Despite the fact that Carter had a full term in the White House with a Senate and House of Representatives full of Democratic majorities, Shaw writes this nonsense:
Still I am wondering if those voters in Louisiana and Mississippi who helped polluter-allied Reagan win in 1980 would have found themselves fated differently under a second Carter term. If Carter came in, we could have had an alternative fuels program and tighter auto emission standards in effect by now. Sparked by his prodding, we might have had decades of global warming controls in place.Why stop there? Maybe under a second term of Carter, we'd have flying cars using pollution-free electromagnetic drives... (or perhaps using the power of the flux compaceter). There would of course be world peace, free health care for all, and world hunger would be a thing of the past... I suppose natural disasters would also cease, since Mother Nature would respect how "green" aware we had all become.
Did Mr. Shaw remember how successful Carter was in his first term regarding the areas of petroleum and energy? Or did he remember how utterly overwhelming Carter's defeat was throughout the entire Nation, not just in southern states? My intent is not to attack President Carter, but to show how idiotic this guy is for holding on to his 25 year-old pollyannic leftist fantasies... Also he writes:
But don't worry. Thanks to Reagan and both Bushes, that offshore oil platform where your brother works is still paying.I suppose President Clinton who served for 8 years during that time had nothing to do with the US petroleum policy, and shares in no liability for the fact that we have oil refineries? Oh wait... isn't supposed to be good to support domestic oil as opposed to foreign oil or a bad thing??? I can never keep it straight as to all the reasons why Republicans are evil.
Also, I just find it to be utterly shameless that he blames the citizens impacted by Hurricane Katrina because of how they voted in 1980!?!?!
Politicization of a Natural Disaster??? Nah....
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