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Obama Blames Oil Companies For Lack Of Drilling
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/11/2011 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 03/11/2011 2:04:29 PM PST by Slyscribe

In his Friday press conference to discuss gas prices, President Obama was rather defensive, straining to counter the notion that his administration has been unfriendly to oil drilling, something most people would like to see a lot more of these days.

Where do people get that notion? Perhaps his Interior Department appealing a judge’s ruling that it act on several pending deepwater permits had something to with it.

Obama claimed repeatedly that he is not against drilling, then made the following comments:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ban; blameblameblame; drilling; energy; friendofbp; friendofpetrobras; gas; gasprices; kingofthedeficit; moratorium; munchhausenbyproxy; noaccountability; notaxes4dnc; notaxes4geithner; notaxes4rangel; obama; obamablamesanother; oil; sociopathinchief; spinninghistory
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1 posted on 03/11/2011 2:04:33 PM PST by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe

What a wretched lowdown liar. Trying to fool all the people all of the time


2 posted on 03/11/2011 2:06:02 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Slyscribe

3 posted on 03/11/2011 2:07:23 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Slyscribe

Those darn oilmen refuse to drill where the oil isn’t. What scoundrels.


4 posted on 03/11/2011 2:07:51 PM PST by dogcaller
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To: Slyscribe

Obama is an idiot.


5 posted on 03/11/2011 2:08:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Slyscribe
Hey obama, two words: Ken Salazar.

He's your boy, and between you... You're both responsible for the current price of gas. Nice job a-clown.

6 posted on 03/11/2011 2:08:57 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Slyscribe

LIAR


7 posted on 03/11/2011 2:08:57 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Slyscribe

What an a$$. I guess I am not needed as a Geologist. Just drill every lease that you have, and damn the risk and expense. Of course, that is the government method—just spend trillions on wasted prospects. Although, I am sure that he would love it if we just quit drilling and send all of the revenue to the gubmint.


8 posted on 03/11/2011 2:09:48 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishmt R,epublicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: Slyscribe

This as@hole is sick. He is insane.


9 posted on 03/11/2011 2:09:59 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Slyscribe

Is thisObama’s first step in noving to a government takeover of the lands that hold oil leases?


10 posted on 03/11/2011 2:10:16 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Slyscribe

Given Obama’s lack of knowledge, it’s surprising he didn’t blame Black and Decker


11 posted on 03/11/2011 2:10:16 PM PST by bigbob
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To: paul51
OBVIOUS LIAR

" Administration Blocking 103 Gulf Drilling Permits" http://biggovernment.com/rbluey/2011/02/03/obama-administration-blocking-103-gulf-drilling-permits/

"U.S. Administration In Contempt Over Gulf Drilling Moratorium, Judge Rules." http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-03/u-s-administration-in-contempt-over-gulf-drill-ban-judge-rules.html

12 posted on 03/11/2011 2:10:16 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama is an idiot.

More of an imbecile, I think.

13 posted on 03/11/2011 2:10:29 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Slyscribe

Maybe if they drill deep enough they wll fing Obama’s spine.


14 posted on 03/11/2011 2:10:29 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: Slyscribe

Maybe if they drill deep enough they wll fing Obama’s spine.


15 posted on 03/11/2011 2:10:29 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: Slyscribe
TELL HIM TO LIFT THE #*##$%g BANS, THEN!


16 posted on 03/11/2011 2:10:53 PM PST by Lady Jag (Keep the 'ICk" in Democratic)
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To: Slyscribe
You can't blame him.

He's black.

Sort of.

17 posted on 03/11/2011 2:10:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Slyscribe

He needs to lay off the brown acid.


18 posted on 03/11/2011 2:11:10 PM PST by jimt
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To: Slyscribe

Maybe if they drill deep enough they will find Obama’s spine.

Oops, I was typing too fast. Sorry


19 posted on 03/11/2011 2:11:21 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: Slyscribe

I didn’t see his comments, but there is a problem with companies sitting on leases without drilling. Palin fought several of the big companies for this and was successful in getting loafers to either drill or get off the claim.


20 posted on 03/11/2011 2:11:23 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: Slyscribe
45 companies leaving the gulf...he has issued one permit...to his buddy BP....THE BIG EARED KENYAN MANBOY IS A PATHETIC LIAR
21 posted on 03/11/2011 2:11:52 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Slyscribe
"Obama Blames Oil Companies For Lack Of Drilling"


22 posted on 03/11/2011 2:12:22 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ThunderSleeps

Ken Salazar—doing to the nation what he did to western Colorado.


23 posted on 03/11/2011 2:13:50 PM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: Slyscribe

“This is the fault of BUSH and those bastard crackers with their Bibles.”

24 posted on 03/11/2011 2:13:51 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama is an idiot and a liar....unfortunately there is a high percentage of the population that are lemmings, also.


25 posted on 03/11/2011 2:14:10 PM PST by OregonTide
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To: Slyscribe

Obama’s blaming the oil companies with the same old reprocessed Nancy Pelosi bullshit of 2008-09 when she used it. I s’pose the Democrats forget they used that bullshit before, and just pick it back out of their sack of tricks, BS, and lies.

I wonder if they use gloves when they dig through that sack?


26 posted on 03/11/2011 2:14:15 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL!


27 posted on 03/11/2011 2:14:24 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: richardtavor
Just drill every lease that you have, and damn the risk and expense.

Hey, it works for government borrowing, why not oil exploration as well?

What you really need, though, is for Obama to walk through the area, striking stones with his staff. Oil will simply flow from the rock.

28 posted on 03/11/2011 2:15:35 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Slyscribe
taqiyya
29 posted on 03/11/2011 2:15:50 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Slyscribe
Blame anyone, or anything, but Obama - he truly is the messiah as was predicted. I eagerly await the first historic young "journalist" to catch a picture of obozo walking on water. I mean come on they have found halos behind his head in other shots.

Halo Obama
30 posted on 03/11/2011 2:16:16 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Slyscribe

He just lies, lies and lies.


31 posted on 03/11/2011 2:16:23 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dennisw
To us, yes, he does seem like a "wretched low-down liar". But, I am beginning to think that he is so detached from how the real world works, and has never had a job that would teach him anything about how the real world works; that he honestly does not connect his regulations and tons of mandatory paperwork and attitude, with the oil companies not drilling.

Really, I don't think he thinks that they are at all realated. He seems to take everything personally, and so, from his POV, they are not drilling, because they want to make him look bad.

It will take generations to recover from this dufus.

32 posted on 03/11/2011 2:17:25 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Slyscribe

This stupid SOB needs to get the US Navy in assistance in Japan NOW!

Stop blaming others for his ineptness.


33 posted on 03/11/2011 2:17:35 PM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: Slyscribe

Has anyone here read the Interior Department’s appeal? (I have.)

Can someone tell me what was wrong with BOMRE responding that the applications didn’t comply with the regulations and go through multiple rounds of correspondence in trying to get the complete information required?

If the problem is the regulations, then let’s focus on getting the regulations fixed. I don’t want to just tell the occupant of the White House that “we’re in favor of ignoring regulations, so go for it!” Is there a legitimate reason for these permit applications remaining incomplete? It’s not like the BOMRE ignored the applications or denied them...they left them open to be approved if they were completed.


34 posted on 03/11/2011 2:18:13 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Slyscribe
In his Friday press conference to discuss gas prices, President Obama was rather defensive...

Didn't David Axlerod just tell us today that Obummers skin was thicker now and he could take critism? Looks like there is more skin thickening to do.

The jig is up for this idiot. Everyone knows how the fuel prices are hurting them and that this regime has shut down production. Obummer made a big deal of it after the BP debacle. If he thinks this question is going away as we head into a campaign season, he is still smoking crack and doing poppers.


35 posted on 03/11/2011 2:21:37 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Slyscribe
In his Friday press conference to discuss gas prices, President Obama was rather defensive...

Didn't David Axlerod just tell us today that Obummers skin was thicker now and he could take criticism? Looks like there is more skin thickening to do.

The jig is up for this idiot. Everyone knows how the fuel prices are hurting them and that this regime has shut down production. Obummer made a big deal of it after the BP debacle. If he thinks this question is going away as we head into a campaign season, he is still smoking crack and doing poppers.


36 posted on 03/11/2011 2:21:58 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: OregonTide

Maybe his BC is buried deep down in some oil bed.


37 posted on 03/11/2011 2:22:12 PM PST by tflabo
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To: LibertarianLiz
[...] that he honestly does not connect his regulations and tons of mandatory paperwork and attitude, with the oil companies not drilling.

WOO-HOO!!!

Looking at the bigger picture...what a concept!

This is an opportunity to go after the regulations that are holding things up, if that's what's right...but instead of taking this opportunity, so many pols and pundits are going to whine a bit--but not get the root cause back onto the table.

38 posted on 03/11/2011 2:25:08 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Slyscribe

Without incentives, i.e., the potential for PROFIT, why would anybody bother to drill, if it takes as long as ten years to bring a potential well to production? The applications are INTENTIONALLY slow-walked through by the bureaucratic infrastructure, many with a hopeless animosity against all commercial activity, never mind that in the end, that is what funds their jobs and justifies their existence.

There are wells already in existence, from which the owners are not permitted to extract the known quantities still in the wells, as it may somehow “upset” the balance of nature, and only endless review will prevent that outcome. Now that is a kind of misplaced thrift, as oil unextracted is unavailable for the creation of further wealth, through that magic multiplier known as “capitalism” as the source of all productive employment.

Dream your dreams of spite and retribution against those who have “too much”. But it is the “too much” that funds the progress and growth of still more employment and plenty for everybody. THERE IS NO MAXIMUM LIMIT. The “too much” that is accumulated today forms the basis for new technological breakthroughs tomorrow, and physical growth of the pie to be divided up from time to time.

The goose that lays the golden egg cannot do so if it is strangled and eviscerated.


39 posted on 03/11/2011 2:32:22 PM PST by alloysteel ("If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.")
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To: Slyscribe

Ministry of Truth bookmark.


40 posted on 03/11/2011 2:32:45 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Gondring

When was the last time a refinery of any significance was constructed in the US?


41 posted on 03/11/2011 2:35:39 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Slyscribe

Stalin did this very same thing. It’s always the fault of the producers. The businessmen and productive people were called ‘Wreckers’ in Stalin’s day.


42 posted on 03/11/2011 2:36:12 PM PST by lurk
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To: Logical me

He’s against drilling for oil but he is for drilling us in the ass. That’s the only drilling he favors.


43 posted on 03/11/2011 2:44:47 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Jim Robinson
I listened to the part about oil and it scared me. I know what Obama is but will people buy what he is saying? Is our country made up of 49 percent of people that just don't care? They are so blind that they don't understand that in no time flat they won't be able to get food?
What would happen to this country, no one would help us.
Read Daniel and Revelations.
This is a very serious time.
44 posted on 03/11/2011 2:50:34 PM PST by americanmother (I)
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To: Little Pharma

For years the Democrats and their friends in the Watermelon community (green on the outside red in the middle) like the Sierra Club have fought efforts by oil companies to drill in the United States. The result has been a terrific shortage of drilling rigs which cannot be made up overnight. The Bakken area of North Dakota, and the Eagle Ford in Texas are two sites where companies hold thousands of drilling leases but simply do not have the rigs to drill where they want. In the case of the Marcellus shale region in Pennsylvania, the companies have been blocked by the enivronmentalists, and thousands of leases are idle. Even if the Marcellus were to open tomorrow, the companies will not have the rigs to operate as they want. Most will be working elsewhere. As for offshore rigs in the Gulf, the Obama administration has been so daunting that rigs, including one of the world’s largest offshore, have picked up and moved elsewhere. And it is not a good bet that they will return any time soon.

The overview in the article is correct; the companies have a good general idea of where they want to drill, but they will never know the sweet spots until exploratory drilling gives them the appraisal they need.

For the fatuous President of the USA to blame the oil companies for our present fix is the quintessence of immaturity. But, what the Hell, that’s what we get for electing a leftist ideologue to the office.


45 posted on 03/11/2011 2:52:48 PM PST by Melchior
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To: Slyscribe
For the first time ever, I kinda felt ‘sorry’ for Obama today.

He just looked frail, weak, and confused. And his speech was just cliche babble talk, and his answers to the questions were indecipherable. Most of the time I had no idea what he was even talking about.

Just talking to 'be' talking. And those last two questions, he looked like he was losing his mind. Stuttering, and fumbling with no clear ‘point’ to what he was saying.

I'm no big Obama fan but what I saw today was worse. I really think there is something medically wrong with him. He was just out of it. IMO

He needs to put some of that 'Obamacare' on himself and get himself checked out.

46 posted on 03/11/2011 2:53:02 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: dogcaller
Those darn oilmen refuse to drill where the oil isn’t.

So does Reggie Love, he drills where oil isn't.

47 posted on 03/11/2011 3:07:45 PM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: LibertarianLiz
To us, yes, he does seem like a "wretched low-down liar". But, I am beginning to think that he is so detached from how the real world works, and has never had a job that would teach him anything about how the real world works; that he honestly does not connect his regulations and tons of mandatory paperwork and attitude, with the oil companies not drilling.

He could be a space case....He looked awful today (press conference) with lot of black coloring around his eyes 
There is an ongoing debate whether he is purposely trying to hurt the United States

48 posted on 03/11/2011 3:10:50 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Slyscribe
"I promise you we will not drill for our own oil. I will lie to my people and tell them we will drill but I'll issue no permits. I will also lie and tell them I am a Christian. Can I stay at you palace for next years Haj?"


49 posted on 03/11/2011 3:14:23 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Like hell he is.

He has been able to fool enough of the people enough of the time to commit a coup d'etat.

We still don't know what is in all the bills he has passed but we do know he hid more spending in the ObamaCare bill than the pubbies can ever hope to recoup in budget cuts and the money solidifies his grip on the government and the people.

No, he is not stupid. We will have to fight our own troops to get him out of there.

Wisconsin is just a warning.

Sorry, Jim. I'm not yelling at you, I'm just furious at "Our Great Satan."

50 posted on 03/11/2011 3:14:30 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (It's not the *Prince of Fools* but rather the *fools* that are the problem)
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