"Biden-Harris Changing Democrat Opinion For Oligarchs!"
The Jimmy Dore Show (October 25, 2020)
The Hill @thehill
JUST IN: Sen. Kamala Harris responds to questions on Biden energy policy: "Joe Biden is not going to ban fracking."
Jimmy Dore: "I'm going to frack more than you. I promise to frack you. I'll frack you and frack you and frack you. Go frack yourself. Now, get this:"
The Nation @thenation
Following the debates, Democratic support for a fracking ban dropped an eye-popping 16 points, from 65% to 49%."
So Steph, correct me if I'm wrong, but before the debates, 65 percent of democrats were for a fracking ban. After the debate that number dropped to 49%. So, Joe Biden is going out there, doing the bidding of the gas companies and it's working. He's changing public opinion. In the wrong way.
"That's the guy. You've got to vote for him because you're going to be underwater, Chomsky says. Your grandkids will be underwater unless we vote for the guy who is turning public opinion towards fracking. Remember Chomsky told you the reason why you've got to vote for him is your grandchildren are going to be underwater. Meaning, Climate Change?
"Which is bullshit because they're going to be underwater no matter who gets elected. That's why that's a bullshit thing to say. This guy [Biden] is firmly committed to creating more climate change. You know the greatest emitter of greenhouse gasses is our military And guess what? He wants to spend more money on it. Your kids are going to be underwater no matter what, Chomsky."
Fracking releases noxious fumes that can cause respiratory and cardiovascular problems as well as cancer and birth defects. -- The Nation
Jimmy Dore: "This is true: wouldn't want to get rid of that, would you?"
Research has shown that fracking fluid injections have induced earthquakes as large as 5.8 on the Richter scale -- The Nation
Jimmy Dore: "Hey, let's see if we can get it up to six."
Fracking requires large amounts of water -- up to 9.6 million gallons per well, according to the US Geological Survey.
That wastewater contaminates surface water, while toxic chemicals involved in the extraction process have been found in aquifers. -- The Nation
Jimmy Dore: "So, it pollutes the water. Fresh groundwater. Pollutes it. That's not news. And it lets out methane gas which causes way more greenhouse effect than regular carbon. And by the way, we're facing shortages because of Climate Change and I can't think of a better thing to with that water than to use it for fracking. Fracking has no upside, and it only hurts people. Do you know that? Fracking only hurts people. And that's why it has bipartisan support."
And while fracking was once considered a "bridge fuel," recent studies show methane flaring and leaking from fracked gas may be larger than previously thought. -- The Nation
[shows screenshot of headline and graph]
Democratic support for a fracking ban drops significantly post-debate
Jimmy Dore: "There are the numbers for you."
With the data at our fingertips, we wonder if the time Biden and Harris spent rebutting Trump and Republicans' smears could have been better spent going on the offense instead. -- The Nation
[3:51] Jimmy Dore: "Yeah. I would have gone with that 'would have been a better approach' but the donors weren's cool with it, so . . . nah.
We live in a police state
But the donors need his reassurances.
[Hypothetical Biden] 'I'm not banning fracking. I'm gonna ramp up the military industrial complex. I'm not giving people health care.' He can't even lie during a debate to make you think he's going to do those nice things.
Joe Biden to rich donors: "Nothing would fundamentally change" if he's elected -- Salon
The Democratic party is NOT the party of science. Believing in climate change means nothing if you don't do anything about it. It's even worse, because you lie to the public, causing inaction because a large part of the people believe something is already being done to fight it.
[4:45] Jimmy Dore: "Oh, but Joe Biden is going to get you back into the Paris Accord, which is less than a half measure. But he's going to keep fracking going, and the military industrial complex, you know, the things that cause Climate Change. And he's taking money from the oil companies."
It's NOT ENOUGH to claim that you are better than a right-wing fascist party. It's straight-up ridiculous and embarrassing if you still confront someone with that as your first reaction. It's about the fucking survival of the planet. Hold "your" own party to a higher standard ffs.
Jimmy Dore: "'Hear Hear!' That's what we've been saying here at the Jimmy Dore Show for quite awhile."