I'm a little taken aback by your myopic view only what you can see + hear today? The world is a tad more complex + looking straight ahead without looking to the sides can be dangerous to your portfolio.
What I stated wasn't an opinion but fact. Obama did try to pass cap + trade and failed. Obama is a staunt advocate of green tech + spent 1/2T of tax payer dollars + was at solyndra for its inauguration. They went BK by the way, thank you obama. The total we have spent on green shoots is unknown but well over a trillion. He has made it his mission for alt energy + has been on the stump touting solar. He stated when elected that the US would lead the way in this investment. Our solar companies are all in the red + China sells over 80% of all solar panels + wind turbines. So much for US leadership in alt energy and the billions we've spent. He stopped keystone, he stopped drilling in the gulf, + he's directed the EPA to scrutinize fracking and place further constraints on the refiners through further regulation and controls. As an investor in this segment, along with investments in drillers, I care about what's happening on the hill and what they do does impact us.