Rahm Emanuel may have decamped to Chicago, but Democrats in Washington still won't let a good crisis go to waste. Their current gambit is to use Hurricane Irene as a pretext to prevent spending cuts to one of Washington's most notorious boondoggles.There are so many problems with the Dems infatuation with electric cars it's hard to document them all. However, here are a few:
This week the left-wing press has been attacking House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for holding disaster relief funding "hostage." A more accurate way to put this is that Senate Democrats won't approve new funding for disasters unless they get the funding they want for corporations that make electric cars.
- Americans don't want electric cars
- The best electric car on the market can only go 40 miles without a recharge, and recharging can take several hours. The technology simply isn't ready for the demands of daily driving.
- Electricity isn't generated by rainbows and unicorns. In most parts of the country it comes from oil or coal plants, and Democrats are doing everything it can to kill oil and coal power. Are electric cars supposed to have a windmill on them? Or a solar panel? Or elves?
- There's plenty of oil to run gasoline engines if we'll only show the will to go get it. Dems don't have the will.