The Republicans filibuster for Big Oil

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    The Republicans filibuster for Big Oil

    Yes there is. A bunch of cowardice Democrats in congress scared to vote on the topic of drilling for oil because they know that’s what 70% of their constituents want.

    Democrats, You vote - we decide!

     
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    Of course we can always become citizens of the world like Obama wants us to be and peddle and scoot to work on fruity bicycles and cars. You know, like the Europeans Obama sucks up to do!

    He and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid think that this is a good idea. And pushing gas to $7.00 a gallon will make us more like the Europeans faster. This is for your own good dumb America!

     
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    On the other hand - the mere suggestion of drilling for oil by John McCain will force the peculators to drop the price of oil immediately. This is why Nancy Pelosi has ran out of town screaming and hiding under her bed until the Democrat congress can figure out how to get their a$$es out of this one!

     
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    Or Devise a way for Obama to flip flop on drilling without looking like he is flip flopping "YET AGAIN"
     
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    Pymus: Anything else to say?

    How about the money McCain the Maverick just got from Big Oil? And didn't he flip flop on this issue of off-shore drilling... connect the dots.
     
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    [Quote]Pymus: Anything else to say?

    How about the money McCain the Maverick just got from Big Oil? And didn't he flip flop on this issue of off-shore drilling... connect the dots.[/Quote]

    WASHINGTON - In his second major reversal on energy policy in less than one week, Barack Obama said yesterday he supports tapping into the nation's strategic petroleum reserves to provide short-term relief at the pump.

    Speaking in Michigan - a Democratic state suffering one of the worst economies in the country - Obama said the government should sell 70 million barrels of oil from its national-security stockpiles.

    In the past, Obama noted, such action has "lowered gas prices within two weeks."

    But as recently as last month, Obama said the reserves should be raided only during a "genuine emergency" and maintained that he opposed tapping them to ease soaring gas prices "at this point.
     
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    The Republicans filibuster for Big Oil

    Dead right!

    It all about posturing kid! This issue has caught Obama with his pants down (pardon the imagry). True - Both McCain and Obama opposed off-shore drilling in the beginiing. But McCain has the good sense of a seasoned politian to know what will drive the price of gas down and give immediate relief to deserving Amricans while we work out a long term solution.

    Obama in an amature! And this is what is sinking him. Sticking to his guns when he is in the wrong. This is what Americans fear the most and what is the biggest toss of the dice in casting a vote for him. He has shown this time and time again.

    Wont admint the surge worked
    Rev. Wright was wrong
    Failing to honor the flag
    Friendship with Bill Ayers
    Friendship with Ludicris
    Off Shore Drilling On and on and on.....
     
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    Even if all restrictions on off-shore drilling were dropped TODAY, it takes up to 5 years for that to produce oil. Where did McCain stand on this issue 5 years ago? Besides, giving the oil companies leases on MORE federal land is a little like giving a kid more candy bars when they have 68 million they aren't eating. That's right kids, there are 68 million acres of FEDERAL lands leased to oil companies that they are NOT exploring. Why give them more? There's no incentive for them to explore it, who's to say they will? They don't want to spend the money. Simple as that.
     
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    I believe the impending election will cause gas prices to plummet, as they did before the 2006 election. If I am wrong, how can we bring gasoline prices down quickly to mitigate the damage to the economy? It will take 5-10 years to bring new sources online, but flooding the market from the strategic petroleum reserve will be effective in a matter of a few weeks. Obama calls for it, McCain does not. Personally, I think this is premature, but it's a good idea if the economy heads south and oil prices head north.

    Will drilling on the continental shelf have a significant impact on the price of oil short term or even in 10 years? Will it pose a significant threat to the environment? Answer to both questions is "no". Speaks volumes that McCain is making such a big deal out of something that will have so little impact.

    But let's look long term. Petroleum will always be valuable, and as time goes by will become ever scarcer. What is the best way to ensure our long-term access to this stategic commodity? Plunder every last domestic resource we have as soon as posible, or leave ANWR alone for now and move prudently on the continental shelf? Guess who advocates which approach?

    Both candidates talk a good game about energy independence, but who do you believe will devote the resources to really making it happen in the next 10 years?

    No doubt that whoever wins will be an improvement over the current administration. But as far as I can see, McCain tends to advocate gimmicks that sound good, but don't really address deeper problems, while Obama goes for more effective solutions that require more sophisticated thought to understand why they are more appropriate. McCain's approach will probably win him the election, but hopefully he won't govern the way he campaigns.
     
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    "Is there anything more symbolic than a bunch of Republicans debating in the dark for Big Oil?"

    Symbolism over Substance has been the mantra of the loony left for for a long time - are you mad because some Republicans have brought attention on the fact that the Democrat run congress "cut and run" while the US needs action on our oil crisis?

    Try heating your home or driving your car without benefit of oil in some form. We need action from our congressmen now - not at a later date! This "recess" is just an excuse to put off making important decisions.

    We will always need oil in our lifetimes! We need action now on our future energy needs. There is no gimmick or process that will remove that need for oil in our near future! The price for new refineries and new nuclear power reactors won't be any cheaper 10 years from now! Now is the time to act and if our Democrat run "do nothing congress" can't see that - then they deserve all of the bad publilcity that this stunt by the Republicans brings them!

    There may be a day when Saudi Arabia and Venezuela and any other foreign oil provider will say "no more oil for the US" because they have their own oil deposits and other sources of energy that they refuse to use! Now is the time to act not when it is too late and too costly!

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    Of course we can always become citizens of the world like Obama wants us to be and peddle and scoot to work on fruity bicycles and cars. You know, like the Europeans Obama sucks up to do!

    He and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid think that this is a good idea. And pushing gas to $7.00 a gallon will make us more like the Europeans faster. This is for your own good dumb America!

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