Most people had a good laugh at Harold Camping's expense when the world didn't end on schedule; but Camping's dogged faith in his ability to predict the end times doesn't strike me as much more preposterous than Obama's belief in the panacea of "green jobs" and the likelihood of shifting the bulk of our energy production to the "renewable" variety. Indeed, Obama's hostility to traditional sources of energy - petroleum and coal - threatens not only to lead to soaring energy prices, but to massive job losses; and there's no way that we're going to make up all those lost jobs through the manufacture of solar panels and windmills, let alone produce power from renewable sources in the kind of volume that will come anywhere close to replacing the old forms (and, naturally, the one commercially viable form of renewable energy - nuclear - remains stuck in the limbo of fear and ignorance).
The most worrisome thing about liberal policy continues to be the almost complete absence of logic and empirical analysis, which lack places the liberal ideology squarely in the category of bogus religion. And there are few things more ultimately absurd, and dangerous, than a religion in which a transcendent God is replaced by a gaggle of secular Ivy League ignoramuses who look upon society as a giant box of Legos, to be assembled according to a diagram drawn up by M.C. Escher.