Friday, February 24, 2012

Now the Propaganda and Spin: Obozo Goes Into Campaign Gear

Over the next several months, we'll hear a lot of agit-prop, spin, and lies from Obozo.

One example:  his energy bullcrap.

...Today, the national average for one gallon of unleaded gasoline is $3.57, which is 18 cents higher than a month ago, according to AAA. In Florida, where he spoke, the average price per gallon is $3.68. The speech comes less than a month after Obama rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would have run from Canada through the midwest to the Gulf of Mexico.

“Under my administration, America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years,” Obama told the audience at the University of Miami. “That’s why we have a record number of oil rigs operating right now – more working oil and gas rigs than the rest of the world combined.”

Sounds real good.  But Obozo's claiming what ain't his.

The increase in domestic drilling was almost entirely in areas for which the Obama administration exercised no authority, as oil production on federal land declined by 11 percent in fiscal year 2011, according to a study by the Institute on Energy Research (IER), a free-market energy think tank. But oil production on state lands increased that year by 14 percent and increased by 12 percent on private lands.

(Damn good thing he did NOT have authority, or we'd be paying $25.00/gallon for gas.)

Obama also told the Miami crowd that foreign oil dependence is down under his watch.


...However, said that foreign-oil dependence has been declining since 2005, when President George W. Bush was in office. It went on to cite the same Energy Information Administration report from 2011 that said, “There is no single explanation for the decline in U.S. oil import dependence since 2005. Rather, the trend results from a variety of factors. Chief among those is a significant contraction in consumption. U.S. oil product deliveries declined by 1.7 million barrels per day (bbl/d) to 19.1 bbl/d in 2010, from 20.8 million bbl/d in 2005.”

More Obozo-nomics will result in even LESS imported fuels!!  And make the Great Depression look like a picnic, too....

Of course, Obozo has done his best to turn off the lights in the USA:

[Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute:]

“Today, 85 percent of the outer-continental shelf has been placed off limits once again. When he took office, there were proposals on the table to open up opportunities in those areas,” Gerard told “Today, in the Rocky Mountains, the leasing has gone down 70 percent since taking office. We now have 10 federal agencies, departments, looking at the technology of hydraulic fracturing, which has really opened up this vast game-changer both in natural gas and oil in the United States.

Election Day.  Election Day.  Election Day.  Election Day.  Election Day.


jimspice said...

"...exercised no authority..."

Hmm. I thought the Feds had to approve every rig, regardless of location.

So what you're saying, is that domestic production is up, but not up the way you want. Now why do I think this would be the case no matter how the president had proceeded?

jimspice said...

Not to mention that the data employed by the Institute FOR Energy Research is wrong:

Anonymous said...

We don’t need no stinking Bishops! – UPDATE

........When they did the “doctors meet Obama in Rose Garden to support Obamacare” staging, the White House at least supplied the lab coats for the photo. I wonder if this time they’ll supply their endorsers with miters, surplices and pectoral crosses?

I’m just saying..........

Anonymous said...


Look what he is doing now....