Obama’s Attempts To Dodge Responsibility For Sky-Rocketing Gas Prices Not Persuasive (Video)

Via The Foundry:

During a speech on gas prices the President tried to dodge responsibility for the pain Americans are feeling at the pump. But the President and his Administration have repeatedly stated that they want higher energy prices. They want to use the pressure of higher energy costs as an excuse to force their green energy boondoggle on

Correcting the Record: Five Half-Truths From Obama on Higher Gas Prices:

(I’m shocked that claims coming from Obama have been found even half true.)

In a new report, Heritage’s Nick Loris breaks down five half-truths in the President’s speech:

Half-truth #1: Oil production is the highest it has been in eight years. The increased production of oil and gas in the U.S. is largely a product of increased production on private land. The Administration could have encouraged much bigger gains by providing access to federal land.

Half-truth #2: Increasing oil production takes too long and would not impact the market for at least a decade. The sooner we make investments in domestic energy, the sooner those benefits will be realized. And with some serious reforms, some of this oil can reach the market in much less than a decade.

Half-truth #3: Oil is not enough. America has only 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves. President Obama frequently uses this number to push federal investments in alternative sources of energy that cannot stand the test of the market. The reality is that he uses this number deceptively.

Half-truth #4: Oil is not enough. The country needs an “all-of-the-above” approach to reduce its dependence on oil. While a familiar refrain from the President, it is a line that too often translates into wasteful subsidies for pet energy projects. A market-based strategy is the only all-of-the-above approach.

Half-truth #5: Speculators are driving up the price of gas, and they need to be reined in. While the President tries to blame the market, he ignores the power of supply and demand. By removing roadblocks to domestic energy production, the President can ensure that there is a healthy supply of American energy on the market, keeping prices competitive.

Dick Morris (who has been known to be wrong) says high gas prices are going to destroy Obama’s reelection chances.

See also:

Rick Moran, The American Thinker: Obama blames Republicans for pipeline decision:

The price of a gallon of gas could be well over $4 by late April. And depending on events in the Middle East, they could go much higher than that. That’s when the real questions by voters will begin. And the GOP better have some good answers to take advantage of it.

With his moratorium on drilling in the Arctic, the Gulf, off the East Coast, and just about anywhere else, the president is reaping what his policies have sown since 2009. Domestic oil production has increased in spite of his policies, largely due to new technologies – including fracking – that his base is agitating for him to eliminate.

He doesn’t have a political leg to stand on. But he will seek to shift blame to the GOP anyway.

Dumb: Obama Campaign Website Selling O’Bama Tee-Shirts With *Four* Leaf Clovers

Can they really this ignorant? Or is this yet another conscious effort by team Obama to leave God out of the equation?

The four leaf clover, of course symbolizes nothing Irish – and it has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day. That would be the three leaf clover, or shamrock.

The shamrock is a three-leafed old white clover. It is known as a symbol of Ireland. The name shamrock is derived from Irish seamróg, which is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover (seamair).

Patrick was born in Roman Britain. When he was about sixteen he was captured by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. He entered the church, as his father and grandfather had before him, becoming a deacon and a bishop. He later returned to Ireland as a missionary, working in the north and west of the island. Legend credits Patrick with teaching the Irish about the concept of the Trinity by showing people the shamrock, a 3-leaved clover, using it to highlight the Christian belief of ‘three divine persons in the one God’. St. Patrick died in 493, and by the eighth century he had become the patron saint of Ireland.

I’m leaning towards ignorance on this one. This is a group of people who thought that imposing a contraception mandate on the Catholic church during an election year would be a political win for their side.

It also brings to mind Sec. of State Hilary Clinton’s shocking display of ignorance in March of 2009 when she visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City:

As she laid flowers at the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Shrine, she looked up at the image of Our Lady on Juan Diego’s cloak, and asked, “Who painted it?”


Msgr. Monrroy answered, “God”.

As I said in my post about the gaffe, asking who painted that image of the Virgin Mary on the tilma, is like asking who painted the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin.  Geez!

Right after her encounter with the Protectress of the Unborn, she proudly accepted the highest award given by Planned Parenthood:

– the Margaret Sanger Award, named for the organization’s founder, a noted eugenicist. The award will be presented at a gala event in Houston, Texas.

How’s that for religious and cultural sensitivity?


Via The Blaze:

Dave Hunt, a lifelong Democrat and the owner of the Irish saloon Coogan’s in Manhattan, told the New York Times he finds the design “kind of off”:

“That is my particular pebble in my shoe, when four-leaf clovers are interchanged with three-leafs,” said Mr. Hunt, 62, whose restaurant wall features a poster of John F. Kennedy adorned with (three-leaf) shamrocks. “People do it all the time. But if they were going to go to the trouble to do a T-shirt with the O and the apostrophe — which I think is very clever – someone on the staff should have gone to the trouble of finding out how many leaves to put on the clover.”


Hunt told the Times he fired off an email to the Obama re-election campaign about the error. He received an auto-reply in return. Asked about the logo by the Times, a campaign spokeswoman said she would check it out.


Buzzfeed: The 12 Most Ridiculous Things Sold On Barack Obama’s Store:

Have you bought your Obama spatula, yet?

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit


Video: Charles Krauthammer Lauds Obama For His Visionary Algae Energy Plan

Talk about “green energy”. This is about as green as it gets. Just replace gas tanks with fish tanks full of green slime.

“The American people aren’t stupid,” President Obama said on Thursday — as he insisted that drilling for more oil on U.S. territory is “not a strategy to solve our energy challenge.”

The president’s solution? Algae, for one.

There are no quick fixes to the nation’s energy problem, the president said, dismissing Republican calls for more drilling as a “bumper sticker.”

We’ll know on November 6, 2012 how stupid the American people are. In the meantime, a sardonic Charles Krauthammer  congratulated  Obama for his amazing vision of growing algae here in the United States, saying, “he’s on to something”.

“I was impressed by the president’s analysis of this situation where we have no control over the global price of oil,” Charles Krauthammer said. “We’re dependent on oil from unfriendlies. And he says, as we heard, drilling for oil to relieve our dependency is not a solution, it’s not a plan. He said we have to go to clean energy. He talks about something really revolutionary today. Algae. A $14 million grant for the development of algae. It’s not oil. His solution is algae. And because we know that the Secretary of Energy is physicist that won the Nobel Prize, the president knowing this stuff said that one of the reasons we should do this is because we can grow algae here in the United States.”

“Now, it happens that algae will grow on anywhere on earth. I looked it up while I was away for those three days. You thought I was sunning myself. I did research. It grows in oceans, in lakes and ponds, in your swimming pool when the pool man is on vacation. In snow, in ice, on soil, on turtles, on sloths, the bark of trees and rocks. Why are we drilling for oil? We are the Saudi Arabia of rocks. We have a mountain range called the Rockies and we are allowing ourselves to be dominated by these oil producers. I think he’s on to something here that is truly revolutionary. Why would you build a pipeline, the Keystone pipeline with real oil from Canada to put in real refineries and put in real existing cars when you can do algae? I think he is on to something. And I think this shows the vision, the hope and change he promised in 2008.”


Video: Gibson Guitars CEO Still Waiting For His Day In Court

Last August, the feds raided Gibson for allegedly using an inappropriate tariff code on wood from India, which would be a violation of  The Lacey Act. “They…come in with weapons, they seized a half-million dollars worth of property, they shut our factory down, and they have not charged us with anything,” says Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz. The  issue is not even whether the wood in question was endangered, but whether the wood was the correct level of thickness and finish before being exported from India.  Gibson had previously been raided under The Lacey Act for imports from Madagascar.

Both governments involved say the transactions were lawful, the U.S. government says it wasn’t, but six months after the last raid, they haven’t filed any charges and they won’t allow Gibson to have a day in court to hash this out.

Video via ReasonTV:

Hat tip: Brian B.


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