--they created jobs, and they also built the infrastructure we'll need for new sources of energy. While I was making the bold investments we need to move our country forward, you've invested in companies that outsource jobs to China."

    "No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters." --Elizabeth Warren

    by foreverblue on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 05:51:52 PM PDT

    •  Yes, you nailed it (0+ / 0-)

      That was probably the most disappointing event in the debate for me.  By his relative silence and demeanor he seemed to concede not only the ridiculously bogus numbers MittBott was spewing, but he seemed to concede the whole premise behind spending on green jobs.  He seemed to concede that the overwhelming concensus of the scientific community and the absolutely terrifying evidence that the globe is warming at a catastrophic rate was either not true or not worth explaining.

      I know you need to pick your battles with a guy flinging memorized lies faster than a monkey slings poo, but, maybe a simple "look it is now beyond debate our planet is warming at a rate that threatens our health, our prosperity, and our security--our military knows this, our security agencies know this, our scientists know this.  Doing something about this dangerous threat not only protects the future of this country it provides jobs and growth.  So you can bury your head in the sand and pretend you know better, but I'm doing what needs to be done to face this threat"

      "I shall never surrender or retreat." --Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis

      by badger1968 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 06:12:58 AM PDT

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