Saturday, August 02, 2008

Obama Caves on Off Shore Drilling

Add off shore drilling to that list of Democratic principles Barack Obama does not stand for. I hope Obama gets some votes from Republicans come November because the Bush Enabler sure is on board with many of their core values.

Off shore drilling, Church and State, gun control, war funding, death penalty, FISA . . . and the list grows.

Yahoo: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday he would be willing to support limited additional offshore oil drilling if that's what it takes to enact a comprehensive policy to foster fuel-efficient autos and develop alternate energy sources.

Shifting from his previous opposition to expanded offshore drilling, the Illinois senator told a Florida newspaper he could get behind a compromise with Republicans and oil companies to prevent gridlock over energy.

Lambert: Those are the mad negotiation skillz that are going to get us universal health care?

Progressives Against Obama: Pathetic. Barack Obama has sold out the environmentalists who just got him the Democratic primary victory a month and a half ago. Who will Obama sell out next?

Matt Stoller: And Obama Caves on Drilling
Chris Bowers: Obama Makes Major Error On Drilling

Jerome Armstrong: Obama says he'll support offshore drilling. . By Monday, it'll have been Obama's position all along.

Paul Krugman: According to the Energy Information Administration, removing restrictions on offshore drilling would, at peak — about 20 years from now — add about 0.2% to world production, with an “insignificant” effect on the price of oil.

jclifford: This week, it’s offshore drilling. During the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama said he was against lifting the ban on new drilling for oil along America’s coastlines. Now, the Democratic Party primary elections are all wrapped up, and Obama says that he’s willing to join George W. Bush again, this time to support offshore drilling. Flip. Flop.