Skip to comments.Seaweed in Your Gas Tank [Krauthammer Dissects Obama's Lies and Inconsistencies]
Posted on 03/16/2012 11:22:09 AM PDT by Steelfish
MARCH 16, 2012 Seaweed in Your Gas Tank The presidents energy policies prefer fantasy to reality. Charles Krauthammer
Yes, of course, presidents have no direct control over gas prices. But the American people know something about this president and his disdain for oil. The fuel of the past, he contemptuously calls it. To the American worker who doesnt commute by government motorcade and is getting fleeced every week at the pump, oil seems very much a fuel of the present and of the foreseeable future.
President Obama incessantly claims energy open-mindedness, insisting that his policy is all of the above. Except, of course, for drilling
off the Mid-Atlantic coast (as Virginia, for example, wants)
off the Florida Gulf Coast (instead, the Castro brothers will drill near there)
in the broader Gulf of Mexico (where drilling in 2012 is expected to drop 30 percent below pre-moratorium forecasts)
in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (more than half the size of England, the drilling footprint being the size of Dulles Airport) on federal lands in the Rockies (where leases are down 70 percent since Obama took office)
But the event that drove home the extent of Obamas antipathy to nearby, abundant, available oil was his veto of the Keystone pipeline. It gave the game away, because the case for Keystone is so obvious and overwhelming. Vetoing it gratuitously prolongs our dependence on outside powers, kills thousands of shovel-ready jobs, forfeits a major strategic resource to China, damages relations with our closest ally, and sends billions of oil dollars to Hugo Chávez, Vladimir Putin, and already obscenely wealthy sheiks.
Obama boasts that on his watch, production is up and imports down. True, but truly deceptive. These increases have occurred in spite of his restrictive policies. They are the result of Clinton- and Bush-era........
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And who did you vote for in 08 Charles?
“And who did you vote for in 08 Charles?”
Who do you think, Obama? Please. The name calling on this site is getting Kos-like. Krauthammer may have some odd opinions from time to time, but he is not a liberal for cripes sake.
The solution is to vote for a staunch conservative like Mitt Romney, who will nationalize the oil industry and mandate the purchase of gasoline.
“...plays a conservative for the pay check.”
You ... are ... wrong.
So has he ever explained / apologized for why he voted for Obama in 08?
For a “conservative”, that’s major treason.
“So has he ever explained / apologized for why he voted for Obama in 08?”
I think this pretty well sums up his 2008 vote:
I offer his past upbringing, his past employment and his love of big government as proof... you offer... nothing.
OK, but he didn’t question Obama’s credentials, thus giving him legitimacy, when he should’ve had none, right? Nothing about the lack of executive / managerial / budgeting experience, right?
K gave obama a free ride, like most of the press in 08
“I offer his past upbringing, his past employment and his love of big government as proof... you offer... nothing.LLS”
Much of what you “offer” can also be said of RR...BFD.
I think this pretty well sums up his 2008 vote:
“OK, but he didnt question Obamas credentials, thus giving him legitimacy, when he shouldve had none, right?”
And this has to do with proving you wrong about his voting record, or do you just want to sling mud against the wall till something sticks. Please.
Well Jess... you can think whatever you want... but I know people in DC and I know what kinds of statements that kraut makes at dinner parties and I KNOW what and who he is.
Well, hard to argue against proof positive like that...
Do us all a favor; go to Google and enter
krauthammer slams obama 2008
I’ll wait for your apologies, which I am sure will be immediate and sincere...
No thanks... you have been offered evidence that you wish not to accept... so be it. Hell FR is unable to unite around anything these days... even reality has become an impossible subject.
No thanks... you have been offered evidence that you wish not to accept...”
So you prefer to ignore the 100 or so editorials and assorted screeds he wrote to influence the public against Obama because we bitterly cling to our ignorance? That’s why we don’t agree on facts...you don’t accept them.
That was a noble effort but you might as well talk to libs ... or a block wall.
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