Obama ‘s Weekly Address: Drill, Baby Drill!

Barack Obama told us time and time again that would we couldn’t drill our way to energy independence. That’s why he supports drilling in Brazil and government funded green energy projects.

Just last year he told an audience,
“You never heard me say, ‘”drill, baby drill… We can’t drill our way out of the problem.”

Maybe we can.

Today, in his weekly address, Barack Obama said he will open Alaska’s national petroleum reserve to new drilling, to help bring down gas prices.

Of course, with Obama, we’ll believe it when we see it.

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  • Molon Lobe

    You’ve interpreted this in error. Obama said he’d consider drilling teenage acne victims for oil, he did not say he’d allow US oil companies to drill for oil in Alaska.

  • L.E. Liesner

    Obama talks a lot more then his actions over the last two years really produce. He talks and the Department of Interior sits on their thumbs, and nothing gets done. The joke is on those idiots that believe what he says.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Shell Oil bought $2,000,000,000 worth of leases off the N. Alaska coast. Just a couple months ago, Obama’s government said, for an unbelievable minor technicality, “No drilling for you, in the leases you bought. Oh, and we’re keeping the money. Thanks for playing!”

    I suspect the same will happen this time. This is an administration of outright THIEVES.

  • Granny Smith

    Do notice that he is speaking ONLY of increasing the number of oil leases. Not a single word about expediting the permits he has been holding up since the day he took office to actually allow extraction of the oil!

    Pure Obama Bunk & Hokum, Smoke & Mirrors. . . . .

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Jim, a cleanup is evidently needed for comment #30 in the “smart grid” thread.

    http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/05/planned-epa-backed-smart-grid-will-track-co2-emissions-internet-use/#comment-344345

    And from a regular, no less. Hey folks, how about you stop voicing, on Jim Hoft’s site, your wishes for leaders to be assassinated.

    You want to do that s**t, GO MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN BLOG, RETARDS.

  • “DEEP DRILLING” (without a permit) into Barry’s history, has been going on for the past few years. And the results yielded will be in Corsi’s book, set for release Tuesday – http://www.BirtherReport.com

  • Capn Angus

    Just in time to deliver lower gas prices for primary season.

    What an insulting human being he is.
    Obama plays politics with everything. How many people on fixed incomes do you think were suffering this past winter as the price of home heating oil Sky Rocketed?

    We need to make sure it’s not forgotten.

  • Mr. Potato Head

    He’s opening up drilling for one reason only: Sarah Palin.

  • Bobbi

    Well, yesterday, the House approved bill that will “reverse Pres Obama’s Moratorium on drilling” which will force the Dept of Interior to issue leases. I believe it was sponsored
    Rep Doc Hastings ( R Wa). So, Obama is just trying to minimize the damage to his ego. The vote was something like 243-173

  • Bobbi
  • theBuckWheat

    Last week’s truth was that having more supply would not bring down prices. This week’s truth is that it was those greedy oil companies who were sitting on those leases hoping for higher prices and we are going to stick it to them by opening up some new area to drill in.

    All this is yet another shining example of what happens when a person’s reality is plastic and malleable. The truth is just what a person wants to believe at any given moment. If this was just a person’s private living hell inside their own mind that would be one thing, but when such a person is in control of our national energy policy, we can see what destruction of wealth and liberty it causes.

  • aeroguy48

    Drill,maybe, Drill?

  • ahem

    Bobbi’s got it, If he’s talking like this–trying to look like he supports something he’s dead set against– can you imagine how bad his re-election prospects must be looking from inside the White House?

    And, yes, Palin is standing in the wings. So they’re still terrified of her–and justifiably so.

    If Palin declares, everyone jump on the wagon, because it’ll mean a sure win. No ifs, ands or buts. Obama’s out.

  • nj in fl

    Right on bobbi and ahem.

    This thing by Odinga is of course BS, but there’s no way Dear Leader can deflect the fact that hard core Palin mojo is starting to re-ignite, especially in the blogosphere, despite every dirty trick in the book by the evil Dim goons.

  • Obama the liar

    TAKE TWO:

    NYT 2010: Obama oil plan ‘to open vast expanses of water along Atlantic coastline, eastern Gulf of Mexico, north coast of Alaska’…

    NYT 2011: Obama oil plan ‘expands drilling in Alaska and prospect of new exploration off Atlantic coast’…

    via Drudge

  • Hank

    “Of course, with Obama, we’ll believe it when we see it”

    Yes, indeed, this crew couldn’t tell the truth if their lives depended on it. Joe Wilson was so right, “You lie!”

    He said all this about a year ago, and absolutely nothing happened. But Brazil drills on.

  • Swifty

    As usual, his promises have an early expiration date.

  • RefudiateObama2012

    I’ll be shocked if we don’t see a FB post from SP. She’ll slice and dice him on his hollow rhetoric.

  • bobdog

    Talk’s cheap, and getting cheaper by the minute. You would think he’d be papering oil companies over with permits to reopen the Gulf, what with the exigencies of the upcoming election and all. It’s going to happen anyway once he’s voted out of office, and in the meantime, maybe the folks in New Orleans could get back to work and just maybe buy their kids some food with their own money instead of being forced to beg for it from the federal government. What the blazes is that man thinking, anyway? What about “obvious” confuses him so?

  • bobdog

    Sorry to pile on like this, but this came to mind:

    Obama says, “We can’t drill our way out of the problem.”

    It begs the question whether you can bullsh*t your way out of a problem, Mr. President.

    The devil made me say that. He’s ticked off, too.

  • sandy

    Obama is in Chasing The Parade mode now. He will do and say anything to get people to like him again. I bet at some point he will even back off the start date for Obamacare. Nothing is etched in stone for Mr. Obama except his need to win a second term.

  • sandy

    So if Obama is backing off on his statement that we can’t drill our way out of the oil problem and he now says the economy is worse than he thought and may not recover for several years instead of months as he proclaimed last year. What is Obama’s rationale for running again?

  • Collegiate Scholar

    It appears that everything Obama does these days is exactly the opposite of what he campaigned for. What a worthless, fraudulent liar.

  • Lee__

    I’m betting this guy is calculating some scenario like gas prices coming down by next summer just in time for the short-memoried public who will become a sooo grateful electorate and give him another four on a silver platter…..I’m going to be sick now.

  • Gravis

    In the event that he does do this his entire focus is votes. What better way to make people love you then by lowering gas prices during an election year? And it’ll be another phantom-feather in his cap that talking heads will use as ‘gotcha’ points against his enemies. Though even if prices go down 10 cents nationally, every zombie liberal will already be claiming victory as if they haven’t already.

  • gus

    Under my plan of a cap and trade, energy prices will necessarily skyrocket.

    WHO SAID THAT?

  • kansas

    Can you even imagine how bad it’s going to be with Obama if he doesn’t have to worry about being re elected.

  • Patriot Act

    Obama has proven himself, time and time and time again, to be a shameless, brazen, opportunistic liar. I see know reason to regard this statement as anything but more of the same. Seriously, when I ignore his words and look at his actions, I can’t think of a single thing that this administration has done that conservatives should be happy about (with the possible exception of taking out Bin Laden).

  • donabernathy

    What a frigg’n dope…… Earth to chuckles……. not all oil and natural gas is under a mile of water. I gotz ta gitz me one O dem Harrrrrvard Deeegreees

    roflmao

  • Ohio Granny

    What he says is always diametrically opposed to what he actually means and does but he loves to mess with our heads: From http://theheartlander.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/why-im-not-an-environmentalist-any-more/

    Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight.

    Shell has spent five years and nearly $4 billion dollars on plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The leases alone cost $2.2 billion. Shell Vice President Pete Slaiby says obtaining similar air permits for a drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico would take about 45 days. He’s especially frustrated over the appeal board’s suggestion that the Arctic drill would somehow be hazardous for the people who live in the area. “We think the issues were really not major,” Slaiby said, “and clearly not impactful for the communities we work in.”

    The closest village to where Shell proposed to drill is Kaktovik, Alaska. It is one of the most remote places in the United States. According to the latest census, the population is 245 and nearly all of the residents are Alaska natives. The village, which is 1 square mile, sits right along the shores of the Beaufort Sea, 70 miles away from the proposed off-shore drill site.

    The EPA’s appeals board ruled that Shell had not taken into consideration emissions from an ice-breaking vessel when calculating overall greenhouse gas emissions from the project. Environmental groups were thrilled by the ruling. [emphasis added]

    Got that? The EPA wants Shell to flush its $4 billion investment down the drain because of carbon dioxide emissions from a ship! (What does the EPA have to say about the carbon dioxide being emitted by every one of those 245 natives every time they exhale?) The world’s main institutions dealing with “climate change” (NASA, IPCC, CRU, et al.) have been shown to have engaged in scandalous fraud — egregious enough that the whole theory of man-caused climate change has been thrown into doubt, if not substantially disproven — and yet, the Obama administration persists in acting as if ClimateGate never happened!

  • #1AMERICAN

    Odumbo moo slum in chief…what a total piece of $hit he is…lying sack of $hit…he hates america and will continue to do anything he can to get re-elected so he can continue to destroy AMERICA

  • Mikey

    Come on guys, IF he does this at all, it will be for reelection. That’s it. Everything this guy does is for POWER and polls. Disgusting. There is nothing altruistic about the guy. It is all about HIM.

  • MamaGrizzly

    That’s right Mickey. This IS Chicago politics. You’d have those lived there to really understand. They are the worst bunch. I always thought the rest of the country would be outraged if theyexperienced what goes on there, passing as business as usual. Honestly, they’re a bunch of evil manipulators.

  • Trent J. Telenko

    The following is from an e-list I’m on with a couple of mid-level oil industry people.

    They _are not_ impressed with Obama’s latest oil-drilling flim flam.

    ———-
    “I call shenanigans!

    The lead story from Reuters, is based on statements in Obama’s
    current “Weekly Address” and has the headline: “Obama seeks more
    drilling in Alaska, Gulf of Mexico” So the meme that’s being created is
    that Obama wants to drill, baby drill. This will get circulated and
    repeated until many of us believe it.

    But it’s b——-t. You can read the entire Weekly Address here:

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/05/13/weekly-address-president-obama-announces-new-plans-increase-responsible-

    Therein, Obama recapitulates his answer to $4.00 gas … “steps we
    should take that make good sense”:

    1) Go after gougers and market manipulators.
    3) Eliminate $4 billion in annual subsidies to the oil companies.
    4) Invest in clean, renewable sources including by helping companies
    manufacture solar panels and wind turbines.

    What’s new is #2: “increase safe and responsible oil production here at
    home.” But it’s not really new — its the same b——t rhetorical
    position Obama was taking before the Deepwater Spill, when he had to do
    a rhetorical 180. Now he’s spinning back. If you parse what he says,
    there’s a lot of hedged and qualified language — a coded message to his
    Green supporters. “We plan … to create new incentives for industry to
    develop their unused leases both on and offshore.”
    Hee Hee.

    The oil companies aren’t getting “subsidies.” Not unless you believe
    that all money and wealth belongs to the government — that they’re just
    letting us borrow it. Instead, the argument over “$4 billion in
    subsidies” is a subset of the argument about what expenses oil companies
    can deduct when figuring out their taxes — and especially about the
    timing of those deductions. Big Oil consistently pays over 30% of income
    in taxes, which validates that they’re paying their fair share, more or
    less. Many multinationals play games to pay less than 10%. $4 billion is
    a rounding error in what we spend on oil every year (over $700 billion
    and climbing).

    When I buy gas at the pump, the government is not a necessary
    participant. But it is there to take a cut of the action. The terms of
    how it takes that cut can never be a subsidy.

    But when one of Obama’s darlings wants to sell a solar panel or a
    new-fangled battery, the government has to be there to make a donation,
    else the deal will never happen. Now that’s a subsidy.”

    There are NO SUBSIDIES to the oil companies. This is just another Dim
    Big Lie. There are some drilling tax deductions, which, if eliminated,
    will cause domestic exploration to stop cold and will likely cause $10 a
    gallon gasoline.

    The Dim policy on energy is moronic, defies reality, and is based on
    nonsense and lies. Ocommie is far more of an energy disaster than BP’s
    Macondo well was.

    —————————-

    What has happened is that gasoline prices have hit Obama’s agenda — his re-election agenda.

    Pres Obama can, after all, renege on any oil-drilling campaign promise after getting re-elected.

    That is why the markets haven’t take him seriously, like they did to Pres. Bush after acting to reopen off-shore drilling — and the voters have ceased paying attention to him.

    Only actual results — lower gas prices and more private sector jobs — will count for the voters on election day.

    Pres. Obama will not be able to deliver either.

  • usamopatriot

    More BS and sophistry from the liar-in-chief.