A “policy of abundance”

posted at 12:31 pm on May 26, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Earlier this month we talked about the startling revelation that there is an ocean of oil under the American west and the possible implications that could portend for America’s future. But one thing which should have been immediately obvious is that resources in any amount don’t do much for you while they’re sitting in the ground. This week the Romney campaign dispatched Mitt’s top energy guy, Harold Hamm, to draw a stark contrast between the two candidates’ policies.

“Why is energy such a high-level issue this year?,” said Harold Hamm, the CEO of Continental Resources and chairman of Romney’s energy policy advisory team, on Thursday. “It is pretty simple: because of the failure of Obama’s energy policy.”

He said Obama’s policies aimed at developing renewable energy are based on a false notion of oil and natural-gas “scarcity” that has been overtaken by the U.S. production boom.

“Romney has a policy of abundance; the other one is one of scarcity,” Hamm said.

As the article notes, President Obama was back on the trail immediately in Iowa talking energy as well, but the message was mixed and the theme of the week should draw a sharp contrast between words and deeds. He kept talking about an “all of the above” strategy, but what he was dynamically pushing was an extension of a key wind energy tax credit. And even as he claims to include gas and oil as part of his strategy, he’s building a commission to bog down the process of extracting oil and gas from shale.

What does all of this mean for the average consumer? On this Memorial Day weekend, AAA estimates that almost 35 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more. And while gas is a little cheaper at around $3.79, that’s still a lot of money for most families. And API’s John Felmy warns that we’re far from being out of the woods yet. Expanded domestic production will be required if we are to continue exerting downward pressure on prices at the pump.

To his credit, Mitt Romney has figured out this puzzle very early on. By continuing to push taxpayer dollars into alternate fuel sources while complicating oil and gas extraction, Obama is truly pursuing an atmosphere of scarcity, while Mitt is looking for a policy of abundance.

BONUS READING: How the western hemisphere is leveling the playing field on energy.


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By that logic, you would have voted for Hitler in the German elections of 1932. There’s never an obligation to vote against freedom.

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

OMG – GODWIN!!!

Is that what you Conservative Slaves are reduced to now? With a nominee like Willy McDole you can only parrot GODWIN metaphors?

LOL!!

By the way – even though it’s cheap-shot Godwin – it’s comparing apples to oranges.

In this election – we have TWO SOCIALISTS running against each other. It’s not like Obama = Hitler and McDole = Abraham Lincoln (though I’m sure your GOP establishment overlords have convinced you that it is).

HondaV65 on May 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

OMG – GODWIN!!!

Is that what you Conservative Slaves are reduced to now? With a nominee like Willy McDole you can only parrot GODWIN metaphors?

LOL!!

By the way – even though it’s cheap-shot Godwin – it’s comparing apples to oranges.

In this election – we have TWO SOCIALISTS running against each other. It’s not like Obama = Hitler and McDole = Abraham Lincoln (though I’m sure your GOP establishment overlords have convinced you that it is).

HondaV65 on May 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Do you even -bother- to read things anymore?

Exactly, Mitt was born and raised a -progressive- and has the same general political outlook and philosophy as say, Warren Buffet, even if he’s distancing himself from the “Buffet Rule” for partisan purposes.

To say that he’d utilize the services of someone like BK goes a bit too far. Mittens isn’t a sociopathic ideologue like our current WH resident, he’d want to avoid using a loose cannon for pragmatic reasons alone.

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I wouldn’t vote for Mittens if you put a gun to my head, because THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN OBLIGATION TO VOTE AGAINST FREEDOM.

Is that clear enough English for you, Punky Brewster?

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM

HondaV65 on May 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Being tried in the court of HA public opinion is a fools exercise and I’m surprised you would go there. I have mentioned KJ’s name one time in HA threads. He objected and I didn’t do it anymore.

As for your armchair psychoanalysis I’d have to say someone who dedicated a website to a ghost is a little more shaky in mental faculties than I am. But I’ll be sure to pass on false rumors regarding your activities as KJ as done the past couple of years. K?

Bradky on May 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Oh and Honda before you get a chubby… I mentioned his first name only — US wide there are over 300,000 people with that name – almost three times as many as those with my name.
So no great catastrophe was levied on him by doing so.

Bradky on May 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Bradky on May 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM

How can it be “false” when you just admitted you did it?

kingsjester on May 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Oh and Honda before you get a chubby… I mentioned his first name only — US wide there are over 300,000 people with that name – almost three times as many as those with my name.
So no great catastrophe was levied on him by doing so.

Bradky on May 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Why’d you have to “go there” at all?

HondaV65 on May 27, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Do you even -bother- to read things anymore?

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Yeah – sure do – you copied and pasted my post in it’s entirety and tacked this response on to it …

By that logic, you would have voted for Hitler in the German elections of 1932. There’s never an obligation to vote against freedom.

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

So you used a GODWIN analogy to show that I would have voted for Hitler! GOOD JOB OH BRAINLESS ONE!!

HondaV65 on May 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Do you even -bother- to read things anymore?

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Yeah – sure do – you copied and pasted my post in it’s entirety and tacked this response on to it …

By that logic, you would have voted for Hitler in the German elections of 1932. There’s never an obligation to vote against freedom.

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

So you used a GODWIN analogy to show that I would have voted for Hitler! GOOD JOB OH BRAINLESS ONE!!

HondaV65 on May 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Priceless irony coming from someone willfully stupid enough to call me a Romney supporter. Thanks for validating my analogy.

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM

“Romney will end ObamaCare.”

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM

And we’re still asking “Is drug use on the rise?”.

Proof is right there. Delusion and dementia, brought to you by so called thinking adults. Any Romney supporter should now be called Useful Idiot, that’s what they really are by supporting a progressive liberal under the GOP guise. That’s how it all started over a century ago in Russia, spread like wild fire since on the backs of morons (aka Useful Idiots).

riddick on May 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

“Romney will end ObamaCare.”

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM

And we’re still asking “Is drug use on the rise?”.

Proof is right there. Delusion and dementia, brought to you by so called thinking adults. Any Romney supporter should now be called Useful Idiot, that’s what they really are by supporting a progressive liberal under the GOP guise. That’s how it all started over a century ago in Russia, spread like wild fire since on the backs of morons (aka Useful Idiots).

riddick on May 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Precisely, the comments of Norm Coleman and Romney himself are quite illuminating. Let us never forget that the WH resident ran to the -right- of the Hillbeast on health care, and look what that got us.

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

ddrintn’s motto – never pass up a chance to concern troll a Romney thread. No positive comments allowed, nothing but the nasty.

ray

You got that right.

ddrint’s username should be “LEAD BALOON”

Don’t know what sex ddrint’s is, but all the guys are reminded of having one-way conversations with their harpie ex-wife.

If he’s male, he has a Napolean complex… short in stature and package…is mad at the world ‘cuz of all that female rejection.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM

gas is a little cheaper at around $3.79

Little is right. Should be about $2 less. If we’d go after our own oil in the ground instead of O making life harder for everyone but himself.

IrishEyes on May 27, 2012 at 4:47 PM

If he’s male, he has a Napolean complex… short in stature and package…is mad at the world ‘cuz of all that female rejection.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Not knowing how to spell “Napoleon” means — or so I’m told — that you haven’t gotten laid in, like, forever. See how easy that sort of shit is?

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 5:17 PM

If he’s male, he has a Napolean complex… short in stature and package…is mad at the world ‘cuz of all that female rejection.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM
Not knowing how to spell “Napoleon” means — or so I’m told — that you haven’t gotten laid in, like, forever. See how easy that sort of shit is?

ddrintn

A typo. So crucify me.

At 61, a great dinner at Del Friscos steakhouse in Ft. Worth is more enticing than getting laid.

So, you’re a female. Figures.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Well, golf just finished at the Colonial and I gotta check out.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM

f he’s male, he has a Napolean complex… short in stature and package…is mad at the world ‘cuz of all that female rejection.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Not knowing how to spell “Napoleon” means — or so I’m told — that you haven’t gotten laid in, like, forever. See how easy that sort of shit is?

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Thanks for answering my question.

Earlier in another thread here, rintintin here was insulted when I called her “boring”. I also said her posts were of poor quality, and she accused mine of being of even poorer quality than mine. I then asked her to give me an example of one of her “quality posts”, and she responded thusly:

A copy-and-paste job? Impressive.

F-

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM

It actually took her 13 minutes to come up with that brilliant response.

F-

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM

she accused mine of being of even poorer quality than hers. I then asked her to give me an example of one of her “quality posts”, and she responded thusly:

A copy-and-paste job? Impressive.

F-

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM

It actually took her 13 minutes to come up with that brilliant response.

F-

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Fixed.

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Precisely, the comments of Norm Coleman and Romney himself are quite illuminating. Let us never forget that the WH resident ran to the -right- of the Hillbeast on health care, and look what that got us.

ebrown2 on May 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

There is a saying in Russian, translated as:

Don’t get too excited when someone is licking your anus, most likely its just a lubricant.

And Romney has been doing a lot of licking since 2008 with the list growing by the day…

riddick on May 27, 2012 at 6:15 PM

LOL, there’s nothing like unintentional comedy. Mitt was saying he’s a civil rights advocate!!!! THAT’S it!!!!
ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM

ddrintn is about as humorous as a raspberry. My point was that the word “progressive” does not make one a leftist as is generally assumed today. George Romney was a Civil Right’s advocate and he was called a “progressive” on civil rights. There is a huge chasm between his “progressive” ideas and today’s “progressives” who are represented by the far left (like George Soros who is nothing like either Romney, but never the less ddrintn made the comparison as if there is some moral equivalency). Fwiw, I disagree with some of George Romney’s “progressive” policies but his civil rights advocacy is not among them (au contraire). Of course the True Cons here are incapable of separating the wheat from the chaff and are compelled to condemn him in his totality because he was an eeeeevil “progressive” and thus must be consigned to the trash.

The Audacity of Dope
Schadenfreude on May 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM

This is great! I also love this one: For Obama, dope came before hope

Buy Danish on May 27, 2012 at 6:22 PM

ddrintn an easy slur, a few clicks on the keyboard…it’s all a troll really deserves.

Hundreds of words wasted on you. Pffftttt.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 27, 2012 at 6:28 PM

ddrintn is about as humorous as a raspberry. My point was that the word “progressive” does not make one a leftist as is generally assumed today.

Buy Danish on May 27, 2012 at 6:22 PM

MITT Romney’s quote comes from 2002, not 1962. Genius.

At 61, a great dinner at Del Friscos steakhouse in Ft. Worth is more enticing than getting laid.

Sucks to be you.

So, you’re a female. Figures.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Nope.

Hundreds of words wasted on you. Pffftttt.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 27, 2012 at 6:28 PM

And none ever really address anything I raise. Just ad hominem attacks. Just replying in kind, Mother Superior.

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I know his statement was in 2002. He knew his father was called a “Progressive”, he greatly admires his father, therefore it’s fair to say it’s likely his context for the word is through that lens. He is not a far left progressive nor is he an admirer of the left, or an advocate of their policies. Sorry this is too complex for the insane person who alleges Romney would contact Brett Kimberlin to understand.

Buy Danish on May 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Sucks to be you.

rintintin on May 27, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Another Quality Post.

A+

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I know his statement was in 2002. He knew his father was called a “Progressive”, he greatly admires his father, therefore it’s fair to say it’s likely his context for the word is through that lens.

Buy Danish on May 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Good Lord. What a spin job. Romney could have said “I enjoy sacrificing infants to the green elf god” and you’d find some sort of positive spin for it.

The man said his viewpoints are progressive. Period. In 2002, not in 1962, and not in honor of his father. End of spin.

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Sucks to be you.

rintintin on May 27, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Another Quality Post.

A+

Del Dolemonte on May 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Awwww, look how cute. Our comment quality-control guru gets his rocks off by making fun of usernames. That sort of thing seems to be a theme among the ‘bots.

ddrintn on May 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I know his statement was in 2002. He knew his father was called a “Progressive”, he greatly admires his father, therefore it’s fair to say it’s likely his context for the word is through that lens.

Buy Danish on May 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM

That would actually imply that Romney’s a blithering moron, politically speaking. I honestly doubt even John McCain is stupid enough to describe himself as a “Progressive” in this day and age.

Buckshot Bill on May 28, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Soooh, the insane person who thinks Romney would ally himself with Brett Kimberlin thinks Romney is a Leftist like Soros and to suggest otherwise is “spin”.

Buy Danish on May 28, 2012 at 3:00 AM

How can it be “false” when you just admitted you did it?

kingsjester on May 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

What is false is your accusations about stalking. But I suspect even you are not so stupid you don’t realize that.

Bradky on May 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Bradky on May 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I know you fancy yourself as a maniacal computer genius, but you were traced during your activity by another HA poster, who happens to be a Microsoft Manager overseas.

From there, it was simply a matter of putting 2 + 2 together.

You are just plain creepy.

kingsjester on May 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Soooh, the insane person who thinks Romney would ally himself with Brett Kimberlin thinks Romney is a Leftist like Soros and to suggest otherwise is “spin”.

Buy Danish on May 28, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Typical deflection. Soooooooo the slobbering sycophant who otherwise thinks of Mitt as Jesus Einstein Carnegie Reagan apparently doesn’t think Mitt knew what the context of the word “progressive” was in 2002. Is Mitt stupid then, or was he just shall we say misrepresenting?

ddrintn on May 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM

You are just plain creepy.

kingsjester on May 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM

You got that right.

ddrintn on May 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Concern Trolls Attack! Use lots of silly words to describe people! Attack Republicans! Never say anything bad about Democrats! Never attack liberal policies!

You are so obvious, you beg to be pointed out while we laugh.

ray on May 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Concern Trolls Attack! Use lots of silly words to describe people! Attack Republicans! Never say anything bad about Democrats! Never attack liberal policies!

You are so obvious, you beg to be pointed out while we laugh.

ray on May 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

From some other member of the little ‘Bot Goon Squad that scurried in during the last registration. I’ve said plenty against Obama, ObamaCare, SEIU, the Democrat party; I’ve said plenty in over 3 years against the state-controlled media; said plenty in support of the Arizona immigration law and for upholding existing immigration law in general, although I do recognize the constitutional problems raised by the Arizona law; said plenty in defense of the pro-life position. Your only definition of liberal is the idiotic lazy-ass one that says that anyone who doesn’t believe Romney is God and will most definitely win in November is a “concern troll”. You’re the ones who are laughable.

ddrintn on May 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM

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