(Tea Party PAC) – Former Vice President Joe Biden is campaigning hard to gain the Democratic Party presidential nomination, which is a nice way of saying he’s pandering hard to the liberal base by going all in on the typical talking points he’s supposed to be chatting about, including climate change.
Biden has also apparently decided to toss his hat in the ring for a “Best Actor” Oscar for giving a rather over dramatic performance concerning the dangers of fossil fuels, claiming that if we continue to use them, “we’re all dead.”
Yes, those are indeed his actual words. This is why we must hit our knees every single night and pray this man does not by some awful twist of fate become the next president.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed during a Sunday campaign event that “we’re all dead” if fossil fuels continue to be used as one of the world’s primary energy sources.
Biden made the apocalyptic pronouncement while discussing climate change before a crowd of supporters in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
“If we don’t stop using fossil fuels–” an attendee began a question to the candidate.
“We’re all dead,” Biden interrupted.
Earlier in the event, Biden vowed as president to hold energy giants liable for global warming and made a pledge to even jail executives.
“We have to set sort of guide rails down now, so between the years 2021 and 2030, it’s irreversible – the path we set ourselves on. And one of which is doing away with any substance for fossil fuels – number one,” Biden said.
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“Number two, holding them liable for what they have done,” he said of fossil fuel executives, “particularly in those cases where your underserved neighborhoods and – you know the deal, okay. And by the way, when they don’t want to deliver, put them in jail. I’m not joking about this.”
It is unclear whether Biden meant he would also imprison his own son, Hunter Biden, who served on the board of directors of Ukrainian gas giant Burisma Holdings between 2014-2016. The younger Biden was reportedly paid up to $83,000 as a Burisma board member, despite having no expertise in the energy sector.
Sunday’s remarks weren’t the first in which Biden advocated jailing business people. During June’s DNC debate, the former vice president called for insurance executives to be jailed for what he described as false advertising practices.
In September, Biden received blowback for attending a fundraiser hosted by a fossil fuel company co-founder — Andrew Goldman of Western LNG — after pledging not to accept contributions from the fossil fuel industry.
We’re going to be seeing a heck of a lot of this kind of pandering from all of the candidates over the next leg of the election cycle, but this alarmism is getting very, very old. The left wants to gain more control over the means of production and redistribute wealth by using regulations on businesses designed to supposedly help the environment and decrease our carbon footprints.
The danger is being vastly exaggerated and the data coming out about the talking points these folks support is proving the exact opposite of their conclusions.
At the end of the day, this is just an attempt to pass socialism under the guise of saving the environment. The old “trade liberty for safety” trick.