Barack Obama,  Oil

Barack Obama Watch: Flipping on Offshore Oil Drilling

Barack Obama ridicules offshore oil drilling to solve America’s energy problems

Barack Obama’s former Pastor Jeremiah Wright:

“He’s a politician, I’m a pastor. We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor. Those are two different worlds. I do what I do. He does what politicians do. So that what happened in Philadelphia where he had to respond to the sound bytes, he responded as a politician””He’s a politician, I am a pastor. We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician….”

Well, Jeremiah Wright certainly had that correct because less than a week after the Springfield, Missouri speech where he called offshore oil drilling a scheme Obama is now embracing it.

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama said today he would be willing to open Florida’s coast for more oil drilling if it meant winning approval for broad energy changes.

“My interest is in making sure we’ve got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices,” Obama said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post.

“If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage – I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done,” Obama said.

Flap supposes Barack Obama reads polls and the latest ones, including the latest Florida poll, say that American voters DO support some offshore oil drilling.

But, this was NOT Barack Obama’s position less than a week ago. Flap realizes people can change their mind. But, sheesh…..

With a politician like Obama who has a thin resume, lacks extensive government experience and voting record, Americans will ask:

  • What are Obama’s “TRUE” positions on the issues?
  • On what other issues will or might Obama flip-flop?
  • “Can we trust a FLIPPER Obama with the Presidency?”

Barack Obama flipped on Iran being a threat to the United States and negotiating with Iran’s President Ahmadinejad without any pre-conditions. Now, it is offshore oil drilling.

What will come next?

The Iraq War and the Surge?

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  • Dennis

    At least Obama is willing to change, or perhaps he has been talking to Romney on when and how it’s best to flip-flopp on major issues.

  • Ling

    Well, there’s only one way to find out what his true positions are – And that is to elect him. I don’t think we wanna go there, so I prefer to live without ever having known what Obama’s true positions are. The next thing that’s going to pop up, I think, is immigration. McCain isn’t all that strong there, but be interesting to see how Obama wiggles out of that one.