It’s Interesting How Obama Says Things That Are So Quickly Proven False

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    Good question.

    Dana Perino pointed out the administration’s total disregard for the truth today on FOX News Sunday,

    “It is interesting to me how the administration allows President Obama to say things that are so quickly proven false… The facts are standing in the way of their rhetoric.”

    Or, in other words, Obama is a proven liar and doesn’t seem to care.



    President Obama told the American public on Friday:

    So any notion that my administration has shut down oil production might make for a good political sound bite, but it doesn’t match up with reality. We are encouraging offshore exploration and production.

    It was a horrible lie.
    The American Petroleum Institute responded to the president:

    The Obama administration continues to delay or defer action on developing our domestic resources of oil and natural gas at every turn.

    “The trend is alarming. The administration has postponed lease sales in offshore areas. It has cancelled lease sales in onshore federal lands. It has extended permitting timelines for current leases and added unnecessary regulatory burdens. It has chosen inaction on essential energy projects that would create jobs, drive economic growth, and boost federal revenues.

    “The administration is well on its way toward creating higher gasoline prices for Americans.

    “To get more oil and gas, we need more access. Placing more government lands and waters off-limits and forcing companies to focus on areas that may show little promise even if already under lease will not solve our energy challenges.

    Dana Perino is right.

    It is frightening that the Obama Administration is so willing to openly lie to the American public.
     
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    Are you just figuring this out now?

    Obama has had a very willing set of conspirators in the MSM. They cover up his prevarications and promote the barackobama.com spin.
     
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    I guess you are right...they even allow him to REPEAT his lies without ever calling him out on it.

    I even see this on FOX many times...

    Although Liberals say FOX lies, I see the talking heads on FOX News, take things Obama says as fact.

    For instance Megan Kelley not questioning the above statement about oil.
     
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    The problem with this president is that he stays in campaign mode, and like many a campaigner whose rhetoric gets the better of his reason, he talks faster than he thinks. He's not the first, and likely not the last, to do that: I just wish the man would admit it.
     
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    Wait a second....since when does a difference of opinion constitute "being proven false"? All she's saying is that IN HER OPINION production is in spite of the President's policies and not because of them. That's all she's got, an opinion, and she's claiming that to be "proving" the president false?
     
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    He even conducts his foreign affairs like he's in campaign mode!

    For example he makes threatening statements saying Khadaffi must go and that we're watching what he's doing and we will hold him responsible, yet he does absolutely NOTHING and everyone knows his words have no teeth.

    I'll bet Khadaffi really cares what he says?? :doubt:
     
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    some background may help, I agree the vid doesn't provide much of that;

    Obama’s Curious Claims on Oil Production

    The President took to the bully pulpit for a presser covering a wide range of topics including the Japanese earthquake and the situation in Libya. He also took time out to make a rather curious claim about US oil supplies.

    “We’re adapting. We’re producing more oil, and we’re importing less,” he remarked.

    “Now, the hard truth is, is that as long as our economy depends on foreign oil, we’ll always be subject to price spikes,” he noted.

    He indicated that “our oil production reached its highest level in seven years. Oil production from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico reached an all-time high,” adding that “for the first time in more than a decade, imports accounted for less than half of what we consumed.”

    That’s an interesting claim, particularly given Hot Air’s coverage of the subject just prior to the press event. But record setting production would certainly be good news, wouldn’t it? Sadly, it seems that the President was basing his claims on some recent comments by Ken Salazar. While they sound great on paper, Ken was talking about the total number of oil rigs in the gulf, not the total amount of oil being produced. Jack Gerard of the American Petroleum Institute attempts to straighten out the math for the Oil Analyst in Chief.

    Salazar’s numbers distort the true number of working rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Baker Hughes:

    * Four days before the Deepwater Horizon accident there were 55 rotary rigs actually drilling offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
    * On May 28, 2010, when the administration announced the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, there were 46 rotary rigs operating in the Gulf.
    * Last week, 25 rotary rigs were operating in the Gulf of Mexico.

    So the fact that there is an “all-time high” number of rigs in the Gulf ignores the fact that most of those rigs are not working. Claiming an increase in idle rigs in the Gulf as a success story is like claiming the job market is great because a lot of people are unemployed and available to work.

    With all due respect to API, a better analagy would be to have a poultry farmer claiming that egg production was at an all time high based on the number of chickens he has, regardless of the fact that more than half the hens have stopped laying. But in fairness to America’s poultry farmers, your average chicken doesn’t have to wait for a permit from the federal government before dropping more eggs in the nest.

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    Obama does not lie, he just wouldn't know the truth if it bit him, you know where. He came to office to change the US and he will say and do anything to do it including destroying the country that he "claims" is his own. As long as the main stream entertainment new people kiss is you know where he will continue to do it. A regime change is all that is going to stop him. What a mistake America made.
     
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    Does the Obama Moratorium stop re-opening abandoned wells that have been classified a Close-in oil wells?
     
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    Let me get this straight, Obama said domestic oil production is up and in the OP's video Perino admitted domestic oil production IS up and that makes Obama a liar! :cuckoo:

    How can anyone possibly question the pure brilliance of the "logic" of the CON$ervative Brotherhood???? :rofl::lmao:
     
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