WASHINGTON – Reversing a ban on oil drilling off most U.S. shores, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced an expansive new policy that could put oil and natural gas platforms in waters along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and part of Alaska. Speaking at Andrews air base outside Washington, Obama said, “This is not a decision that I’ve made lightly.”
He addressed the expected outcry from disappointed environmentalists by saying he had studied the issue for more than a year and concluded it was the right call given the nation’s voracious thirst for energy and the need to produce jobs and keep American businesses competitive. LINK
The Obama administration has officially, completely and forever entered the realm of the perverse. For YEARS the environmental whack-o left, the democrat party and the anointed one himself have expounded on the evils of offshore oil drilling. Until now. Obama has had a conversion on the road to Damascus…or should I say TEXAS!
Remember what we were told folks: BIG OIL=BAD. The planet = good. Anything that puts more oil into our precious environment is evil. Yet here we are getting ready to DRILL in the OCEAN of all things. It’s surreal that people will believe ANYTHING the democrat party, the left or Obama has to say any more.
When George Bush, a Texan with real oil industry experience wants to drill it a republican scheme to ruin the planet. When Sarah Palin, a Governor from a state that deals with oil companies and the environment all the time wants to drill, she’s just a dumb broad. When Dick Cheney the brilliant ex-head of a multi-national corporation with extensive experience in the industry says drill the left only wants to know who he had lunch with at the White House. They are all evil remember?
Yet when Obama, a skinny senator, from a landlocked state whose only know experience before the White House is ladling soup in a homeless shelter says drill, it’s time to set up the rig. You have got to be kidding. Wonder how Maddow and Olberman will spin this one???