Skip to comments.Obama vows to drill ‘everywhere we can’ (More BS)
Posted on 03/22/2012 8:37:00 AM PDT by Hojczyk
If you hear anybody on TV saying that somehow we are against drilling for oil, then you will know that they either dont know what they are talking about or they are not telling you the truth, Obama said, against the backdrop of oil production facilities outside Maljamar, N.M.
We are drilling all over the place, Obama added, reading from a speech on his podium on a windy afternoon. Thats the reason we have been able to reduce our dependence on foreign oil every year since I took office.
While Obama has repeated in recent days that theres no silver bullet that can currently ease the price at the pumps, he vowed that his administration will make oil-and-gas development a continued priority as part of a wider strategy focused on traditional and alternative energy. You have my word that we will keep drilling everywhere we can and we will do it while protecting the health and safety of the American people, Obama said, speaking with no jacket or tie. Thats a commitment that I make.
The White House has struggled in recent days to win the debate on gas prices, with Obama appearing at college campuses and manufacturing facilities to tout his energy strategy.
Wednesdays appearance in New Mexico reflected a pivot of sorts as the White House looked to change the optics on the issue.
Obama delivered a 10-minute speech at the oil field after an hour-and-a-half flight from Nevada where he was touting solar energy and another 30-minute helicopter ride.
Overall U.S. oil production has been steadily increasing, reversing declines that began in the mid-1980s, and federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) data show that its now at the highest level since 2003.
But federal data show that combined oil production from federal lands and waters the areas regulated by Obama's Interior Department dipped in fiscal year 2011 after several years of gains.
Obamas GOP critics have pounced on the recent drop, and more broadly say Obama should open far more areas to development than White House plans call for, alleging policies including the decision to keep the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts off-limits are far too restrictive.
It would be a kick if oil and/or natural gas actually were right underneath the WH and the Capitol. Drill, baby, drill.
what an effing lying POS. Buttcrack and his lies..
The GOP-controlled House of Representatives should immediately pass a bill to open up ANWR to drilling and see what Obama and the other Democrats do.
And why aren’t the pubbies pushing bills to open drilling in ANWR and offshore RIGHT NOW??
This clown really takes the cake.
Bill Clinton taught me to parse everything a politican says.
I think we married the same woman. LOL
Obama inherited this from Bush. The idea that Obama had anything to do with increased oil production defies reason. It takes about five to eight years from discovery to production.
In fact, projections are that oil production will decrease in the future due to Obama's policies.
I think we married the same woman. LOL
Don't worry, that's prolly legal in most places these days ;-)
Because they're a pack of gutless wimps. All they're concerned about is re-election. Period. What America wants or needs doesn't matter to our political class anymore...with very few exceptions.
Already done and defeated in the Senate.
Seven Republicans joined with the RATS to defeat it. Some of those will surprise you, others...not so much
Somebody should make up a Youtube video of Obama today talking about drilling “everywhere we can” and Sarah Palin saying something similar in the 2008 election campaign. Anybody know how?
Obama is such a shameless liar!
Does anybody actually believe this crap anymore? They must he still is above 40 percent approval. Amazing how much of a liar he is, and sets a terrible example for his children.
Crybaby Boehner needs to immediatley dust of an ANWR bill (there are several, Im sure)and make Reid and Obama turn it down.
But he wont;Boehner is the ultimate battered wife..
Therefore, we cannot drill everywhere.
We’re drilling everywhere......except for the millions of acres that are off limits.
Bammy might want to give Robert Kennedy Jr a call and ask him to call off the “Waterkeepers”. Those clowns are swarming all over my area trying to shut down oil and gas drilling.
I almost put my foot through the TV last night when I heard that Obama is NOW trying to move some Democrats in Congress to advocate for the Keystone Pipeline! His handlers must have come to the stark conclusion that their position on the matter is WRONG. Here we are at this time in history when Americans would like more jobs AND lower gas prices and he sat in the WH and pushed for rejection of the pipeline. NOW he wants to look like the energy hero? Don’t think so!!!
Throw them a curve and bring out the Great lakes directional drilling ban. The left is all geared up for a fight over Keystone, ANWR, and offshore. Knock them off balance and fight them somewhere else and use the EPA recommendations for safe drilling against them.
The only place he is drilling day IN and day OUT is his arse!
Obama is a pretty good liar. I remember him pre election interviewed by Bill O’Reilly and Obama said “of course” we need a missile defense, and then Obama threw in “but I want a system that works”. Of course liberals don’t believe missile defense works, so Obama has hobbled our programs since.
It’s just like that with oil. Duh, “of course” there is lots of drilling going on. There just aren’t the thousands of additional wells there could be but that doesn’t matter to a con artist like Obama.
BTW regardless of oil price wouldn’t it be better to have hundreds of billions of oil dollars in our own economy instead of with the Saudis, Iranians, Mexicans, Canada, Brazil, Venezuela???
Guarantee you OPEC funnels money to the democrats through environmental groups.
This man is a breathtaking serial liar. If we had a real media, Obama would be toast.
All smoke and mirrors
I hope there is a nice place in —— FOR HIM.
They just did and Reid voted it down, even announced upon the bill’s arrival that it would be voted down.
The president and his administration will do whatever it takes to grab any issues that poll negatively against him away from the GOP thus nullifying the GOP talking points.
In the mean time ... the GOP is relying solely upon conservative talk show hosts to vent the GOP side of the argument. Unfortunately .... they are talking and preaching mainly to the proverbial choir. And in the meantime .... the actual candidates that are seeking to dethrone president are talking about the important issue of the Etch-a-Sketch... At least that is all that the public is hearing.
I sure hope the GOP has a "Plan-B" in the event that gas prices go down and the perception of the economy and the unemployment numbers improve before the general election. Never underestimate the strength of your opponent.
Did I say drill everywhere? I’m sorry, I meant drill everyone
If it weren’t for good wives, many of us would have had coronaries by now. Thank her with flowers.
Good point...this guy can lie all he wants because no one in the MSM and many on the net take up any discussion against his position.
It all started with the birth certificate. Once they swallowed that whole, nothing became questionable...not the selective service card, not the social security numbers, not the college grades who who paid for college, not who was responsible for stopping drilling on US leases.
If there were no internet or alternative media I believe by now we would all be wearing pajamas he deemed suitable for those ruled.
Welcome to my world!
Mrs. Prince of Space
All of the North Dakota and all of the shale plays were started way before this joker got elected and he tries to take credit for it?
“Boehner is the ultimate battered wife”
LOL. Quote of The Day!
The Jackass-in-Chief is in oil & gas country (Cushing, Oklahoma) giving a lecture (in his southern preacher mode) telling us we cannot drill our way into energy independence.
Hes also giving his approval for construction of the southern leg of the Keystone pipeline that our governor and Governor Perry of Texas already planned, while doubling-down on blocking the northern leg (for more studies) to get the oil from Canada to the gulf.
He knows his poll numbers have taken a hit and just another INVITATION-ONLY campaign stop for the DUmocrat sheep who are gullible enough to buy into his bullcrap.
Hey, you are lucky! At least you have someone to talk to and yell with when Obama comes on the screen (ditto Reid and Pelosi and Debbie W-S). Pity us single, older folks who live alone. My little dog foes help me lower my BP when things get out of hand in DC (and in St. Paul,MN).
Tomorrow I plan to go to the rally against the HHS mandate and to support the First Amendment. Last night I helped deflect my rising BP by making three signs in preparation for this event at noon on Friday IN FRONT OF Al Franken’s office in St. CLoud!!!!
Here are my signs - for what it’s worth!
FRANKly, AL -
Freedom of Religion
Faith & Freedom
endowed by our Creator!
Bill of Rights
Amendment # 1
Yes, this coming from the guy who says we (the USA) have only 2% of the worlds reserves... so why should we be drilling everywhere? Maybe in your yard or my yard... we could get it up to 3%.
This dimwit doesn’t understand the difference between known reserves and total reserves... And our geologists have proven we have massive reserves of energy in various forms. So let’s do it all! What a hypocrit we have as POTUS.
Pathological. He must lie, even if he get’s caught.