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Obama vows to drill ‘everywhere we can’ (More BS)
The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Ben Geman and Amie Parnes

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 don’t 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. “That’s 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 there’s 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. “That’s 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.

Wednesday’s 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 it’s 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.

Obama’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: drillbabydrill; keystonepipeline; obamalies; obamaliesonkeystone
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1 posted on 03/22/2012 8:37:05 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

It would be a kick if oil and/or natural gas actually were right underneath the WH and the Capitol. Drill, baby, drill.


2 posted on 03/22/2012 8:38:52 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Hojczyk

what an effing lying POS. Buttcrack and his lies..


3 posted on 03/22/2012 8:39:21 AM PDT by max americana
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To: Hojczyk

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.


4 posted on 03/22/2012 8:41:32 AM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: Hojczyk

And why aren’t the pubbies pushing bills to open drilling in ANWR and offshore RIGHT NOW??


5 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Hojczyk
I just listened to the first 5 min. or so of the speech he is giving in OK and after every sentence and claim he made I yelled out You F###ING LIAR! My wife told me to change the channel.
6 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:17 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: Hojczyk
At least Carter had enough honor to not toss any pretense to honesty out the window and outright LIE in order to win re-election.

This clown really takes the cake.

7 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:37 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MichaelNewton

Great minds......


8 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Hojczyk
I read that as "there's nowhere we can drill".

Bill Clinton taught me to parse everything a politican says.

9 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:52 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
My wife told me to change the channel

I think we married the same woman. LOL

10 posted on 03/22/2012 8:45:18 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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11 posted on 03/22/2012 8:45:26 AM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Hojczyk

LIAR!!!


12 posted on 03/22/2012 8:45:48 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Hojczyk
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 it’s now at the highest level since 2003.

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.

13 posted on 03/22/2012 8:46:40 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Puppage; Red_Devil 232
My wife told me to change the channel

I think we married the same woman. LOL


Don't worry, that's prolly legal in most places these days   ;-)

14 posted on 03/22/2012 8:47:43 AM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Bob Buchholz
And why aren’t the pubbies pushing bills to open drilling in ANWR and offshore RIGHT NOW??

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.

15 posted on 03/22/2012 8:48:58 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Bob Buchholz; MichaelNewton

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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2858834/posts


16 posted on 03/22/2012 8:50:11 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Bob Buchholz

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?


17 posted on 03/22/2012 8:50:20 AM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: Hojczyk

Obama is such a shameless liar!


18 posted on 03/22/2012 8:51:01 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Hojczyk
“We are drilling all over the place,” Obama added, reading from a speech on his podium on a windy afternoon. “That’s the reason we have been able to reduce our dependence on foreign oil every year since I took office.”

“liar”

19 posted on 03/22/2012 8:51:42 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Hojczyk
I just hope that one of our Repub. Candidates will say publicly in response to Obama saying - "If you hear anybody on TV saying that somehow we are against drilling for oil, then you will know that they either don’t know what they are talking about or they are not telling you the truth." then you have heard a big LIE!
20 posted on 03/22/2012 8:51:42 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: Hojczyk

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.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obama reelection means the end of America.)
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To: Hojczyk

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..


22 posted on 03/22/2012 8:53:43 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Hojczyk
“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,...

Therefore, we cannot drill everywhere.

23 posted on 03/22/2012 8:54:54 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: combat_boots

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.


24 posted on 03/22/2012 8:55:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Hojczyk

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!!!


25 posted on 03/22/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Hojczyk
The reason we have been able to reduce our dependence on foreign oil every year since Obama took office is new drilling and completion technologies which have opened up the so-called 'shale' drilling. These advances include horizontal drilling and multi-stage frac techniques - whose implementation Obama's administration has vigorously opposed for ideological reasons. If regulations, penalties, and bureaucratic impediments are the way to support an industry, then Obama has supported drilling for oil.
26 posted on 03/22/2012 8:57:00 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: cardinal4

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.


27 posted on 03/22/2012 8:59:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: max americana

LOL!

The only place he is drilling day IN and day OUT is his arse!


28 posted on 03/22/2012 9:00:16 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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29 posted on 03/22/2012 9:01:12 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


30 posted on 03/22/2012 9:01:11 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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bm


31 posted on 03/22/2012 9:04:30 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Hojczyk
Just more of the same.
32 posted on 03/22/2012 9:04:49 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Hojczyk

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.


33 posted on 03/22/2012 9:06:55 AM PDT by dforest
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To: MichaelNewton

They just did and Reid voted it down, even announced upon the bill’s arrival that it would be voted down.


34 posted on 03/22/2012 9:09:31 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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Lets face it .... this administration is very effective at deflecting and laying down so called "plausible" arguments against any accusation thrown at it. Doesn't matter if it is true or not ..... all they have to do is create a perception that the media back them up with. Next step is to repeat it often enough that it WILL become the common understanding of the reason.

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.

35 posted on 03/22/2012 9:18:54 AM PDT by R_Kangel
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36 posted on 03/22/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Hojczyk
Report: Oil Production on Federal Lands Dropped 275,000 Barrels a Day in 2011 By Winston Hall (at Breitbart.com)
37 posted on 03/22/2012 9:22:56 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Hojczyk

” Did I say drill everywhere? I’m sorry, I meant drill everyone”


38 posted on 03/22/2012 9:40:43 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Red_Devil 232

If it weren’t for good wives, many of us would have had coronaries by now. Thank her with flowers.


39 posted on 03/22/2012 9:40:43 AM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: dforest

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.


40 posted on 03/22/2012 9:41:53 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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"Obama vows to drill ‘everywhere we can’"


41 posted on 03/22/2012 9:48:09 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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42 posted on 03/22/2012 9:53:13 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Welcome to my world!

Mrs. Prince of Space


43 posted on 03/22/2012 9:54:06 AM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: max americana

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?


44 posted on 03/22/2012 9:59:42 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: cardinal4

“Boehner is the ultimate battered wife”

LOL. Quote of The Day!


45 posted on 03/22/2012 10:09:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Hojczyk

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.

He’s 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.


46 posted on 03/22/2012 10:12:33 AM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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
is NOT
Negotiable!!!

Faith & Freedom
are
unalienable Rights
endowed by our Creator!

Bill of Rights
Amendment # 1
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!!!


47 posted on 03/22/2012 10:15:52 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Hojczyk

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.


48 posted on 03/22/2012 10:22:29 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: dforest

Pathological. He must lie, even if he get’s caught.


49 posted on 03/22/2012 10:26:25 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: combat_boots
Hiring Van Jones, Chu, and many other anti oil anti american commies who have ingrained idealogical beliefs that AGW/CO2 is destroying the world results in exactly where we are today. Chu who jokingly heads the DOE owns no car. Openly stated he wants higher gas prices. This is who our president hired for our energy needs. The November elections will be the greatest defeat in the history of elections for the obama administration and the socialist democrat communists who support him.
50 posted on 03/22/2012 10:26:39 AM PDT by spawn44
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