Thursday, April 1, 2010

Drill baby , drill (change you can believe in?)

In a 2008 press conference in Florida, candidate Obama rejected calls to open new areas of the coastline to drilling. He said, “It would have long-term consequences for our coastlines but no short-term benefits, since it would take at least 10 years to get any oil.”

“Offshore drilling would not lower gas prices today, it would not lower gas prices tomorrow, it would not lower gas prices this year, it would not lower gas prices five years from now.”

“When I'm president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida and around the country that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coasts.” This was one reason I voted for Obama.

Reversing his campaign rhetoric, Obama now calls for off-shore drilling saying, " we transition to cleaner energy sources, we've still got to make some tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development.."

Remember the "Drill Baby, Drill" chant at the Republican National Convention led by their chief cheerleader, Sarah Palin" Now Mr. "change you can believe in" Obama has flip-flopped once again and wants to "Drill Baby Drill".

The US keeps the "two party system" in perpetuity because it is easier for the big money boys, like the big oil companies, to buy off two parties than more than 2. The big corporate interests hire the lobbyists and finance the campaign industry to keep this incestuous relationship continuing on and on and on. Finally, everyday citizens keep getting drilled by the corporate interests who really run our country.

1 comment:

  1. I was shocked when Obama reversed his decision.
    This is more like "shock and awe"; not
    "change we can believe in."


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