by Bronson Stocking, Townhall:
At Thursday night’s presidential debate, Joe Biden came out in support of eliminating the oil industry, albeit not overnight. Previously, Biden had come out against fracking and fossil fuels. But the Democratic nominee made it known on Thursday that he’s in lockstep with AOC and the far left’s plans to ban the entire industry, which close political observers already knew.
Biden’s outing as an anti-oil candidate sent shockwaves across battleground states where Biden’s fellow Democrats are in tight congressional races and are now having to explain away Biden’s vow to eliminate oil. Millions of jobs would be terminated if Biden wins the election and kills oil.
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(Via The Hill)
Biden has rolled out nothing short of an entirely left-wing economic agenda and has never been forced to defend it on a public stage until Thursday,” said Josh Holmes, a Republican strategist and McConnell’s former chief of staff.
Holmes said Biden’s comments on oil could have “profound effect” in states such as Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas and others were there is what he called “a culture of energy production.”
Biden’s remarks will give Republicans a chance to put the economy and regulation in the spotlight for the final 10 days of the campaign, something they’ve wanted to do for months.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) released a new television ad in Maine attempting to tie Democratic candidate Sara Gideon to “liberal out-of-staters” who “want a green new deal raising taxes on home heating oil.”
Biden walked right into the Republican talking points by pledging to end federal subsidies for the oil industry. One such subsidy, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is especially popular in Maine.
The former vice president tried to soften his statement after the debate, telling reporters as he was boarding his plane: “We’re not going to get rid of fossil fuels.”
“We’re not going to get rid of subsidies for fossil fuels,” he added.
Biden flips back and forth when questioned about his position on oil, a telltale sign he’s lying. Couple his flip-flops with his candid remarks at the debate, and rest assured that Biden won’t get in the way of his party’s war on oil.
Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, the most liberal member of Congress, has endorsed AOC’s Green New Deal. The Democratic Party wants to follow California’s lead and ruin the entire country to fight “climate change.” California has done the most to fight climate change and by their own admission, it isn’t working. California’s leaders blame “climate change” for the worst wildfire season on record. So why should America follow California off the cliff by adopting similar ruinous policies that clearly don’t work?