Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Matt Simmons: "McCain Doesn't Have a Clue"

More damning evidence that McCain simply doesn't understand the world we live in, particularly when it comes to Energy, is Matthew Simmons' endorsement of Barack Obama. Simmons is a lifelong republican, Texas oilman and energy adviser to Bush and Cheney in the early years of the administration. Scanning through various blogger headlines I found the above endorsement:
“He’s [McCain] just witless about this stuff. As a lifelong Republican, I’m supporting Obama.”
In the original article Simmons goes on to explain that McCain just doesn't get it with his off-shore drilling and nuclear plant energy policy proposals. It's shocking to see just how many people (republicans and independents) McCain has disuaded from supporting him with the terrible ideas he wants to pursue as our nations leader. I'd think republicans tend not to rub each other the wrong way -I thought maybe Simmons just doesn't like McCain- because for Simmons to go out and specifically criticise McCains energy policy while at the same time stating he supports Obama really says it all about the depth of McCains policy and (lack of) understanding on the issues.

9 comments:

Bru said...

Re: Palin, Simmons says:

"I don’t think there’s a scrap of evidence that she knows anything about energy."

Sadly, that's close to being true. She may know a little about oil and gas pipelines, but does she know anything about future global supply, how much oil the U.S. consumes, how much reserves it has, or renewable energy? She's clueless about climate change, despite being in the state most affected by it.

cgb said...

Bru, those quotes are from the article I sent you.

SBVOR said...

Bru,

Don't miss my comments in this thread.

SBVOR said...

P.S.) Also see my comment in this thread.

Eric said...

wow! sbvor certainly has quite the agenda! we are drawing people out of the woowork to this blog....

SBVOR said...

Eric,

No agenda, just objective, quantitative facts and peer reviewed science.

What to you have (beyond purely political Socialist propaganda)?

Bru said...

Eric,

I would recommend ignoring sbvor. He found Brudaimonia after I took issue with some of his/her acidic comment-spamming on a really good blog that I enjoy reading, Earthling Angst (highly recommended).

Anyway, I've tried to have a reasoned discussion through comments with sbvor, but, as you can see, he/she has failed to demonstrate a willingness to engage in a civil debate.

SBVOR said...

Bru,

In your mind, “civil debate” is equated with blindly accepting your counter scientific Socialist rhetoric.

I substantiate my points with objective, non-partisan, quantitative data and peer reviewed science.

You counter with nothing but Socialist ideology, dogma and rhetoric (as do all so-called “Progressives”).

Yeah, that’s real “civil”.

Show me the data! Show me the science! You CAN’T! All you have is dogma!

Eric said...

Your label quota is far too low. Please increase immediately or don't bother returning.

Yeah. Annoying innit? Good thing for admin privaleges!