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President Obama to Visit an Oil Field!!

Updated March 19 at 8:00 am ET

With gasoline prices marching north, President Obama next week will take a break from worshipping the sun and putting his finger to the wind when he actually highlights energy projects that provide lots of energy.

The White House is desperate to repair the damage being done to Obama’s campaign by the price at the pump, and aides have suddenly begun portraying him as a great apostle of oil and gas drilling.

In what may go down as one of the worst political blunders of his presidency, Obama late last year bowed to environmentalists’ pressure and rejected the Keystone pipeline’s route through part of Nebraska, delaying by at least a year a major new source of oil just as gasoline prices started going through the roof.

Wednesday, he’ll be in Carlsbad, New Mexico to inspect oil and gas production fields located on federal lands.

Obama will be in Oklahoma Thursday – yes, Oklahoma – to “discuss his Administration’s commitment to improving and supporting the infrastructure that helps us leverage our domestic resources,” the White House said.

I assume these are code words for the infrastructure to get fossil fuels out of the ground, since he sure ain’t going to Oklahoma for votes. He’s more likely to strike oil.

According to ABC News, Obama will staging a photo op in Cushing, Oklahoma, which is on the Keystone pipeline project’s “southern route,” of which the administration approves.

Of course, the two day trip also features a solar facility and a meeting with people conducting “some of the country’s most advanced energy-related research and development.”

But the White House is clearly eager to show that Obama loves the non-advanced stuff too, since that’s what the country is going to be running on for the foreseeable future.

268 Responses to President Obama to Visit an Oil Field!!

  1. of course he won’t talk about the moratorium he imposed for drilling on federal land. drilling expanding only on private land. do you need a better example of why he is a destroyer of prosperity? vote no on obama in november

  2. This failed president and his re-elect efforts are in very, very, deep trouble.
    President Solyndra’s disastrous policy chickens have come home to roost and the darn chickens keep following him everywhere he goes!
    No matter what this president will shoot, behead, and cut down the tree his policy chickens roost on.

  3. How many taxpayers dollars are funding the “solar facility and… people conducting ‘some of the country’s most advanced energy-related research and development'” or their venture capitalist backers?

  4. Seriously… just how stupid does Owe-blame-o think we are? All his lickspittle followers constanlty tell us how brilliant he is but if he thinks we’d actually believe this crazy talk about him suddenly being pro oil, he’d literally have to be dumber than a rock.

  5. Why oh Why would a hard working drilling hand stand next to the out house twit? I can’t believe they can find enough retards to fill the scene.

  6. Great! Now his handlers get to market him as a friend of fossil fuels! We’re supposed to believe this fellow is going to an about-face in his Energy Policy? Not bloody likely, I think.

  7. This morning I started thinking of the tirade that “Reverend” Wright when into in his “church:” in 2003, asking God to damn the United States of KKK.

    Please watch the short video below, paying particular attention to the reference to “they”, who are apparently some evil segment of our society out to do harm to every one else, and then see if you can clear up a few things for me, concerning this tirade:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwQWuQVE6sw

    Wright constantly refers to “they” in his tirade, but does not specify who “they” are. Could it be the Mexicans, Vietnamese, Chinese, American Indians, or maybe even the white people? He seems to have a strong hatred for these people, whoever “they” are, to the point of being prejudiced against them. His cheering mob apparently has the same hatred for this group, judging from the reaction they showed to what he said.

    If a person sat in this “church” for 20 years listening to this hate speech, and later became president of the United States, would it be a stretch to assume that he still hated this group. I have always thought that the President was supposed to be the President of all the people, but if he hated a certain group of the society, could he be expected to give them the same treatment as other people, would he nominate anyone from this group to the Supreme Court, or his cabinet, and if he wished for God to damn the United States of America, could he be expected to act in the best interest of the country?

    I Spent 22 years in the military trying to do my small part to keep the Soviet Union from changing our country into a Communist Dictatorship, but now I see far more danger from Barrack Hussein Obama’s redistribution of wealth to his entitlement society than I ever saw from the Soviets.

  8. Bigots! Obama is doing MORE for energy production and conservation than that stupid Texass Rodeo Clown ever did. Give Obama the respect and chance he deserves!

    • LOL Gerri.

      “Even if you opened up every square inch of our land and our coasts to drilling,” he said. “America still has only 3% of the world’s oil reserves.”

      This was from 2008. Currently he has changed it to 2 percent. However, he fails to note:

      • …At least 86 billion barrels of oil in the Outer Continental Shelf yet to be discovered, according to the government’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

      • …About 24 billion barrels in shale deposits in the lower 48 states, according to EIA.

      • …Up to 2 billion barrels of oil in shale deposits in Alaska’s North Slope, says the U.S. Geological Survey.

      • …Up to 12 billion barrels in ANWR, according to the USGS.

      • …As much as 19 billion barrels in the Utah tar sands, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

      • …Then, there’s the massive Green River Formation in Wyoming, which according to the USGS contains a stunning 1.4 trillion barrels of oil shale — a type of oil released from sedimentary rock after it’s heated.

      • …A separate Rand Corp. study found that about 800 billion barrels of oil shale in Wyoming and neighboring states is “technically recoverable,” which means it could be extracted using existing technology. That’s more than triple the known reserves in Saudi Arabia.

      All told, the U.S. has access to 400 billion barrels of crude that could be recovered using existing drilling technologies, according to a 2006 Energy Department report… When you include oil shale, the U.S. has 1.4 trillion barrels of technically recoverable oil, according to the Institute for Energy Research, enough to meet all U.S. oil needs for about the next 200 years, without any imports.

      • All true, we just need some brave soul with money to develop his own oil company and keep it in the US, get rid of the EPA and drill. The current drilling is mostly natural gas (nothing wrong with that, it keeps me working too), but we need to drill for oil to be self-sufficient.

    • Respect is earned. Oblamer does nothing but blame and looks like a petulant child. He’s dividing this nation purposefully and I have not one ounce of respect for the joke in our WH. Drilling on federal land is down! The non-federal-land drilling land that has increased is due to processes that BUSH initiated. Oblamer doesn’t want oil drilling and has done everything to stop it. Funny how Oblamer blames Bush for everything that’s wrong but takes credit for issues Bush initiated. Typical arrogant narcissist!

  9. Just another stunt to show he tried and use in the campaign for propaganda.
    Do you really think this man, president, cares about America or Americans?
    He thinks only of himself.

  10. And the muslim infiltrator continues campaigning on the taxpayer dime. NOBODY says a word. Little, if any, effort is even made to hide or deny it any longer.

    Meanwhile, he continues working on imposing martial law and working with the banks to confiscate private property.

    But don’t anyone do anything. Just keep dreaming of November delusions…….

  11. Check out obama’s newest Executive Order. With the addition of the word “NON-ESSENTIAL” he can now take over our property, business, food, water, etc. whenever he wants.

    With the newly signed obama-NDAA and his newest E.O. we are now living in a police state. The TSA will soon be stopping us on the highway. What’s the worst that can happen?

    We must call our Congressmen/women and demand getting rid of NDAA and obama’s E.O.

  12. BO, aka Stinkin’ Algaeman to the rescue! Another pretend-to-be-concerned trip, wasting fuel using the jet, grabbing for the glory once again. Not too many more months left that he’ll be able to do that. Go suck some algae, BO!

  13. That’s a first… must be some kind of vacation thing nearby that sells pork ribs by the fork lift for michele. One thing you can be sure of, its not near a military cemetery otherwise the obamas would be heaving the stripped bones onto the graves and partying and laughing and bilking the Gov. The obamas have spent 127 million dollars on vacations in the last three years, more than all other white house occupants in history.

    Obama didn’t have time to lay a wreath at Arlington Cemetery. He had a basketball game to attend. He sent joe bite me instead. But it is not joe bite me that sends US troops into combat; its the guy playing basketball and wiping the BBQ rib juice off his wife’s chin.

    Don’t like how this sounds? Believe me, neither do I. I am a former Marine Cpl. and I think this couple is a disgrace. If you feel otherwise, you are most certainly entitled. The souls at rest in Arlington and Quantico and other places of honor are the price tag for your freedom to be socialist and anti-American. Enjoy your freedoms. And while you are celebrating obama, remember that it was his wife that said she was never proud of her country but that hasn’t stopped her from bilking the nation for her vacations out of washington. In retrospect; I am glad he didn’t go to Arlington; it would have been more disgraceful if he had gone there for photo ops.

  14. So I guess they will do this multi-million dollar “Photo Op” in Oklahoma with the background looking South (towards Texas). Why? That’s the only direction he will allow the pipeline to be built!

  15. Oil field ??? He would not know one… However his real vision of an OIL field is a Pond full of Scum ( algeas to others).. that is BHOZO’s latest Vision for Green Gas…

  16. We have officially entered the stage where, if the citizenry of this country do not RIGHT NOW, take a critical eye and evauluate the fraud for what he is, fraudulent, neglect to our duties will bring us the government we deserve. I suspect few of the American Idol crowd understand just what changes he plans for us. They will not like the changes but, by that time, they will have been boiled in the pot, too late for setting things right. Sadly, we also get boiled.

  17. Obama would not know a drill from a dipstick. He is an illiterate on how the rest of us live. He could not change a tire, check the oil, inflate a tire, or fill up with gas.
    Showing doing any one of those acts without supervision and assistance from some flunky might be worth seeing. My guess he would fumble any of these tasks.
    Going to see an oil pump on federal land is hardly encouraging. Visiting a drilling rig in operation and seeing what happens there would cause his enviormental nerve to react violently.

  18. Hey – he’ll know his way around. They’ll show him a section of pipe, it looks just like a straw or a rolled up dollar bill – just much bigger. Oh yea, it’ll carry oil NOT powder.

    • I believe it. Oblamer is like a teenage boy that lives for sports! He grabs the keys to daddy’s airplane and jets off for a photo op, a bb game, a hotdog and a beer. And what does that cost daddy (us)? Please vote this inept clown out in November!! Our future depends on it!

  19. What most people don’t understand about the oil industry is that all of the major oil companies are owned by foreign countries. Texaco was never owned by the US. There are a few US owned oil refining companies who buy their oil from these foreign countries. There is precious little oil being drilled here in comparison to what we buy. This is not just from Saudi. Sinclair used to buy from Venezuela. WE do not control the price of oil per bbl, foreigners do and we are at their mercy. Contrary to your belief, Lee, your boyfriend does not control what is drilled on private land. You need to drink your morning kool-aid.

  20. Why doesn’t he visit North Dakota, unemployment is at a record low (Dec 2011 was 3.3) due to drilling for both gas and oil.

    The following is U.S. oil production, according to IndexMundi. Yes, President Obama is correct that oil production is up from 2009 however it is now approximately 1/3 less than what we produced in 1980.

    In 1980 production was 8,597.00
    In 2009 production was 5,360.54
    In 2010 production was 5,511.93

    From the New York Times 3/19/2012.
    In response to the (BP) spill, the administration put in place a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling, a step that came as a blow to the oil industry and angered Gulf Coast communities dependent on offshore drilling for jobs and income. In October, the administration announced that it was ending the moratorium and issuing new rules that tighten standards for well design, blowout preventers, safety certification, emergency response and worker training.

    In December 2010, pulling back further from Mr. Obama’s original proposal, the administration rescinded its decision to expand offshore oil exploration into the eastern Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Coast. Drilling would remain under a moratorium for those areas for at least the next seven years, until stronger safety and environmental standards were in place. But drilling would continue in the central and western Gulf of Mexico, although under a new set of safeguards put in place after the deadly BP explosion and oil spill.

    Doesn’t sound like he is encouraging any more drilling. Didn’t he give Brazil 1 BILLION dollars to drill of their shores with no guarantee that we will even get that oil.

  21. Obama ought to bring a planeful of “supporters” for his photo-op in Oklahoma. Only the local Democrat politicians will be on hand to “welcome” him to the state.

    Rain is forecasted for Thursday. “Okies” know better than to stand in the rain… especially to listen to a socialist politician.

  22. Editor,

    From the national news and the polls we see that President Obama is being blamed for high gasoline prices. In reaction there is the release of strategic oil reserves that is a temporary measure at best and will probably not affect prices at the pump. When others complain that the problem is a lack of domestic production, the President’s response is that we are heavily engaged in drilling and to illustrate he comes to observe the activities here in Carlsbad. Is any of this going to lower gasoline prices? If this was a case of supply and demand wouldn’t we be seeing shortages? To me, gasoline at $4 a gallon looks like a great bargain! I would pay $20 per gallon before I would walk 20 miles!

    So, what is really going on? If I told you that the price of gasoline has not gone up for 60 years would you believe it? Let’s see. The U.S. Constitution Article 1 Sections 8 and 10 says that Congress shall have the power to coin money and regulate the value thereof and that States can only use silver and gold as money. Now, that is the way we operated up until your government began to take silver and gold out of circulation and legally bind us to use a fiat currency in our transactions. As I write this, silver is trading at $32.48 per oz. A silver dollar contains 371.25 grains of pure silver. That means that your silver dollar contains 0.77344 troy ounces of silver. So in today’s market your silver dollar is worth $25.12. That sounds like about 16 cents per gallon in Constitutional money to me. That is cheaper than I pumped it for as a kid in 1951.

    That should tell you that the price of gasoline has not gone up, rather the purchasing power of your money has gone down! How did this happen? The elite in government and banking put a system in place 100 years ago to convert your productivity to their account. It is called the Federal Reserve System and it permits government and the FED to create money out of thin air. The more money they create the poorer the people become. Have you noticed that everything always costs more? It is because there is always more money chasing the same goods and services. Inflation is expansion of the money supply and the guys who get the newly created money get to use it before prices go up. I think they call that stealing. And, who are these elite guys? Remember the bail outs of the too big to fails in both business and banking? Trillions of dollars were handed out to their buddies. Did you get your check? The dollar is being systematically destroyed and the rest of the world is taking notice. It has lost 97 percent of its purchasing power over the last 100 years.

    Say the elite want to engage in another unconstitutional war as they have done every time since WWII. If money was only silver and gold then the only way they could get it would be to tax us directly. That might be a problem, so the next step is to borrow the money, but that means interest rates go up. Since that won’t work very well they just decide to print the money and stick us with the bill through inflation.

    So, what is the real solution for a return to prosperity? It is to stop the profligate spending and return to liberty and sound money. And, there is only one Presidential candidate advocating for these things. He draws the largest crowds of freedom loving Americans wherever he goes. He is the only one who promises to right the ship of State and give us a soft economic landing. But there are too many special interests who will lose access to government benefits to allow him to succeed.

    So, get ready for more of the same.

  23. We know this swine is the liar in chief and we know he has done everything in his power to reduce drilling in the USA. Obama is toast and he knows it. Go GOP

  24. It’s all part of the campaign ploy to try to make Americans think he cares. All he wants is re-election so he can continue to play the part and have our big AF One to jet around the world in and provide Moochelle with multi-million-dollar vacays. Didn’t he say in ’08 that energy prices would ‘necessarily skyrocket”? It’s insulting that he thinks most of us are stupid (as evidenced by his election) and will continue to buy his BS. He MUST be defeated in November and my mantra is ABO!

    • He’s still coming to the wrong place even if he is desparate. He’s just not an oilfield type, won’t know how to react to the noises.

  25. notice he’s not visiting any oil rigs out in the gulf… oh wait, these are people who have jobs and therefore not a part of his voter base… or else he knows that a drilling rig full of cajuns with attitude won’t be a very welcoming audience… counting the days down until january 21 when anyone but obama is sworn in….

  26. I have a question.. What do people do who live in inner cities. If they want us to drive electric
    cars, then how do people in those walk up apartment buildings that park on the streets
    charge up the cars. You can’t have long extension cords running down the street. In
    reality, how can most people who are very busy with their jobs, etc. sit for hours waiting
    for their cars to charge up. It just does not make sense to me.