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Flip flop number what?

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posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 06:10 PM
Obama would consider off-shore drilling as part of comprehensive energy plan

Now what do you think the DNC are thinking?

especially after this debacle today.

Congress is gone, but Republicans won't leave
"Madame Speaker, where art thou?" shouted out Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, in a glancing rhetorical shot at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. "Where oh where has Congress gone?"

Barack Obama is against lifting the ban on Offshore Oil Drilling.
June 23rd 2008
In his speech at Jacksonville, FL, he states his reasons why lifting the ban on Offshore Oil Drilling will not help low gas prices as it takes at least 10 years to get any oil.

[edit on 063131p://bFriday2008 by Stormdancer777]

posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 06:15 PM
Geez man, stop being such a racist neocon xenophobe! Obama has always been for offshore drilling. In fact it was a democrat idea to begin with!

posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 06:18 PM

Originally posted by Dronetek
Geez man, stop being such a racist neocon xenophobe! Obama has always been for offshore drilling. In fact it was a democrat idea to begin with!

I will try to control myself.

posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 06:42 PM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

You just don't like Obama because he's black!!!!! Hater! I bet you seperate the whites and the coloreds when you do your laundry!!

Yep, just read the article about the off shore drilling. How come this will be put down as Obama becoming, "enlightened" and not flip flopping?

posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 06:51 PM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

He is a politician, pandering is required in that role.

People, you can bitch about Obama all you want, but remember the fact that the only other viable choice we have is McCain.

Some choice eh?

The United States of America is F'd either way.

An already indecisive congress awaits which ever of these two boneheads wins the election.

Mud slinging will make no difference, you can bring one down and elect the other... and what the hell have you accomplished?

posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 08:54 PM

"My interest is in making sure we've got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices."

"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,"

Who woulda thunk it? A politician who's willing to consider a compromise to try and get something accomplished.

He still won't be getting my vote, but I am a little surprised that right wingers aren't a bit more happy that he'd consider a compromise. Check that. What was I thinking? Far too many are more concerned with jumping at any chance to denigrate the competition, than they are with a chance to actually get something done.

Also, when did "consider" become synonymous with "approve"? Did I miss that memo?

posted on Aug, 1 2008 @ 10:52 PM
Okay, uhh...

McCain has been VERY against offshore drilling for many years. In the past two months he has changed his position. McCain decided that the price tag on Anwar and the coastal shelf was $4 per gallon. I would personally have acted at $3, but whatever. So Obama is now reconsidering drilling, just like McCain did a couple of months ago. When McCain did it he was considered thoughtful, taking into consideration real-time events. But now that Barack is doing it, he's flip flopping?

I don't get it. McCain was supposed to be Mr. Environment, not Obama. AND to make matters worse for McCain... When he reconsidered his position i was paying $4 per gallon. Obama reconsiders today and i'm paying $3.85 per gallon. So does that mean Obama gave in at $3.85? Does he care more about the American people because he beat McCain by fifteen cents?

You can spin this crap seven ways till Sunday, Democrat or Republican. The political process should be on network television during the weekdays because it's better than One Life to Live at this point.

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