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Seaweed in Your Gas Tank [Krauthammer Dissects Obama's Lies and Inconsistencies]
National Review ^ | March 16, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 03/16/2012 11:22:09 AM PDT by Steelfish

MARCH 16, 2012 Seaweed in Your Gas Tank The president’s 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 doesn’t 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 Obama’s 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........

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algae; anwr; energy; keystonexl; krauthammer; obama; oil; opec

1 posted on 03/16/2012 11:22:13 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Excellent article.


2 posted on 03/16/2012 11:28:24 AM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: Steelfish

And who did you vote for in 08 Charles?

Hmmmmmmm?


3 posted on 03/16/2012 11:30:05 AM 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

“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.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 11:38:06 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Steelfish

The solution is to vote for a staunch conservative like Mitt Romney, who will nationalize the oil industry and mandate the purchase of gasoline.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 11:38:22 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: jessduntno
krauthammer is a liberal... he was born to liberal dim parents... registered as a dim... worked for mondale and then carter... attacked Reagan for a paycheck... plays a conservative for the pay check. He and fred barnes were both orgasmic on fox news election night 2008... I have it recorded to DVD.

LLS

6 posted on 03/16/2012 12:25:25 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“...plays a conservative for the pay check.”

You ... are ... wrong.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 12:48:19 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: jessduntno

So has he ever explained / apologized for why he voted for Obama in 08?

For a “conservative”, that’s major treason.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 12:48:57 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

“So has he ever explained / apologized for why he voted for Obama in 08?”

I think this pretty well sums up his 2008 vote:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/226087/mccain-gets-my-vote/charles-krauthammer


9 posted on 03/16/2012 12:53:48 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: jessduntno

I offer his past upbringing, his past employment and his love of big government as proof... you offer... nothing.

LLS


10 posted on 03/16/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: jessduntno

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


11 posted on 03/16/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: LibLieSlayer

“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:

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/226087/mccain-gets-my-vote/charles-krauthammer


12 posted on 03/16/2012 1:22:00 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: canuck_conservative

“OK, but he didn’t question Obama’s credentials, thus giving him legitimacy, when he should’ve 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.


13 posted on 03/16/2012 1:23:52 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: jessduntno

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.

LLS


14 posted on 03/16/2012 1:24:17 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Well, hard to argue against proof positive like that...


15 posted on 03/16/2012 1:25:36 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: LibLieSlayer; canuck_conservative

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...


16 posted on 03/16/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: jessduntno

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.

LLS


17 posted on 03/16/2012 1:30:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.


18 posted on 03/16/2012 1:33:47 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
>"The solution is to vote for a staunch conservative like Mitt Romney, who will nationalize the oil industry and mandate the purchase of gasoline."
/s
19 posted on 03/16/2012 1:35:16 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: jessduntno

That was a noble effort but you might as well talk to libs ... or a block wall.


20 posted on 03/16/2012 1:49:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Anyone who needs a sarcasm tag on that remark is beyond help!
21 posted on 03/16/2012 1:59:50 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: TigersEye

That was a noble effort but you might as well talk to libs ... or a block wall.

Hahahaha...I think you’re right.


22 posted on 03/16/2012 3:05:39 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: jessduntno

OK if I’m wrong, I apologize

I want to find out the truth here


23 posted on 03/16/2012 6:37:18 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: jessduntno; stephenjohnbanker

“Krauthammer may have some odd opinions from time to time, but he is not a liberal for cripes sake.”

He may not be a leftist but he is a liberal, like many neoconservatives- essentially they were once the Scoop Jackson wing of the Democratic Party who parted company with the Democrats over Carter’s foreign policy and decided to ally themselves with Ronald Reagan.

Clyde Wilson wrote of this invasion of re-badged liberals:

” The offensives of radicalism have driven vast herds of liberals across the border into our territories. These refugees now speak in our name, but the language they speak is the same one they always spoke.”

However unlike many neocons Krauthammer didn’t support Ronald Reagan; in fact Krauthammer wrote speeches for Walter Mondale in 1984, trying to defeat Reagan in the 1984 campaign.

So I’m not sure when Kraut began passing himself off as a sort of conservative, but he’s been doing it for long enough to convince people that’s what he is. So while I’m glad that he’s not working for the other side anymore, I don’t trust his judgement or his motives. The same goes for Michael Medved.


24 posted on 03/17/2012 4:38:51 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: jessduntno
I think this pretty well sums up his 2008 vote:

Gee, if you think that facts matter anymore around here, think again............

This place is imploding and DU is laughing........

25 posted on 03/17/2012 4:53:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: LibLieSlayer
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.

Then you been Pwnd dude.............So you might want to respond to jessduntno's last post to you.......

26 posted on 03/17/2012 4:59:20 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Why would you be willing to criticize someone who criticizes Obama?

Think.

27 posted on 03/17/2012 4:59:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Pelham

“However unlike many neocons Krauthammer didn’t support Ronald Reagan; in fact Krauthammer wrote speeches for Walter Mondale in 1984, trying to defeat Reagan in the 1984 campaign.

So I’m not sure when Kraut began passing himself off as a sort of conservative, but he’s been doing it for long enough to convince people that’s what he is. So while I’m glad that he’s not working for the other side anymore, I don’t trust his judgement or his motives. The same goes for Michael Medved.”

Ditto on both. These are former moderate liberal Democrats.
Krauthammer was absolutely giddy on Fox News, when they announced Obama the winner. I’ll never forget that lugubrious unrelenting grin on his face. I was mortified!!


28 posted on 03/17/2012 5:01:26 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: LibLieSlayer

“”krauthammer is a liberal... he was born to liberal dim parents... registered as a dim... worked for mondale and then carter... attacked Reagan for a paycheck... plays a conservative for the pay check. He and fred barnes were both orgasmic on fox news election night 2008... I have it recorded to DVD. “ LLS I don’t have to see the DVD...I remember it like it was yesterday. see post 28


29 posted on 03/17/2012 5:11:23 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: Hot Tabasco

“This place is imploding and DU is laughing........”

Krauthammer is a conservative because he was a Dem at one time...ack...what’s wrong with these meatheads?


30 posted on 03/17/2012 5:31:03 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: LibLieSlayer; jessduntno

A lot of us know Kraut’s liberal past and his neo-con leanings, but you made a claim about his 2008 vote and jessd smoked you on it.

“I’ll have no truck with the phony case ginned up to rationalize voting for the most liberal and inexperienced presidential nominee in living memory. “
- C. Krauthammer, Oct 2008

jessduntno 1, LLS 0


31 posted on 03/17/2012 8:19:10 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: jessduntno
He is paid well to write whatever his bosses tell him to write. george will, peggy noonan and bill kristol are no different. When you need them most... their true colors show... and have since they began their careers. I know what krauthammer is... you are still in denial... so are many more. Some even think fox is still conservative. Some do not want to see the truth... I trust no one but GOD so it matters not to me.

LLS

32 posted on 03/19/2012 4:01:43 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
You and Jess are BOTH wrong about krasuthammer and I did answer him. I stayed away from FR over the weekend and did not see your post until this morning.

LLS

33 posted on 03/19/2012 4:03:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Thanks... did not get back here until this morning. It is an overt truth to those that have opened their eyes to it.

LLS


34 posted on 03/19/2012 4:20:44 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: WOSG

Smoked me? Did he wrap me in a small thin paper beforehand or did he just pack me into the bowl of a pipe?

LLS


35 posted on 03/19/2012 4:22:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“When you need them most... their true colors show...”

You mean like the editorial I gave you a LINK to that tore Zero a new one, a few days before the ‘08 election? Cripes.


36 posted on 03/19/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: jessduntno
A lifetime of liberalism is not changed by a handful of op- eds, when the world can see the failure of who and what obama is... and that does not make krauthammer a conservative. I do not care what you think... we can disagree about krauthammer. I am an extreme right wing Conservative so maybe what passes for Conservatism for you does not pass the test for me. It does not matter... my opinion and yours will have no effect on anything beyond this thread.

LLS

37 posted on 03/19/2012 9:28:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

It does not matter... my opinion and yours will have no effect on anything beyond this thread.”

Good world view, there, sport.


38 posted on 03/19/2012 12:32:14 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: jessduntno
Ok... your opinion will change the world but no one but me cares about mine.

LLS

39 posted on 03/19/2012 1:08:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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