Obama And The Democrats Lie About Drilling

During the latter part of the campaign season gasoline rose to about $4.00 a gallon while oil was pegging at $150 a barrel. This all took place under the Democrats who had control of Congress at the time. Now I don’t particularly think any member of our government has control over oil prices but our friends on the left seem to believe that the “oil men” Bush and Cheney controlled oil prices. I would not normally attribute oil prices to a political party but Nancy Pelosi made the promise in 2006 that if we voted Democrats in control they had a plan to lower gas prices. Since she said that they would do it then it means she could do it. Since it did not happen then it stands to reason the Democrats caused it not to.

During the same period of $4.00 gas the Democrats were getting hammered from all sides on the subject of drilling for our own oil. The call to drill here and drill now drowned out the cries of the tree huggers. Sarah Palin brought some sense to the issue because, unlike all the others, she actually has experience in this area. It did not take long for Obama to change his stance and say that he too was in favor of responsible drilling. The Democrats began to say they were willing to work with Republicans to drill responsibly. They even let the offshore drilling ban expire.

I warned at the time that they were lying. They had no intention of allowing drilling and they only said and did those things to influence people to vote for them. The high cost of gas was turning voters away and the Democrats said and did things to turn that trend around. I knew all along and stated in several posts that the Democrats expected to win the White House and make big gains in Congress and that they would put a stop to drilling and would reinstate the ban. It looks like that is taking place and Obama, Mr. I’m all for responsible drilling, not opposed to this effort. Democrats are working very hard to ensure we will never be able to drill for oil on any of our property including Alaska, a state rich in resources. Sarah Palin has written an article taking Democrats and Obama to task for breaking their word on drilling.

As I traveled throughout the country campaigning for vice president, I was glad to hear politicians, including Barack Obama, promise that “everything was on the table” to address America’s great challenges. I also found that when Americans were apprised of the facts, most people became supporters of responsible oil and gas drilling in Alaska. So, I want to remind our national leaders of this promise and make the case against this legislation:

•Oil from ANWR represents a huge, secure domestic supply that could help satisfy U.S. demand for more than 25 years.

•ANWR sits within a 20 million-acre refuge (the size of South Carolina), but thanks to advanced technology like directional drilling, the aggregated drilling footprint would be less than 2,000 acres (about one-quarter the size of Dulles Airport). This is like laying a 2-by-3-foot welcome mat on a basketball court.

•Energy development is quite compatible with the protection of our wildlife and their habitat. For example, North Slope caribou herds have grown and remained healthy throughout more than three decades of oil development. Most of the year, our coastal plain is frozen solid and thus characterized by low biological productivity.

•ANWR development would create hundreds of thousands of good American jobs, positively affecting every state by providing a safe energy supply and generating demand for goods and services. Star Tribune

The entire article is worth the read and it shows that Palin has a better grasp then all these beltway bandits who have little experience in the real world. Barack Obama said he was open to drilling and other responsible methods of energy independence but the reality is he and the Democrats are working on a bill that will take away part of the argument. The bill means that Democrats are not willing to drill responsibly and they are not open to discussion. They lied.

Our country has a lot of resources but the Democrats are committed to the environmental lobbyists and their desire to use alternatives that are either expensive or have not been developed yet. We have oil and we should continue to use it until we have better options.

It only makes sense to use our own. Since it makes sense it will not happen.

Lying seems to be a common theme in this administration. Like I always say, never trust a Democrat.

Big Dog

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3 Responses to “Obama And The Democrats Lie About Drilling”

  1. Barbara says:

    Again, Obama is hanging himself and will be a one term president. I just hope Pelosi is hanging on the rope next to him. I also told people how this man was only telling people what they wanted to hear, but they didn’t want to hear this and now have to live with whatever he decides to do. I have no empathy for them. By next election, Sarah Palin will look like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow compared to him.

  2. Bunny Colvin says:

    Reminds me of Bush lying about his opposition to “nation building” in the 2000 race.

    Babs- We aren’t looking for any empathy from you. Will you support Sarah “Nailin'” Palin for Pres in 2012? I hope so- she’s the future of the (r)epuke party.

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