Here’s President Obama from Thursday at the Democrats’ luxury retreat in Williamsburg:
Finally, this plan will begin to end the tyranny of oil in our time. It doubles our capacity to generate alternative sources of energy like wind, solar, and biofuels in three years. It saves taxpayers billions of dollars by making federal buildings more energy efficient, and it saves the average working family hundreds on their energy bills. After decades of empty rhetoric, that is the down payment that we need on energy independence.
Yeah, right. Captain Conservation was really worried about the “tyranny of oil” when he hopped in his helicopter to get to his jet to fly a measly 150 miles to attend spend-a-palooza.