For many, Big Tech has become insufferable, leveraging its largesse to thwart legislation, regulation and reform. Believing the federal government to be feckless, Silicon Valley has been impervious to Washington conventions. Its posture of enlightened elitism, smug self-satisfaction, and unearned exceptionalism pervaded Washington for years.
"We live today in the best of times and the worst of times. An age of wisdom and faith, foolishness and folly. A time of light yet darkness; belief yet doubt. A nation of laws, not men, united but deeply divided. Bound by knowledge, burdened by nescience."
"The divisions which have become so prevalent in our society today will not gracefully dissolve tomorrow."
"If we are to achieve energy independence, then it will require the capacity, complicity and cooperation of legacy energy companies."
"Demonizing oil, gas and coal does not restore or replace good-paying jobs that have sustained thousands of Americans for decades."
"But the campaign by anti-Big Oil activists to excise or expel them from the American or global economy, if even possible, is foolhardy and the president should not be guided by such folly."
" In America’s simple, silly and sublime desire for endless entertainment, we are literally dancing with the enemy."