Romney Renames Obama's Energy Policy And Calls It His . . .
Repeatedly President Obama touted his energy policy as "utilizing all sources of American energy — including oil, natural gas, biofuels, solar power, and wind power . . ." Meaning, in his words, "every available source of American energy—oil, gas, wind, solar, nuclear, biofuels, and more.” And after saying so, he would oftentimes emphasize the inclusive nature of his energy policy with the phrase, "all of the above . . ."
Then along came Romney, the reality changer, pretending that the phrase all of the above was not used to emphasize the inclusion of all energy sources, like the President repeatedly said, but that it was, instead, a term to designate the location the President intends to obtain energy from, namely, above the ground. Romney said, "Obama’s for all the sources of energy that come from above the ground, wind and solar," propping up his lie with the smug refrain, "he just doesn’t like the things that come from below the ground . . ."
After using the power of definition to separate President Obama from his energy policy, Romney renamed it, and claimed it as his, "The course I’ll put us on is to take advantage of what comes from above the ground as well as what comes from below the ground," in other words, the President's energy policy, "all of the above . . ."
There's something wrong when a presidential candidate can say something like this, and be taken seriously; and there's something very wrong when it's reported as "Romney explains Obama's all of the above energy policy . . ."