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San Francisco Values

Posted on November 3, 2008

San Francisco Values


            I have only been to San Francisco a couple of times, but I like the city.  It has a lot of nice history, it is a real city with real neighborhoods, and it has a lot of character.


            That being said, San Francisco politics skews very far to the left.  If you need confirmation of that fact, consider that Nancy Pelosi has a challenge to our congressional seat from the left.  When Nancy Pelosi is not liberal enough for you, you know you are in a very liberal town. 


            Barack Obama always seems to get in trouble when he goes to San Francisco. 


            Earlier this year, he commented that all of the people from the middle of the country were bitter, and because they were bitter, they cling to religion and guns.


            Now, it appears that Obama has let slip another one about the middle of the country.


            He told a San Francisco newspaper: “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.”


            In other words, it is part of his strategy to bankrupt an industry that creates jobs for hundreds of thousands for the American people and provides low-cost electricity for millions of others.


            That Obama has a strategy to bankrupt a major industry in America begs another question:  Just what kind of President would Obama be? 


            He says he wants to spread the wealth around, but it is hard to spread any wealth when you are destroying industries and jobs.


            Sounds to me he spreading something else around, and while that stuff might help grow flowers, it won’t grow the economy.