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Obama fundraises off of the Gulf

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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Way to keep it classy Barack... Hey, never let a crisis go to waste though.


Organizing for America sent out a fundraising email today that makes it clear the Obama White House plans on exploiting the Gulf spill disaster for as much legislative momentum as possible. Captain Kick-Ass has moved on to cap and trade.


The letter from Obama


The BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast is the worst environmental disaster of its kind in our nation's history. I am returning to the region today to review our efforts and meet with families and business owners affected by the catastrophe.

We are working to hold BP accountable for the damage to the lands and the livelihoods of the Gulf Coast, and we are taking strong precautions to make certain a spill like this never happens again.

But our work will not end with this crisis. That's one of the reasons why last week I invited lawmakers from both parties to join me at the White House to discuss what it will take to move forward on legislation to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change, and end our dependence on foreign oil.

Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world's oil, but have less than two percent of the world's oil reserves. Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month -- including many in dangerous and unstable regions.

In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I am asking for your help.

Please stand with me today in backing clean energy. Adding your name will help Organizing for America create a powerful, public display of support for making this change happen.

The time has come, once and for all, for this nation to fully embrace a new future. That means continuing our unprecedented effort to make everything -- from our homes and businesses to our cars and trucks -- more energy-efficient. It means rolling back billions of dollars of tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development.

Many businesses support this agenda because shifting to clean energy creates opportunities for entrepreneurship. This is how we will reinvent our economy -- and create new companies and new jobs all across the country.

There will be transition costs and a time of adjustment. But if we refuse to heed the warnings from the disaster in the Gulf -- we will have missed our best chance to seize the clean-energy future we know America needs to thrive in the years and decades to come.

The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate -- a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans -- that would achieve the same goal. But this is an issue that Washington has long ignored in favor of protecting the status quo.

So I'm asking for your help today to show that the American people are ready for a clean-energy future.

Please add your name to mine:

my.barackobama.com...

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

lauraingraham.com...

What more can you say? He made is fourth trip to region today for more photo ops and to stump for this!! Don't even think that he cares about what is really happening in the Gulf. Obama even dined on a Seafood lunch today. I highly doubt that what he ate actually came from the Gulf. Locals will no longer even eat the seafood that has sustained them for generations.

Agenda anyone?

[edit on 14-6-2010 by jibeho]




posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:56 PM
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I think that you obviously have an agenda against Barack Obama.

The way I see it renewable energy legislation would eliminate the need to drill extreme wells like this in the first place. Thus preventing future oil spills like this one. How is that bad?

It's also obvious from this disaster we are the edge of what technology can do in terms of extracting oil, so instead of spending money developing technology to do that we should spend it developing more efficient renewable forms of energy.

I just don't see how renewable energy is an "agenda" when its something that will benefit everyone...



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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If we could drill for oil on land and utilize some of our known oil deposits, we wouldn't have to drill so much in deep water too.
Just a thought....



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by thedarklingthrush
I think that you obviously have an agenda against Barack Obama.


I think you have that backwards.

I think it is Obama who has the agenda.

I will leave it at that.

Edit-

Do you support the Obama Agenda?


[edit on 14-6-2010 by Common Good]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by thedarklingthrush
I think that you obviously have an agenda against Barack Obama.

The way I see it renewable energy legislation would eliminate the need to drill extreme wells like this in the first place. Thus preventing future oil spills like this one. How is that bad?

It's also obvious from this disaster we are the edge of what technology can do in terms of extracting oil, so instead of spending money developing technology to do that we should spend it developing more efficient renewable forms of energy.

I just don't see how renewable energy is an "agenda" when its something that will benefit everyone...





No agenda really. However, this stumping is just inappropriate right now when we should be focused on a solution and the PEOPLE who are directly affected by this epic disaster in the Gulf. Keep in mind that we are now in hurricane season and Obama is busy walking the empty beaches eating a snow cone and posing for pictures.

No denying that there is a need for other sources of energy. We've known that for decades.

When was the last time you ever saw construction of a nuclear power plant in this country?

Wind farms aren't the solution for all regions unless you want the govt. seizing endless amounts of land to build them using Chinese components.

All that and we still need GAS to run our cars, trucks and freight train locomotives.



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