Skip to comments.Gore bashes Romney on green jobs
Posted on 06/21/2012 8:16:53 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Gore bashes Romney on green jobs By Ben Geman - 06/21/12 10:14 AM ET
Al Gore is bashing Mitt Romney for obscuring the truth over how many green jobs are being created.
Gore writes that Romney and other conservatives want to bury the facts about the size of the green-energy economy.
It should no longer be a surprise the lengths to which Mitt Romney and other conservatives will go to obscure truth in pursuit of their narrow ideology, the former vice president wrote on his blog late Wednesday afternoon.
Gores post links to an item on the climate-change blog hosted by the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank with deep ties to the White House, which on June 13 touted the number of green jobs in states along the route of Romneys recent bus tour.
Case in point was the recent bus tour on which the Republican candidate campaigned against green jobs in states where hundreds of thousands have been created, Gore wrote in a two-sentence commentary that introduced the post on the Climate Progress blog.
Climate Progress, for its part, criticized Romneys skepticism about green jobs, citing an op-ed Romney published last year that alleged White House efforts to expand the green economy have been a failure.
Romney's piece had flagged the collapse of the solar firm Solyndra and more broadly said the very idea of green jobs is often illusory.
On Capitol Hill, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in particular has been sharply critical of Obama administration efforts to tally and boost employment in green economy sectors.
Counting and even defining green jobs is a tricky process. The Brookings Institution took a swing at it in 2011 with an in-depth report that included state-by-state tallies, which Climate Progress used to bludgeon Romney.
According to the Brookings tally, green economy jobs in states that Romney recently visited include roughly 105,000 in Ohio and almost 119,000 in Pennsylvania.
The huge disingenuousness of “green jobs” was exposed in congress.
They’ve “created” these green jobs by definition. They defined existing jobs as “green”, then said they “created” them.
AlGore accusing anyone of having a narrow ideology is pretty damned funny.
So says the man who has gotten filty-rich off of the so-called “green economy” fraud! It should surprise no one that he wants the farce to continue.
Is there ANYONE who gives a rat’s ass what Algore says ?
Bus drivers are green workers. Probably trash collectors and the person collecting tolls in the carpool lane, too.
Yeah, who is this guy, Gore, anyway?
Doesn’t ring a bell.
(Strangely, I suddenly feel like a massage....)
9 BILLION in stimulus money for solar & wind projects results in a total of 910 jobs. That’s 9.8 million per job.
Hillarious. The labor dept guy, Matt Rogers, was rightfully humiliated under this questioning by Issa.
Maybe someone should send a cheap, not overly sensitive masseuse over to Al's house.
Romney needs a "Green Jobs Czar". Perhaps Van Jones is available? I'm sure Gore would be satisfied with the...pick (add an "r" if you like).
Obama's former "Green Jobs Czar", Van Jones, links "Green Movement" to communist movement
See "Goal is complete revolution" below...
VAN JONES (Obama's former 'Green Jobs Czar')
"Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, speaks [lovingly] about Green Job Czar, Van Jones, at the Netroots Convention on August 12, 2009. Then Van Jones speaks about [a COMMUNIST] transforming [of] the whole society."
"Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. That group, together with Jones' Elle Baker Center for Human Rights, led a vigil Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif.
STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," surfaced on the Internet."--via TheObamaFile
VAN JONES SHOCK ADMISSION [in his own words]: "Goal is Complete Revolution"
Here is the transcript of the above YouTube video:
Right after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat if the civil rights leaders had jumped out and said OK now we want reparations for Slavery, we want redistribution of all the wealth, and we want to legalize mixed marriages. If wed come out with a maximum program the very next day, theyd been laughed at. Instead they came out with a very minimum. We just want to integrate these busses
But, inside that minimum demand was a very radical kernel that eventually meant that from 1964 to 1968 complete revolution was on the table for this country.
And, I think that this green movement has to pursue those same steps and stages.
Right now we say we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to something eco-capitalism where at least were not fast-tracking the destruction of the whole planet. Will that be enough? No, it wont be enough. We want to go beyond the systems of exploitation and oppression all together. But, thats a process and I think thats whats great about the movement that is beginning to emerge is that the CRISIS is so severe in terms of joblessness, violence and now ecological threats that people are willing to be both pragmatic and visionary.
So the green economy will start off as a small subset and we are going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.
SOURCE for this transcript (it matches the video):
Here's the original source for the Van Jones quote about the time he spent in jail following the Rodney King/LA riots (Jones was arrested in "peaceful" protests in San Fran). It was in a 2005 interview he did with East Bay Express. They of course (what else?) claim he "renounced his rowdy Black Nationalist ways" since then (yet he's calling for "complete revolution" in Aug 2009! ...see above):
But in jail, he said, "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.'" Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. "I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary." In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. "I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."
The 1992 LA/Rodney King riots were instigated by the Revolutionary Communist Party...
From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"Throughout its history, one of RCP's [Revolutionary Communist Party] principal objectives has been to foment civil unrest in the United States. The most notable example of such efforts occurred on April 29, 1992, when RCP members looted and trashed the downtown and government districts of Los Angeles, triggering the infamous Rodney King riots. During the days immediately preceding the violence, RCP -- which maintained close ties to the L.A. gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods -- had circulated throughout South Central Los Angeles a leaflet featuring a statement by RCP National Spokesman Carl Dix, titled 'It's Right To Rebel' -- a quote popularized by Mao Zedong.
Encouraged by Dix, RCP activists helped lead the riots that would leave 58 people dead, more than 2,300 people injured, some 5,300 buildings burned, and $1 billion in property damaged or destroyed. On the ten-year anniversary of the rioting, RCP member Joseph Veale fondly recalled the violence as 'the most beautiful, the most heroic civil action in the history of the United States.'"
I do in the sense that I honestly think that AlGore has committed huge fraud on the American people and has helped squander billions, if not trillions of dollars on a scam that has made him very very rich. In a just system, AlGore would be behind bars.
...probably the greatest hoax ever committed.
$9 Billion in Stimulus for Solar, Wind Projects Made 910 Final Jobs — $9.8 Million Per Job
only in the humping poodle’s mind would this be a good deal for taxpayers. he needs to stick to what he knows: releasing his 2nd chakra.
“Theyve created these green jobs by definition.”
It worked so well with obesity, why not use the tool for anything they want.
Give it up, Al, your man is going to lose.