Obama Blasts Resistance to 'Green' Energy

The president accuses Republican rivals of being "stuck in the past."
3:07 | 03/15/12

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Now that the earlier -- here's the threat lately we've heard. A lot of professional politicians. Lot of folks who were. You know running for a certain office. One name. -- Talking down new sources better. -- -- -- -- They -- solar power. The make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel spent. I guess they like death government. They think that's good for our future. We're trying to move toward the future they want -- you stop in the -- We -- this kind of thinking before. Let me tell you something. If some of these. These folks were around when Columbus set sail. They don't then there must have been founding members of of the Flat Earth Society they they would not. The world -- round. These folks in the past. They're probably would have agreed with one of the pioneers. Of the radio -- ahead. Television won't last of the plants in the pain. But one of Henry Ford and Biden was quoted as saying the -- -- display. But the automobile is only a -- There have always been folks like that. They're always -- folks who. Are the naysayers and don't believe in the future and don't believe in trying. To do things differently. You're one of my predecessors. -- -- -- hate. Reportedly said about the telephone. Integrated mentioned but who would ever want to -- want. Now that that's why he's. He's not on mount Rushmore. -- we've been looking backwards. -- -- -- -- He's explaining why we can't do something. Instead out why we can't do some. The point is there there will always be cynics. And naysayers. Pool just wanna keep bond on things the same way that we've always done. They want they want double down on. The same ideas that got us into some of the mess that -- been dead.

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