Are you trying to claim Obama would try (and only try) to shut down all the privately owned wells and at the same time release oil from the SPR?
I am probably misunderstanding what you are trying to suggest.
There is nothing strategic about it.
Agreed, and I do not think it will happen as described here.
Yes, I am saying he will do whatever it takes to take care of his voters. His EPA is killing coal fired electricity generation, making sure that new nuclear generation will be a fantasy, oil from shale, oil from Canada, oil in ANWR, oil from the Gulf, etc. won’t be available. What trouble is it to create a spill domestically and have another ‘gulf emergency’? All he needs is the excuse the MSM will parrot and reinforce.
The fewer sources he has to clamp down on means his power is more effective with the ones he does have to take over, e.g., SPR. In other words, yes, he would do it.
This man will do anything to get re-elected.