Obama Supports Drilling; In Brazil!

Barack Obama lied about supporting drilling in the US. He was running for the job of President and he said he supported drilling. At the time gas prices were unstable, and the economy was tanking and a young lady named Sarah Palin was a VP candidate with more energy experience in her little finger than Obama has in his entire body and she was firing people up with her chant of “drill baby, drill”.

Obama won the election and we have not begun drilling. We have a moratorium on drilling and Obama is in favor of that. He does not want us to drill for our own oil and while gas prices skyrocket he sits idly by watching. He wants our prices to go up and he wants us to feel the pain so that he and his cronies can manufacture a crisis so they can push cap and trade and alternative energy. Those technologies have not been developed to a degree they can provide enough energy to meet our needs but Obama has friends he needs to make wealthier. He is beholden to GE…

The Bush energy policy was opposed by Democrats who claim that somehow Bush and Cheney manipulated the price of oil because they are oil men and this helped their buddies. It is pure hogwash because oil is a global commodity and its price is affected by what is going on in the world. However, Obama can affect the polices regarding alternative energy by keeping us from using our own oil (which forces us to pay the higher prices).

Simply allowing us to drill and retrieve OUR oil would provide Americans with tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs and would allow us to use our own resources instead of paying someone else for theirs. But that is Obama’s plan.

He wants us to spend our money to help other countries develop their oil and retrieve it and then he wants them to sell it to us.

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.” Investor’s

Yep, Obama is OK with the Brazilians drilling for their oil and he will even help them do so (with financial and technical aid) and then he will be overjoyed to buy that oil from them.

That Obama is one class act. I just want to know why he has no problem with the Brazilians drilling for their resources but refuses to allow us to do the same. Why? Either he is intent on shackling us to the whims of the market and the prices and production of oil producing countries or he has a real concern for our people. If the latter is the case then he must hold Brazilians in low regard. Are they not as important as humans as we are? No, I think he wants to cripple us to push his agenda.

So America, why is drilling good enough for the people of Brazil (and with the full support of Obama) but not for us?

He wants to destroy us and he is doing it little by little.

GE needs the “clean” energy business and Obama is working to give it to them…

Meanwhile, he is just giving us the business.

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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30 Responses to “Obama Supports Drilling; In Brazil!”

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  2. Blake says:

    I’ll tell you why this is a “for profit” farce- our government (Mr. “Jug-ears” Obama) gave several billion dollars in “forgivable” debt to
    George Soros, and he put this money into Petrobras, the national gas company of Brazil- so while this asshat makes mucho money (with OUR money), we are not allowed to do what Brazil is doing- drill in our offshore waters.
    How stupid do you have to be to be President? Is this really a job that REQUIRES stupidity?
    I guess we just need a presidential “soft” helmet for the guy to wear- it can be his “crown”.

  3. Adam says:

    I’m not sure why we keep having to have a conversation about why we don’t drill our own oil. It would take years to develop, we’d run out quickly when we did, and it wouldn’t change the price of oil enough to make up for the irreparable ecological damage.

    So what are we going to do instead if we’re smart? We’re going to continue to invest in alternative energy sources and look to buy oil from people who deserve to be our allies like Brazil instead of those we should have no dealings with like the Saudis.

    There is absolutely no reason to tap our own oil supplies unless to make profit for big oil in America. The chant of “drill, baby, drill” is simply more evidence that the GOP still thinks more for big business than it does for the American people.

    • Big Dog says:

      It would take about 3 years but we have heard the take too long mantra for long enough to have drilling underway. We have a lot of oil underground and it would last a long time. The prices would go down (supply and demand) and it would help the people with lower prices AND jobs. How is that for big oil (another lie) and not for the people?

    • Blake says:

      Adam- it will ALWAYS take too long if we never begin- it takes a snowball some time to gain enough inertia, and more snow (thus more mass= more speed) to begin its trip down the hill.
      How does one climb a ladder? one rung at a time.
      You are sooooooooooooooo defeatist. Turn that frown upside down, ‘lil buckaroo.

  4. Ogre says:

    In a free market economy, which the US does not have, companies would be free to drill for oil any time they thought it would be profitable. However, Obama doesn’t like oil companies, and he doesn’t like them making money — so he’s not going to let them drill for oil.

    Just this year, 2 companies in Alaska announced they would not do any more exploration in Alaska because the government regulations are too expensive. So there may be tons and tons of oil here, ready for our use, but we’re not allowed to use it only because of government.

    In a way, I seriously wouldn’t mind if this entire government collapsed so we could start over. Those who wanted a free society could gather in one area and those who want a society based on force (government) could gather somewhere else.

  5. Adam says:

    The US consumes about 20 million barrels a day. The amount of useful oil available to the US is unsubstantial. It would take longer to get into full production than the oil would last once.

    • Big Dog says:

      I am afraid you are wrong. We have plenty and it would not take long. We have platforms sitting off the west coast. It takes about 3 years to get up and running.

      We would need more refineries though and that might take longer.

      • Adam says:

        It’s still about risk versus reward. The reward is just not worth the risk. You want to talk about “tens of thousands of jobs” created by oil after you joined the rest of the loony right in smearing and destroying Van Jones who’s job it was to create jobs through alternative energy work? Get real.

        • Blake says:

          Alternative energy? Now who’s loony? The wind don’t blow sometimes, and the sun don’t shine.
          Not to mention all those pesky transmission lines the “turtle tunnellers” think will destroy the ecology of the desert.
          Isn’t it strange that you are all for raping the desert, in the name of solar or wind tech, but you are against the PROVEN tech of oil drilling, when NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING gives us the bang for the buck that oil does?
          Alternative fuels would be great, but lets drill for oil while we bring them online in a provable, useful and cost-efficient way- until then, you are not using the brain cells God gave you if you think that ANY OTHER WAY is the way to go.
          People are fools for using food for energy- Brazil, which exports ALL of its oil, uses sugar cane (sugar beets would also work)- not corn. Corn is the most asinine material to use for ethanol- too much water is needed for the distillation process, thus creating (or exacerbating) yet another facet of our life- the chronic shortage of water we will face in 20- 30 years.
          I mean, the progressive socialists have to want America dead very badly to think up so many ways for us to commit suicide.

          • Adam says:

            I agree that corn for ethanol is a complete disaster. It’s the same in the meat industry. Hopefully someday factory farming will go the way of the Dodo so we can use that water and grain to feed people more efficiently than livestock.

            Not every idea developed for alternative energy has been a success or will be a success. That’s science though. We just have to keep trying.

            • Blake says:

              I agree that we need to keep trying- but I do not believe we need to stop drilling while we try to perfect alternative tech- That’s like saying that we need to get rid of all light bulbs while we work on an alternative- we need present day tech in order to work on future tech, wouldn’t you agree?
              And our gas could be cheaper if found here or near- the transportation would be less costly, and the money would stay here, at least in terms of jobs in the US.

  6. Ogre says:

    A quick note:

    The freedom position:
    People would be free to spend their own money to attempt to obtain oil from the ground in a responsible manner. If they believe they can make a profit from the oil, and can obtain access to the oil legally (property rights), they would be free to get as much oil as they thought they could sell.

    The anti-freedom position:
    We (that’s the royal “we”) have decided that there is not enough oil for people to make the correct amount of money. We think it would take too long to get the oil. We decided that it doesn’t make sense to get the oil, so we will use force, up to and including killing people, to ensure that no one attempts to get the oil. And We will use force to make people pay for and develop what We determine to be the “correct” alternative sources of energy, no matter the cost, because we’ll just use force to make other people pay for it.

    • Adam says:

      The freedom position: Ignoring history to pretend nothing bad has ever happened when the free market was allowed to place profits above the protection of people our natural resources.

      The anti-freedom position: Ignoring whatever Ron Paul thinks, says, or does. He’s an idiot.

      • Ogre says:

        The troll position:

        Ignore the post, ignore stated words and facts, call names.

        • Adam says:

          The Ogre position:

          Present no facts, claim moral superiority, ignore reality.

          • Ogre says:

            The Troll position:

            Oh wait, I already mentioned it…and yet you continued to support my position. Thanks for the example.

        • Adam says:

          And if you think I’m a troll you clearly haven’t met one yet.

          • Ogre says:

            Sadly, you meet a very clear definition of a troll. You ONLY purpose here is to argue. You have no other. In fact, in a recent post, you even posted arguments with me when you agreed with the post!

            If your only purpose is to argue, that IS a troll. Sorry if that doesn’t meet your personal definition of a troll, but I’m sure you have a link that supports you position of a troll being only what you, personally, think it is. And yes, by arguing, with that, you are continuing to assume the role of a troll, so no, you can’t win. Sometimes, you just have to face it, you’re just wrong.

            • Adam says:

              Hilarious. You’ve been an author on this site for what? Ten minutes? I’ve been contributing to the conversation here for almost 7 years. Grow a spine. You’re an author on a political blog. If you think everyone who argues against your views is a troll then you need to find a new hobby.

            • Adam says:

              “…but I’m sure you have a link that supports you position of a troll being only what you, personally, think it is.”

              I’d settle for seeing your link, personally. You rely on so little verifiable information to make your points though that I’m sure asking you is a waste of time.

  7. Ogre says:

    I couldn’t do a better job of illustrating a troll than you are continuing to do. You’re continuing to not only argue, but to defend your position and purpose of writing here for 7 years only to argue!

    And then you complain and ask for a link to something that has nothing to do with anything! This is good stuff. Truly trollish. You post here for one reason: to argue. And you even do it when you agree! You’ve shown it over and over again. And then you devolve into name-calling. Sorry you continue to not realize it, but that’s what a troll does.

    • Adam says:

      Sorry. There’s only one person name-calling here. Calling me a troll over and over will not keep me from asking you again to present your evidence backing up your view of what a troll is. You can’t do it. There’s no definition of a troll that applies to simply being a critical voice on a political blog. You’re simply making it up.

      There have been a few times on this site that you really showed your true colors through these pathetic actions. This is another fine one. My other favorite one was when you challenged me to debate about the cost of Obama’s trip where you moved the goal post over and over and then pretended I just would not stay on topic. This is bush league.

      • Ogre says:

        Good stuff. Calling this “bush league” and being proud of posting here for 7 years. Classic.

        I don’t know why I don’t follow my own advice: “Don’t feed the Trolls.”

        • Adam says:

          Doesn’t bother me. Big Dog and I go way back and I consider him my friend. He argued conservative views fervently on my own blog for years before I stopped updating and gave the project up. Not once did I suggest he or any other person only there to argue with me was a troll for doing so. I know you feel like you’ve gained some high ground here by calling me a troll and that’s fine. I just wish you had the courage to engage me with actual facts like Big Dog does instead of presenting yourself as an authority and then running away at the first sign of a decent conversation.

      • Blake says:

        I wouldn’t call you a troll, Adam, but you do sometimes ignore facts when they stare you in the face, just so you can keep in step with other socialists. BD says you are a good person, and I will take him at his word, but you are young, and it is true- the young think their thoughts are infallible- which is why the species, in the natural order of things, culls the weak and weak-minded from our ranks- and never so mercilessly as in this day and age.
        You reall should read the Federalist Papers sometime.

        • Adam says:

          Federalist Papers are on my reading list but I’m trying to make it through the Rights of Men first.

          I’m young relatively speaking I suppose. I’m certainly younger than most on this site. But how young do you think I am?

          • Blake says:

            I would say thirty-ish, but a small photo is hardly a good way to measure age.

            • Adam says:

              So long as you think 30-ish is still too young to know better than folks your age then I guess I’m fine with that. I just wanted to make sure you weren’t picturing me as some bratty teen running around spouting political views.