Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chu: Americans Are Like ‘Teenage Kids’ When It Comes to Energy

Most of us grew up with parents and don't really want the U.S. government taking their place.

“The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said. “The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.”

We've been told for years how impoortant conservation is. We get it. We don't want or need the federal government treating us like kids. What are they going to do? Send us to our rooms without supper?

From Hot Air:
This is nothing more than a slightly more honest look at the attitude of the Left when it comes to governance. It’s all about paternalism and condescension, and the belief that a group of elites should be appointed to rule over the unwashed and unschooled masses for their own good. That has never been consonant with the American experience, which allows the individual to make his own choices and live with the consequences. Chu gives us a good look at the liberal soul, and most Americans will not like what they see.

And, as Ed Morrissey notes, if the Democrats have this attitude towards environmentalism, what will they do to health care?