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President Obama to Visit an Oil Field!! (What a joke)
whitehousedossier ^ | 3/19/2012 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 03/19/2012 2:42:18 PM PDT by Signalman

With gasoline prices marching north, President Obama next week will take a break from worshipping the sun and putting his finger to the wind when he actually highlights energy projects that provide lots of energy.

The White House is desperate to repair the damage being done to Obama’s campaign by the price at the pump, and aides have suddenly begun portraying him as a great apostle of oil and gas drilling.

In what may go down as one of the worst political blunders of his presidency, Obama late last year bowed to environmentalists’ pressure and rejected the Keystone pipeline’s route through part of Nebraska, delaying by at least a year a major new source of oil just as gasoline prices started going through the roof.

Wednesday, he’ll be in Carlsbad, New Mexico to inspect oil and gas production fields located on federal lands.

Obama will be in Oklahoma Thursday – yes, Oklahoma – to “discuss his Administration’s commitment to improving and supporting the infrastructure that helps us leverage our domestic resources,” the White House said.

I assume these are code words for the infrastructure to get fossil fuels out of the ground, since he sure ain’t going to Oklahoma for votes. He’s more likely to strike oil.

According to ABC News, Obama will staging a photo op in Cushing, Oklahoma, which is on the Keystone pipeline project’s “southern route,” of which the administration approves.

Of course, the two day trip also features a solar facility and a meeting with people conducting “some of the country’s most advanced energy-related research and development.”

But the White House is clearly eager to show that Obama loves the non-advanced stuff too, since that’s what the country is going to be running on for the foreseeable future.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: energy; field; newmexico; obama; oil; oklahoma

1 posted on 03/19/2012 2:42:21 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Brave man.


2 posted on 03/19/2012 2:43:54 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Signalman

“Putting his finger to the wind?”...

...After pulling it out of his @$$...?


3 posted on 03/19/2012 2:44:32 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Signalman

He was more suited to Disneyland or a Alice in Wonderland themed party.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 2:46:19 PM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Signalman
It will be interesting to see who will let them on their lease.

I seriously doubt he will be on a federal lease.

5 posted on 03/19/2012 2:47:09 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Signalman

He won’t be among friends. Everybody I know in the oil bidness despises his sorry ass.


6 posted on 03/19/2012 2:48:02 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Signalman; intenseracer

bumping and pinging


7 posted on 03/19/2012 2:54:03 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: Signalman

"....better remove all the coconuts"

8 posted on 03/19/2012 2:57:56 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Signalman
It sounds like Barack is chasing Newt:

Newt to Obama: This is What a Drilling Platform Looks Like

Newt’s Visit to an Alabama Gas Station

9 posted on 03/19/2012 2:59:31 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Signalman

I have in my mind an image, of Newt, standing next to a drilling rig, saying, This, Mr President, is a drilling rig.

Another, standing next to a gas pump, with a sign saying 2.50/gal...a gal of Newt gas pretend sign, IOW.

Now look at this leftwing nut.

Reacting much, Barack???


10 posted on 03/19/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Signalman
My guess is that Cameron told him exactly what to do.

Cameron gave him a lot of heat over "putting his boot to the neck" of BP way back then. I found a scathing article and should have posted it to any Keystone thread. I'll go look for it.

11 posted on 03/19/2012 3:00:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Signalman

“improving and supporting the infrastructure that helps us leverage our domestic resources”

Whatever that gibberish gobbledygook is supposed to mean.


12 posted on 03/19/2012 3:00:48 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Signalman

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7834242/Oil-spill-David-Cameron-confronts-Barack-Obama-in-battle-to-protect-BP.html


13 posted on 03/19/2012 3:03:11 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Doogle

That’s funny;)

He probably does think oil fields are for growing coconut oil trees.

LOL!!!!


14 posted on 03/19/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Newtrition - soul food for a starving America.)
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To: lowbridge
It means more taxpayer money for ethanol plants.
15 posted on 03/19/2012 3:07:00 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Signalman

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_v9N40Ew6dGc/S4mki9rfclI/AAAAAAAAAO0/vXItCgLgK3c/s200/dukakis_tank.jpg


16 posted on 03/19/2012 3:07:08 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: sodpoodle

His second Muslim father made his money in oil.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 3:08:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Signalman

Hopefully the severe weather sticks around for long enough to give him an appropriate welcome. A little fear of God in Barry would be a good thing.


18 posted on 03/19/2012 3:12:38 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Signalman

I hope the roughnecks give him a piece of their mind.

He’ll look like Michael Dukakis driving a tank or John Fn Kerry in a bunny suit at a nuke.


19 posted on 03/19/2012 3:14:08 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Signalman

Newt should plan to visit the same local on the same hour.


20 posted on 03/19/2012 3:27:34 PM PDT by tiger-one
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To: Signalman

will he shed a tear while on camera?


21 posted on 03/19/2012 3:34:12 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Deaf Smith

LOL Oklahoma is a state where ethanol is NOT required.


22 posted on 03/19/2012 3:35:04 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: TexasCajun
I seriously doubt he will be on a federal lease.

It WILL be on a federal lease - no doubt the actual one is confidential. However, I bet a bunch of his enviro-baddies will show up to tell him how terrible the state oil and gas agency is operating now that Richardson is gone and Republican governor Martinez has kicked them out of the power positions.

23 posted on 03/19/2012 3:40:49 PM PDT by CedarDave (Romney supporter Jeff Foxworthy: Not as smart as a fifth-grader.)
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To: TexasCajun

There might be opportunities here. Depleted well, pipe still in place, skinny stick of a body. What diameter is the piping for an oil well?

How many here noted the administrations intention to strongly review oil well drilling contracts on private property? The communists may have found a way of stopping drilling on private property.


24 posted on 03/19/2012 3:44:48 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: Signalman

I would love to meet the person who advises him on stuff like this and ask one question....Is it your intent to make this man look dumber every day? If so, then you’re definitely earning your money.


25 posted on 03/19/2012 3:47:58 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Signalman

My hometown is at the red-hot center of the Bakken play.

I would love to take him into a bar “just for a quick one,” as they say.

Of course I would duck back out and drive like hell as soon as he was inside, so as not to be arrested for abetting what would most certainly happen next.

It would be quick, all right.


26 posted on 03/19/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Signalman
Oil field?


27 posted on 03/19/2012 3:52:32 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Signalman

i have to add one more thing, he’s doing this in arguably, the most conservative state in the country. what a moron.


28 posted on 03/19/2012 3:55:41 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Signalman

Is the oil field on federal land? Or safely in private hands?


29 posted on 03/19/2012 3:59:47 PM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: Signalman

His next takeover target.


30 posted on 03/19/2012 4:04:31 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Great Colossal Struggle

Newt is on the offensive again, pummeling Obama, who backpedals once more, struggling to regain his balance,....

Meanwhile in row 26, Mitt and Rick, the yapping shrimpettes, fight over the bag of popcorn.

31 posted on 03/19/2012 4:07:53 PM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: Signalman

Most likely bringing padlocks and a bunch of SEIU thugs to shutdown and secure the oilfield.


32 posted on 03/19/2012 4:15:00 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Signalman

A real prince of fossil fuels would swim the La Brea tar pits.


33 posted on 03/19/2012 4:42:51 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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