June 20, 2008:
(1:14 into the video) “What wouldn’t do a thing to lower gas prices is John McCain’s new proposal, a proposal adopted by George Bush as well, to open up Florida’s coastline for offshore drillling.”
(1:56) “Offshore drilling would not lower gas prices today. It would not lower gas prices tomorrow, it would not lower gas prices this year, it will not lower gas prices five years from now. In fact Pres. Bush’s own energy department says we won’t say a drop of oil from his own proposal until 2017 and you won’t see full production until 2030.”
Well, if you start your kid in kindergarten this September you won’t see a high school diploma until 2021, Obama. And that’s assuming things go well.
Dan Riehl was watching that video and has further comment.
August 2, 2008
Right now Obama’s on TV saying he’ll drill for oil if he has to, “if we end up with a genuine bipartisan Congress.”
Like the one we have right now, that is.
He was saying that yesterday, too:
Obama would consider off-shore drilling as part of comprehensive energy plan
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama said today he would be willing to open Florida’s coast for more oil drilling if it meant winning approval for broad energy changes.
“My interest is in making sure we’ve got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices,” Obama said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post.
“If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage – I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done,” Obama said.
Just to refresh your mind, here’s a picture of the No Zone (via Gateway Pundit:
Instead of drilling in proven reserves, Obama would rather have you inflate your tires and wait for alternative forms of energy for decades (the very optimistic timetable for solar energy, for instance, looks at 2025).
There’s hope for you.
Well, this explains it…
Obama’s change on offshore drilling follows donor meeting in Houston.
Of course it’ll take $11/gallon for the Dems to change their minds… they don’t mind $10/gallon. Via Ace,
Gerard has The Brand New O-Zone