OBAMA'S OIL DRILLING MORATORIUM
By Joel Turtel
August 7, 2010
Is His REAL Agenda To Strangle Oil and Gas Producers?
Here's my theory on Obama's REAL agenda for his drilling Moratorium in the Gulf. In a recent video interview (YouTube), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal can't seem to fathom Obama's utter indifference to wrecking the offshore oil and gas industry in Louisiana with his dictatorial Moratorium. He can't understand Obama's seemingly utter contempt and indifference to the tens of thousands of Louisiana workers who work for or depend on the oil industry in the Gulf, who will lose their jobs if the Moratorium continues. Governor Jindal is a good but, in this case, somewhat naive man who does not understand that this Moratorium could be a deliberate and ruthless act of political calculation by radical socialists in the Obama administration.
Mr. Obama and his cohorts do not like to waste a crisis to promote their radical-socialist agenda. I believe the oil spill presented a perfect opportunity for Obama to take control of and/or strangle the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico, a major source of energy for America. Now why would Obama, President of the United States, want to deliberately strangle oil and gas drilling in the Gulf that would throw thousands of Louisiana oil and gas workers out of a job? Consider this. Obama is a radical socialist. Obama is a student and admirer of the marxist radical "community organizer," Saul Alinsky.
As a radical socialist, Obama believes that the end justifies the means. As a radical socialist, he wants to totally control and regulate the American free market. Why? Power. Power to control your life, which is the lust of every elitist radical socialist who believes that HE knows best how we should lead our lives and spend our money. Radical-socialist control of our economy and your life requires having total control over every aspect of our economy (banks, health care, etc.). The oil and gas industry is a crucial sector of our economy.
So along comes this oil spill, which, I believe, Obama sees as a perfect opportunity to promote his radical-socialist Agenda by shutting down oil and gas drilling in the Gulf. He hides his secret agenda by claiming that he imposed the Moratorium to prevent other "devastating" oil spills at other drilling rigs in the Gulf. He needs six months or more to "inspect" these other drilling rigs for safety. Do we really believe the six months might not turn into a permanent Moratorium to "protect the environment?" Major oil companies have drilled hundreds of wells in the Gulf over the last 30 years with very few accidents or oil spills, an excellent safety record. When accidents have occurred, the oil companies have paid compensation to the fishermen or other residents who were financially harmed by the spill. End of story.
But if your secret agenda is to shut down a major oil-producing sector of our economy, what better cover for your agenda than to pretend that you are concerned about "the environment?" Then you seem like the good guy who is only trying to protect the pelicans and salt marshes. But it gets worse. Here's another reason Obama might want to deliberately strangle our oil and gas industry. Notice that he is also pushing for "cap and trade" legislation that would tighten the regulatory noose around our oil and gas industry's neck. What would that accomplish? If oil and gas production in America sharply decreased because of his Moratorium and environmental regulations, then we would have to adopt "green" energy alternatives that "save" the environment.
Obama promotes the fraudulent notion of global warming to push his radical-left Agenda. If oil and gas production sharply decreased because of his Moratorium and strangling environmental regulations, Obama and his eco-radical cohorts in Congress can then say, "See, we don't have enough oil and gas production. We need billions of dollars more in stimulus money to subsidize solar and wind-power systems," which are expensive and inefficient substitutes for oil and gas.
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But more important, the oil spill has allowed Obama, through his Moratorium and proposed "cap and trade" environmental regulations, a perfect excuse to push for total government control over our energy industries, just as he has taken over General Motors, our banking system, our health care system, and more to come. Governor Jindal was rightfully upset and confused about the Moratorium on Gulf oil drilling. His fatal error was in assuming that Obama and his minions have good intentions. But what if they don't? What if their intentions are a deliberate attempt to impose their radical-socialist Agenda on America? Then Obama's actions make perfect sense.
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