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Obama slams Republicans as new energy "naysayers"
AFP via Yahoo ^ | 15 March 2012 | N/A

Posted on 03/15/2012 10:02:52 AM PDT by magellan

US President Barack Obama Thursday mocked Republican foes who snub his alternative energy plans, comparing them to those who questioned the revolutionary rise of television and automobiles.

In his most sarcastic and cutting campaign mode, Obama slammed his rivals as "naysayers" who were stuck in the past, doubling down on his energy policy despite claims from Republican candidates that it is a miserable failure.

Obama strongly defended his plans to make America a leader in new energy sources like biofuels, and wind power and solar power, and rebuked Republicans for opposing his plans to cut subsidies to profit cranking oil producers.

"America uses more than 20 percent of the world's oil. If we drilled every square inch of this country ... we would still have only two percent of the world's known oil reserves."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algae; anwr; energy; keystonexl; obama; opec; solyndra
Read the whole thing. The Liar is doubling down on algae and solar.
1 posted on 03/15/2012 10:02:58 AM PDT by magellan
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To: magellan

“Green energy” is code for “reparations.”


2 posted on 03/15/2012 10:04:48 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: magellan

Bump


3 posted on 03/15/2012 10:06:14 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: magellan
He is sweating bullets. The energy issue may be the one that kills his chance of reelection. As I've said before I cannot wait for Newt and Sarah to respond to 0’s inane statements (Mittens and Santorum are welcome to in as well, but....)
4 posted on 03/15/2012 10:08:31 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: magellan; All
"Obama slams Republicans as new energy "naysayers""


5 posted on 03/15/2012 10:08:58 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: magellan

If alternative energy is the ‘answer’, the market will welcome it. GOVERNMENT was not responsible for automobiles or television.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 10:11:02 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: magellan
sub·si·dy
1. a direct pecuniary aid furnished by a government to a private industrial undertaking, a charity organization, or the like.
2. a sum paid, often in accordance with a treaty, by one government to another to secure some service in return.
3. a grant or contribution of money.
4. money formerly granted by the English Parliament to the crown for special needs.

I wish somebody would ask this guy to itemize the "subsidies" given to "big oil."

7 posted on 03/15/2012 10:11:30 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

If alternative energy is the ‘answer’, the market will welcome it. GOVERNMENT was not responsible for automobiles or television.


You Sir are Correct and your statement bears repeating often and loudly.

If alternative energy is the ‘answer’, the market will welcome it. GOVERNMENT was not responsible for automobiles or television.


8 posted on 03/15/2012 10:21:26 AM PDT by The Working Man (No child left behind should be: No Child left a dime.)
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To: magellan
GREEN ENERGY SMOKE, GREEN ENERGY UP IN SMOKE
9 posted on 03/15/2012 10:24:55 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: magellan

Obama


10 posted on 03/15/2012 10:26:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: magellan

11 posted on 03/15/2012 10:28:48 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: magellan
empty speak; this is like handing someone a empty glass and then telling them to drink up. what a ruinous reckless lying jackass
12 posted on 03/15/2012 10:29:10 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: magellan

I have no issue with alternate energy as long as:

1) The government does not subsidize it

2) The government does not restrict coal, oil, gas or nuclear


13 posted on 03/15/2012 10:30:01 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: magellan

14 posted on 03/15/2012 10:30:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: magellan

15 posted on 03/15/2012 10:32:42 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ScaniaBoy

I think he is being bribed. It’s just plain stupid not to go get our own American oil. It just makes zero sense. Someone with the goods on him is bribing him to block it. What else could it be. He’s really starting to look like the classroom dunce. He childishly mocks anyone that has common sense on this issue. I too, can’t wait to hear Newt respond like a grownup to this immature punk that is our President.


16 posted on 03/15/2012 10:33:51 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: musicman

You forgot the ‘American’ flag in the background which sports Barrys mug in place of the stars.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 10:35:31 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: magellan

WHY does this idiot try to make a joke out of everything he says? He’s such a fake!


18 posted on 03/15/2012 10:37:31 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: dandiegirl


19 posted on 03/15/2012 10:42:21 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: magellan
"If we drilled every square inch of this country ... we would still have only two percent of the world's known oil reserves."

If he is so good at predicting reserves before they are found by the drill bit, maybe he should go to work for Exxon Mobil as a reservoir engineer. Technology is what is driving the current surge in oil production in America. Who knows what the next innovation will be. Most oil fields have approximately 70% of the reserves left in the ground from a loss in pressure.

20 posted on 03/15/2012 11:06:42 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: dandiegirl
He thinks he is single-handedly saving the planet from globull warming. There may be a place up on Mount Rushmore for that.
21 posted on 03/15/2012 11:09:34 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: magellan

22 posted on 03/15/2012 11:10:24 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: magellan

Somebody please explain to Zero and his zombies that it is not reserves, but resources that is the future. The USA ranks at the top of the world in resources:

Assessment of In-Place Oil Shale Resources of the Green River Formation, Greater Green River Basin in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah

“Total in-place resources are estimated at 1.44 trillion barrels of oil”

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3063/

Thats TRILLIONS of barrels. Enough to bring back the V-8.


23 posted on 03/15/2012 11:19:36 AM PDT by epithermal
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To: crusty old prospector

global warming, pollution, green energy...

none of these is the core issue behind what he’s doing.

destroying capitalism and replacing it with communism is.


24 posted on 03/15/2012 11:25:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: magellan
Obama strongly defended his plans to make America a leader in new energy sources like biofuels, and wind power and solar power, and rebuked Republicans for opposing his plans to cut subsidies to profit cranking oil producers.

This "leader in new energy sources" is like aspiring to be the leader in lead-weighted running shoes...

25 posted on 03/15/2012 11:32:01 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: magellan; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ..
Here is why this Green energy talk wont work for Obama the way it worked for Dems in 2007 :

Bush is not POTUS, Obama has been for 3+ energy. Voters can see that green energy has not lowered their energy costs as Dems led them to believe in would in 2007.

To sell this scam again Obama has to make you believe that Bush was POTUS through 2011 and Obama mjust took office so these ideas are all new never been tried, except maybe Spain.

One of the reasons voters were suckered by green energy in 2007 was they believed ending wars and cutting military costs would result from us not having to use oil anymore and green energy instead, (not kidding), but with Obama in office 3+ years with rising gas prices and still at war that scam doesn't work anymore.

26 posted on 03/15/2012 12:00:51 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: magellan

To date, every single one of his green energy initiatives has failed. Every single one.


27 posted on 03/15/2012 12:01:53 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: LucianOfSamasota; All

“” If alternative energy is the ‘answer’, the market will welcome it. GOVERNMENT was not responsible for automobiles or television.””

Folks, we have a WINNER!!


28 posted on 03/15/2012 12:13:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: sickoflibs; All

” Prompter on the ground
Prompter on the ground
You lookin like a fool
With your Prompter on de ground”


29 posted on 03/15/2012 12:17:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Great! LIS


30 posted on 03/15/2012 12:18:41 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: jersey117

Failed? What do you mean by “failed”?

Every one of his green energy initiatives

1) drained the treasury
2) transferred taxpayer dollars to democRat donors


31 posted on 03/15/2012 12:19:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

“Every one of his green energy initiatives

1) drained the treasury
2) transferred taxpayer dollars to democRat donors”

If I were Satan, I would give Obama straight A’s


32 posted on 03/15/2012 6:00:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: sickoflibs; gleeaikin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks sickoflibs.
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: More 0bama lies for the day

33 posted on 03/15/2012 6:51:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.)
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