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Oil is ‘the fuel of the past,’ says President Obama
Yahoo! News ^ | March 7, 2012 | Olivier Knox |

Posted on 03/07/2012 2:14:01 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed oil as "the fuel of the past" as he made an unapologetic election-year pitch for his alternative energy industry policies and sniped at Republicans over painfully high gasoline prices.

"They get out on the campaign trail—and you and I both know there are no quick fixes to this problem—but listening to them, you'd think there were," he said at a Daimler Truck manufacturing plant in the battleground state of North Carolina.

Obama said that because the United States accounts for 20 percent of the world's consumption of oil but has only 2 percent of its petroleum reserves, "we're not going to be able to just drill our way out of the problem of high gas prices. Anybody who tells you otherwise either doesn't know what they're talking about or they aren't telling you the truth."

"Here is the truth. If we are going to control our energy future, then we've got to have an all-of-the-above strategy," he said in his speech. "We've got to develop every source of American energy—not just oil and gas, but wind power and solar power, nuclear power, biofuels."

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; drillheredrillnow; envirofascism; greenfraud; nobama2012; obama; obamatruthfile; oil; socialistdemocrats; thegreenlie; youlie
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Great! Let Mr. President lead by example. Show us...


51 posted on 03/07/2012 2:49:40 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kcvl

He doesn’t want to “fix the problem”. He’s created it, for the sole purpose of destroying the USA. He and his czars are like a plague of termites, gnawing away at the basic structure of our country - because they don’t liiiiike it. And they don’t like anyone who does like it. The more of our patriotism they sense, the more they hate us.

If he thought he could get away with completely shutting off our useage of oil tomorrow morning, he’d do it.


52 posted on 03/07/2012 2:51:00 PM PST by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: Eva

Frankly Scarlett, I think we ought to offer the Chinese a very slightly used president at a bargain basement price.

Unfortunately they aren’t stupid and will want us to pay them for the privilege.


53 posted on 03/07/2012 2:51:09 PM PST by wita
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To: tumblindice

If someone must start a sentence with “Here’s the truth”...

Does that not mean that people think he’s a liar?


54 posted on 03/07/2012 2:58:23 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fuel of the past...uttered by fool of present...really how naive is this guy?


55 posted on 03/07/2012 3:01:19 PM PST by databoss
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He uses more oil per capita than anyone on the planet (multiple 747’s to Hawaii) and then says this.


56 posted on 03/07/2012 3:02:10 PM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: NEMDF

“Let’s see them shift Air Force One to solar power one of these days at 30,000 feet and see how she does.”

Oh, come on now. Be realistic. Solar would never work. Pond scum is the only way to go in filling up the gas tank of Air Force One. You know? Pond scum? The TRUE fuel of the future! Starting with Air Force One as a demo project.


57 posted on 03/07/2012 3:02:29 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed oil as "the fuel of the past" as he made an unapologetic election-year pitch for his alternative energy industry policies and sniped at Republicans over painfully high gasoline prices.

Obama needs to get a paper route, or something. So far, every alternative fuels venture he has dumped our money into has failed. Those that haven't are on shaky ground.

58 posted on 03/07/2012 3:05:06 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: 353FMG

There was a front page article in the WSJ yesterday, entitled, “China foothold in US Energy”. it’s all about how Obama is allowing the Chinese to buy into our fossil fuel reserves. China and India are both investing in US fossil fuel, but Obama wants the US to cut back and pay more.


59 posted on 03/07/2012 3:06:45 PM PST by Eva
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To: Free ThinkerNY

While he talks about getting us off of oil, what he really does is tie us ever more tightly to foreign oil.

Exxon makes its money either way. They can drill here, or they can drill over there. They can put Americans to work and pay into the US treasury, or they can put Nigerians to work and pay into the Nigerian treasury. Either way they make their money, but in only one of the two cases do your relatives go back to work.

While he talks up solar and wind, just remember that solar and wind do not replace oil. They replace coal and natural gas, which we already have in abundance. Solar and wind, if they worked, would only put American coal miners out of a job. As it happens they don’t work, and have to be backed up by coal and natgas plants anyway.

So while he talks about getting us off of oil, what he does is attack our coal and natural gas industries at the very same time he attacks our oil industry. At the very same time he talks about putting Americans to work he guarantees that there are no jobs for them to go to.


60 posted on 03/07/2012 3:10:12 PM PST by marron
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Shouldn't the liberals be up in arms complaining we are using up other countries natural resouces for our own self enrichment?

...when we have our own natural resources to exploit.

61 posted on 03/07/2012 3:10:18 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...but unicorn farts and pinwheels on bikes are the fuels of the future!!!


62 posted on 03/07/2012 3:13:06 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never underestimate the stupidity of American women..
Some maybe most buy Zeros double talk..


63 posted on 03/07/2012 3:19:48 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Sacajaweau; GGMac

“This guy is just plain stupid. He doesn’t realize how many uses there are for oil. Just plain dumb!!”
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It IS possible that Obama could be that stupid, but not his entire administration. More and more, Obama depends that his statements of “fact” are targeted to a comatose audience and a MSM who has been dumbed and numbed down to be nothing more than a puppet of the fascist regime.

ALL: Is there any video of this quote? That quote should be used in a loop in juxtaposition to the facts of oil in a GOP candidate ad.
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GGMac: Ditto what you said!


64 posted on 03/07/2012 3:21:22 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Irenic

“Show us” a windmill or a solar panel that can make the same things, we get from crude oil. Here are some examples from petroleum crude oil, natural gas, Fuels: like gasoline, diesel, Kerosene, propane (many people use propane to heat their homes), heating oil Heavy bottoms, like asphalt, bitumen, tar Petrochemicals, used as a feedstock for many everyday products: plastic gadgets, tools, bags, toys, candles, clothing: polyester, nylon, hand lotions, petroleum jelly, perfume, dishwashing liquids, ink, bubble gums, car tires, ammonia, heart valves, lipstick and many more. Ethane and other short-chain alkanes which are used as fuel Diesel, Fuel oils, Petrol, Jet fuel, Kerosene, Liquid petroleum gas(LPG), Natural gas, Alkenes (olefins) which can be manufactured into plastics or other compounds. Lubricants: light machine oils, motor oils, and greases, Wax, used in the packaging of frozen foods, among others. Sulfur or Sulfuric acid. Either put up or shut up!


65 posted on 03/07/2012 3:22:02 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl
“Show us” a windmill or a solar panel that can make the same things, we get from crude oil.

Exactly. Show me a windmill or a solar panel that can power a car.

Windmills and solar replace coal, not oil.

66 posted on 03/07/2012 3:27:31 PM PST by marron
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

Sort of reminds me of the good news - bad news joke involving Martians, their diet, and urine.


67 posted on 03/07/2012 3:27:36 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here is Obama's idea of the energy source of the future in his perfect world:

See my tagline for further details.

68 posted on 03/07/2012 3:36:11 PM PST by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

If oil is a fuel of the past, I think Obama should shun AF-1, he needs a whole ‘nother motorcade, I also think Obama and family should live COMPLETELY green!

No hair products or makeup for the family, hand woven cotton or silk clothing, no heating or cooling in the WH unless it is solar. Only solar driven lights, ice-coolers for refrigeration as all those moving parts do require oil. That is a start.

You and your family go first, Mr. President! After all, you are the first family.


69 posted on 03/07/2012 3:40:47 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hussein decreed. It is so.

I hate this dispicable Kenyan.


70 posted on 03/07/2012 3:41:43 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hot air is the fuel of the future.


71 posted on 03/07/2012 3:45:32 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Totally divorced from reality.

What is really sad is not that this guy exists, but that we have an electorate that voted him into office and a Fourth Estate that gives him a pass on pronouncements like this.


72 posted on 03/07/2012 3:46:53 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama said that because the United States accounts for 20 percent of the world’s consumption of oil but has only 2 percent of its petroleum reserves,

Obozo thinks he’s cute juxtaposing those numbers. 2% of the worlds reserves is one FECKLOAD of oil.


73 posted on 03/07/2012 3:49:33 PM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama said that because the United States accounts for 20 percent of the world’s consumption of oil but has only 2 percent of its petroleum reserves,

Obozo thinks he’s cute juxtaposing those numbers. 2% of the worlds reserves is one FECKLOAD of oil.


74 posted on 03/07/2012 3:49:41 PM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

If we didn’t have oil, where would we get the ashphalt to pave the roads for those shovel ready jobs?


75 posted on 03/07/2012 3:54:07 PM PST by anoldafvet
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To: Free ThinkerNY
0bama must mean STOOOOPID in Kenyan...
76 posted on 03/07/2012 3:54:34 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK then use solar to fly around in AF1! How about the beast use solar or wind for that as well.
I wish he was of the past!


77 posted on 03/07/2012 3:56:12 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yes, he is just plain stupid. His speeches are childish. His answer to every question is that it’s ‘complicated’. Also, he suffers from dyscalculia. He is afflicted with narcissism.


78 posted on 03/07/2012 4:03:12 PM PST by abclily
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is just not a very bright bulb.


79 posted on 03/07/2012 4:05:42 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what an asshole.....it will be the fuel of the next 20 years at least


80 posted on 03/07/2012 4:08:44 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

nobama...oh so FOS and a lying SOB to boot!!


81 posted on 03/07/2012 4:17:30 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: traditional1

And that post Sir, has just made my evening!


82 posted on 03/07/2012 4:22:21 PM PST by BusyBeeLA
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To: ColdOne
OK then use solar to fly around in AF1! How about the beast use solar or wind for that as well.

I wish he was of the past!

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I AGREE WITH THAT

'Drill baby, Drill!'

Barack 'Jackwagon' Obama only hears the voice of those committed to his Marxist vision.

GreenEnergy1
No Plan, No Leadership! -- We much resist! I say we much!

Countdown until Jackwagon leaves Office: 319 days as of March 7, 2012.

83 posted on 03/07/2012 4:28:17 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Tallguy

Do you think he really believes the green energy fantasy? Or does he realize it’s all a hoax?


84 posted on 03/07/2012 4:29:25 PM PST by abclily
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To: anoldafvet

“jobs?” We don’t need no stinking jobs, we got a check coming in the mail!!! Thank you massa Obama.


85 posted on 03/07/2012 4:34:25 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Have you looked into the source of his 2% figure?


86 posted on 03/07/2012 4:42:36 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Did you try pouring dilithium crystals into the gas tank of your car? How did it run when you did?


87 posted on 03/07/2012 4:45:00 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: abclily
I think that the “Green Energy” initiatives are a way to persuade the ignorant electorate that there ARE alternatives to Oil & Coal, when in fact they aren't even close. This way the government can dismantle the free US economy in favor of the government controlled version. The government economy has a symbiotic relationship with the Democrat Party — a nice ancillary benefit to maintain power.
88 posted on 03/07/2012 4:46:27 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This goof knows nothing. Oil will be the fuel of every economy until our children’s children...


89 posted on 03/07/2012 5:05:44 PM PST by karnage
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fly him to Hawaii on a battery powered plane!


90 posted on 03/07/2012 5:17:29 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

primitive societies used to burn cow chips as fuel.......seems like the prez is advocating bs as the fuel of the future.


91 posted on 03/07/2012 5:56:50 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Hope springs eternal - maybe the Bucs will break .500 this year)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The sun is baking more brains than first thought. There be a whole host of baked brains, but not to worry, algore has a plan (from what have heard) to put out the sun. Zer0 must have subscribed to the same plan.
92 posted on 03/07/2012 7:02:30 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: karnage
Oil will be the fuel of every economy until our children’s children... or ... natural gas. Not the bs kind zer0 throws out his butt, (excuse me) mouth.
93 posted on 03/07/2012 7:06:34 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: combat_boots

I bet the US produces substantially less than 2% of the world’s lithium yet consumes gulps of it making batteries for electronic devices and automobiles. And Obie wants us to become more dependent on big lithium..


94 posted on 03/07/2012 7:33:14 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“Two words: dilithium crystals”

Thank you! It’s been a l-o-n-g day and that made me LOL!

*BIG SMILE*


95 posted on 03/07/2012 7:54:17 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel
Says the man who just burned enough Fossil Fuels on this Campaign trip to run all the vehicles for my entire extended Family for a year, if not longer.

Oh I'm sorry, it wasn't a Campaign Trip, it was a Presidential visit, appearance, function, fact finding tour, er......
Give me a minute.

96 posted on 03/07/2012 8:03:33 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

-——*BIG SMILE*-——

I heard about it on TV ;-)


97 posted on 03/08/2012 5:22:42 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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