Saturday, January 23, 2021

UPDATED: 'Moderate' Left Already Alarmed

You've probably noticed. Just a few days into the new regime and voices on the 'moderate' Left are already sounding alarmed. They think the regime should be making more of an effort to fool more of the people, rather than openly making a hard left turn. They're afraid We The People are noticing, and I think they're right about that. How long they could fool people in the current climate was always a dubious proposition.

Among the other signs of alarm and unrest, I noticed this seemingly minor indicator--except, of course, that it's really not:

Moratorium order shocks NM oil industry

Shocks--as in, We didn't think they'd really do it:

The federal government’s 60-day suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on public lands sent shockwaves through the industry in New Mexico and divided industry experts over potential impacts.

The article is long and provides various viewpoints, all the ins and outs, but here's the short version. New Mexico ranks among the very poorest states in the country. The revenue and jobs that the oil industry provides is one of the view bright spots in the state's economy. By some estimates, according to one view cited in the article, if the suspension is made permanent as promised, it could cost the state 62,000 jobs and billions in revenue.

People associated with the energy industry all around the country have sat up and taken notice--not just the executives, but the 'little people' too. They know this is a harbinger of things to come.

UPDATE: Importantly, the jobs that will be lost--not just in the energy sector but across the economy as the new regime's Executive Orders start to bite--will be overwhelmingly union jobs. And that will probably portend a worsening split between leftist union management and the rank and file. Read about this here: “Insulting”- Labor Unions That Endorsed Biden Now Lashing Out At Him


  1. All this talk by unions sound like kabuki theater to me. They will whine and huff and puff, then will keep doing the same next cycle.

    1. That's true of the union management, who are simply radical activists for the most part. It's not true of the rank and file members.

    2. Unemployed union members don't pay dues. That's a poor strategy for paying union leaders and funding political donations.
      Who outbid them...?

    3. But they do vote--if motivated to do so.

  2. Good. People who voted this fool into office need to get what they voted for, good and hard.

  3. That didn't take long for Biden to screw over oil industry workers. Just two days.

  4. 2022 elections already not looking good for Democrats. I predict Biden will be impeached in 2023; and the Senate will have a fairly strong GOP majority. Just need to get rid of McConnell.

    McCarthy in the House is hardly better. Need to dump him in favor of Jim Jordan; a real leader.