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View Diary: Just for the record: McCain's energy lies (134 comments)

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  •  Much (MUCH) greater difference (0+ / 0-)

    than you suggest.

    1.  McCain subsidizes nukes, fossil fuels, no support for renewables. Obama moves support from fossil fuels to renewables.
    1.  Obama has a heavy emphasis on energy efficiency, not likely under McCain.
    1.  Obama speaks, strongly, of green jobs. McCain ...?
    1.  McCain lies about his record on energy votes and lies about his utter lack of support for renewables and clean energy.
    1.  McCain has, in the past, supported a cap far below what science says is a required minimum. He has backed away from it, saying that the cap is not mandatory. Obama supports 80% by 2050, with 100% of cap and trade permits to be auctioned.

    Etc ...

    There are major differences. The blurring of differences is a McCain campaign objective.

    •  Neither candidate understands energy issues worth (0+ / 0-)

      a hill of beans.

      McCain floated the idea of federal gas tax relieve (motion seconded by Hillary). Bad idea.

      Obama panders to the farmers over ethanol subsidies and talked about opening the Strategic Oil Reserve spigot to reduce prices. Bad ideas.

      They both shift their positions according to the political winds. McCain is now hedging about opening Yucca Mountain, given that Nevada is still in play. If blurring the differences is a McCain objective Obama shouldn't be obliging by changing his tune about offshore drilling.  

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