President Obama is Lying to You; It’s Time to Start Caring!

President Obama is Lying to You; It’s Time to Start Caring!

I really, truly don’t like saying this, Save Jerseyans. He’s my president, too. Even when our chief executives are wrong or morally inappropriate, we still like to think their intentions are originating from a pure place. This is probably the reason why so many Americans are reluctant to ponder Barack Obama’s numerous and disturbing past affiliations. They don’t want to believe it. It’s willful blindness at it’s most destructive.

Unfortunately, there’s no avoiding reality this time even if we’d like to: Barack Obama is a barefaced liar! The President claims to want lower gas prices in 2012, yet

both he and his energy secretary are on record supporting higher gas price. This characterization isn’t representative of hyper-partisan spin or opportunistic, out-of-context manipulation on my part; just the facts!

Nothing more, nothing less…

EXHIBIT A:

“I’m going to keep doing everything I can to help you save money on gas, both right now and in the future.”

– President Barack Obama, Weekly Radio Address 03/11/12

A lovely sentiment. We’d like to think he means it; or, at the very least, that he is seriously determined to avoid actions capable of negatively impacting energy prices. HIS so-called “recovery” is on the line.

Amazingly, there’s 0% genuine feeling behind those otherwise appealing words…

EXHIBIT B:

SEN. BARACK OBAMA: “Well, I think that we have been slow to move in a better direction when it comes to energy usage. And the president, frankly, hasn’t had an energy policy. And as a consequence, we’ve been consuming energy as if it’s infinite. We now know that our demand is badly outstripping supply with China and India growing as rapidly as they are. So…”

HARWOOD: “So could these high prices help us?”

SEN. BARACK OBAMA: “I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing. But if we take some steps right now to help people make the adjustment, first of all by putting more money into their pockets, but also by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more quickly, particularly US automakers, then I think ultimately, we can come out o f this stronger and have a more efficient energy policy than we do right now.”

– Senator Barack Obama, Interview on CNBC, 06/10/08

Can there be any doubt what he’s trying to do, Save Jerseyans?

President Obama isn’t “doing everything” to lower gas prices. It’s a lie. His own Energy Secretary Steven Chu was clear enough on that topic.

Obama and his Democrat-controlled Senate are “doing everything” to prevent expanded offshore drilling and the issuance of new permits. They actually believe higher gas prices will force Americans to switch to non-traditional “green” energy sources and abandon fossil fuels overnight. It’s pure fantasy! And even most mainstream environmentalists acknowledge the shortcomings of solar power, wind farms, algae, etc., as a present solution because the technology isn’t there yet (if ever); even they favor exploitation of natural gas, a resource which we have in abundance, in conjunction with expanded use of renewable energy.

It’s time for President Obama to stop lying to the American people and either (1) own up to his true intentions or (2) reverse course and take affirmative steps towards energy independence. There’s no way to lower energy prices NOW without expanded drilling, Save Jerseyans, and don’t believe him when he says it’s not a realistic plan. That’s simply not debatable.

Drilling is as close to a panacea for our energy crisis as any other solution real or imagined. Right now, the President’s policies are preventing approximately 2,000,000 barrels of American-produced oil from buoying our economy. Oil is like any other commodity sensitive to the forces of supply, demand and speculation; an announcement by President Obama today that he intends to turn America into the world’s leading energy producer will yield immediate downward pressure on prices at the pump.

The problem: can you get a liar to stop lying? To us AND to himself? And then reverse course before the economy snaps under the pressure?

Or is the only solution to wait for regime change? Someone who isn’t a victim of extreme self-delusion?

And, finally, how do we get the American people to admit to themselves that they’re being lied to?

If you can answer that last one, Save Jerseyans, the RNC and Governor Romney’s campaign would LOVE to speak with you…

 

15 thoughts on “President Obama is Lying to You; It’s Time to Start Caring!

  1. I bet we could go back…way back…and find different things a candidate says and then reverses himself. Like, say Ronald Reagan as a democrat. And I would have to agree with the President…only an idiot would want higher gas prices during a reelection year. You may think the President is a lot of things, but an idiot he ain't. Also, the fact is, drilling would not be the answer without those wonderful oil companies building new refineries, which they won't do. Do you really think that the oil companies want us to have cheaper gasoline? When one company can make over $11B in PROFIT for a QUARTER? Not to mention that they have millions of acres of untapped land that they can drill on right this very minute, and won't. Maybe its time to take your head out of the sand Matt and stop trying to drum up so much trouble. Maybe its time for you to stop lying to your readers. Oh, sorry, I forgot…you're a republican. Its what you do.

  2. Sorry Rick,

    I'm a conservative and NOT a republican. Capitalism works just like everything else. Make more money by selling more product. Look at drug dealers on the corner. They even understand this. (not that I'm condoning that activity) If the price is lower, they'll move more product.

    Obame said energy prices must necessarily rise. Are you kidding me? If green energy is so great then why all the subsidies? And lest we forget about his "spread the wealth around" statement to Joe Wurzelbacher.

    And this little gem to reinforce my opinion of the socialist in chief: "But if we take some steps right now to help people make the adjustment, first of all by putting more money into their pockets…." as stated above.

    Open your eyes America, or at least New Jersey. Corzine was our own panecea and look how he's doing right now.

    BTW, Reagan WAS a democrat and when he realized how corrupt Hollywood and the Communist party were taking over, he changed affiliations. A TRUE American! The Dems have once again been hijacked.

  3. Over 38,000,000 leased acres to oil companies for drilling that they have not touched yet. Why is that Ron? Again, I ask you the question, do you really think that the oil companies want us to have cheaper gasoline? You're a fool if you think they do. And I can't make the distinction between conservative and republican. You're both bad for this country.

  4. not like something he said back in 1988. wanted to screw us on gas prices three and a half years ago!! obummer is a liar but a bad one at that.

  5. Rick,

    Back your 38 million acre lease statement up. Oil companies have rights to many areas. An example I'll show you: Oil sands contain many barrels of oil that are worth exploiting only when the cost per barrel is high enough for the investment to be recovered.

    And of course you can't differentiate between conservative and republican. It's an opinion you have and that can only change when you're willing to embrace reality.

    I don't need more government in my life. I especially don't need a socialist (as proven by his track record and statements) in my life either.

    Henry Ford made automobiles affordable for all becuase he mass produced. Was that capitalism or because he thought everyone deserved to have a car? I'd love to see examples of liberal socialists spending their own money.

    I'll be waiting for a long time for that because they are so good at spending other people's money. Socialist Rules are for others to follow and not thee, right?

  6. Oh and also, if oil companies really wanted to raise prices, they would cut production. This is a fact. If there is a shortage of a product, demand increases. If there is an abundance, the price decreases. Please note how the stocks of petroleum and the distillates that are required in production are at the same levels if not increased.

    And in the spirit of backing up my information, please see here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-crude-supplies-ri

  7. Yes Rick! Please do!

    From your own sources taken directly from the links: (http://money.cnn.com/2011/06/06/news/economy/oil_drilling_leases/index.htm)
    The huge amount of untapped land being leased is accurate, said Erik Milito, director of exploration and production at the American Petroleum Institute. But to just look at that number and say the industry is sitting on its hands is too simplistic, "it doesn't explain the oil and gas businesses at all."

    One reason the industry isn't producing on these lands, said Milito, is because there's simply no oil there. Only 25 to 30% of the acres the industry leases offshore ends up having large enough oil deposits to bring into production, he said.

    From your website: Knoxville News. (http://www.knoxviews.com/node/8217) Please read the "ABOUT" link. I'd say they are a little biased. Read here: KnoxViews is a progressive, community driven citizen media site for citizens of Knoxville and surrounding communities to meet, organize, and discuss news, politics, events, and issues of interest to progressives everywhere.

    And once againfrom your link (http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2011/2011-03-29-091.html) : "It is ridiculous for anyone to imply that these companies would be willing to spend billions of dollars to acquire leases, and then simply sit on them while their competitors around the world are busy producing oil and natural gas," said Milito.

    This is a partisan, liberal website that leans Democratic. Opposing viewpoint is welcome in discussions, but is not appropriate for front page articles.

    The underlying theme here is companies are investing their own money to make money and not exploit the American people. The Knoxville website is what it is. A partisan political progessive view of the world.

    Should I go on?

  8. Rick.

    I'm confused. Economics drives capitolism. If there is no money to be made why invest? If a geological feature has promise of oil or mineral supply, dig or drill away. Would you continue to pour your hard earned income into a bad investment or company just because you feel good about what they are selling?

    I could care less what an "oil executive" has to say unless he is addressing me as a shareholder in his company. I expect him to say why an oil field is not being exploited and why money is being dumped into a non return hole in the ground.

    If there is no viable forecast of return on investment, I would EXPECT a company I own shares in to use my dollars wisely and fill the hole back in.

    Unlike the private sector, government takes and throws good money after bad. Solyndra and the Volt are two great examples.

    Please explain why you referenced Knoxville News as a source. I hold my media accountable and refuse to blindly follow anyone. I do my own research and another thing, I don't insult or call names when I'm wrong. I look at the idea and adjust accordingly.

  9. So, you haven't denied any of the facts that they are sitting on millions upon millions of drillable acres, just the messengers from whence they came. Nice try again, but it doesn't fly.

  10. No Rick,

    They are sitting on plenty of drillable acres. The problem is, oil can't be found under every acre that is within the leased land. Oil is found in deposits. Land is leased and explored to find it based on geographic features with rocks. An area may look promising but that's the risk taken. So again, why drill where there is no return on investment?

    Obviously you want to blame the oil companies and refuse to look at market demands even when it is pointed out. If you want to chalk this up as a win for you please be my guest. Again, I do my own research and make my own decisions just like most conservatives do.

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