Obama: No need to be ‘pessimistic’ over new energy sources

So you don’t want to depend on foreign oil. Fine. Neither do I, so why don’t we just drill for our own oil? We have as much if not more than the Middle East. So know your touting the fact that the USA “harnessed electricity and the energy contained in the atom” but you don’t want nuclear energy. All you want are those dinky little cars that can go 60 miles and then have to be plugged in again. Welcome to the Jetsons meet the Flintstones.

Yabba Dabba DON'T

Yabba Dabba DON'T

Again pushing his ideas for a new “clean energy” economy, President Obama identified a unique obstacle in remarks today: Pessimism.

“It’s the pessimistic notion that our politics are too broken and our people too unwilling to make hard choices for us to actually deal with this energy issue that we’re facing,” Obama told a crowd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Obama added that he disputed the idea, noting “this is the nation that harnessed electricity and the energy contained in the atom, that developed the steamboat and the modern solar cell.”

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