Some people might say that the Japan tsunami and the unrest in the middle east might be reasons enough to “drill baby, drill”. But that’s not how the left sees it. Certainly not Obama. As you will see, my take on this is simple. The President is being quite consistent when he urges Brazil to drill, but not the folks in Louisiana.
It is actually mind boggling, when you think about it. The “green President”, who insists that America needs to free itself of foreign dependance of oil, through solar, wind, nuclear (I think) and coal, but not oil, takes a break from his busy site seeing schedule to urge Brazil to drill baby, drill, so we can someday import Brazilian oil.
His “What, me worry?” presidency has given both Americans and our allies plenty to worry about. But in the process of making nice with Brazil, Obama made a mind-boggling announcement that should make even his most loyal supporter cringe:
We will help Brazil develop its offshore oil so we can one day import it.
We have noted this double standard before, particularly when — at a time when the president was railing against tax incentives for U.S. oil companies — we supported the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s plan to lend $2 billion to Brazil’s state-run Petrobras with the promise of more to follow.
Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska’s continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:
“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”
Obama wants to develop Brazilian offshore oil to help the Brazilian economy create jobs for Brazilian workers while Americans are left unemployed in the face of skyrocketing energy prices by an administration that despises fossil fuels as a threat to the environment and wants to increase our dependency on foreign oil.
Now while you do a slow burn, consider this. Imagine your were brought up with an ideology that preached that America stole the world’s resources, or at least gobbled up, at the expense of poor people around the world. Imagine you were taught that Americans were selfish, greedy, imperialists, that built wealth on the backs of the poor around the world. Then you can make sense of a President who tells workers in Louisiana to stop, because America has it’s “fair share”, while telling Brazil … go for it baby.
Spreading the wealth around, for a true blue socialist, goes far beyond domestic taxation. To a true Marxist it means literally spreading the wealth, income and resources, around … the world.
You see, it does make sense, comrades.