Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Biden let his mask slip and declared war on oil and gas at the end of Thursday’s debate.

  1. #1

    Biden let his mask slip and declared war on oil and gas at the end of Thursday’s debate.

    https://spectator.org/slow-joes-oil-and-gas-code-red/


    There’s a great climactic scene at the end of the famous Tom Cruise movie A Few Good Men in which Cruise, the Navy Judge Advocate defense attorney for a pair of Marines accused of abusing a comrade while stationed in Cuba, asks the Marine colonel in charge, played by Jack Nicholson, whether he’s the one actually responsible.

    “Colonel Jessup! Did you order the Code Red?” Cruise asks.

    The judge at the trial intervenes and tells Nicholson he doesn’t have to answer the question.

    If every oil company doing business in swing states isn’t on the air by the weekend outing Biden for declaring war on them and the jobs they produce, hundreds of thousands of them, then something is very, very wrong.

    “I’ll answer the question,” Nicholson says. “You want answers?”

    “I think I’m entitled to them,” says Cruise.

    Nicholson repeats himself: “You want answers?”

    “I want the truth,” says Cruise.

    That enrages Nicholson. “You can’t handle the truth!” he says. He then launches into a tirade attacking Cruise for his comfort and weakness, and it becomes very clear that he wants very badly to say what he cannot say.

    “I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it,” he snarls. “I would rather that you just said ‘thank you’ and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post.”

    And then the flourish: “Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!”

    “Did you order the Code Red?” Cruise baits him again.

    “I did the job … ”

    “Did you order the Code Red?”

    And then the big finish: “You’re goddamned right I did!”

    Why bring this up? Because if you watched to the end of Thursday’s debate, you saw a remake of that scene. In a discussion that began with a dumb question by moderator Kristen Welker, who actually made Chris Wallace and Susan Page not look so bad with her never-ending interruptions of Donald Trump (she never interrupted Biden once, from our notes), about poor people who live next to oil refineries, Biden turned into Nicholson’s Col. Jessup.

    And Trump managed to turn into Cruise, minus the diminutive stature and Scientology.

    Biden seized upon the question to wax eloquent about growing up in Delaware next to an oil refinery in Claymont.

    “When my mom got in the car with the first frost, there would be an oil slick on the window,” he said. “That’s why so many people in my state were dying and getting cancer. The fact is the front-line communities, it doesn’t matter what you’re paying them. It matters how you’re keeping them safe.”

    Then Trump asked him if he wanted to get rid of the oil and gas industry.

    And Biden, channeling Nicholson in his fatal bout of enthusiasm, said yes.

    “Would he close down the oil industry?” Trump asked. “Would you close down the oil industry?”

    “I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” Biden responded.

    That built upon a mountain of Green New Deal rhetoric he had spent much of the debate climbing by extolling the virtues of solar and wind energy and spinning yarns about all the great new jobs renewable energy would provide. Biden has had a problem for the length of his campaign due to his inability to give the country a straight answer on hydraulic fracturing. Thursday night he said he wouldn’t allow it on federal land and also said he wouldn’t allow any oil drilling at all on federal land, which wipes out the entire offshore drilling industry, but he’s been all over the map on that question, and depending on his audience he’s said whatever he thought they wanted to hear.

    But prompted by Trump, he went full You Can’t Handle the Truth.

    “That’s a big statement,” Trump said, and then rhetorically asked the voters in oil and gas states like Texas, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Ohio if they were listening.

    Biden, at the end of a 90-minute session in which whatever pharmaceutical additives he’d been given had begun to wear off, then doubled down on his Code Red.

    “It is a big statement, because … the oil industry pollutes, significantly,” he stammered. And then he wasn’t done.

    “It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time,” he continued. “And I’d stop giving to the oil industry — I’d stop giving them federal subsidies. He [Trump] won’t give federal subsidies to solar and wind. Why are we giving it to the oil industry?”

    This ends Joe Biden’s awkward dance around the question whether he, as president, would declare war on the oil and gas industry. The mask is off.

    And as Trump says, voters in those oil and gas-producing states have to notice.

    This isn’t just about Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, you know. In the last 10 years perhaps no state in America has seen a bigger economic growth engine come out of the ground than New Mexico, as the Permian Basin play has turned the southeastern part of that state, along with the far western part of Texas, into a Saudi Arabia of domestic oil.

    New Mexico usually votes Democrat. How about now, guys? Are you willing to literally throw away your economic future so that Joe Biden’s Chinese pals can come and install solar panels out in the desert? Maybe he’ll give you a squeegee bottle and a rag and you can make his new $15 an hour minimum wage wiping the dust off them while said Chinese pals rake in the filthy lucre.

    If every oil company doing business in swing states isn’t on the air by the weekend outing Biden for declaring war on them and the jobs they produce, hundreds of thousands of them, then something is very, very wrong.

    Nicholson’s Col. Jessup didn’t fare so well after his ire got the best of him. One wonders whether Biden, whose other problems are probably more dispositive in this election, didn’t stage a Code Red on his own electoral hopes by telling America he’s for unicorn farts and pixie dust as a means of powering America’s economic future.



  2. Remove this section of ads by registering.
  3. #2
    Too bad many already voted before hearing it and that it was closer to the end rather than before people getting tired and tuning out.

  4. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by kahless View Post
    Too bad many already voted before hearing it and that it was closer to the end rather than before people getting tired and tuning out.
    The early voting is indeed problematic. Where this came in the debate...not so much. Biden just gave up one helluva sound bite. I expect it to be in a 30 second spot within a few days.
    9/11 Thermate experiments

    Winston Churchhill on why the U.S. should have stayed OUT of World War I

    "I am so %^&*^ sick of this cult of Ron Paul. The Paulites. What is with these %^&*^ people? Why are there so many of them?" YouTube rant by "TheAmazingAtheist"

    "We as a country have lost faith and confidence in freedom." -- Ron Paul

    "It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute." -- Ron Paul
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No need to make it a superhighway.
    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.

  5. #4
    He said something similar in the first debate. Something to the effect of " Listen, oil & coal are done".
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks
    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    You "guys" have the market cornered on transexual satan worshipping anarchists

    "Our Enemy, The State" by Albert Nock. https://famguardian.org/Publications...bertJKnock.pdf

  6. #5
    From follow the money stand point, he's probably as much if not more in pockets of Wall Street Deep Pockets as Trump and unlikely to shake any oil carts for "clean energy" unless untill upper WS manegemnt approves it and that is unlikely to happen in near future.

    Biden was more coherent than last debate but still seems to be forgetful. He said by 2025 in debate yesterday but his campaign pages say 2050. If he has not changed his stance and misspoke, he is getting old too fast.

    Biden Promises 100% Clean Energy, Net-Zero Emissions by 2050
    bloomberg
    Joe Biden, the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, proposed achieving 100% clean energy and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050


    If his reflexes were sharp, he could have brought up Fed Reserve induced Wall Street bankers/Blackrock directed $Billions or perhaps $Trillions future debt money that has gone into a "clean energy" electric car company under Trump watch (for which Jeffrey Epstein used to lobby foreign investements) during lockdown when no one was driving.

  7. #6
    Biden is doing damage control today after that slip in the debate i dont think it will help.

  8. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    He said something similar in the first debate. Something to the effect of " Listen, oil & coal are done".
    And on twitter the usual BLM,Resist bots are saying along the lines "Good" "This needs to happen"

    I hope they realize this will result the net loss of 50 Million job loss.

  9. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryCanadian View Post
    And on twitter the usual BLM,Resist bots are saying along the lines "Good" "This needs to happen"

    I hope they realize this will result the net loss of 50 Million job loss.
    The don't care. The real question is if the 50 million who might actually lose their jobs realize this, have not early voted yet, and are willing to vote their own economic interests.
    9/11 Thermate experiments

    Winston Churchhill on why the U.S. should have stayed OUT of World War I

    "I am so %^&*^ sick of this cult of Ron Paul. The Paulites. What is with these %^&*^ people? Why are there so many of them?" YouTube rant by "TheAmazingAtheist"

    "We as a country have lost faith and confidence in freedom." -- Ron Paul

    "It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute." -- Ron Paul
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. No need to make it a superhighway.
    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    The only way I see Trump as likely to affect any real change would be through martial law, and that has zero chances of success without strong buy-in by the JCS at the very minimum.



  10. Remove this section of ads by registering.
  11. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    The don't care. The real question is if the 50 million who might actually lose their jobs realize this, have not early voted yet, and are willing to vote their own economic interests.
    Biden problary lost Texas last night its like losing Alberta in Canadian politics.

  12. #10
    It was like the end of a Few Good Men.

  13. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by AngryCanadian View Post
    And on twitter the usual BLM,Resist bots are saying along the lines "Good" "This needs to happen"

    I hope they realize this will result the net loss of 50 Million job loss.
    and the ripple effect of a reduction in gas taxes which will be shifted to something else to compensate. This happened when people started driving Hybrids & electric cars, less gas tax revenue due to less fill ups. So, yea, taxes are going up elsewhere. They will tax something into extinction and supplant it with something else. Same thing to some degree happened with tobacco. There are three inelastic products that can be taxed without much change (or shift) in demand. 1) Gasoline 2) Tobacco 3 Alcohol.
    Last edited by Pauls' Revere; 10-23-2020 at 09:31 PM.
    When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? - Miguel de Cervantes, (Don Quixote)

    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the Federal Reserve Notes of patriotic central banks
    Quote Originally Posted by jon4liberty View Post
    You "guys" have the market cornered on transexual satan worshipping anarchists

    "Our Enemy, The State" by Albert Nock. https://famguardian.org/Publications...bertJKnock.pdf



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-25-2020, 12:34 PM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-03-2020, 08:54 PM
  3. Republican Adviser Lets Mask Slip: Trump Supporters are Peasants
    By AuH20 in forum 2016 Presidential Election: GOP & Dem
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-11-2015, 02:57 PM
  4. Sabrin declared winner of the debate
    By brandon in forum Ron Paul Candidates 2008
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-21-2008, 11:03 AM
  5. Thursday Jan 24 Debate...
    By tcindie in forum U.S. Political News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-23-2008, 08:12 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •