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Pity Or Contempt For Jay Carney?

Posted on | March 22, 2012 | 18 Comments

by Smitty

If Mel Brooks were filming The History of the World, Part I, I can think of a top candidate for the role of piss boy. Back to back from Bluegrass Pundit, we first have him trying to defend Joe Biden’s 500 year victory lap on the bin Laden raid. In defense of Biden, he reviewed quite a number of YouTube clips on his laptop (a gift from Mitt Romney) before making that assertion:Yesterday, the DC Examiner quoted Carney, trying to refute the leadership displayed by Paul Ryan, as saying:

“You have to be aggressively and deliberately ignorant of the world economy not to know and understand that clean energy technologies are going to play a huge role in the 21st century. . .”

No, Carney, you ignorant tool: you have to be consistently and ideologically foolish about economics to think that government can out-think the market.

I’m coming down on the side of contempt.


18 Responses to “Pity Or Contempt For Jay Carney?”

  1. Adjoran
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    Second the motion for contempt.

    I prefer to call him “Doogie Howser” – with all due apologies to Neil Patrick Harris.

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  3. FenelonSpoke
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    Doogie Howser. LOL; That’s brilliant. I think they gave him fake glasses or else had him give up the contacts to make him appear older. 

  4. Steve
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    I disagree. The market will, of course, adjust eventually. But the market is also often short sighted and greedy, something we’ve seen from what happened in the banking sector over the last ten years. Sometimes the groundwork needs to be done in the years before it becomes an emergency, and sometimes it takes a government with foresight to get the sector, e.g., energy, into the right place for growth and productivity to happen when it becomes a necessity. The markets are not always perfect regulators, as ultimately capitalism is self driven, which is great, and why it works, but that’s not what’s always in the best interest of a country as a whole rather than the shareholders of Exxon.

  5. K-Bob
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Yes, that “Green” energy thing has these fools by the dangly bits.  Unfortunately for them they depended heavily on “green” meaning “no greenhouse gases.”  Too bad that doesn’t really mean much anymore.  They might as well be saying green energy has less seal fur and whale bones in it.

    Then there’s that stupid, “addicted to oil” concept they love.  What they really mean is that YOU are addicted to prosperity, and they want to do something about that.

    Here’s a problem they need to overcome: all of their green energy combined is basically equal to “rounding error,” as Anthony Watts describes it, with data from a University of Oregon study.

    Hydrocarbons are plentiful throughout the solar system.  We’ll never run out.  They don’t destroy the planet, they don’t have to pollute (as has been proven by the vastly cleaner air today than we’ve ever had in our cities).  They are cheap, and they will drive the push for newer resources that matter–nuclear ones.

    You can’t build clean, reliable nuclear energy plants from solar-powered factories.

  6. smitty
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    Slippery slope.
    Competition, competition, competition.

  7. smitty
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    No, but the political power base can be immense, if short-lived.

  8. McGehee
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 6:38 pm


  9. Quartermaster
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    Deep, abiding contempt. To call him a tool is an insult to tools.

  10. Quartermaster
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    If only we could store all the energy. We could put it to good use, unlike what the left does with it.

  11. Bob Belvedere
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    To answer your question: Complete, utter, total, unadulterated, uninhibited, absolute, unreserved, out-and-out, unyielding, firm, all-encompassing, eternal, unmitigated, unrestrained, categorical, everlasting, unceasing, abiding, limitless, nonstopping, bottomless contempt.

  12. Doug Hagin
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    Bravo Smitty! I gave Carney his rightful due yesterday, My Marxist Moron Award, and linked you with an update!

  13. Adjoran
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

     Yes, the market is often shortsighted and greedy.  The government is ALWAYS more shortsighted and greedier.

    It’s like treating a head cold by exposing the patient to Ebola.

  14. richard mcenroe
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    As I mentioned to smitty on Twitter, look what this jesuitical ***wipe ACTUALLY SAID.  Nowhere did he say green tech would have a GOOD role in the 21st century!

    I’ve heard mortgage radio ads with less weasel-w0rding.

  15. richard mcenroe
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

     Neil Patrick Harris KNOWS he’s playing Neil Patrick Harris these days. Wonder if Carney’s reached that level of self-knowledge.

  16. DaveO
    March 22nd, 2012 @ 10:19 pm


    If Carney already has his tell-all written and is just waiting to be the first insider to give a post-mortem on the SCOAMF, I’ll go with contempt.

    If Carney is actually a true believer of what he says, I’ll go with pity.

    Either way, Carney will be sporting Depends before anyone believes him to be credible.

  17. K-Bob
    March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:39 am

     Yep.  They’re selling guilt-on-a-stick, and all the lefties are buying.

  18. K-Bob
    March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:39 am

     Well, it does make the cough go away.