Friday, August 01, 2008

Back to the Future, Obama Supports Off-Shore Oil Drilling


Back when gasoline was cheap at only $4.00/gal on June 18, 2008, Barack Obama opposed lifting the moratorium on off-shore oil drilling because it would not do anything to bring down the cost of gas today. At best, it would be 7-10 years before any of new oil wells would provide gas in the tank.

Sen. Barack Obama, the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee, rejected lifting the drilling moratorium that has been supported by a succession of presidents for nearly two decades.

"This is not something that's going to give consumers short-term relief and it is not a long-term solution to our problems with fossil fuels generally and oil in particular," said Obama.
It must be August 2018 because Sen. Barack Obama is now willing to support off-shore drilling if that will bring the price of gasoline down.

"My interest is in making sure we've got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices," Obama said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post.

"If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage — I don't want to be so rigid that we can't get something done."
If Obama wasn't The One, I'd be very suspicious and skeptical with all this flipping and flopping going on. And we all know that the good Senator Obama is a principled man who sticks by his convictions come what may. It's like he says, "The Republicans and the oil companies have been really beating the drums on drilling. And so we don't want gridlock. Or appear to be causing gridlock. If that means sacrificing heartfelt and long held convictions on the altar of expediency, well, the world will little note, nor long remember what is said today. Not even next week.


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3 comments:

Gayle said...

I'll bet he thinks he looks really cool in that hat! He has about as much business in a cowboy hat as I have wearing a military uniform... probably less!

Indigo Red said...

Despite the rich history of Black cowboys, Barack just doesn't fit the cowboy ethos, he cannot survive on his own in hostile territory, and requires oters to tell him how great he is.

A cowboy knows how great he is, and it ain't all that much.

Michael Martin Murphey wrote Cowboy Logic.

There's a great American hero, we all look up to
When the times are hard and the chips are down,
he knows just what to do
Now a cowboy's got a set of rules that he lives by day to day
If you ask for his advice, he'll more than likely say
If it's a fence, mend it. If it's a dollar bill, spend it
Before if burns a hole down in them jeans
It it's a load, truck it. If it's a punch, duck it.
If she's a lady, treat her like a queen
That's cowboy logic, every cowboy's got it
It's in the way he lives his life and the songs he sings
That's cowboy logic, every cowboy's got it
He's got a simple solution to just about anything
If it's a job, do it. Put your back in to it.
'Cause a little bit of dirt's gonna wash off in the rain
If it's a horse, ride it. If it hurts, hide it.
Dust yourself off and get back on again.
That's cowboy logic, every cowboy's got it
It's in the way he lives his life and the songs he sings
That's cowboy logic, every cowboy's got it
He's got a simple solution to just about anything
An old cowboy and a young buckaroo were workin', ridin' fence
The old hand was testin' the kid - on his skill and common
sense
He said "Son, if you seen three men in a pickup truck,
dressed alike from boot to hat,
could you tell which one was the real cowboy,
just from where he sat?"
The kid scratched his head awhile and then he said
"Well, there ain't no way to know".
The old hand grinned and then he said
"Kid, you've still got a ways to go.
The real cowboy's the one in the middle.
He ain't there just by fate.
'Cause first he don't have to drive, and then
he don't have to mess with the gate"
That's cowboy logic, every cowboy's got it
It's in the way he lives his life and the songs he sings
That's cowboy logic, every cowboy's got it
He's got a simple solution to just about anything
He's got a simple solution to just about anything.

Obama is nowhere in there.

Indigo Red said...

would have thought this was one of those politician rule violations - never be photographed wearing a silly hat. The press really loves this guy.