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Friday, February 24, 2012

Obama Chastises Republican Oil Company Prostitutes

Or maybe that’s a redundancy — “Republican” and “oil company prostitute.”

During a speech in Florida last night, President Obama lashed out at the oil industry’s harem (i.e. Republicans) and their retarded “Drill Here Drill Now” “solution” to high gas prices.  Defending his energy policy, Obama said:

“Only in politics do people root for bad news and they greet bad news so enthusiastically.  You pay more, and they're licking their chops.”

He also ridiculed the Republicans’ three-point plan for lower gas prices:

“I'll save you the suspense:  Step one is drill, and step two is drill, and then step three is keep drilling.  Well the American people aren't stupid.  They know that's not a plan — especially since we're already drilling.  That's a bumper sticker.  It's not a strategy to solve our energy challenge.  It's a strategy to get politicians through an election…Anyone who tells you we can drill our way out of this problem doesn't know what they're talking about — or just isn't telling you the truth.”

People who are informed — this excludes the gene pool rejects who get their “news” from Fox and talk radio — are aware that oil usage is at a fifteen year low, AND that there’s been MORE drilling under the Obama Administration.  They’re also aware that oil speculators are a major reason for skyrocketing oil prices.

In addition to speculators, oil exports are also inflating the price.  Oil companies can make more money by exporting oil than by selling it domestically.

I have no idea whether the government can — or should — force the oil industry to sell its products here instead of overseas.  But the public needs to clearly understand the cause and effect:  oil prices are sky high because of exports and speculators; NOT because those sissy treehuggers won’t let us drill.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIGH How many times have we posted this?

Wondering why the Republicans don't ask why the last President and Vice President, both former Oilmen had all the opportunities to drill like crazy and didn't.

Foreign and Domestic Oil are two different creatures yet increase of Foreign Oil effects Domestic for no reason.

Domestic Oil does not make Gasoline so drill all you want it wont make any difference.

Tens of Thousands of productive Wells have been capped for decades, open those first before you drill.

Some of us remember the promises of the Alaska Pipeline that it will solve all of our energy needs and it didn't


February 24, 2012 at 11:50 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

What Obama should have brought up in that speech is some eye-opening facts available here and here. The linked info and similar ones explain all people need to know about what's behind Republicans' "drill, baby, drill" war cry.

February 25, 2012 at 1:13 AM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Tom Harper, it's abundantly clear which political wing of the Corporatist Party is more in the pockets of the oil & gas industry. Nothing has changed here. It has been this way forever.

I wrote about speculation on my own blog just recently. As Mr. Anderson alluded, is it any wonder the complicit mainstream media will not touch it with a ten-foot pole?

February 25, 2012 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Ben Stein was saying in an interview I saw yesterday that there is no way this can be blamed on Obama. And if I recall correctly, Ben is pretty conservative.

February 25, 2012 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

I have seen some of those oil company prostitutes (they call them escorts). Now, you can knock big money oil all you want but them girls, wow-weee! Ooops. Sorry, wrong blog.

February 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Conservatives will never learn. The Alaska Pipeline solved all of our energy needs, and so will the Keystone Pipeline, and so will more drilling in the Arctic, more fracking...

SW: Thanks for the links. That info does explain a lot, and these facts should get a lot more publicity.

JG: You're right, the corporate "media" won't touch this.

Snave: That's very telling that Ben Stein is saying this.

Mr. C: Are you sure those escorts weren't John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in drag?

February 25, 2012 at 5:57 PM  
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February 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

when isn't Obama chastising republicans? Today he is Roosevelt,yesterday he was Lincoln,not looking forward to who he will be tomorrow.Although he could be anyone he wants and he will still have his drooling fans.

What a Chameleon.

February 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM  

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