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November 10, 2011

Washington Post: Public Less Supportive Of Green Energy Subsidies Not Because Of Failures And Corruption But Because Conservatives Hate Gaia

Why do you people hate rainbows, unicorns and puppies?

Support for putting federal funds into alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and hydrogen has slipped to its lowest point in polls since 2006, driven by growing Republican opposition to such initiatives, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll.

The new findings, which follow the bankruptcy of solar panel maker Solyndra and the ongoing congressional probe of the Obama administration’s loan-guarantee program for renewable-energy ventures, show that attitudes toward renewable energy have diverged between the two parties.

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Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, argued that the shift in support makes sense given the media coverage many Republicans receive from outlets such as Fox News.

“It is not surprising that support for federal funding for clean energy drops among Republicans when their major source of information is a ‘news’ network that is pushing an anti-environment, anti-science, anti-government agenda 24/7,” Karpinski wrote in an e-mail.

However, Jack N. Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, said the findings suggested Americans are more open to the oil and gas industry’s message that fossil fuels are more reliable job creators.

“When the administration came to town, they set expectations very high,” Gerard said. “The public is now seeing a commotion around Solyndra and are asking, ‘This is the best we can do? Where are the jobs?’ ”

Where are the jobs? All over the world of course.

Some people here are benefiting naturally...Democrat connected law firms.

Once again the self described "reality based community" supports policies because they have faith they have to work, they just have to! Meanwhile those stupid conservatives look at evidence and we are mindless putty at the hands of Fox News.


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