Campaigns, Grassroots, AstroTurf and Blah, Blah, Blah

By August 24, 2009Energy, Global Warming

Advocates of federal regulation, taxation and vilification of carbon dioxide have been raising their outrage to even higher levels than usual, horrified that energy companies and employees, business associations, free-market advocates and citizens have been involved in organizing protests against Waxman-Markey.

It’s fake outrage, though. By pointing fingers at the process of organizing, they’re trying to divert attention from the substance of the citizen activism — that Waxman-Markey will destroy jobs, retard economic growth, and make the United States even more dependent on foreign energy.

After all, if they were sincerely offended by these organizational efforts, they wouldn’t be doing things like hiring “progressive activists” in Arlington, Va., Fargo, N.D., and Bozeman, Mont., at $90 a day to: “Join the historical effort to reform our country’s energy policy. Work to lobby Congress to pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act. Delay is not an option!”

We’re outraged, OUTRAGED! These paid activists are spreading LIES!

Because, after all, delay is actually an option. And so is defeat.

(Hat tip: SayAnythingBlog.)

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