Ignorant, dumb or dishonest?

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Paul GleiserIgnorant, dumb or dishonest?

High gasoline prices are and will always be a huge political problem for the party in power. Just ask Jimmy Carter.

Here in 2022, as it was in 1979, high gas prices are bedeviling the Democratic Party and the Biden administration is in full damage control mode. Toward that purpose, they sent Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg out last Friday to explain things to us.

The secretary was trying to sell the idea that we are all just going have to get used to high prices at the pump until one glorious day in the sweet by & by when the sun rises on a “clean energy” America. While peddling that vision, he dropped this gem.

Until we achieve a form of energy independence that is based on clean energy created here at home, American citizens will still be vulnerable to wild price hikes like we’re seeing right now…”

In another appearance, Mayor Pete offered us this:

Last month we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network so that people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.”

Whenever I hear pontification about “clean energy”  from an elite leftist I can’t help asking; Does this person really believe what he is saying? Is he really this uniformed, or worse, this stupid? Or is he just being deliberately dishonest in pursuit of a political aim?

It’s one of those and I can’t say for certain which is worse.

Let’s take these in order, starting with American “clean energy independence.” No such thing is in the offing. If you thought being dependent on the Middle East for oil was bad, just wait.

Lithium and cobalt are two rare earth materials that are essential for making electric vehicle batteries. China dominates the mining and refining of both. The Congo is the source of most cobalt and China has bought up most of the Congolese cobalt mines.

Libs like Buttigieg want the electricity for those electric vehicles to come from wind and solar power. Never mind that more than 90 percent of solar panels in the U.S. are imported – from China. The same for more than 80 percent of key wind turbine components. We are effectively selling out our economic future to a totalitarian regime that hates us.

If I know these things you’d think Mayor Pete knows them, too. Yet he prattles on – unmolested by the legacy media – about American clean energy independence.

As to all the money people are going to save on gas by driving electric vehicles, there’s this. Even at $5.00 a gallon, it will take a long time to bank the extra $30 thousand that the cheapest Tesla costs compared to a Toyota Corolla. “Go buy an electric car,” is the 21st century woke-liberal equivalent to “Let them eat cake.”

It’s one of three things with elite libs. They’re embarrassingly ignorant. They’re not very bright. Or they know better and just don’t care.

You pick.

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Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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8 Responses

  1. RICK BAKER says:

    Paul, today on the Mark Davis show you or one of the callers talked about the true cost of electric vehicles. Would it be possible for you send that to me.


  2. They’re not dumb. They’re brilliant. They count on you and me to be dumb. And quite often it seems they’re right.

    • Matthew says:

      If the curtain system whether energy ,tax, health care etc is working great for you why be open to change regardless. ExxonMobil is expected to report record profit, that tells all. A lot of money funnels it’s way into the pockets to those who control info the public receives to convince them to perceive a certain way,it’s all part of the game,unfortunately. Politics and business, two peas in a pod.there are lots of law abiding,hard working citizens whom the current ” System ” doesn’t work well for and hasn’t in a very long time. It’s getter harder to convince them that catering to interest of Wallstreet, Big Oil, and others isn’t exactly trickling down much if any, so change of any kind gets their attention, despite all the fear mongering. As Charles mentioned in his comment, yes it may sound harsh but a person’s IQ not just ignorance could be an issue.

  3. Mike says:

    The real problem is We The People sit on our hands for an entire election cycle hoping our vote will hold them accountable for the slings and arrows they throw at us. We have allowed our Federal justice systems (as well as State) to be loaded with corrupt officials who hold no one at the top accountable for anything. Plus, We The People have allowed these criminals to dictate to us their social experiments that do nothing but destroy our original Constitutional values. Divide and conquer strategy is working quiet well as well as creating the European Caste system here in the Good Ole USA.

  4. Barbara Luce says:

    To find out read Peter Breggin’s “Covid 19: The global predators and Robert Kennedy’s “The Real Anthony Fauci.” YES by reading these you will find out. Thanks for your work.

  5. Karen T. says:

    I believe it is that they do not care, and that, shall I dare to say it?
    Their head honcho and his puppet-master or masters, is/are,


  6. Buddy+Saunders says:

    Insanity is always difficult to understand, and more and more, that is what we are getting from the left. Their gender junk, open border nonsense, and fantasy that massive deficit spending is not the cause of inflation, is just the tip of their iceberg of utter nonsense.

    Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, in saying, “Until we achieve a form of energy independence that is based on clean energy created here at home, American citizens will still be vulnerable to wild price hikes like we’re seeing right now…” thinks on a par with our new Supreme Supreme Court justice, who cannot define what a woman is.

    The wild price hikes Buttigieg describes were not happening under Pres. Trump, when the country enjoyed energy independence. The Biden administration’s unrelenting war on fossil fuels better explains the current state of affairs.

    At the beginning of the Obama administration, Buttigieg’s predecessor said gasoline prices needed to go to $10 a gallon. Even George W. Bush said Americans were addicted to oil.

    The idiots of the left want to switch to their pie-in-the sky solution when it is not ready. Wind and solar? A great concept. When and if affordable technology arrives making wind and solar competitive with oil, we, all of us whatever our political perspective, would welcome it, but then we would have a new problem, the real problem, accelerating population growth, as that is what would follow the advent of abundant and affordable energy.

    But for now, we had best stick with the old tried-and-true fossil fuels, else we find ourselves back to living in holes in the side of hills, and eating our meat raw, assuming we can get our hands on any.

  7. Gail Stofer says:

    Hello Paul, I just wanted to let you know how very much I enjoy having you fill in for Mark Davis.
    I think it’s great that you take so many calls from listeners and always allow them to share their thoughts and often have a back and forth with them. I think listeners really appreciate that.
    Many talk show hosts rudely interrupt often and just cut the caller off. Thank you for always being respectful! Love listening to you!

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