Obama clears way for offshore drilling

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    Alternate thread title, Obama gets something right for once. :eek: :lol:

    washingtonpost.com

    Reuters had some of the story last night but WaPo (the first link) has much more information plus video. (for those who feel Obama is underexposed, lol)
    Government set to unveil offshore drilling plan | Reuters

    As per usual, Ed Morrissey has a good take although I'm not so sure there is a cap and trade trade-off in the works with Republicans. If there is it's in the way way back room for back room dealing. A Republican vote for cap and trade would and should torpedo any and all election hope. Below is the link to Ed at Hot Air...

    Hot Air Blog Archive Obama to expand off-shore oil drilling


    Cap and trade aside there is a lot of upside here for the President doing the right thing. Lower gas and energy prices almost right away and for sure by 2012. It's a nice poke in the eye to Mid-East Oil and Iran in particular. Thats on top of missle test we are doing this week in the mid-East. Coincedence? (yeah maybe, who knows) China is also moving into the Gulf and area's near enough to our shores that it's a good idea for us to step up our game and throw a few elbows. Most of all it's just good policy. It's a step in the right direction and not a small one. (sure I wish it were a bigger step but still) President Obama is right. Obama is doing the right thing.

    Gosh that feels funny to type. :lol:

    Also from the WaPo article...

    OK. The man is right but he is still an ensufferable bore. It's long past time for the president to stop pretending he is God's gift to nonpartisanship. Right or wrong on any given issue, whenever he says "move beyond the tired debates" what he really means but will not say is "it's time for everyone to shut up and do what I tell them to". Heh, I'll give him a pass this time though. When it comes to energy production, it's time to hit the gas like we are in a defective Toyota and to Hell with the global warm mongers. Thank you Mr. President. Speaking as a big time critic, where we agree, I will continue to go out of my way to say so and note a job well done.
     
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    Institute for Energy Research Blog Archive Obama Energy Announcement: More Imported Oil, Less Domestic Production, Fewer Jobs
    The Institute for Energy Research
    Power Line - Drill, 'Bama, Drill?


    I see someone already had the next link in another thread but I'll put it here too. Just in case anyone wants to hear from someone who really knows what they are talking about when it comes to energy...
    Stall, Baby, Stall - Sarah Palin - The Corner on National Review Online

    OK so Obama is a lying snake in the grass politico just like almost all the rest. Fine. I will still keep looking for an area of agreement with the dumb bastard and then praise him for it. Damn it all, I will find one thing the man does right if I have to search the web till my fingers are bloody stumps.
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    so he is actually going to do something right..:cool:
     
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    wow, i gotta come around here more often. There's a lot of unchallenged nonsense on this subforum.

    Houston Chronicle: Report says oil supplies in Fla. waters negligible


    By BILL KACZOR Associated Press Writer © 2010 The Associated Press
    Feb. 26, 2010, 3:21PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Estimated reserves in Florida waters would provide the United States with less than a week’s worth of oil and have no discernible effect on prices at the pump or U.S. reliance on foreign oil, says a report released Friday as part of a state Senate review of whether a ban on offshore drilling should be lifted.

    The report is the latest indication that the push to open Florida waters as near as three miles from the state’s beaches may be waning, at least for this year.

    Another is that all 12 lobbyists for Florida Energy Associates, a group pushing for lifting the ban have withdrawn, according to the Legislature’s lobbyist registry
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