Liberal Billionaire Promises Cash, Hillary Comes Out for Green Energy

Just when you thought the Democratic primaries couldn't get any slimier

Just when you thought the Democratic primaries couldn't get any slimier, Hillary leaped on a promise of money like a hyena on roadkill.

Here's a major liberal donor offering cash for Green Energy backing.

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer wants presidential candidates to lay out visions for a low-carbon future in order to get donations from his PAC.

2016 hopefuls will have to pledge energy policies that would lead to half of the country’s electricity coming from zero-carbon sources by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.

“We will call on candidates to lay out policies that will get us to this goal,” Steyer, founder and president of NextGen Climate PAC, told the New York Times Friday. “That’s the hurdle candidates have to get over to win our support.”

Steyer declined to tell the Times how much he will spend in the election, but a NextGen spokesman said the group would “double down” on its mission. Steyer donated $67 million in the 2014 election to NextGen, by far the largest chunk of the group’s funding.

And here comes the hyena.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within a decade after she takes office.

Clinton, the front-runner for her party's 2016 presidential nomination, also pledged to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years of taking office.

"I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency," Clinton said at a rally on Sunday in Ames, Iowa. "And I’ve got to tell you, people who argue against this are just not paying attention."

They're not paying attention to Tom Steyer's money the way Hillary is.

Clinton also said she would fight efforts to roll back President Barack Obama's executive actions to curb carbon emissions from power plants. She said the actions could build a "clean energy economy" that would bolster growth.

By bolster growth, she means make Tom Steyer a lot of money while raising energy bills for middle class families. But isn't that what the Democratic Party is all about?