"Obama, who, by any historical definition is a socialist..."
We should be skeptical about any "privatization" plan that comes from a socialist. What's the goal?
"TVA's artificially low power rates cause over-consumption ... Changing that model could dramatically reduce electricity usage."
Okay, there it is. Remember this quote from Obama: "Under my plan ... electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."
Where better to try to launch electricity prices skyward (and reduce energy usage and economic growth) than in a Red State that's chock full of Obama's political enemies?
Taking a boondoggle created by the federal government and dumping the heavily regulated burden on local governments is no tip of the hat to the free market. But it could serve as a way to punish taxpayers in a conservative state while ostensibly hoisting Republicans by their own "private enterprise" petard.