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.
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.