Analysis: Obama plays his drilling ca...

Analysis: Obama plays his drilling card, but the bet is shaky

There are 16 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 31, 2010, titled Analysis: Obama plays his drilling card, but the bet is shaky. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

In proposing a major expansion of offshore oil and gas development, President Barack Obama set out to fashion a carefully balanced plan that would attract bipartisan support for climate and energy legislation while increasing production of domestic oil.

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mnhusker

Elk River, MN

#1 Apr 1, 2010
Major expansion of offshore drilling? Not even close. This bill is a good start, but it doesn't come close to addressing our energy needs if we want to get away from foreign oil. Think of all the jobs we could create by going after more of our own energy.
NoSht

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 1, 2010
I'm leary of this. This president has championed every lefty liberal cause out there and his primary goal (he has stated it) is to redistribute the wealth (Socialism). He has also said he would put the coal industry out of business via the courts.
Now suddenly he is agreeing to drilling for the drilling of oil off the east coast? This doesn't fit with his plan. Something is lurking below the surface here.
gdpcon

Plymouth, MN

#3 Apr 1, 2010
NoSht wrote:
I'm leary of this. This president has championed every lefty liberal cause out there and his primary goal (he has stated it) is to redistribute the wealth (Socialism). He has also said he would put the coal industry out of business via the courts.
Now suddenly he is agreeing to drilling for the drilling of oil off the east coast? This doesn't fit with his plan. Something is lurking below the surface here.
Couldn't agree more. This has nothing to do with reviving the economy, creating jobs and energy independence. There is somehow tied to a greater Obummer political - tax increase - wealth transfer - resurrect cap and trade agenda.
bvp

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 1, 2010
He's up to something ... can't imagine it is a good thing! It's a trick people ... keep your eyes and ears open!! Mommy!!
TengoMadera

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Apr 1, 2010
Here's the problem; Obummer believes in god, which is the epitome of stupid because it puts the conclusion BEFORE accumulating facts, so he's automatically disqualified to make ANY decisions on anyone's behalf, especially mine!!!

“Celebrate Liberty and Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

Mpls

#6 Apr 1, 2010
Drill baby drill

Since: Mar 09

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 1, 2010
I believe drilling for our own fuel is necessary. We need to return to being an Independent nation...thus returning to the Once Great America we were....
DUmmies

United States

#8 Apr 1, 2010
Obama knows the EPA will never allow exploration or drilling, anywhere. This is just a ridiculous ploy to get a few votes for the $2 trillion Cap and Trade energy tax from stupid liberal Republicans. The Democrats want the government to finish taking over the energy companies, then shut them down. They'll come up with a snazzy title like "Energy Production Ownership Reform Act of 2010". If it's not solar or wind, the Democrats aren't going to allow it, period. And if you want to avoid being called a racist, you'll like it.
hotnight

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 1, 2010
Perhaps it's a vehicle to obtain tax revenue to fund his ambitious solar and wind energy proposal. It would also help wean us from OPEC oil in the meantime.

When the conservatves were proclaiming drill baby drill, the left was skeptical; to say the least. Now when the administration says drill baby drill, the right is skeptical, with the same personal attacks usually attributed to the left.....makes me wonder.
Puzzled

United States

#10 Apr 1, 2010
Where is the Department of Energy? Isn't that the department whose goal is to remove our dependence from foreign oil?

It is time to disband the entire worthless department that has done absolutely nothing but grow since inception.
Stephen Canavan

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Apr 1, 2010
Just a big anouncement to divert attention from his shoving health care down our throats.Hopefully people will see through this snake oil salesman.

Since: Mar 09

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 1, 2010
This question is a little off topic but someone mentioned health care.... I was just wondering how is student loans program related to Health Care? been trying to figure it out since it was announced that the government will handle all students due to the passing of the health care bill? How many other take over plans are written into this bill?
wow

United States

#13 Apr 1, 2010
to hard wrote:
This question is a little off topic but someone mentioned health care.... I was just wondering how is student loans program related to Health Care? been trying to figure it out since it was announced that the government will handle all students due to the passing of the health care bill? How many other take over plans are written into this bill?
The Democrats had to throw thousands of people in the private loan origin business out of work so you could pay for someone's degree. I'm pretty sure it was for the children. They have a plan to smooth it over with all those who lost their jobs though; the Democrats will call them racists.

Since: Mar 09

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Apr 1, 2010
wow wrote:
<quoted text>The Democrats had to throw thousands of people in the private loan origin business out of work so you could pay for someone's degree. I'm pretty sure it was for the children. They have a plan to smooth it over with all those who lost their jobs though; the Democrats will call them racists.
Thanks for the info....why couldn't the health care bill be just that - a Health care bill? Snaky polititions.
Damage Control

Saint Francis, MN

#15 Apr 1, 2010
Obama is under Damage Control! He is trying to entice Republican RINOs to bite, then Obama will pull the RINOs in on Cap & Trade and put one more nail in Americas coffin!

Just Words / Just Speeches / And WE were right about them Words and Speeches! Obama is a 100% Socialist, Government Owner-ship of production and distribution of goods and services, GM / BANKS / HEALTH CARE / STUDENT LOANS / INTERNAL REVENUE.
More fun facts

Long Lake, MN

#16 Apr 1, 2010
to hard wrote:
This question is a little off topic but someone mentioned health care.... I was just wondering how is student loans program related to Health Care? been trying to figure it out since it was announced that the government will handle all students due to the passing of the health care bill? How many other take over plans are written into this bill?
And THAT, is the crux of this entire bill! Reform was/is, indeed needed, but how they went about it is what's upsetting most Americans. I believe this is going to cost the Dems BIG TIME, come Nov., among other things.

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