When it was Mr. Hamm’s turn to talk briefly with President Obama, “I told him of the revolution in the oil and gas industry and how we have the capacity to produce enough oil to enable America to replace OPEC. I wanted to make sure he knew about this.”
The president’s reaction? “He turned to me and said, ‘Oil and gas will be important for the next few years. But we need to go on to green and alternative energy. [Energy] Secretary [Steven] Chu has assured me that within five years, we can have a battery developed that will make a car with the equivalent of 130 miles per gallon.’” Mr. Hamm holds his head in his hands and says, “Even if you believed that, why would you want to stop oil and gas development? It was pretty disappointing.” --Powerline quoting WSJ
One wonders if the Dumbass-in-Chief knows anything about 1) lubricants; 2) plastics; or 3) petrochemicals--like the ones used to propel Air Force One. The utterly vapid dismissal of petroleum as 'merely car-fuel' betrays an ideological fixation which is astonishing.
But then, he's also proved that his ideology over-rides his 'smarts' on the Constitution, too.
We have here a President who is utterly ignorant of the basics, and determined to demolish the country to prove that he's right.