12:05 PM, Feb 12, 2013 • By VICTORINO MATUS
In this morning's Washington Post, columnist and former New Republic editor Charles Lane writes that the Obama administration has not only fallen short in its quest for electric car domination—the quest has actually ended in decisive failure.
He goes on,
But getting to the root of the problem, "the debacle is a case study in unchecked righteousness. The administration assumed the worthiness and urgency of its goals. Americans should want electric cars, and therefore they would, apparently."
Needless to say, the article has generated over 1,600 comments—the ones I've read have been largely critical, accusing Lane of simply being an idiot or a member of the radical right-wing (safe to say, he's neither). "Another fossil fuel guy," one reader rants. "Wake up idiots, time to move on to something new. We'd still be using steamboats and horses if your grandfather had his way. Apparently, the road apple doesn't fall far from the source." Says another: "Yeah, who wants a car that cost 3 cents per mile to run? Not the American Petroleum Institute that's for sure. Before gas stations were everywhere the same was true of gasoline engines. Lane is a dimwit ... and shill." And on, and on, and on (1,755 comments and counting!).