Sarah Palin Hammers Obama Over His Continued Lack Of Coherent Energy Policy

After slamming Barack Obama last year, in a Facebook note that was favorably quoted around the world, Sarah Palin is once again asking Barack Obama just what is he thinking.

While Obama has wasted an entire year pushing an unconstitutional government take over of health care, and globe trotting… chasing Olympic glory, Nobel Peace Prizes, all the while bowing to the world’s leaders and apologizing for America’s very existence, he is neglecting his job..

Obama also took time to try and garner support for the climate change crowd, further trying to promote the global warming fairy tale, the greatest lie ever told.

As we have written over and over, Obama and his cronies stand to make billions off of the global warming scam with a carbon credit trading scheme. And of course, Obama had also hoped to line the pockets of all of his corrupt Chicago buddies, by bringing the Olympics home.

Of course, while the most corrupt President in our nation’s history was trying to enrich his cronies, he was totally and completely ignoring his real job. First and foremost, Obama has totally failed on national security issues.

We’ve had no less than three major terrorist attacks on American soil since Obama took the reigns of Government. In a sane nation this man would have already been removed from office and replaced with someone who was competent.

The other important thing Obama has neglected while he has been more interested in enriching his buddies and feeding his massive ego, is the economy. To say we have a problem with the economy would be an understatement, for sure.

The biggest neglect though has been energy. Obama and his band of communists have no coherent energy policy whatsoever. Oh, they talk about mythical green jobs, but that’s all they are a myth. Pie in the sky.

Energy is the lifeblood of any economy. We can’t run without it. In our world, energy = oil. It’s a fact of life, and no amount of wishing that away is going to change things.

With that said, Sarah Palin again asks Obama just where his head is at:

Where’s the Oil in Our National Energy Policy?

America’s energy challenges are getting more and more serious every day, and yet the Obama administration just doesn’t get it. Please see this informative article that sheds light on one aspect of the president’s problem. It starts by explaining our energy demand will increase, and oil will be part of that demand.

Well, what do you know? The Obama administration, whose entire energy posture going back into the presidential campaign has been both ideologically and practically stridently anti-oil, both as an industry and as a form of energy, has suddenly become “concerned” about China’s oil grab.

This is, to say the least, disingenuous.

The U.S. government under Barack Obama has yet to acknowledge once, in spite of widely held estimates, that oil will continue to account for 40% of world energy demand 25 years from now — this while total world energy demand will increase by 50%, at least.

Read the rest here. I look forward to hopefully hearing President Obama acknowledge America’s need to ramp up domestic energy production, including oil and natural gas developments, during Wednesday’s State of the Union address. Let’s hope his advisers advise him accordingly.

- Sarah Palin

The report Sarah is talking about is from Investor’s Business Daily and is included below:


White House Needs New Look At Energy

By MICHAEL J. ECONOMIDES

It was a rubbing-the-eyes-in-disbelief headline even from an administration whose energy secretary, Steven Chu, suggested that America’s energy dilemma could be solved by painting roofs white, and whose interior secretary, Ken Salazar, talked of garnering 3,000 megawatts of wind-power capacity off the East Coast. (The current total electricity capacity from all U.S. energy sources is about 1,000 megawatts.)

Under the title “U.S. raises concern over China oil policy,” David Shear, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee on Jan. 13:

We are pursuing intensive dialogue with the Chinese on the subject of energy security, in which we have raised our concerns about Chinese efforts to lock up oil reserves with long-term contracts.”

Shear was responding to Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland, who said he was “worried that the Chinese were aggressively buying up oil all over the world and might not share it with other countries in the future.”

Well, what do you know? The Obama administration, whose entire energy posture going back into the presidential campaign has been both ideologically and practically stridently anti-oil, both as an industry and as a form of energy, has suddenly become “concerned” about China’s oil grab.

This is, to say the least, disingenuous.

The U.S. government under Barack Obama has yet to acknowledge once, in spite of widely held estimates, that oil will continue to account for 40% of world energy demand 25 years from now — this while total world energy demand will increase by 50%, at least.

Nor has the administration, mired in Kyoto and Copenhagen global climate rhetoric, acknowledged that fossil fuels, oil, gas and coal will still account by then for over 85% of world energy demand, a largely unchanged contribution from what it is today.

Instead there is constant rhetoric about solar (the president’s favorite during the campaign), wind and “advanced biofuels” which, when combined, are not likely to account for more than 1% or 2% of the world energy demand over the next several decades.

In a Newsweek editorial last April 4, Chu expressed the administration’s energy philosophy and policy: “We must move beyond oil because the science on global warming is clear and compelling: Greenhouse-gas emissions, primarily from fossil fuels, have started to change our climate. We have a responsibility to future generations to reduce those emissions to spare our planet the worst of the possible effects.”

The Americans should not be surprised by the Chinese moves. A far more pragmatic nation, China is acutely aware that energy, in short domestic supply, will be the “choke point” in its future development unless resources are secured throughout the world.

That’s why the very capable Chinese oil companies — CNPC, Sinopec and CNOOC — have fanned out in dozens of countries, making hundreds of billions of dollars of oil and gas investments, including in America’s backyard, Argentina, Venezuela and Canada and a country America presumably dominates, Iraq. Their quest does not preclude unsavory countries such as Sudan or Iran.

The major Chinese oil companies have the full support of the Chinese government and, very importantly, they are admired and praised by the vast majority of Chinese people.

In discussions with Chinese intellectuals, government officials and company executives, the Chinese are often incredulous, all asking essentially the same question: Why is America letting us have a free and uncontested ride in all these energy ventures?

In contrast, American “Big Oil,” (ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Chevron — the only companies really able to play along and compete with the Chinese) not only are not supported or encouraged by the U.S. government, they’ve been routinely vilified by politicians. To the sizeable portion of the American public that’s unaware of the role energy plays in the modern world, they are the devil incarnate.

What the world is witnessing is the largest peaceful transfer of power in history. Energy means power, and while the U.S. is consumed by environmental ideologies and climate rhetoric, it is committing economic hara-kiri in the process. China, riding on energy acquisitions with little competition, will propel itself into the economic stratosphere.

The U.S. should be concerned, but doing something about it will require an unlikely sea of cultural change in the Obama administration.

• Economides is a professor at the University of Houston and the author of “Energy: China’s Choke Point.”

This is quite outrageous, to say the least! This is a direct threat to America’s national security. A threat just as sure as the one we face from al Qaeda or any other terror group. In fact, it’s a quite larger threat, as this threat is being carried out, and there is absolutely nothing that can be done to stop it from happening.

Look, this is pretty simple. Anyone with a pulse understands that no matter what, we are going to need oil and natural gas into the foreseeable future. In fact, natural gas can be a true alternative to burning so much gasoline in automobiles and trucks. It’s a real clean and green fuel.

Energy independence is a national security issue. That should go without saying. Securing our energy supply, developing our own God given natural resources should be job one for any administration. Economic prosperity and national security go hand in hand when we talk energy.

We have more than enough oil and natural gas to be totally energy independent. In fact, we are the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. We have an estimated 200 plus years worth of coal reserves, and we haven’t even started talking about nuclear energy.

What say you Mr Obama? Are going to finally quit pushing your radical Marxist agenda on a nation that has soundly rejected it and start doing your job, and put together a coherent energy policy? Or…are you going to continue to send this nation over a cliff and toward certain destruction?

It’s time to choose buddy…time to choose!

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