Leftists just aren’t content unless they’re fighting for the latest progressive cause. It’s a great opportunity to lecture the unwashed “flyovers,” while brandishing their “impressive credentials” on a number of issues. The cause du jour is Global Warming — err Climate Change (or whatever they’re calling it this year) and, on this Earth Day, Americans are getting an extra special dose of lefty “persuasion” about our driving habits from groups such as the Sierra Club.
While preaching to Americans about cutting down on pesky CO2 emissions is a noble idea, turns out members of the Sierra Club’s board of directors aren’t practicing what they preach. According to data gathered by the Environmental Policy Alliance, most of the top officials are driving around in gas-guzzling vehicles, like Jaguars, despite the fact that the Sierra Club strongly supported the Obama administration’s increase in minimum fuel economy standards to 54.4 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025. Jaguars get around 18 mpg. Hypocrisy anyone?
Hypocrisy is nothing new with leftists. Al Gore, the King of Global Warming and the face of clean energy sold his cable station, “Current TV” to the anti-American, “Al-Jazeera,” which is owned by the fossil-fuel-rich royal family of Qatar (some of the biggest oil producers in the world). To add insult to injury, Gore’s Current TV was big crusader of Obama’s tax hikes on the rich, yet Gore himself made sure to get his epic payday before all those tax increases went into effect. So what happened to saving the planet and making the rich pay their “fair share”? Nothing to see here; move along.
It seems that liberal activism gives many leftists the cover to able to “serve the greater good,” while assuaging guilt about their lifestyle choices. Or maybe the Sierra Club officials are driving Jaguars out of concern for the species. Aren’t they endangered?