John Ransom over at Townhall has been brilliant of late. Todays column is outstanding even in that context. Here’s a taste;
A new report from the UK research team at Price Waterhouse and Cooper confirms what we knew all along: We’re right and they’re wrong.
Really wrong; once-in-a-lifetime, disastrously wrong if grading on the scale the rest of us are subject to.
Grading on the liberal scale, however, it’s just normal, everyday, run of the mill errors in judgment, math, worldview, physics and fluid mechanics that liberals deal with all the time in an effort to “wish” the world to Utopia while their leaders are busy creating Dystopia for all but a select few.
This latest discovery that we are right and they are wrong, shouldn’t shock us.
It joins a long list of things liberals have been pantsed on.
For example: We were right about Obamacare all along. It won’t decrease costs, it won’t cover all Americans and it won’t preserve the private insurance market. And with due respect to Justice John Roberts and the Supremes-do-whop, do-whop- its not even constitutional.
Oh, and that’s not all we were right about.
We were right about the stimulus, we were right about jobs, we were right about Obama being a socialist of the Euro variety; we were right about Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Benghazi.
We were right about Libya being a pretty bad idea; we were right about Dodd-Frank’s suckyness and the mortgage mess being caused by bad liberal policy; we were right about Obama wanting to raise taxes on everyone, taking guns from everyone and having contempt for the constitution.
But on this latest error, I say again: We are really right, and they are really wrong; once-in-a-lifetime, disastrously wrong.
The London branch of Price Waterhouse Cooper has released a report on shale oil and gas that has the Left afraid.
Here’s the frightening truth: “Shale oil (light tight oil) is rapidly emerging as a significant and relatively low cost new unconventional resource in the US,” writes PWC in its February, 2013 report Shale oil: the next energy revolution. “There is potential for shale oil production to spread globally over the next couple of decades. If it does, it would revolutionise global energy markets, providing greater long term energy security at lower cost for many countries.”
And of course the Left can not afford that kind of nonsense. Jobs and economic growth? Where does it all end?
Oh, but it gets worse for the envro-whackos.
PWC estimates that if shale oil is fully developed, US Gross Domestic Product could grow an additional 2-5 percent per year, greatly reduce the influence of OPEC, lower global energy prices, and with NatGas thrown in, add at least a million jobs to manufacturing that are now just going to energy costs.
That means- I’m saying this, not PWC- that we could significantly reduce the deficit, without drastically cutting benefits for a generation of Americans who have planned to count on it. It means- I’m saying this, not PWC- we don’t have to raise taxes. Actually it means we could go to some sort of a simplified tax code, like the fair or flat tax. ======
Okay, admittedly, that’s a bit more than a taste. But of course I have a reason for going so far.
You see, now, the question becomes how to make being right, translate into winning elections.
The answer, of course, is precisely what I’ve been saying all along. Notice that each and every one of the positions that were correct are labeled by both the left and the GOP leadership (which are becoming indistinguishable anymore) as extreme right wing positions to be avoided.
Clearly, the answer is putting real conservatives up for election. Conservative who are unafraid to to push these points home and go to the mat with them.