- How Intentional Ignorance, Political Correctness and Thoughtlessness Shape
Obama's Energy Policy -There are two theories on why President Barack Obama blocked the implementation of the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXP) and neither is good. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Incompetent) had blocked KXP and it was suspected this was at the request of President Obama and this recent development gives more credence to that theory. See: The Do-Nothing Senate's Pipeline to Hell
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The first theory is that Obama was following the dictates of the Green movement. This is where the willful ignorance comes into play. The tie-dye crowd is of the opinion that if the evil United States refuses to buy Canada's oil reserves that it will sit idly in the ground. Canadians; however, are not dumb and we are not the only nation on the planet in need of oil.
The Canadians are our friends and it made economic sense for us to get first shot at this much-needed oil. President Obama wanted Canada to sit on the oil while he waited until after the 2012 election to make a decision, which does not make sense. President Obama rejected a great opportunity to make our supply of oil more secure and create 20,000 jobs.
Now Canada will ship the oil to Asia (read that as "China") where the environmental regulations are as imaginary as Obama's jobs program. So, by blocking KXP, the environmentalists have assured more pollution, increased the likelihood of a massive oil tanker wreck or spill, and ensured that anyone paying attention understands that the environmentalists are as stupid as we had imagined. In case you haven't been paying attention, I believe they are pretty stupid. I mean "I dropped my brains in a running Veg-O-Matic for inspiration to write haiku for my cat" stupid.
The second theory is that President Obama wanted to wait until closer to the election so that he could gather more credit. Think of it as a reverse October Surprise. Following the pay increase for federal employees and increase in Social Security payments in a Presidential election year after a long drought and it's understandable.
With an economy in the doldrums and fewer Americans in the workforce than in 2009 and Obama's game-playing with the livelihoods of American families, he has been far too clever in his manipulations. It's apparent that President Obama has no jobs plan, but who knew that he had an anti-jobs plan?
The Obama Administration has declared war on American business and the mainstream media is asking questions about the accusations of ex-wives, making birth control illegal and the phrase "Food Stamp President". If one collected the finest minds of the elite media, would there be a detectable brainwave?
What are these people thinking? More to the point, what are the people thinking who hear this reality-free electronic caterwauling and picayune prose? Do they swallow this tepid, tasteless pablum or are they willing to look at cold, factual statements?
Apparently it has become politically incorrect to ask President Obama difficult questions or to even fail to defend him from accurate portrayals by his opponents. Somehow, describing a man who adds nearly 50% to the food stamp rolls in three years as the "Food Stamp President" is racist. This is despite the fact that there are more white people on food stamps than black people. So, it's not enough that the media fails to report the huge increase in poverty under Obama, they also find ways to deflect his critics.
Is it any wonder that the crowd reacted with a standing ovation when their own thoughts were stated with passion and clarity?
"I am tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans!" - Newt GingrichWill Rogers said, "All I know is what I read in the papers." If Will were alive today, I fear that would make him a half-wit for the newspapers are seldom good for more than half-truths.
It will be up to the citizens who pay attention to educate those who do not. Do not be shy in sharing your thoughts. Get your facts first and then add your informed opinions. If you do not inform your neighbor, who will? Do you really want your friends to get their news from Brian Williams and Anderson Cooper?