From the Hill: "Obama: Green energy is not a 'socialist plot'"
“On energy, I’m big on oil and gas, and developing clean coal technology, but I also believe that if we’re ever going to have control of our energy future, then we’ve got to invest in solar and wind and biofuels, and that it does make sense for us to double our fuel-efficiency standards on cars,” Obama said, according to a White House transcript.No kidding. Romney never characterized fuel efficiency standards or green energy as a "socialist plot" but since the Obama camp lies so effortlessly about everything else they may as well set up this straw man also. In fact, it was just the other day that Romney said in a very public forum: "I like green energy" but that his objection is squandering the taxpayers' money into green energy boondoggles that have no viable future.
“And that's not a socialist plot for us to reduce our energy usage,” Obama said to laughter, according to the transcript. “It’s the smart thing to do. It’s right for our national energy. It’s right for our economy. It’s right for the environment. [Romney] disagrees.”
Obama didn't get specific about Romney's alleged disagreement.
Obama's little schtick may get a laugh and open Hollywood wallets but it's a dollop of self-satisfying slop that falls into the category of "making stuff up." I guess when you've got no record to run on, it's time to get "inventive."