Monday, September 12, 2011

Was the Hoover Dam a Shovel-Ready Project?

President Obama's campaign headquarters, otherwise known as the ratings-challenged MSNBC network, is running a lame "lean forward" (whatever that means) promotional campaign with the Hoover Dam as a backdrop, as Jonah Golberg writes at National Review Online, featuring MSNBC host Rachel Maddow (and others) "waxing poetic on the glories of government and liberalism."

But as Goldberg in effect explains, Hoover--we have a problem:
The reason the ad is so funny is that nobody thinks liberals such as Maddow would support anything like the Hoover Dam today. The Hoover Dam is a marvel. But by today’s green standards, it is a crime against nature. If you tried to build it, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace would be in court tomorrow blocking it, with Ms. Maddow cheering them on.
Indeed, look at all the activists attacking the proposed construction of an oil pipeline from Canada to the Texas coast. It would create thousands of construction jobs and yet liberals oppose it for the usual petrophobic reasons. Ironically, liberals love building highways and bridges, but loathe making it affordable to drive on them. This is just a small example of the Catch-22 liberalism has found itself in.
We're currently reading Goldberg's informative and well-researched book Liberal Fascism which is highly recommended.

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