Putting this down as a marker, not really a prediction. Seems like this would fit a pattern, but I can't see how it would happen.....= = = = = And sure enough, they've already done it:
It's been clear for two years that the Obama admin has allowed more domestic oil production than Bush did. Now Obama has verbally claimed the achievement in his convention speech, which forces Repooflicans to take note of the change.
I'm genuinely curious. How will they handle this? Will Repoofs rebrand themselves as the Environmentalist Party, just to have a talking point against those horrible Blood-For-Oil Democrats?
Leaving aside slogans and looking at facts, the Repoofs really are the Enviro Party. Note this graph of the marauding enemy army EPA over the years. It was a Repoof invention, and it grew most vigorously during Repoof admins. The biofuel mandate was purely Repoof. Subsidies for wind and solar "power" were implemented by Bush The Son. The ban on light bulbs was written by a Repoof congressman and signed by Bush The Son.None of this should be surprising, since environmentalism is purely for the rich. It enforces the esthetic value of "wilderness" that only the rich can enjoy; it subsidizes rich investors who "create" wind "power" projects to gather more subsidies; it tears down factories where poor people had decent jobs; it halts logging and construction where poor people had decent jobs; it makes electricity unaffordable to the poor while paying huge dividends to rich shareholders. Both parties have helped to create these advantages for the rich, but it was the rich man's party that did most of the evil work.
The R's would probably lose a handful of their idiot votebots by openly claiming the Enviro brand, but that has never stopped them. For 20 years they've been trying hard to attract Mexicans, Jews and blacks, despite the plain observable fact that Mexicans, Jews and blacks are physically incapable of voting for the letter R. This appeasement of the unappeasable has already destroyed the real differences between the parties, and lost a big chunk of white support for Rs.
So why not go all the way?
Former South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis has already paid a price for being out of step with his party. In 2010, amid a Tea Party surge, the Republican lost his congressional seat, attacked for — among other things — accepting climate science. These days, Inglis heads the Energy and Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University, making a free market case for tackling global warming. ....."I think our group gives them cover like, 'OK, let me go and see what this is all about,' " says Michele Combs, who's with the Christian Coalition, and recently launched Young Conservatives for Energy Reform. Combs became concerned about climate and energy while pregnant, when her doctor told her not to eat fish because it contained mercury. She later learned that came from coal-fired power plants. "The more research I did on this issue," she says, "I realized this was really a family issue. It affects everybody; everybody wants clean air. And it was really sad that it was such a partisan issue." Combs has been organizing educational house parties around the country. Beyond health, they focus on national security and the large number of U.S. troops killed while transporting fuel. One thing she does not mention? The words "global warming."Of course these two Satanic traitors had already been operating for a while before I heard about them, so I still can't use the word prediction... I'll just use drearily predictable instead.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.