FLIP FLOP? Obama to Open Areas Up to Offshore Drilling

 

DRILL BABY DRILL … MORE DOUBLE TALK FROM A DESPERATE PRESIDENT.

President Barack Hussein Obama now says, DRILL, BABY, DRILL. President Obama to open up areas to offshore drilling? Well, not really. However, why are we all waiting for the other show to drop and the details of this political ruse.

Interestingly enough, these were hardly the words of energy independence that Obama used during the Presidential campaign.

The official says that “To set America on a path to energy independence, the President believes we must leverage our diverse domestic resources by pursuing a comprehensive energy strategy.”

In June 2008, then-Sen. Obama told reporters in Jacksonville, Florida, “when I’m president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida and around the country that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coasts. That’s how we can protect our coastline and still make the investments that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and bring down gas prices for good.”

Hmm, didn’t candidate Barack Obama say that McCain’s plan of drilling offshore would not lower gas prices and make us energy independent?

At the 1:10 mark of the Video Obama says,” … but what wouldn’t do a thing is John McCain’s new proposals  to open up Florida’s coast line to offshore drilling”

What might be even more comical or typical these days as we have come to know that the words that come from Obama’s mouth mean nothing is The One criticizing McCain for his change of position on offshore drilling. Gee Obama, what say you? He also stated that when he would be President, he would maintain the moratorium of drilling. Hmm.

The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday.

The proposal — a compromise that will please oil companies and domestic drilling advocates but anger some residents of affected states and many environmental organizations — would end a longstanding moratorium on oil exploration along the East Coast from the northern tip of Delaware to the central coast of Florida, covering 167 million acres of ocean.

Under the plan, the coastline from New Jersey northward would remain closed to all oil and gas activity. So would the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to the Canadian border.

Bipartisanship? Doubtful, more political game playing. Wonder what the GREENERS at the Huffington Post think about this one from The One? Hey but don’t worry about it, just like with Obamacare … it’s not political.

UPDATE I: Republican House Minority Leader Boehner rebukes Obama offshore drilling plan

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed the president’s plan as not going far enough in opening up U.S. waters for exploration.

Obama’s decision “continues to defy the will of the American people,” Boehner said in a statement, pointing to the president’s decision to open Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters, while leaving Pacific and many Alaskan waters largely closed to exploration.

UPDATE II: From Pipe Lines to Pipe Dreams

What Obama speak with a forked tongue? You mean there is a catch … say it isn’t so.



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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “FLIP FLOP? Obama to Open Areas Up to Offshore Drilling”

    1. Scared Monkeys on March 31st, 2010 7:48 am

      I wonder how many on the LEFT would have voted for The Chosen One if he had said he was for off shore drilling during the campaign?

      Didn’t he says the following …

      http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/03/president-obama-drill-baby-drill-.html

      In June 2008, then-Sen. Obama told reporters in Jacksonville, Florida, “when I’m president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida and around the country that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coasts. That’s how we can protect our coastline and still make the investments that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and bring down gas prices for good.”

      In July 2008, he said, of lifting moratoriums on offshore drilling, that “if there were real evidence that these steps would actually provide real, immediate relief at the pump and advance the long-term goal of energy independence, of course I’d be open to them. But so far there isn’t.”

    2. Scared Monkeys on March 31st, 2010 7:49 am

      How do you know that Obama is lying … his lips are moving.

      Sorry, but the LEFT must also agree on this one.

    3. david r on March 31st, 2010 9:04 am

      Obama is just dishonestly wooing the center. He knows he has the environmentalists in his back pocket. When it comes time to run for re-election, he will announce a moratorium on this exploration “to better assess the threat to the environment.” The mindless Left will go crazy with love and chant “four more years!”

    4. muffler on March 31st, 2010 9:56 am

      It a quid pro quo. Otherwise known as an offered compromise. Drilling alone (especially in the anemic areas offshore) isn’t the answer to long term independence and resisting investment in alternative energy isn’t a good policy for the US. Basically if you put the political cards on the table then the offshore hand is really at best 2 pairs, but has been politically bluffed up to a full house. Obama is calling the bluff and forcing a deck reshuffle. It will be interesting to see how a frontal assault on the “drill baby drill” mantra plays out.

    5. super dave on March 31st, 2010 11:09 am

      so the flip flopocrat president wants to drill
      now ? he can’t sell his deathcare reform so
      he now wants airtime for this ?
      he wouldn’t do this if he didn’t stand to
      gain personal wealth or to hoard money for
      the next election fraud attempt.

    6. NewGirlBoston on March 31st, 2010 3:56 pm

      Holy shizzz……O-Bomb-A really flops more than a whole stack of Buttermilk Pancakes on a Sunday morning…..Damn!

    7. A Texas Grandfather on March 31st, 2010 8:18 pm

      Ok drill offshore, but what are we going to do with the crude? The EPA will stick it’s sick nose into the mix and prevent pipelines and refineries from being built.
      The USA has not built a brand new,from the ground up, refinery in over thirty years.
      So in my mind this new thing from Barry is nothing more than political posturing. This guy cannot tell the truth,but he is very good at spewing propaganda.

    8. super dave on April 1st, 2010 11:45 am

      obama thinks drilling for oil is him
      porking barney frank.

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