Barack Obama has been re-elected, and while I think there are certainly things to worry about, I think we’ll get through them.
According to people on the political right though, we’re doomed! So let’s start the fear-mongering with perhaps the loopiest guy in the senate: James Inhofe.
Inhofe told WND’s Greg Corombos people from his state constantly tell him they feel targeted by government regulations, and he used energy as a prime example.
“They have this war on fossil fuels,” Inhofe said. “He’s doing everything to kill domestic production of oil, natural gas and coal. This is something that is just un-American.”
War on fossil fuels? Under Obama’s leadership production of oil and natural gas is at an all-time high. If Obama is launching a war on these resources, he’s not doing a very good job.
Inhofe said the track record is similar on defense.
“In his first budget, he destroyed our only fifth generation fighter (the F-22), he destroyed our lift capacity (the C-17), he destroyed our future combat system, he destroyed our Poland operation to stop missiles from coming from Iran to the United States,” he said.
Our Poland operation to stop missiles from Iran to the U.S.? Does Inhofe even read about our security plans? Iran’s most technologically advance missiles couldn’t even reach Poland. Their best missiles can barely reach the Mediterranean (and their test of those missiles didn’t go too well a few months ago).
And the F-22? Please. Production of the F-22 was a disaster with cost overruns, severe hardware and mechanical failures (like not supplying enough oxygen for the pilots) and the highest accident rate of any aircraft in the fleet. Yet, the number of F-22s owned by the US holds steady at 187. We haven’t destroyed anything.