"Don't worry about the gas price. It's not nearly as bad as you think. Doesn't really matter as much anymore. And the only reason why is that there's a Democrat president who needs to be reelected." ~ El Rushbo
Great overall show today. Rush slammed Obama's propaganda wing (a.k.a. the MSM), as well as Obama in his own blatant lies, over the fool's gold being handed out during the president's so-called 'energy tour' today, particular in regards to the Keystone XL pipeline.
...even FoxNation took note of Rush drilling holes in Obama's pipe dream:
Rush even went through Obama's Oklahoma speech this morning, line by line, and dissected each lie (a few of which we've gone over in the previous post)...
OBAMA: Today I'm directing my administration to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucrat hurdles, and make this project a priority, to go ahead and get it done. Now, you wouldn't know all this from listenin' to the television set.
RUSH: Stop the tape. I'm sorry, but I can't let this thing go without stopping it. Cue it back up to the top. "I'm directing my administration to cut through the red tape..." There isn't any. To the extent that there's red tape in the Keystone pipeline, it's his. "I'm directing my administration to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucrat hurdles..." Who puts them up? Who are the bureaucrats? They're not private sector people. Bureaucrats, by definition, work for the government. They're his! "I'm directing my administration to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucrat hurdles, and make this project a priority..." It already was. It's almost already done. ...
OBAMA: This whole issue of the Keystone pipeline has generated, obviously, a lot of controversy and a lot of politics. Our experts said that we needed a certain amount of time to review the project. Unfortunately, Congress decided they wanted their own timeline. Not the company, not the experts. But members of Congress who decided this might be a fun political issue, decided to try to intervene and make it impossible for us to make an informed decision.
RUSH: Now, that's the northern half of the pipeline, again. Remember, what he's out there taking credit for today was already in the pipeline. It was already in the works. He can't stop this, and he didn't have anything to do with approving it. There is no Keystone pipeline, folks. The leg from Canada to the United States is still in limbo. He has not authorized it, and he won't until after he's reelected. Now it's "blame this on Congress." They wanted it done within a certain amount of time! It's just all... Every word of this... Whew! I have to find a different way of dealing with this. I have to find a different way of trying to persuade people. I have been doing this for 23 years and these people, they keep getting away with it. Here's the next bite. Got three more to go. Here's the next one.
OBAMA: Today we're making this new pipeline from Cushing to the Gulf a priority. So the southern leg of it we're makin' a priority and we're going to go ahead and get that done. The northern portion of it, we're gonna have to review properly to make sure that the health and safety of the American people are protected. That's common sense.
RUSH: Yeah, these pipelines rupture every day, you know. I mean, you heard about the pipeline ruptured yesterday, right? It killed a bunch of snail darters. It seeped onto Highway 70 in Missouri! You shoulda seen the traffic accident. All the cars that slipped off the highway. These pipelines, they rupture every day. You know that, don't you? We gotta be protecting the people and their safety and health. 'Cause what's in that pipe? Oil! That dirty, rotten filthy stuff. Oil. We can't have that. (muttering) This is such a crock. Here's the next bite.
OBAMA: If you guys are talkin' to your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, your aunts or uncles and they're wonderin' what's going on in terms of oil production, you just tell 'em: Anybody who suggests that somehow we're suppressin' domestic oil production isn't paying attention. I want everybody to understand this: We use 20% of the world's oil; we only produce 2% of the world's oil. Even if we opened up every inch of the country, if I put a -- an oil rig on the South Lawn; if we had one right next to the Washington Monument; even if we drilled every little bit of this great country of ours -- we'd still have to buy the rest of our needs from someplace else if we keep on usin' the same amount of energy, the same amount of oil.
RUSH: None of that is true, folks. We've had documented stories with the facts, this week and last and in previous days, on domestic oil production, and here they are again. Domestic oil production on privately owned land where Big Oil has its rigs and smaller oil companies have their rigs, that oil production is way up. Oil production on federally owned lands is near an all-time low because that's what he has ordered. In addition there are no permits being granted for private sector firms to go drill for, find, explore, whatever, oil on federally owned lands. The third thing is, with shale oil and its discoveries in the Northern Plains of this country, we now have more oil.
This 2% has been blown out of the water, too. We now have, accessible to us, more oil than Saudi Arabia. We now have, accessible to us, more than the Saudis! I had the news from the Investor's Business Daily; they got it from the Oil Institute. We have enough oil in the lower 48 -- well, let's count Alaska in this -- to provide enough oil at current annual consumption rates to power this country for over 200 years. That's how much oil we have. We wouldn't have to buy any. We wouldn't have to import any. He's very sensitive to this charge about oil production being down, and he ought to be because it is down on land that he has control of.
After all of this, it's hard not to agree with a final assessment: "Folks, we're just dealing with a jackass."
ADDENDUM: Even Anderson Cooper's scratching his head over this one...
theRightScoop: CNN’s Anderson Cooper backs up Speaker Boehner in criticizing Obama’s so-called plans to expedite the southern portion of the pipeline. Basically, the approval process for that portion of the pipeline goes through state and local levels and doesn’t even go through DC. So once again Obama is taking credit for something that he has no power to take credit for, and CNN says the White House can’t really explain how they will expedite it: