The New York Times reports that Republicans are gleeful with the president’s new acknowledgment of the need for a change in energy policy and, by veiling the interests of the fossil fuel mega corporations under the cloak of a jobs issue, in certain states, are sure they have a powerful issue for the midterms.
The states the Republicans have, for the most part, they already have. It is becoming clear to those affected by floods, fires, droughts and unbearable heat that the interests of coal and oil are not the same as theirs. The young and the poor would like a future.
This miscalculation, fed by the shameless beltway gorging on lobbying money and job exchanges and un-examining self-satisfied East Coast media, just might well play out like the Republicans other misconception about what their money can buy. Who can forget Romney’s smug little 47 percent speech which encapsulates their careless contempt and inability to have a vision for a sustainable future for all.
Really nothing about this subject is gleeful.