The radicalized socialists now count presidential candidate Joe Biden among their ranks, and the November elections will determine whether they can destroy our country’s energy dominance, we’ve achieved under President Trump.
Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee, has made an unmistakable hard-left policy turn with the formation of the Climate Task Force, led by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). The organization now reviews and issues Biden’s policy positions for him. The mentally deteriorating ex-Obama flunky parrots what handlers tell him and has begun quoting Chinese communist and mass murderer Mao Zedong.
Although it may be easy to empathize with someone many believe suffers early-onset dementia, the stakes are high and radical elements appear to have control over the former vice president. Biden’s Climate Task Force plans to adopt AOC’s Green New Deal that failed to garner a single vote from either side of the aisle. And the primary goal of the initiative is to stifle U.S. oil production.
“Here’s the topline: we’ve moved the needle a lot, especially on environmental justice and upping Biden’s ambition,” AOC reportedly tweeted, saying she shaved “15 years off Biden’s previous target for 100% clean energy. Of course, like in any collaborative effort, there are areas of negotiation and compromise. But I do believe that the Climate Task Force effort meaningfully & substantively improved Biden’s positions.”
Since President Trump unshackled the excessive regulations hamstringing American oil producers, the country improved to energy independence for the first time in more than a half-century. These days, the U.S. dominates the world as a net exporter and the largest producer of energy, bar none. These are precisely the gains in self-reliance Biden, and his socialist cohorts plan to subvert.
Climate cultists conveniently avoid facts such as the U.S. lowered its carbon emissions by 8 percent last year with a thriving economy. Rather than stay the course of fossil fuel emissions that lead the world in reductions, socialists such as AOC, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and now Biden prefer to put 5-10 million energy workers on the streets.
They’re replacements, according to the Climate Task Force, would be cutting down forests to install 500 million solar panels that are made in China. It’s hard to fathom that an elected official would celebrate American job losses. But that is exactly what AOC did after costing her district 25,000 to 40,000 good-paying jobs and $30 billion in state revenue by driving an Amazon headquarters away.
China is also excited about a Biden presidency and his Green New Deal. China produces 60% of the world’s solar panels. Biden’s plan would mean big business for them and billions of dollars in revenue as they rape the American people.
In many respects, Biden and the socialists already laid much of the foundation for their energy coup during the previous administration. Obama, with Biden’s blessing, installed liberal activist judges who are determined to undermine energy self-reliance.
One such “judge,” James Boasberg, tried to shut down the $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile Dakota Access pipeline that would deliver oil from Canada and the Dakotas to refineries in southern states. Pipelines are considered the most environmentally sustainable way to ship fossil fuels because they do not create carbon emission from trucks. Fortunately for the oil workers and citizens that rely on home heating fuel and low gas prices, the Obama-judge was promptly overruled by a higher court.
Liberal judge-shopping has become a common practice. It’s also one a socialist sympathizer such as Biden could make the rule, rather than the exception. With Biden in power, socialists and climate cultists would finally have the power to make America energy-dependent and weak.