Obama’s 2nd term will feature ‘green bank,’ more energy stimulus, talk radio censorship [Book Review]

By  | July 30, 2012 | The Daily Caller

A new book claims that if President Barack Obama is re-elected in November, he’d take his Solyndra-esque “green” agenda several steps further with many new “progressive” policies – including a “massive ‘green’ stimulus.”

In “Fool Me Twice,” which will be released on Aug. 7, WorldNetDaily’s Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott lay out a vision of what Obama’s second-term agenda would look like – and The Daily Caller has gotten an exclusive look at the plans Klein and Elliott say Obama would have for his “green” agenda.

Specifically, Klein and Elliott write that Obama would establish a “green bank” and try to “’green’ the Pentagon, even as America’s true defense capabilities are radically diminished,” all while launching a “giant international spread-the-wealth scheme, with Uncle Sam paying penalties to the developing world for our ‘climate crimes,’ based on the questionable ‘science’ behind global warming.”

The authors also say Obama will implement a “new massive ‘green’ stimulus,” the consequences of the failures surround Obama’s 2009 stimulus – and the crony capitalism behind loan guarantees like Solyndra – be damned.

Klein and Elliott add that “integral to the progressives’ green agenda is the ‘shutting up’ of conservative opposition to bogus ‘climate science,’ its corrupt cronyism and financially unsustainable green industries.”

“This includes revived proposals for using the Federal Communications Commission to shut down conservative talk radio critics of the green (and greed) agenda,” the authors write.

The way Klein and Elliott deduce Obama’s upcoming green agenda is from a series of organizations connected directly to the president’s policymaking. “An organization that calls itself the Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, has been working with the Obama administration since day one to help craft and implement White House environmental policy,” they wrote.

“If Obama is reelected, progressive plans backed up by proposed legislation aim for an immediate and massive increase in federal funding for domestic ‘green’ projects,” they added. “A seminal November 2010 report by the de facto policy nerve center of the Obama White House, the Center for American Progress, titled ‘Cutting the Cost of Clean Energy 1.0,’ recommends a de facto federal ‘green bank’ for the sole purpose of loaning or granting public funds to so-called clean energy companies.”

Klein and Elliott point out that the Center for American Progress (CAP) report calls for the establishment of an “Energy Independence Trust,” that would “borrow from the federal treasury to provide low-cost financing to private-sector investments in clean energy.”

The authors then highlight how President Obama used his most recent State of the Union address – the last one before the upcoming November election – to call for “exactly” what far left wing advocates at CAP have been demanding for a “full fourteen months.”

That’s because “the direct links between the seven authors of CAP’s Energy Trust report and the Obama administration leave little to the imagination about how the progressive think tank’s recommendations become Obama’s policies.”

Perhaps even more controversial than his plans to establish politically left wing “green” policies in a second term, many of which haven’t worked in his first term, are what the authors say are Obama’s plans to regulate media to discourage dissenting thought.

Citing the November 2009 Climategate controversy – where scores of emails showed a conspiracy to withhold information and research that contradicted “global warming theory” from the public – Klein and Elliott argue a second-term Obama administration would “want to silence the theory’s critics in the public media.”

In fact, PCAP argues for the re-implementation of the “Fairness Doctrine.” That policy forced radio broadcast license holders to “treat ‘controversial issues of public importance’ in a ‘balanced’ manner, giving equal time to both sides.”

In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan rescinded the policy because it was viewed as “obsolete” with a wide range of new media then available.

Klein and Elliott add that PCAP “is not alone in calling for the silencing of global warming theory’s critics.”

“In a remarkable display of paranoia, just prior to his appointment as President Obama’s so-called Regulatory Czar in 2009, Cass Sunstein wrote a lengthy academic paper suggesting the government should ‘infiltrate’ social network websites, chat rooms and message boards,” they wrote. “Such ‘cognitive infiltration,’ Sunstein argued, should be used to enforce a U.S. government ban on ‘conspiracy theorizing.’”

Above all else – while Obama would, if re-elected, continue trying to further the cause of left wing environmentalists – crony capitalists will continue to get richer, Klein and Elliott argue.

“Easily overlooked in the morass of Obama’s second-term drive for a radical increase in federal spending on ‘clean energy’ is not simply the utter incompetence of some of the major recipients of ‘green stimulus’ funds but also the rank corruption intrinsic to those hand-outs, as Washington cronyism is routinely ignored by the mainstream news media,” they wrote, adding later: “One thing we do know for certain is that investors like T. Boone Pickens and George Soros will not lose one dime—nor will Big Energy.”

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