He’s a FOOL when it comes to running this country. He says “We can’t drill our way out of the problem” of runaway gasoline prices. No, we can’t, not after politicians in Washington have made what was a small problem into a massive one. If those politicians (on both sides) had not HINDERED American oil companies in their efforts to find more oil where WE run things, while allowing environmentalists to keep us from building a single refinery in more than THIRTY YEARS, we wouldn’t have to “drill our way” out of the problem. So now, because of those politicians (including Obama), we are in a position where we CAN’T drill enough in a short time to “catch up” on the drilling we SHOULD have been doing, all along. But if we start drilling in earnest, right now, that fact alone will frighten the OPEC crowd and others who control oil prices into lowering their prices, which will have an amazing effect upon our gasoline prices, almost immediately. But he’s not smart enough to put two and two together and figure that out.
Obama is still blaming Republicans for forcing a too-short timeline on him concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline fro Canada to Texas, which is about as phony an excuse as I’ve heard. The Republicans don’t currently have enough power in the Congress to force ANYTHING on this president. What he’s counting on is that too many people don’t pay enough attention to politics to know that. He has blocked almost ALL efforts to go after the oil we can find through the “fracking” technology because his environmentalist friends won’t allow it. They SAY there’s nothing a president, of either party can do about gas prices, but that’s patently a lie. A president can BLOCK all efforts to lower prices with his policies, which will cause prices to AUTOMATICALLY go up—and up—and UP, until we can no longer afford to drive our cars—which is just what liberals and environmentalists (a repetition, that) want. Environmentalists were ecstatic when this government stupidly lowered the national speed limit to 55 MPH. Fortunately, after way too long a time, cooler heads prevailed and that stupidity ended. Lower speeds caused cars to be on the road much longer to get anywhere which put a lot more “bad stuff” into the air. So we got a net loss in that department. (Mail.com