Obama Encourages Rest of World to Drill for Oil So We Don’t Have To

Obama doesn’t want the price of gasoline to come down too much. Obama hates oil. Look, folks, let me find it here in the story. Get this. If this doesn’t say it, I don’t know what does. Reuters story: “President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged world oil producers to lift crude output, as he sought to deflect public anger over high gasoline prices that has hurt his popularity among voters.” Now, the original headline for this story was “Obama Presses Oil Producing Nations to Boost Output,” but the editors realized that “presses” was a little too bellicose for our courageous president.

So “urges” became the word. But here he is and if you read the whole story, Reuters is trying to make it out like the Republicans are using high gasoline prices to hurt Obama. Never mind they hurt everybody. But what about the hypocrisy here? How come if all these foreign countries increase their output of oil — in other words, if foreign countries do their own “drill, baby, drill” — that will lower the price of gasoline, but it won’t lower the price of gasoline if we produce more domestically? “Obama Urges Oil Producers to Increase Output to Lower the Price.” Would you ever read, “Obama urges domestic producers to increase…”? No! He is hamstringing domestic production, and he also knows that these foreign producers are not gonna do it just because he says so.



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