Remember when everyone at the 2008 Democratic National Convention started chanting “Drill, baby, drill,” and then-candidate Obama was all, “Yeah, you’re damn right we’re gonna drill for oil! That’s really the only plank of our energy policy”? No? Did that not happen? You’re right, it was Sarah Palin and John McCain who wanted to open up national parks and ANWR and the coastal waters from Delaware to Florida to oil drilling. It’s weird that that’s the way it happened, though, because Barack Obama today introduced pretty much the same short-sighted idea:
President Barack Obama launched an ambitious plan on Wednesday to lift a decades-long moratorium on offshore oil drilling along the East Coast from Delaware to Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.
“This is not a decision that I’ve made lightly,” he said in remarks at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. “But the bottom line is this: given our energy needs, in order to sustain economic growth and produce jobs and keep our businesses competitive, we are going to need to harness traditional sources of fuel, even as we ramp up production of new sources of renewable, homegrown energy.”
We’re pretty sure it’s not, but we’re hoping this is just Obama’s way of testing John McCain’s childish threat that he’d “never work with those mean Democrats ever again because they were so mean to [him] when they passed their health care bill.”
Is there any way we can make this worse?
Barack Obama does realize he’s advocating a policy that both John McCain and hillbilly grifter Sarah Palin agree with, right? People shouldn’t have to tell him that’s a terrible sign, should they?
Of course, on the flip side, look who’s paling around with known terrorists NOW, Sarah Palin!