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Ex-OFA: Don’t Discuss Cost Of Obama’s War On Oil

From the Washington Examiner:

Obama group disavows former official’s climate change talking points

By SUSAN FERRECHIO | June 25, 2013

An environmental official suggesting he worked for Organizing for Action, the Obama administration’s advocacy group, sent a memo to supporters and pro-Obama pundits, warning them to avoid using “economic arguments” to defend the president’s new climate change [executive orders], which could put a damper on coal plants and the Keystone Pipeline project.

Mabye because the economic arguments are stacked against them. Given that destroying the coal industry, which supplies 42% of our electricity, might not be good economic policy.

Ken Berlin, general counsel to the Coalition for a Green Capital and a former chairman of the Obama campaign’s Energy and Environment Team, also warned people to not "over promise on the impacts taking action will have."

Which impacts are they in danger of over-promising? Killing off the US economy? Or stopping global warming? (Which has already been stopped for 17 years.)

But officials from Organizing for Action immediately distanced themselves from Berlin and his talking points, saying he was no longer officially affiliated with Obama though he issued the talking points through an email address connecting him to the group and referred to himself as an officer of its Energy and Environmental Team.

Berlin later acknowledged that he wasn’t still affiliated with the Obama organization. Asked about his use of an "OFAeteam" email address, Berlin said, "We have to change that." …

Berlin’s "message guidance" talked about a moral obligation to act on climate change to protect future generations and to be good stewards of the Earth.

Berlin lists weather conditions that could be blamed on climate change, including drought, flooding, wildfires, heat waves and the recent string of deadly tornadoes in the Midwest. The cost of "climate disruption," Berlin writes, is $100 billion.

Even though there were quite a lot of tornadoes back in the 1970s, when everyone was worried about global cooling and the coming ice age.

Opponents of Obama’s plan "are anti-science" and protecting profits and political careers, he said.

Among the "Don’ts" on the list: Talking about cost of Obama’s policies.

"Don’t debate the increase in electricity rates," Berlin writes. "Instead, pivot to health and clean air message."

Which is probably a good rule of thumb whenever discussing any Obama policy. Never discuss the costs. And always pivot to some other vague promise.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Ex-OFA: Don’t Discuss Cost Of Obama’s War On Oil”

  1. Noyzmakr

    We’re anti-science? Us? Their side is making it up as they go along and this EnviroNazi says we’re anti-science.

    What a joke…except the jokes on us.

    I wonder how the mileage is on a Prius with a huge solar panel or wind turbine on the roof? because there won’t be any electricity to charge their silly little cars without coal.

    These people are beating us politically? What must our side be if we’re being outsmarted by total nincompoops?

    I can only conclude this is all part of what must happen according to the plan of the Almighty.

  2. Cut the electricity to Congress and the White House. Let’s see how much they like being ‘green’ …

  3. wirenut

    Heh Barry, I’m building solar powered electric chairs for man-made overseas contingency. If it’s green I want my grant. Plus the fact that I can incinerate badguys with a smaller eco-footprint. Drones suck life from Gaia. Wise up.

    Forever your servent:

    wirenut.

    P.S. What till you see the “showers” I’m working on.

  4. wirenut

    Heh Barry, I’m building solar powered electric chairs for man-made overseas contingency. If it’s green I want my grant. Plus the fact that I can incinerate badguys with a smaller eco-footprint. Drones suck life from Gaia. Wise up.

    Forever your servent:

    wirenut.

    P.S. Wait till you see the “showers” I’m working on.

  5. wirenut

    Oop’s.

  6. wirenut

    Noyzzmakr, I added the extra “z” for effect. In the progressive pursuit of non-excellence. We need a un-corded
    extension cord. Or maybe a, “I’m ripping you off electric car alarm”. Pull in, plug-in, and if it’s not from sunflowers and unicorns, No charge. I busted a E-person stealing electricity from a local hardware store parking lot. Plugged into an outlet on a lightpole. If I don’t have to pay, It’s green!

    • Noyzmakr

      Yeah, my buddy caught a “greeny” from VA plugged in outside his shop early one morning. The guy said he had every intention of knocking on his door and paying him for the use of his electrical outlet but he was almost out of gas and had no choice. My friend made him an offer he couldn’t refuse….he made him purchase a smoked country ham. He said he didn’t know if he was Kosher. lol…..

      We all know these people are the paradigm of virtue.

  7. wirenut

    Perhaps, death by bacon? No….no. Beef jerky made from ground-up rainbows and car tires. Haw!




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