Barack Obama, as always, has tried to extend an Olive Branch to his critics today, by finally letting them drill their fat faces full of oil, all the time, at which point the oil companies will give all Americans tons of oil. (Or they will sell it to higher Chinese bidders on the global market, but hey, same country essentially!…??) What did he get in exchange during these negotiations? Because this is the exact sort of thing a Democrat would use as a bargaining chip with Republicans. Oh, just a nasty letter from John Boehner about how Obama hates America. Everybody wins!
There are not many bigger assholes than John Boehner. Thing is, we all knew that when we woke up this morning.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed the president’s plan as not going far enough in opening up U.S. waters for exploration.
Obama’s decision “continues to defy the will of the American people,” Boehner said in a statement, pointing to the president’s decision to open Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters, while leaving Pacific and many Alaskan waters largely closed to exploration.
“It’s long past time for this Administration to stop delaying American energy production off all our shores and start listening to the American people who want an “all of the above” strategy to produce more American energy and create more jobs,” the House GOP leader added. “Republicans are listening to the American people and have proposed a better solution – the American Energy Act – which will lower gas prices, increase American energy production, promote new clean and renewable sources of energy, and encourage greater efficiency and conservation.”
He goes on.
According to a Democratic staffer, though, THIS IS ALL PART OF THE OBAMA PLAN, trying to make Republicans look even crazier, etc. But staking out former Republican positions as the new Democratic center doesn’t seem to have helped Democrats much in the polls in the last year.