THE ONLY PROMISE OBAMA HAS KEPT - HIGH GAS PRICES
Well this President who has sought to punish business and the American consumer with every move he has made since taking office is seeing his dream come true and a promise fulfilled as gas prices are reaching near record and in some cases new record heights throughout the country.
Yet to listen to the news reports of this economy busting surge in the price at the pump and its affect on Americans, you would think first, that Obama has had NOTHING to do with it and second, that it trickle down affect is actually good for the economy. Both assertions by the left wing media play into the deceptive hands of Barack Obama and help continue the lie he and many in his administration are telling about many of the causes of the spike at the pump.
Yes, some of the blame belongs to speculators who are over reacting to the situation in Libya. Yes some of the blame belongs to the OPEC Nations that always take advantage of higher prices and either threaten to cut or actually cut production to keep the price at higher levels. But they are not all of the blame for our current gas price crisis.
Since the Deep Water Horizon accident one year ago and the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico which followed and was issued by Obama then reissued after a Judge threw the original moratorium out, we have lost millions of barrels of domestic oil that had been used for our daily oil consumption of 20 million barrels a day.
Only 1% of all the new reports about the gas and oil situation since the Gulf spill one year ago have tied in any way Obama to the rise in gas prices yet his moratorium is as much if not more responsible for the current skyrocketing cost of gas as any of the usual culprits from OPEC to speculators. The Obama administration, to keep the heat off of Obama and the truth, continue to spew the lie that the current spike is solely the responsibility of oil speculators.
I remember the last time gas approached $4 dollars at the pump the left wing media was blasting President Bush for the spike even though he was pushing to drill here at home and having continuous meetings with OPEC to convince them to increase production which they did at his behest causing the price at the pump to begin gradually falling. Yet the media blamed Bush and Bush alone for the gas prices when he in fact had NOTHING to do with the rise in price and did not get any credit when it began to fall.
In direct contrast Obama IS greatly responsible for today's prices and is doing NOTHING to seek to cause the price to lower because it is doing exactly what he has wanted since well before he became President. Rise to balance our prices with those in Europe and other areas of the world who have been paying higher prices at the pump than we for years.
Now we learn of yet another slap in the face to the American consumer as the Obama EPA has scraped plans by Shell oil to begin drilling off the Arctic Coast of Alaska in a deposit they have spent years finding and developing for drilling. This comes after the Obama administration loaned Columbia nearly $3 billion dollars to build a new oil refinery with a promise to buy their newly refined oil when completed and promised loans to Brazil to develop their offshore drilling with another promise to buy their oil when drilling begins.
Obama sees no problem helping the world drill for oil but prevents any drilling in our own country and the development of our own resources so we can reap the benefits of cheaper gas and become an oil exporter rather than the worlds greatest oil importer. He would much rather develop pie in the sky alternative energy which at best would be available in very limited supply 30 to 50 years in the future.
We are an oil based economy and while some of the alternative energy ideas, and that is what most of them are ONLY ideas, are great we need and depend on oil for nearly every aspect of American life. With more than 450 BILLION barrels of oil beneath our soil and off our shores available, this according to a 2008 geological survey, and an additional 200 billion or more available in oil shale in the Dakotas it is pure lunacy to continue on the path of economic energy destruction we are currently on.
Yet this is the path Obama has chosen and a promise he has kept from his campaign as our energy costs especially fuel skyrocket just as he predicted it would if his plan were implemented. This is the hope and change he promised and this is the result of the hope and change he has delivered. The greatest campaign poster and slogan for the defeat of Barack Obama in 2012 can be found at every gas station when Americans look at the escalating prices at the pump. Just add next to the price Obama in 2012 and remember his promise kept every time you pump gas into your vehicle.