Obama announces steps to speed U.S. o...

Obama announces steps to speed U.S. oil production

There are 25 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 14, 2011, titled Obama announces steps to speed U.S. oil production. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Facing continued public unhappiness over gas prices, President Barack Obama is directing his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production by extending existing leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska's coast and holding more frequent lease sales in a federal petroleum reserve in Alaska.

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annoymous

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 14, 2011
Oh, HA HA!! That's rich man! You want to get this country off on oil and go for "green tech," and now you want the oil man to drill more fossil fuels in order to appease towards white, privileged, middle class American voters living out in no mans land with no REAL life, the same demographic morons that owned cheap made vinyl homes that looked like something out of a Home Depot store. Are you kidding me Barry?! You're arguably the damn WORST PRESIDENT of the modern American century, next to Bush II, Carter, and Nixon!! No vision, no innovation encouragement, no decent message for the country, no leadership, no empathy towards the average Joe. You're a botched elitist with an elitist attitude ever since you took office back in 2009. You promise everyone about hope and change. Instead, Americans got back from you is a three year economic depression, high unemployment, a terrible housing market, an emerging two-tier society between the rich and the poor with the middle class being thrown under the bus, high gas prices, no job growth, stupid business regulations against consumers, more government money being thrown into obsolete services, a failed Democratic party in Washington, a growing jobless population thanks to your brilliant economic team at the White House, more college graduates living at home with their parents because of the slump economy, older workers cannot find decent employment because of age discrimination, a water down health care bill passed by congress since 2010, and an emerging crisis with social security and medicare since you didn't want to address the situation by coming up with innovated ideas in order for the system to survive in the long term future.

What a dumb prick you are! Go back to the University of Chicago where you came from and keep spewing off academic theories to a bunch of shallow eggheads in black suits. This country deserves better leadership than you are entirely.
nonsense luvvy

Mission Viejo, CA

#2 May 14, 2011
This guy is the best LIAR!

Which of you Obamatrons actually believe ANYTHING he says?

hahahahaha......my hope is that ironically, you fools who put him in office will suffer the most!

idiot ignorant Liberal clowny clowns!
Wondering

Milltown, WI

#3 May 14, 2011
The big oil companies will speed up production is the U.S. so they can sell more oil to China and India where there is a growing demand, just like the timber industry did a decade ago with their lumber leases. The quest for profits has no national loyalty.
Former Tea Partier

United States

#4 May 14, 2011
President will no doubt go down as THE greatest President in history!!!
Thomas

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 14, 2011
Must be election time, otherwise, the annointed one wouldn't give a [email protected] about oil prices.

He is far worse than Jimmy Carter ever hoped to be.
Sugaree

Saint Paul, MN

#6 May 14, 2011
Obama blows...
Know

Elk River, MN

#7 May 14, 2011
A few days ago he was trying to get the illegal alien vote, now he's trying to get a few more votes from oil companies. This guy will lie and say anything to get re-elected.
budman

Hillsboro, OR

#8 May 14, 2011
well now , thats mighty white of the dictator p.o.s.

Since: Apr 08

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#9 May 14, 2011
Selling leases don't mean crap unless you let them drill on them. That is where the clueless administration uses its newly found green muscle.

It makes them look good without letting anyone do any more new drilling.
oh yeah

Eden Prairie, MN

#10 May 14, 2011
I don't care what this trashy president does, he is out of office.
oh yeah

Eden Prairie, MN

#11 May 14, 2011
annoymous wrote:
Oh, HA HA!! That's rich man! You want to get this country off on oil and go for "green tech," and now you want the oil man to drill more fossil fuels in order to appease towards white, privileged, middle class American voters living out in no mans land with no REAL life, the same demographic morons that owned cheap made vinyl homes that looked like something out of a Home Depot store. Are you kidding me Barry?! You're arguably the damn WORST PRESIDENT of the modern American century, next to Bush II, Carter, and Nixon!! No vision, no innovation encouragement, no decent message for the country, no leadership, no empathy towards the average Joe. You're a botched elitist with an elitist attitude ever since you took office back in 2009. You promise everyone about hope and change. Instead, Americans got back from you is a three year economic depression, high unemployment, a terrible housing market, an emerging two-tier society between the rich and the poor with the middle class being thrown under the bus, high gas prices, no job growth, stupid business regulations against consumers, more government money being thrown into obsolete services, a failed Democratic party in Washington, a growing jobless population thanks to your brilliant economic team at the White House, more college graduates living at home with their parents because of the slump economy, older workers cannot find decent employment because of age discrimination, a water down health care bill passed by congress since 2010, and an emerging crisis with social security and medicare since you didn't want to address the situation by coming up with innovated ideas in order for the system to survive in the long term future.
What a dumb **** you are! Go back to the University of Chicago where you came from and keep spewing off academic theories to a bunch of shallow eggheads in black suits. This country deserves better leadership than you are entirely.
Ahmen. You said like no one else could.
Bike Bubba

United States

#12 May 14, 2011
It's about time, but what he really needs to do is obey the two or three court orders which have ordered him to start issuing drilling permits.
yeah sure

Burnsville, MN

#13 May 14, 2011
this is a step in the right direction. I don't care for Obama but he does seem to be able to see the light and change his wrong headed views when faced with real facts.
butch

Wayzata, MN

#14 May 14, 2011
Cheap talk with nothing to back it up. He couldn't find his a-s-s without both hands and a road map.

Professional hater who is incompetent to deal with energy issue given his hostility to the private sector. Keep voting DFL--same result as Carter!

If you can't find a job after college, look to this clown as the cause. Nothing better than when it hurts the very crowd more that voted this idiot in than the rest of the folks. Voting and politics have consequences fools!!!

Since: Jul 08

Saint Paul, MN

#15 May 14, 2011
yeah sure wrote:
this is a step in the right direction. I don't care for Obama but he does seem to be able to see the light and change his wrong headed views when faced with real facts.
yes he watched the gas go up over 2 dollars and then a poll saying people are upset, and bingo he is a genius. maybe he shouldnt have a dept of energy guy that says he wants european prices.
Macsvens

San Diego, CA

#16 May 14, 2011
He'll say anything for votes. remember he said he was considering the same thing before the election? No sooner was he elected when he stopped off shore drilling.
Freedom Lover

Minneapolis, MN

#17 May 14, 2011
What??? I though that only two weeks ago he advised Americans to trade their gas-guxxlers in for hybrids?

Since: Jul 08

Saint Paul, MN

#18 May 14, 2011
Freedom Lover wrote:
What??? I though that only two weeks ago he advised Americans to trade their gas-guxxlers in for hybrids?
it was fill your tires up with air i thought?
hateurlies

Saint Paul, MN

#19 May 14, 2011
This guy will say anything to appease the people he is talking to. One minute he demands that the US stop drilling, the next minute he is trying to hurry up the process. One minute he is objecting to harming the terrorists, the next minute he is taking credit for the mission that took out Osama. This man does not deserve to be president.

Since: Jul 08

Saint Paul, MN

#20 May 14, 2011
hateurlies wrote:
This guy will say anything to appease the people he is talking to. One minute he demands that the US stop drilling, the next minute he is trying to hurry up the process. One minute he is objecting to harming the terrorists, the next minute he is taking credit for the mission that took out Osama. This man does not deserve to be president.
its so hard to govern from oprahs studio or the golf course.

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