Barack Obama’s Energy Policy: Unicorn Farts as the Fuel of Tomorrow
On Friday, the President of the United States accused his Republican opponents of being members of the Flat Earth Society because of their demands that the nation increase drilling. In no small bit of irony, the President who bitterly lamented the rise of ATM’s and internet travel options accused the GOP of wanting to bitterly cling to the past. But what of Barack Obama’s energy | Read More »
“These people are not fools. They want a world where we all live in big cities and use the sun and wind to run our lives — a return to the 14th century with 21st century hygiene.” It is not a conspiracy. Some of you think it is. It is not. A conspiracy is a secret plot by two or more people to do something | Read More »
U.S. Tops in Energy Resources
Facts I bet you did not know: The United States has largest energy reserves on Earth, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service. As shown in the charts below, the U.S. has 1,321 billion barrels of oil (or barrels of oil equivalent for other sources of energy) when combining its recoverable natural gas, oil and coal reserves. While Russia is a close second | Read More »
GET ON THE PHONE RIGHT NOW
Harry Reid (D-NV) thinking the public and Senate are both distracted by the Paulson plan to bailout Wall Street intends to continue the ban on oil shale drilling. He is doing it right now. Call your Senator right now at (202)224-3121 and tell him to tell Harry Reid not to put the drilling ban back in the continuing resolution. Section 1602 of the Department of | Read More »
BREAKING: CR to Pass Senate Without Drilling Ban
A Senate source tells me that tomorrow the Senate will pass a continuing resolution without continuing the outer continental shelf drilling ban.
BREAKING: House Dems Put “No Drill Energy Plan” in Continuing Resolution
Human Events has the details. It seems Pelosi is gambling that she can make a deal with the White House. The White House will accept her no energy plan in exchange the White House gets its Wall Street bailout plan. This must be viewed as unacceptable.
House Votes for Energy Freeze. Nancy Pelosi Gets Rich.
The Washington Post reports this morning that the House of Representatives has voted for an energy freeze. No lower gas prices for you. “We’re not trying to give incentives to drill, we’re giving incentives to invest in renewables and natural gas that will take us where we need to go,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) told reporters before the vote. What Nancy does not tell | Read More »
National Review Rains On the Show
Several conservatives in the House tell me they are hacked off at National Review for a blurb that appears in the print edition of the magazine this week. Here is what National Review writes: After the House adjourned for summer recess without voting on an energy bill, half a dozen Republicans stayed in the empty chamber, razzing the majority and calling for offshore drilling. Their | Read More »
“That Pelosi Woman Is Nuts”
This, ladies and gentlemen, is must see TV. This also ties in directly with this new polling data that suggests the GOP is having a serious impact on the issue and the Democrats are feeling the heat. Six out of 10 Americans (61%) say Congress should return to Washington immediately to vote on lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling, according to a new Rasmussen | Read More »
Where is Heath Shuler?
While Heath Shuler is not in Washington helping the voters of North Carolina, he did have time to help himself. TVA has approved a water-access deal for a development group whose investors include U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., who sits on a committee that exercises oversight of the federal utility. Shuler goes back home and says he is fighting for lower gas prices and energy | Read More »
Saxby Chambliss on the Radio This Morning
Tomorrow is my last day on the radio here at WMAC. But, until 9am tomorrow, I’ll still be having fun. Today, at 8:30 a.m. EDT, I’ll be speaking with Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) about the Gang of 10 Energy Deal. You can listen here. You can call in at 866-940-9622. I want to get into the details with Senator Chambliss, who has now joined Senator | Read More »
Lindsey Graham Throws Saxby Chambliss Under the Bus
Yesterday, Senator Jim DeMint issued a press release and letter declaring that 36 senators had pledged to support October 1, 2008, as “American Energy Freedom Day.” October 1, 2008, is the date the ban on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf expires. The 36 senators, writing to Senators Reid and McConnell, wrote It is our hope that Democrats and Republicans will stand together to | Read More »
The House GOP Protest is Working. Pelosi Folding Like a Cheap Tent.
The Hill is reporting overnight Nancy Pelosi is caving to the House Republican protest. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night dropped her staunch opposition to a vote on offshore oil drilling in the House. Republicans, reacting to high gas prices, have demanded a vote on additional oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf, where drilling is currently blocked by a moratorium. Until now, Pelosi | Read More »
The Gang of 10 Harms America, Not Just the GOP
This morning on the radio I read EPU’S post, Kevin’s post, and Gamecock’s citation of Texas Ace’s comment. There is a common trait in each post that Texas Ace sums up quite well. By caving now, Saxby Shambles and Little Lord Fauntleroy, (as Doc calls him) have bailed them out of their predicament at the exact moment when the Republican party is on the brink | Read More »
Tags: Bob Corker
, gang of 10
, John Thune
, Johnny Isakson
, Lindsey Graham
, Saxby Chambliss
, South Carolina
, South Dakota
Everything you ever wanted to know about the GOP Energy Revolt
I put this together based on footage I shot from Congress on Friday. You can download the mp4 here.
Tags: Bud Schuster
, Dan Burton
, Mike Pence
, Thad McCotter
, Todd Platts
Live from the House Floor
I’m on the floor of the House of Representatives. The GOP is still there and the crowds are packing the floor. If you’ve ever wanted to be on the floor of the House, now is your chance. Today, though, with RedState, we’re doing something new. Members of Congress are targeting those Democrats who say they are in favor of expanding drilling to the Outer Continental | Read More »
As we predicted, Obama can’t take the heat, becomes defensive, and lashes out at a reporter for daring to ask tough questions.
A Las Vegas political reporter, Jon Ralston, interviewed Barack Obama and called him on all his policy reversals. Among the questions Ralston asks was this: I guess what the American people want to know though Senator, is what is the real difference between you and John McCain. You are running this ad tying him to the industry saying that he has taken all of these | Read More »
Jake Tapper, Politifacts, and Barack Obama’s Claim About Inflating Tires
Jake Tapper has up a post quoting Politifact.com’s claim that Barack Obama is right on the inflating your tires thing. Tapper also quotes statements by the government in 1990. They say: overinflate your tires (that saves 50,000 barrels of oil a day). They also say: overinflate your tires, drive more slowly, and join car pools (those measures in total will save 7 million gallons of | Read More »
I’d say this is the pot calling the kettle black, but Obama’s supporters would call me racist.
John McCain is out promoting nuclear energy and Obama’s response is to accuse McCain of being divisive. Oh wait, maybe it’s not just the nuclear issue. Maybe it’s because McCain is daring to fight back. “When John McCain’s campaign goes out there and starts saying things like I’d rather lose the war to win an election or when he says that somehow I didn’t want | Read More »