Drill, Brazil, Drill?

posted at 8:50 am on March 22, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

For a man who opposes domestic production of American crude oil in the oceans, Barack Obama seems awfully eager to push Brazil into the kind of exploration and extraction that his administration blocks here in the US.  Investors Business Daily calls this policy Drill, Brazil, Drill, a takeoff of Sarah Palin’s Drill, Baby, Drill support for unleashing US energy resources.  Obama’s plea also negates the reason he claimed that the trip was necessary in the first place:

Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska’s continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Obama wants to develop Brazilian offshore oil to help the Brazilian economy create jobs for Brazilian workers while Americans are left unemployed in the face of skyrocketing energy prices by an administration that despises fossil fuels as a threat to the environment and wants to increase our dependency on foreign oil.

Let’s recall why Obama claimed this trip was so necessary that it had to take place just as he started a war in Libya.  On Thursday, he wrote an op-ed in USA Today that he needed to boost American exports in order to create jobs:

Every $1 billion we export supports more than 5,000 jobs here at home. That’s why last year, I set a goal for this country: to double our exports of goods and services by 2014. And we are on track to meet this goal: exports were up 17% in 2010.

The impressive growth that we’ve seen in Latin America in recent years is good for the people of the hemisphere, and it’s good for us. Thanks in part to our trade agreements across the region, we now export three times as much to Latin America as we do to China, and our exports to the region — which are growing faster than our exports to the rest of the world — will soon support more than 2 million jobs here in the United States.

Instead, Obama appears to be in Brazil promoting imports rather than exports.  Instead of working toward American energy independence, Obama pledges to become even more dependent on South American oil.  The very same fossil fuel that Obama incessantly eschews when it comes from American territory, he embraces when it comes from Brazil.

If Obama was really interested in job creation, he would end his permitoriums on off-shore drilling.  His administration would dismantle the obstacles blocking extraction of oil in the interior West, where an estimated 800 billion barrels of oil await extraction from shale formations.  Obama would call off the EPA and allow Americans to have the same latitude to get at and use our natural resources as he insists that Brazil do.  That would support millions of American jobs, and we wouldn’t have to send vast sums of American wealth to Brazil.

I have nothing against Brazil selling its oil on the open market.  I wish Obama felt the same way about Americans as he apparently does about Brazilians.


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Soros is a big investor in Brazilian oil drilling. All that needs to be said.

Sekhmet on March 22, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Obama the President and God Mother of the World! USA? the step daughter sweeping out the chimney. Please Sir may I have some more porridge?

Herb on March 22, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Soros owns a sizable interest in Petrobras and he owns Obama. See how this works.

fleiter on March 22, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Buying our oil back from Brazil… Redistribution of wealth. Almost as slick as cap-n-trade.

petefrt on March 22, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Brazilians? Oops, thinking Clinton. Sorry.

mechkiller_k on March 22, 2011 at 8:56 AM

I hate to be so cynical but that voice I hear keeps geting louder. The one that says, “He wants America to fail.”

shick on March 22, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Maybe he REALLY IS the manchildian candidate from Kenya?

singlemalt 18 on March 22, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Instead, Obama appears to be in Brazil promoting imports rather than exports.

Why can’t he be an importer/exporter like Art Vandelay?

Doughboy on March 22, 2011 at 8:58 AM

One of these days I might be one of those exports to Brazil Obama has been talking about.

shick on March 22, 2011 at 8:58 AM

I have nothing against Brazil selling its oil on the open market. I wish Obama felt the same way about Americans as he apparently does about Brazilians.

It’s easy, Ed.
Dear Liar believes America is too rich and got rich unfairly. “Spread the wealth” isn’t just about redistributing from rich Americans to poor Americans. It’s also about redistributing from rich America to poor other countries. Hence, block American oil production (which would only increase American wealth) and promote developing countries’ oil production, which we would buy, transferring our wealth to them.

I don’t want The Whine’s impeachment over Libya, I do want it over the fact he does not have America’s best interest at heart.

rbj on March 22, 2011 at 8:59 AM

And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers

What a great man.

/s

Ugly on March 22, 2011 at 8:59 AM

The usual excuse for stopping us from exploiting our own natural resources is protecting the environment, OUR environment. The rest of the world can foul up their areas. Brazil can have oil spills, China can pump out massive amounts of greenhouse gas while U.S. jobs get exported over there. So you see, more proof that environmentalism is just a pretext. All part of the Obama extream left agenda.

LakeLevel on March 22, 2011 at 8:59 AM

He’ just so… Byzantine.

John E. on March 22, 2011 at 9:02 AM

“What happens in Brazil , stays in Brazil” MSM.

the_nile on March 22, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Why can’t he be an importer/exporter like Art Vandelay?

Doughboy on March 22, 2011 at 8:58 AM

That cracked me up. Thanks for an early morning laugh.

angryed on March 22, 2011 at 9:02 AM

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Couldn’t he just say that to his OWN country ???
To OUR companies, with so many people at the ready to get to work providing our OWN energy ???
Why is that so freaking hard ??
This man sickens me like nothing I’ve ever known.

pambi on March 22, 2011 at 9:03 AM

What would Obama be doing different if he wanted to cripple our economy at the benefit of foreigners?

Mord on March 22, 2011 at 9:03 AM

I thought Soros got out of Petrobras a few months ago.

John Deaux on March 22, 2011 at 9:04 AM

This man sickens me like nothing I’ve ever known.

pambi

Yup.

tree hugging sister on March 22, 2011 at 9:05 AM

No words, my boils just reading this….

Are you bloody kidding me….drill for thee but not for me

cmsinaz on March 22, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Wishing and hoping for change isn’t a good life plan.

there is only one candidate that will open up drilling and exploration in the USA. Only one that will fight to get all oil reserves opened up. Only one that will allow us to us eour natural resources.

The choice is very clear and its a very simply yes/no decision.

unseen on March 22, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Blood boils….see I can’t even write he infuriates me so

cmsinaz on March 22, 2011 at 9:07 AM

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Just keep finding us new energy masters for you to bow to.

tree hugging sister on March 22, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Why can’t he be an importer/exporter like Art Vandelay?

Doughboy on March 22, 2011 at 8:58 AM

That cracked me up. Thanks for an early morning laugh.

angryed on March 22, 2011 at 9:02 AM

The Vandelay comparison is apt because I think Obama is a big believer in another George-ism… “It’s not a lie if you believe it.”

teke184 on March 22, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Oh come now Ed. Jeffrey Immelt of GE was along for the trip. I’m sure Brazil would love to buy some windmills. Why, all that good ole oil couldn’t possible meet their own energy needs could it?

Umm. wait a second.

- Immelt and GE give massive donations to Obama

- Obama gives Brazil $2 Billion for oil development.

- Obama freezes oil development in the U.S.

- Obama names Immelt to economic team.

- Obama brings Jeffery Emelt along to Brazil to presumeably sell wind mills.

Could one of those meetings gone like this?:

- Brazil says “We don’t no stinkin wind mills”

- Obama: “Let me be clear. You WILL buy those stinkin wind mills because if you don’t, I’ll pull the $2B, lift the U.S. moratorium, and we won’t buy your oil”

Just brain storming here. I blame it on Rio.

WisRich on March 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM

So Brazil can emit CO2 but not the USA?

Forked tongue speaks.

tarpon on March 22, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Reminder: Øbama has already put $Billions into underwriting Petrobras.

WSJ,AUGUST 18, 2009
.

The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil’s Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan.

petefrt on March 22, 2011 at 9:13 AM

Obama just doing Soros’ bidding.

He’s making international deals to benefit George Soros’ companies.

Isn’t that special ?

stenwin77 on March 22, 2011 at 9:13 AM

The Vandelay comparison is apt because I think Obama is a big believer in another George-ism… “It’s not a lie if you believe it.”

teke184 on March 22, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Here are a few more Seinfeld comparisons for ya:

Obama is the architect of our nation’s economic downfall.

Obama’s Presidency is about nothing.

Doughboy on March 22, 2011 at 9:13 AM

Obama sees it as his job to right what he sees as the past wrongs of the evil privately-held oil companies, by promoting the growth of state-owned oil companies, starting (of course) with state-owned oil companies of nations with far left governments.

If he could figure out a way to give all of the oil drilling leases in the Gulf, off the Atlantic and in Alaska to the Brazilian national oil company, China’s national company, Citgo and (as long as they keep ponying up the cash and backing the carbon credit trade offs) BP, Obama would have no problem reactivating the offshore drilling.

jon1979 on March 22, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Brazil: WINNING!

pain train on March 22, 2011 at 9:18 AM

obaka is maddening. The next two years are gonna be hell.

ladyingray on March 22, 2011 at 9:19 AM

This man makes me ill!

Winebabe on March 22, 2011 at 9:19 AM

I just checked. Soros sold all his Petrobras in August 2010. Apparently it wasn’t his best move considering how oil prices have gone since then.

John Deaux on March 22, 2011 at 9:20 AM

I wish Obama felt the same way about Americans as he apparently does about Brazilians.

Some (South) Americans are more equal than other (North) Americans…

ted c on March 22, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Global Marshall Plan being implemented. Redistribution of wealth and power from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern hemisphere.

Connie on March 22, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Reagan: America first!
Obama: Everyone else first! It’s all America’s fault!

kingsjester on March 22, 2011 at 9:23 AM

I just checked. Soros sold all his Petrobras in August 2010. Apparently it wasn’t his best move considering how oil prices have gone since then.

John Deaux on March 22, 2011 at 9:20 AM

Glenn Beck exposed him publicly so he took the haircut.

cartooner on March 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM

This miserable administration, what the he1l?

Bishop on March 22, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Obama is arguably more boldly duplicitous than George W. Bush himself.

ernesto on March 22, 2011 at 9:29 AM

And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.

WTF, seriously, W.T.F is this? What is the difference between their oil and our oil when we’ve been told that we’re supposed to be weaning ourselves off of the Black Death?

Bishop on March 22, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Bishop on March 22, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Because, ol’ buddy, for us to use our own oil fields would be filthy Patriotic America Capitalism and he couldn’t build a (Marxist)coalition that way.

kingsjester on March 22, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Could one of those meetings gone like this?:

- Brazil says “We don’t no stinkin wind mills”

- Obama: “Let me be clear. You WILL buy those stinkin wind mills because if you don’t, I’ll pull the $2B, lift the U.S. moratorium, and we won’t buy your oil”

Just brain storming here. I blame it on Rio.

WisRich on March 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM

That would imply that Obama actually has the stones to stand up to anyone. He can’t even do a straight-forward comment on his political opposition, he’s too “clean” for that. He leaves it up to his lackeys.

darury on March 22, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Ed, I don’t think you get it.

Obama’s goal is to bring the U.S. DOWN while he lifts the rest of the world UP. So, he goes to Cairo and is a cheerleader for them… same in every other country he’s been in. He tells them how wonderful they are and how absolutely horrible the U.S. is.

This fits right into that pattern.

UnderstandingisPower on March 22, 2011 at 9:39 AM

kingsjester on March 22, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Is that what it is, because I’m open mouthed catching flies right now; I can’t wrap my mind around how stupid this is on every front.

Bishop on March 22, 2011 at 9:40 AM

It’s all very simple – he’s a) not smart, b) doing the bidding of his handlers (specifically Soros), and c) as others have said – when he said he wants to “spread the wealth around because it’s better for everyone,” he didn’t just mean from rich Americans to poor Americans, he meant from rich America to third-world countries. America is too powerful and too rich for his liking, so everyone has to be equally mired in misery. It’s hard to claim that no country is exceptional when America is so clearly that. But by “taking America down a couple of pegs,” suddenly no country looks better than any other.

This was all planned from a long time ago – young, maleable, leftist with not a lot of smarts or experience comes into power backed by powerful leftists like Soros and Ayers, and they also happened to have an overwhealmingly leftist Congress for the first two years. That’s why they pushed so much crap through during those two years, because they knew it was a once-in-a-generation alignment. If they could’ve gotten a couple of those pseky conservative justices to step down it would’ve been complete.

Their plan is to bring America down to the level of the rest of the world, if not lower. Thankfully people are waking up. Unfortunately there’s still a lot of damage that can be done.

crazy_legs on March 22, 2011 at 9:41 AM

Bishop on March 22, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Either he’s purposefully trying to bury America, or he’s just plain stoopid.

kingsjester on March 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Obama’s goal is to bring the U.S. DOWN while he lifts the rest of the world UP.

I don’t think it’s even so much as that. Giggles wants to bring the US down to the level of everyone else. He and his handlers couldn’t care less about the rest of the world. When everyone is equally as miserable they’ll put all their hopes in the State, and specifically a few non-elected elites.

All according to plan. Don’t think it isn’t.

crazy_legs on March 22, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Michael Medved says Barry is a nice person and we shouldn’t judge him on his actions.

SouthernGent on March 22, 2011 at 9:48 AM

It’s hard to know whether Bambi is duplicitous or just plain stupid.

My favorite quote from him on this trip is his argument that the United States buying oil from Brazil is a win-win for both countries. I can see how it’s a win for Brazil, but how do we win by buying oil rather than producing it ourselves?

PackerBronco on March 22, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Assuming we have a Republican candidate with nerve and initiative, the wealth of material for campaign ads boggles the mind. The impossible task for the media will be convincing Americans that Obama never said ninety percent of the things he said nor did ninety percent of the things he did. Oh, but they will try.

SKYFOX on March 22, 2011 at 9:50 AM

The Won must help the little people. Americans are too prosperous.

Cindy Munford on March 22, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Assuming we have a Republican candidate with nerve and initiative
SKYFOX on March 22, 2011 at 9:50 AM

big assumption there. I don’t see many Gop candidates with nerve, initiative, or fighting spirit on the horizon

unseen on March 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Hey, at least that offshore drilling is all the way down in Brazil. It’s not like some Chinese company is going to drill right off our coast.

John Deaux on March 22, 2011 at 9:54 AM

“Because an energy independent America is a danger to the rest of the world” – B. Hussein Obama

Hening on March 22, 2011 at 9:56 AM

It’s hard to know whether Bambi is duplicitous or just plain stupid.

Rest assured, he’s both. That’s the problem with being both stupid and duplicitous – Giggles is too dumb to be able to hide what he’s doing, and he’s completely arrogant thanks to the constant MSM covering for him. Plus the fawning he still gets from the Left claming him to be the smartest man to ever walk the face of the earth… it’s really astounding, and it mortifies me that they got away with it.

crazy_legs on March 22, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Either he’s purposefully trying to bury America, or he’s just plain stoopid.
kingsjester on March 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM

C) All of the above and then some.

Bishop on March 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Dear Liar believes America is too rich and got rich unfairly. “Spread the wealth” isn’t just about redistributing from rich Americans to poor Americans. It’s also about redistributing from rich America to poor other countries

Indeed.

That’s also the whole point of Cap N’ Trade, which effectively does nothing to reduce emissions. It’s a massive, immoral, transfer of wealth scheme.

visions on March 22, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Spot on KJ @9:23

cmsinaz on March 22, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Why Ed, do you not include anything about the billions of taxpayer dollars Obama has directed to Petrobas in the story? Not relevant?

Danny on March 22, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Even if Soros isn’t profiting from this, you think Obama won’t manage to come away with some money from this trip? His administration also gave a permit to allow oil storage in the Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.

A Chicago-raised Pol doesn’t do stuff for free. Follow the money.

hawksruleva on March 22, 2011 at 10:06 AM

He is the first anti=American president. God help us.

Naturally Curly on March 22, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Bishop on March 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Exactly. If the apartment complex wouldn’t get mad, I’d build me a bunker, too.

kingsjester on March 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska’s continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest —

How can Obama ban offshore drilling for seven years? If he is not re-elected in 2012, couldn’t the next President simply lift the ban the day he/she is inaugurated?

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Translation: “We’ll pay more for your oil than anybody else.”

Music to Lula’s ears, but Bobby Jindal is not amused. Nor are American consumers filling up with $4/gallon gasoline.

Next year comes the March on Washington from the UAW and Government Motors: Gee, Mr. President, we can’t sell any SUVs–we need another bailout!

Steve Z on March 22, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Understanding balance of trade is above his pay level.

a capella on March 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Rio can be a dangerous place. We had one of our sailors get stabbed in a mugging while we were in port in Rio. People stepped over him for 2 days before the police picked him up. The first walrus is in tow so Barry’s prolly not frequenting the same venues we hit, so, no worries there…I guess

Alden Pyle on March 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Obama wants to develop Brazilian offshore oil to help the Brazilian economy create jobs for Brazilian workers while Americans are left unemployed in the face of skyrocketing energy prices by an administration that despises fossil fuels as a threat to the environment and wants to increase our dependency on foreign oil.

Let’s recall why Obama

Obama overheard asking a reporter “is a Brazillian what comes after a Trillion? Alrighty lets go for a Brazillian dollar deficit then!”

Sarah warned us not to tell him what comes after a trillion!

dhunter on March 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska’s continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

What a complete slap in the face to American ingenuity, thousands of American oil workers, (out of work or about to be out of work), AND, worst of all, the American consumer who will have to again pay a foreign government for what this nation can produce and refine just a safely with our own vast reserves.

How much more can this President continue to insult his own people, their intelligence, and their God-given abilities to put an end to this fabricated dependency?

“And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

No, Mr. President, “WE” DON’T!!!

Rovin on March 22, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Exactly. If the apartment complex wouldn’t get mad, I’d build me a bunker, too.
kingsjester on March 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

If the fall ever comes, head north(?) and you’ll have a place waiting at my compound. Hope you like dogs, bbq ribs, and kids.

Bishop on March 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Assuming we have a Republican candidate with nerve and initiative
SKYFOX on March 22, 2011 at 9:50 AM

big assumption there. I don’t see many Gop candidates with nerve, initiative, or fighting spirit on the horizon

unseen on March 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Yes you do!!

Amjean on March 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Obama overheard asking a reporter “is a Brazillian what comes after a Trillion? Alrighty lets go for a Brazillian dollar deficit then!”

Sarah warned us not to tell him what comes after a trillion!

dhunter on March 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM

This is priceless!!!! By the way, what does come after a
trillion?

Amjean on March 22, 2011 at 10:29 AM

I hate to be so cynical but that voice I hear keeps geting louder. The one that says, “He wants America to fail.”

shick on March 22, 2011 at 8:57 AM

I used to think this sort of stuff was over the top – but the more I see stuff like this, the more it rings true. Heaven help us.

miConsevative on March 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM

This is not an American President. He is a Citizen of the (Soros)World. Glenn Beck strikes again…….

adamsmith on March 22, 2011 at 10:39 AM

I don’t want The Whine’s impeachment over Libya, I do want it over the fact he does not have America’s best interest at heart.

I’m all about fairness, but in this specific case – I’ll take the impeachment anyway we can get it!

katablog.com on March 22, 2011 at 10:42 AM

I used to think this sort of stuff was over the top – but the more I see stuff like this, the more it rings true. Heaven help us.

miConsevative on March 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM

I don’t like that voice I hear. They say it’s lonely on top. But there are so many over-the-top here with me.

I want to go back down and think happy thoughts about our president.

shick on March 22, 2011 at 10:46 AM

The current admistation is doing everthing it can to deny the U.S. energy. NO OIL NO NATURAL GAS NO COAL and now because of Japan NO NUCLEAR. Am I the only one who sees this path of no energy.

TomLawler on March 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

This is priceless!!!! By the way, what does come after a
trillion?

Amjean on March 22, 2011 at 10:29 AM

I can’t say!

Sarah told us not to tell the “Cousin Eddie Presidente” and it’s a well known fact that Axeholerods trolls lurk around this site hoping to pick up useful info for the Manchile although Ed exterminated a few of them recently!

dhunter on March 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Bishop on March 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Son, I’m just an old Memphis boy, living in NW MS. What do you think? Besides, I’ll get my step-son to dig one out at his place. Ol’ Grandpa can’t leave his 3 year old grandson. or my special daughter in Memphis But, I appreciate the invitation.

kingsjester on March 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Why is Obama anti-American, and anti American oil? Like everything else about the child-president – and all narcissists – it is all about personal motivation. He was coached by his twit-brained communist mother; this latest episode is another example of how thoroughly her indoctrination controls his thinking and motivates his actions:

From “Dreams From My Father”, pages 46-47, a bit of insight into life with mother dearest and step-father Lolo Soetoro [caps mine]:

“…[Lolo] landed a new job in the government relations office of an AMERICAN OIL COMPANY.” “Sometimes I would overhear him and my mother arguing in their bedroom, usually about her refusal to attend his company dinner parties, where AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN FROM TEXAS AND LOUISIANA would slap Lolo’s back and BOAST ABOUT THE PALMS THEY HAD GREASED TO OBTAIN THE NEW OFFSHORE DRILLING RIGHTS…”.
“He would ask her how it would look for him to go alone, and remind her that these were her own people, and my mother’s voice would rise to almost a shout. THEY ARE NOT MY PEOPLE”.

“SHE HAD always encouraged my rapid acculturation in Indonesia; It had MADE ME relatively self-sufficient, undemanding on a tight budget, and EXTREMELY WELL-MANNERED WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER AMERICAN CHILDREN.”

“SHE HAD TAUGHT ME TO DISDAIN THE BLEND OF IGNORANCE AND ARROGANCE THAT TOO OFTEN CHARACTERIZED AMERICANS ABROAD.”

Last year’s oil spill in the Gulf gave him the opportunity his “dreams from his mother’ were made of: he slammed shut all offshore drilling in the Gulf.

Take THAT, Texas oilmen! Take THAT, Louisiana oilmen!

Why is he all for offshore drilling for Brazil but not for Texas and Lousiana? Because Brazilians are not Americans. Payback from the Won comes in many devious forms.

[and yes, trolls - we all know Brazil is also 'America'; north/south, yada, yada]

GGMac on March 22, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Barry the Red-Diaper Baby.

Naturally Curly on March 22, 2011 at 11:12 AM

If Obama was really interested in job creation, he would end his permitoriums on off-shore drilling. His administration would dismantle the obstacles blocking extraction of oil in the interior West, where an estimated 800 billion barrels of oil await extraction from shale formations. Obama would call off the EPA and allow Americans to have the same latitude to get at and use our natural resources as he insists that Brazil do. That would support millions of American jobs, and we wouldn’t have to send vast sums of American wealth to Brazil.

Which is, of course, why he will not remotely do these things.

Midas on March 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM

I have nothing but contempt for our Manchurian POTUS.

NY Conservative on March 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Note to myself if I ever become President:
“Never be photographed sitting in a chair doing the Samba with a room full of 5 year olds while I have 3 wars raging around the globe.”

albill on March 22, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Either he’s purposefully trying to bury America, or he’s just plain stoopid.

kingsjester on March 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM

I’m going to say the former, considering everything he’s doing, and done. How dare we have the audacity to fill our gas tanks so we can work, to pay taxes, so some can sit on their sorry butts the rest of their lives, and demand their entitlements.

But of course, he’s stupid as well.

capejasmine on March 22, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Midas on March 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Last night, I was watching BOR. Mostly though, I was reading the ticker. A blip went by where they’re allowing Royal Dutch shell the opportunity to do some oil exploration in the gulf. I believe they said 13 rigs? Don’t quote me though.

I’m not sure about ownership here, but Royal Dutch is just that, is it not? Dutch? So much for American jobs. I’d bet money, they’re bringing in their own people on this for the most part.

Obama is hell bent on taking this country down, and shopping around for a country to flee to, when his evil deed is done.

capejasmine on March 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Obama is hell bent on taking this country down, and shopping around for a country to flee to, when his evil deed is done.

capejasmine on March 22, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Well he is in South America maybe he and Moochelle are shopping for a country for him to be Dick Tator of.

If he can bomb and dispose at will in Lybia maybe he just picks the country he wants to dictate to and sends in the US Air Force to prepare the way for the “Cousin Eddie Clan”!

dhunter on March 22, 2011 at 11:38 AM

http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/16040

OReally? Rove, McShame, Grahamnasty are all wrong on Lybia.

This is an unconstitutional war that the “Constitutional Scholar” committed US troops to with no authorization other than from the UN!

Never before has the US constitution been subservient to the United Nations and if this is allowed we are no longer a free country Govern d by our own Constitution rather will have become a citizen of the World beholden to whichever group of tyrants can generate the most votes at the UN.

dhunter on March 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM

and now because of Japan NO NUCLEAR

Of course. This is the “never let a good crisis go to waste” administration.

crazy_legs on March 22, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I have to ask:

Dependence on Middle eastern oil is bad bad bad

but dependence on Brazillian oil is now good…

whats the difference?

and do you think that there is one lamestream media pundit brave enough to ask that question… yeah I know… NO…

see ya
cathy : )

cathymv on March 22, 2011 at 11:54 AM

At first glance this Brazil oil drilling is ludicrously inconsistent with what Obama’s world vision is. Liberals, what in the freaking heck is wrong with you? Why don’t you hypocrites call Obama out on this?!

At face value it doesn’t make sense. I agree with the others, the Soros connection starts to bring light to the matter.

scotash on March 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Last night Glenn Beck mentioned Brazil is the fourth largest holder of U.S. debt

entagor on March 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Makes perfect Progressive Sense……

Meanwhile on the Common Sense front we await President Palin’s Facebook Address on the subject.

PappyD61 on March 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Soros is a big investor in Brazilian oil drilling. All that needs to be said.

Sekhmet on March 22, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Via him the Obamas might be too.

Why should the U.S., with so much natural gas, be an importer?

He was to be the salesman in Brazil and came home the buyer.

This guy is not on your side. Au contraire, he hates you.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM

It’s also about redistributing from rich America to poor other countries. rbj on March 22, 2011 at 8:59 AM

The problem is it never gets to the poor in other countries….it just funnels to the leaders/dictators etc…

Funny how that works. Very similar to all the money spent on our public education…very little actually filters down to the students

Ditkaca on March 22, 2011 at 1:59 PM

1 Timothy 5:8 (King James Version)

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

davidk on March 22, 2011 at 2:02 PM

This man is incapable of doing just one thing that would be helpful to America.

Incredible.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM

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