Skip to comments.Obama: Calls for more drilling are a 'bumper sticker', not an energy plan
Posted on 02/23/2012 1:38:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed Republicans for what he described as a flawed and dishonest strategy for reducing gas prices, predicting his rivals would offer nothing but more drilling and political promises of $2-a-gallon gas. Said the president: "The American people aren't stupid."
"That's not a plan, especially since we're already drilling. That's a bumper sticker," Obama said in a stop at the University of Miami. "It's not a strategy to solve our energy challenge. That's a strategy to get politicians through an election. You know there are no quick fixes to this problem."
Obama spoke as gas has reached the highest price at the pump ever for this time of year: an average of $3.58 per gallon. White House advisers see it as a cyclical occurrence but knew Obama had to address the topic, one of deep concern to consumers and growing fodder for Republicans seeking to unseat Obama.
Obama said gas prices were "like a tax straight out of their paychecks." He promoted an energy agenda of oil, gas, wind, solar, nuclear and biofuel energy. And he took aim at Republicans.
"You can bet that since it's an election year, they're already dusting off their three-point plans for $2 gas. I'll save you the suspense: Step one is to drill, step two is to drill, and step three is to keep drilling. ... We've heard the same thing for thirty years. Well, the American people aren't stupid."
Obama insisted there are no short-term solutions to high gas prices, and that anyone suggesting otherwise was not being honest. Still, he sought to offer something to anxious voters by saying he had ordered his administration to search for every possible area to help consumers in the coming months.
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This is going to be great. $5 dollar gas is well worth it to get obama out of office.
And “hope and change” was a plan you fruity, skinny little muslim fop?
Yeah, Barry, that whole “supply and demand” thing is soooo over-rated.
Its more of a plan than anything this idiot has come up with in four years.
His “plan” invovles helping his Judenrat buddy Soros make a fortune in Brazil.
I would run ads in Florida tomorrow detailing every cut Obama’s EPA made to the energy industry in his three years in office.
Then I would cut to Pelosi and Reid blasting Bush for the high fuel costs.
Words fail me.
This pablum comes from the first bumper sticker president.
Lots of bumper stickers out there about barry. Such as, “Does this ass make my truck look big?”.
I hope the Republicans have a field day on this one. Obama has NO energy plan - except his “green energy” wet dream. Drilling for more oil sure beats doing nothing.
It is an energy plan that FITS on a bumper sticker.
Just because a simple concept can be explained simply doesn’t mean it is not valid.
Oh yeah, one other thing.....
“DRILL BABY DRILL!”
Isnt he the guy who promised to make energy prices skyrocket?
Now what the heck would someone like Obama know about an energy plan?
The ones who elected you sure are.
Indeed. Without skyrocketing conventional energy prices at the consumer level, the green energy / carbon credit / cap and trade scam is impossible.
Since all of your grand schemes, wind, solar, ethanol, have failed spectacularly I have one question for you Mr. Obama,
"So what we 'spose to do now moron?"
>>This is going to be great. $5 dollar gas is well worth it to get obama out of office.
But he knows the fix is in. The GOP will throw the election as soon as they destroy the last conservative. The Just-Us Dept will ignore voter fraud. Obama will make a vague promise to “help the middle class” with rising fuel prices and the minorities and media will rally around his red banner.
And my brother-in-law, who puts in one eight-hour shift per week as a bartender, is already working.
The ones that put him in the White House are stupid as HELL!
These sky-high gasoline prices are no accident or coincidence. You voted for them when you voted for Obama:
You remember that quip Obama gave us that under his policies, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket?
Remember that Obama appointed an energy secretary named Steven Chu who said, Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe??? With gasoline prices in Europe consistently hovering between $7 and $10 a gallon??? Steven Chu said that in explaining the Obama policy of progressively making gasoline more and more expensive in order to force Americans to turn to alternative energy sources.
Bumper sticker slogan? Sort of like “hope and change”?
That being said, it’s a good thing my company has me working from home now instead of commuting 25 miles each way to the office.
Now, that IS bumper sticker material! :-)
Boy, Newt would really have fun with this clown if Newt were the nominee. It would be easy pickings. GO NEWT GO!
Are you sure he said that? I've yet to see the clip on news when they're talking about the price of gas.
This buffoon makes P.T. Barnum’s “There’s a sucker born every minute” seem tame.
If there’s anything the Halfrican knows about, it’s bumper stickers. His whole life is a bumper sticker.
Maybe we can all just have Moochbutt pull our cars, Mr. Obama.
I think the obama is right, this country does need a comprehensive energy plan, which it has not had in decades, but right now we need energy costs as low as possible and that means increasing supply AND reigning in gov spending.
Can’t listen to that rotten communists King Obama. He is a rotten liar and his brain is so warped.
The Cambridge police acted stupidly.Now for an actual quote from Zero that sort of contradicts what he said about "Drill, baby, drill!"
Imagine Whirled Peas
I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.
On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today
Socialism works great until you run out of other peoples money
I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go.
they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them
Keep the Change
we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.
"A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.' "
Wont work. High gas prices are too in your face and visceral.
Plus, thugbama melts like a ice cube in the heat whenever the flak starts coming his way.
+1000. Had the exact same thought when I first saw that statement.
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This is the guy our the founder’s warned us about.
I have an immediate solution to rising gas prices.
Allow more drilling and rescind your refusal to permit the Keystone pipeline.
Youre welcome, President Obama. No no no, dont try to hire me, Im happy where I work.
I bet if Obama contacted ANY governor of Alaska, he or she has a comprehensive plan on their desk for specific deregulation, executive orders, tax cuts and drilling locations that would beat any plans Congress and the White House could come up with.
Americans love high gas prices as much as they love high taxes.
That’s why they keep voting for them. :)
No, $2 gas is an energy plan while Clean Renewable Energy” is a campaign slogan to get elected. then it becomes a slush fund boondoggle.
Pray for America
The good news I heard on the local radio after His Escellency’s speech today at UM was some student saying: the green thing sounds good but I am concerned about putting gas in my car TODAY.
Could the worm finally beginning to turn. IMO, hit people in the pocketbook enough and they eventually see the picture. Of course, His Excellency will probably propose some kind of program for the “poor” to get credits for their gasoline expenses.
We tried his “Green Energy” plan and it is an EPIC FAIL!
It looks like the ONLY real plan is for more drilling.
He believes that 51 percent of us are idiots.
obama just isnt a driller...hes a drillee
That's why Obama is reacting so strongly to it--he KNOWS it is a "gut" issue that creates strong emotions, and people ACT on emotions much more quickly than "head" issues.
The Dems have EFFECTIVELY used "gut issues" to get people to vote for them--about time we took a page from their playbook!
That is my Plan, Ubama, we can start drilling up your dumb-ass once it is kicked out of our House!
Obama: Ill make energy prices skyrocket
posted at 1:30 pm on November 2, 2008
by Ed Morrissey
In another clip from the same January 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in which Barack Obama promised to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to build coal-burning power plants, he also made an interesting admission about his entire energy plan. Obama told the editors that his policies would make energy prices skyrocket as the energy industry passed along the exorbitant costs of his cap-and-trade [plan].