Skip to comments.Obama: Calls for more drilling are a 'bumper sticker', not an energy plan
Posted on 02/23/2012 1:38:39 PM PST by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed Republicans for what he described as a flawed and dishonest strategy for reducing gas prices, predicting his rivals would offer nothing but more drilling and political promises of $2-a-gallon gas. Said the president: "The American people aren't stupid."
"That's not a plan, especially since we're already drilling. That's a bumper sticker," Obama said in a stop at the University of Miami. "It's not a strategy to solve our energy challenge. That's a strategy to get politicians through an election. You know there are no quick fixes to this problem."
Obama spoke as gas has reached the highest price at the pump ever for this time of year: an average of $3.58 per gallon. White House advisers see it as a cyclical occurrence but knew Obama had to address the topic, one of deep concern to consumers and growing fodder for Republicans seeking to unseat Obama.
Obama said gas prices were "like a tax straight out of their paychecks." He promoted an energy agenda of oil, gas, wind, solar, nuclear and biofuel energy. And he took aim at Republicans.
"You can bet that since it's an election year, they're already dusting off their three-point plans for $2 gas. I'll save you the suspense: Step one is to drill, step two is to drill, and step three is to keep drilling. ... We've heard the same thing for thirty years. Well, the American people aren't stupid."
Obama insisted there are no short-term solutions to high gas prices, and that anyone suggesting otherwise was not being honest. Still, he sought to offer something to anxious voters by saying he had ordered his administration to search for every possible area to help consumers in the coming months.
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This is going to be great. $5 dollar gas is well worth it to get obama out of office.
And “hope and change” was a plan you fruity, skinny little muslim fop?
Yeah, Barry, that whole “supply and demand” thing is soooo over-rated.
Its more of a plan than anything this idiot has come up with in four years.
His “plan” invovles helping his Judenrat buddy Soros make a fortune in Brazil.
I would run ads in Florida tomorrow detailing every cut Obama’s EPA made to the energy industry in his three years in office.
Then I would cut to Pelosi and Reid blasting Bush for the high fuel costs.
Words fail me.
This pablum comes from the first bumper sticker president.
Lots of bumper stickers out there about barry. Such as, “Does this ass make my truck look big?”.
I hope the Republicans have a field day on this one. Obama has NO energy plan - except his “green energy” wet dream. Drilling for more oil sure beats doing nothing.
It is an energy plan that FITS on a bumper sticker.
Just because a simple concept can be explained simply doesn’t mean it is not valid.
Oh yeah, one other thing.....
“DRILL BABY DRILL!”
Isnt he the guy who promised to make energy prices skyrocket?
Now what the heck would someone like Obama know about an energy plan?
The ones who elected you sure are.
Indeed. Without skyrocketing conventional energy prices at the consumer level, the green energy / carbon credit / cap and trade scam is impossible.
Since all of your grand schemes, wind, solar, ethanol, have failed spectacularly I have one question for you Mr. Obama,
"So what we 'spose to do now moron?"
>>This is going to be great. $5 dollar gas is well worth it to get obama out of office.
But he knows the fix is in. The GOP will throw the election as soon as they destroy the last conservative. The Just-Us Dept will ignore voter fraud. Obama will make a vague promise to “help the middle class” with rising fuel prices and the minorities and media will rally around his red banner.
And my brother-in-law, who puts in one eight-hour shift per week as a bartender, is already working.
The ones that put him in the White House are stupid as HELL!
These sky-high gasoline prices are no accident or coincidence. You voted for them when you voted for Obama:
You remember that quip Obama gave us that under his policies, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket?
Remember that Obama appointed an energy secretary named Steven Chu who said, Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe??? With gasoline prices in Europe consistently hovering between $7 and $10 a gallon??? Steven Chu said that in explaining the Obama policy of progressively making gasoline more and more expensive in order to force Americans to turn to alternative energy sources.