General Electric and Barack Obama: The Magical Relationship Continues
Posted by KingShamus on July 16, 2012
It’s sweet when two souls find each other.
Let Steve of the tremendous Motor City Times elucidate.
Yesterday GE officially opened a sprawling, $100 million battery factory in Schenectady, New York, with a dramatic battery-powered show of lights, music, and pyrotechnics. The factory, which will eventually employ 450 people, makes a new kind of battery—based on sodium and nickel. GE says the technology, which is more durable and charges more quickly than lead-acid batteries, will make off-grid power generation more efficient and help utilities integrate power from a wide range of sources, including intermittent ones such as wind and solar power.
Steve is a little torqued that GE took $25 million dollars from the federal government. I know it’s infuriating, especially with Obama’s atrocious record of dumping massive piles of taxpayer cheese into epic green energy fails. At the same time, I’m just not shocked by this shit any more. To paraphrase the noted political scientist Snoop Dogg, government teet-suckers are gonna suck on the government teet.
No, what’s really great is what comes next. Remember how that battery plant was going to use nickel? Take it away, Steve.
Worse yet, the people picking the winners and losers aren’t bothered that the United States doesn’t have a single active nickel mine according to the USGS to manufacture these new and improved ‘advanced’ batteries.
Read the rest as it gets even more aggravating.
Let me be clear: President Obama didn’t start the policy of dumping public money into private companies. But he has been a pioneer of pissing your money away on junk bonds. That inevitably shit the mattress. In an odd way, it’s kinda nice to find out that our commander-in-chief is good at something.
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look,if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.
Again, forget about the outrage. Push aside the fact that we have yet another Donkey-Puncher who doesn’t understand where he stands in the relationship between himself and the voters. Conservatives should welcome this sort of rare candor from our Dissembler-In-Chief.
Think back to 2008. Hope-N-Change was in full effect. David Axelrod was busy selling St. Barry as a reasonable centrist. Every statement was either a gauzy bit of rhetorical vapor or a tempered chunk of low-information voter conventional wisdom.
Now Obama can’t really run away from his record. His time in office has been so liberal he can’t fool anyone but the most hopelessly disconnected citizens. But what’s interesting about the President channeling Lizzie-Dub’s snarling leftism is that Obama isn’t even going to put a moderate fig leaf over his socialism. After three and a half years, his rhetoric finally matches his actions.
This is great news. Unlike 2008, we’re going to have an actual clash of ideologies where both sides are fairly honest about their partisan views. If America picks Obama in November, they’ll at least go into the next four years knowing they picked a college campus Marxoid radical to be their leader.
UPDATE: Linked by Starless over at the great Conservatory! Thanks, my friend. You are too kind.