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Obama to put spotlight on energy (What happened to JOBS, the laser-like focus, Mr. Pres__ent?)
Yahoo ^ | 3/30/11 | AFP

Posted on 03/30/2011 10:18:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will on Wednesday seek to wrest the political debate from turmoil in the Middle East, to a related topic -- cutting America's thirst for foreign oil.

Obama will make a speech at Georgetown University in Washington to outline his plan to forge energy security for the United States, launching a string of events designed to drum up support for a key piece of his agenda.

Since his State of the Union address in January, Obama has hammered away at the themes of education and job creation, yet events in the Arab world, and after Japan's quake-tsunami tragedy, kept pulling him off topic.

"The speech will mark a transition in our public communications, and kick off a concerted effort around energy security," a senior US official said on condition of anonymity.

Obama will stress four areas where the United States needs to forge progress to reach a goal to cut the amount of oil that the country imports from overseas by a third in 10 years, another official said.

As a candidate and as president, Obama has several times laid out plans to cut US dependence on insecure foreign energy sources, and to wean itself off supplies from nations like Venezuela or regions like the Middle East.

Energy policy, especially in the area of rising gasoline prices has the capacity to be a key political issue over the next year, and into 2012 when Obama runs for a second four-year term.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: energy; jobs; obama; spotlight

1 posted on 03/30/2011 10:18:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama is an idiot. So is his wife.

God help us!!

2 posted on 03/30/2011 10:19:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama is an idiot.


3 posted on 03/30/2011 10:19:58 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Should read “Obama to put the jinx on reliable energy”.


4 posted on 03/30/2011 10:20:09 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: NormsRevenge
You fools. Dear Leader already said we need the frikken trains if we want the jobs.
5 posted on 03/30/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Sacajaweau

An idiot, perhaps. A driven, determined and undeterrable enemy of this nation, most definitely.


6 posted on 03/30/2011 10:21:23 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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Obama's latest Priority#1?

Waging war.. and getting re-elected.. so he can finish his mission.

Who will he sacrifice? Don't expect the media to tell ya.

A Libyan child sits playing on the canon of a destroyed tank in the strategic oil town of Ajdabiya east of Tripoli, on March 29. A new poll has found nearly half of Americans were opposed to US military involvement in Libya, reflecting tricky political ground being navigated by President Barack Obama. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)


7 posted on 03/30/2011 10:21:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2011/03/30/obama-cracking-down-jell-o

March 30, 2011
Obama Cracking Down on Jell-O


8 posted on 03/30/2011 10:22:42 AM PDT by maggief
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To: NormsRevenge

I want to get a head start on Obamargy by issuing an IPO for home generators powered by treadmills.


9 posted on 03/30/2011 10:23:33 AM PDT by AU72
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To: NormsRevenge

Must nationalize Big Oil. It’s all their fault.

Pray for America


10 posted on 03/30/2011 10:23:59 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold your noses this election!)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a cowardly weasel he is, hiding out at universities since that is the biggest collective of Leftist defectives he can find.

Both the brain-washed “children,” because BO says they are “children” until they are 26, and their loony professors are the few remaining faithful who are unable to see what a failure he is. These early campaign speeches will do absolutely nothing to win support among sensible voters, who will remember the long list of abuses he has inflicted on this country.


11 posted on 03/30/2011 10:24:26 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: NormsRevenge

Cut our reliance on foreign oil? So how does this gel with basically putting Brazil in the oil business and then telling them we’ll buy from them????

Is he stupid or evil? Both?


12 posted on 03/30/2011 10:25:13 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: NormsRevenge

The speech was a joke. Drill Baby Drill is was said as stupid but he kept pushing Natural Gas. Where does he think gas comes from?


13 posted on 03/30/2011 10:26:32 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Summer of recovery Part 2.


14 posted on 03/30/2011 10:26:57 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: NormsRevenge

Breaking ground on new Ethanol plants, “Won’t help us now !”


15 posted on 03/30/2011 10:28:26 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: NormsRevenge

>> What happened to JOBS, the laser-like focus, Mr. Pres__ent?

That’s somewhere in the space between his thumb and forefinger.


16 posted on 03/30/2011 10:28:48 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: NormsRevenge

17 posted on 03/30/2011 10:29:57 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: NormsRevenge

Gee whiz! Looks like somebody from one of those Pirates of the Caribbean movies, or sump’ng.


18 posted on 03/30/2011 10:30:41 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That grant to the Amish buggy factory is much better than a bullet train to nowhere. Heard the company in mass. Making green energy solar panels ,now moving to china, said hell no they were not going to give the tax payers their 500 million back. LOL


19 posted on 03/30/2011 10:33:18 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: NormsRevenge
(What happened to JOBS, the laser-like focus, Mr. Pres__ent?)

And the "I will not rest until [fill in blank]"
20 posted on 03/30/2011 10:34:02 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: NormsRevenge
launching a string of events designed to drum up support for a key piece of his agenda.

I know exactly what his agenda is. I do not support it.

Just a moment ago, his saving home mortage tv commercial aired. Talk about communist tactics - the president this, the president that, the president's bill will save you all, the president, the president, the president. Gee, declaring him "the president" so many times, one might get the impression he's worried there's a question of him holding the office. Over compensating there, huh, Hussein.

21 posted on 03/30/2011 10:34:57 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: NormsRevenge
In his speach today in front of a bunch of mush head college students he mocked Palin's "Drill-Baby-Drill" as an empty slogan that would not have helped!

Well DUH!

It is an empty slogan unless you actually start

DRILLING!!!

\ You empty suit!

22 posted on 03/30/2011 10:40:43 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Yes, he proud of it. Want change? Embarrass the man on his Facebook post in the comments. Tell him in front of his support who was in control of Congress since 2007. Ask him who was President for the last two years. We can't let Obama the oil prices on the Tea Party. As stupid as that sounds, that's what he's telling America. He's blaming oil prices on the Republican controlled Congress who have only been on the job for 2 months if that.

http://www.facebook.com/barackobama

23 posted on 03/30/2011 10:41:14 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh No! I just bought a car that doesn’t run on that hopey- changey crap


24 posted on 03/30/2011 10:41:31 AM PDT by Starstruck
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To: NormsRevenge
Of all the policies in the Obama administration, perhaps energy is the stupidest. And that's saying something. Steven Chu is the worst Secretary of Energy ever, and that's saying something.

The Obama people have put all their hopes in very far off green technologies that will probably never pan out. In fact most of this so called green technology is a fraud in my opinion. Solar is a FN joke, EVEN if they made the Panels 100% efficient, you really only get 6-8 hours of good sunlight on a good day under the best conditions. Plus Solar and Wind do absolutely NOTHING for our transportation problems. We need high energy density portable fuels for the foreseeable future. If there is an energy breakthrough, then I'll be the first to admit I was wrong. But I follow this closely and I don't see any promising technology that will help us in the short or even medium terms.
25 posted on 03/30/2011 10:50:35 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: NormsRevenge
MEMORY SPAN
26 posted on 03/30/2011 10:56:49 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

U.S. Gas Consumption Could Drop 20% in 20 Years
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2663667/posts

The National Resources Defense Council says that by 2020, the improvements will be equivalent to taking 32 million cars off the road, while the government projects the actual number of new cars will rise an additional 27 million by 2020.


27 posted on 03/30/2011 10:59:34 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: Son House

Add this to that article;

How big an impact does improved fuel economy have?


28 posted on 03/30/2011 11:01:46 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: org.whodat
I was just on Obama's Facebook page reading comments to his speach. Someone responded to his "Winning The Future For Latinos" post by saying:

Alex Gomez says: If more than $4.00 a gallon for gasoline, home owners making loans from banks to pay for a months worth of heating oil, keeping us Latinos limited in the English language by teaching us math, science and other subjects in the Spanish language and 11.6% unemployment rate among Latinos is your way of "winning the future" then you and Charlie Sheen have a very twisted way of looking at the word "winning".

29 posted on 03/30/2011 11:05:15 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

I swear, that man has the faultiest laser evah. Can’t seem to focus on anything.


30 posted on 03/30/2011 11:05:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: NormsRevenge
Gasoline in my neck of the woods is up another 5 cents per gallon today. Obama can kiss my &^%&^4874 @ss!
31 posted on 03/30/2011 11:10:56 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe Government Motors should just make cars that run by burning dollar bills. Then, Bernake can just print an infinite amount and had them to Americans as free fuel. We would no longer need to import oil! We would all be powering our cars on an apparently infinitely renewable fuel!


32 posted on 03/30/2011 11:14:10 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: NormsRevenge
(What happened to JOBS, the laser-like focus, Mr. Pres__ent?)
LOL!
33 posted on 03/30/2011 11:25:29 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: tsowellfan

Sad part about it, most of the voters will believe Obama.
I’ve often asked my mother how Hitler could have gained popularity. She said the people believed what they were told.


34 posted on 03/30/2011 11:53:02 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: NormsRevenge

Even as we speak, the Conqueror of Libya, “President” oBOMBa, is doing everything in his power to raise gasoline prices by restricting foreign oil imports, AFTER banning US offshore drilling!


35 posted on 03/30/2011 12:50:40 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Sacajaweau
Socialist/marxist/communist/revolutionary/muslim sympathizer obama is NOT an idiot or stupid. Everything he does IS BY DESIGN. Remember, as revealed by the research staff (they do their own homework) of Glenn Beck's, the plan is for the socialists/marxists/communists, the revolutionaries and the terrorist muslims to work together to bring down the western way of living, the Constitution, our freedom, etc. Afterward, they will divide up the spoils of this take down. This has been in the planning for many years, and the front guy obama in the White House has set the wheels in motion. obama the Trojan horse was successful.

Notice who obama sides with in Europe, the Middle East, South America, etc. He sides with the LEFT, with the MUSLIMS, with REVOLUTIONARIES. He disrespects/shuns Israel, England, France, Germany, our allies.

obama is siding WITH the enemies of the United States of America, and attempting to destroy our allies.

Take down this bast@ard in OUR White House. Work at it with the tenacity that the left displays when THEY attempt to take us down. We must say our prayers, work hard, SMART and we must never let up till we take THEM DOWN.

36 posted on 03/30/2011 12:57:59 PM PDT by itssme
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To: NormsRevenge

His focus was to create more government jobs and destroy private sector jobs.


37 posted on 03/30/2011 1:12:10 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Texas resident

create more government jobs and destroy private sector jobs

He ought to string a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED banner on the WH.

Only fair, yaknow.. He don’t get much credit for anything he’s done, well, not from his complicit media anyway.. ;-]


38 posted on 03/30/2011 1:28:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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