Is Obama using the Gulf oil spill to pass Cap & Trade?

OBAMA EXPLOITS THE GULF OIL SPILL CRISIS FOR POLITICAL GAIN

by Sharon Rondeau

The Gulf Coast states of Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Alabama are directly affected by the oil spill, which is in its 70th day

(Jun. 28, 2010) — It has been reported that during the first quarter of 2010, Goldman Sachs sold 44% of its investment in British Petroleum (BP).  Tony Hayward, CEO of BP, sold about one-third of his shares before the spill occurred on April 20.

The price of BP’s stock “plunged” after the explosion.  By June 9, the company was worth roughly half of its value before the incident.  BP’s 52-week lowest stock price was recently $26.75/share, and today it is virtually unchanged.

According to a May 5, 2010 report, BP has given millions of dollars to members of Congress over two decades, but the largest recipient of BP donations is Barack Hussein Obama.  Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), who supported Obama in his expressed support of lifting the ban on offshore drilling 15 days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and subsequent spillage of millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, is “the top congressional recipient in the last cycle and one of the top BP cash recipients of the past two decades.”

A spokesman for the Center for Responsive Politics stated:  “BP ranks among the most powerful corporate forces in U.S. politics.”  Another report by the organization Open Secrets states that BP America, the lobbying organization of BP, has spent $3,530,000 this year as of April 25.

The day after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a report stated, “Major mishaps aboard oil rigs are rare.  But accidents like the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion show the risks as companies explore farther and drill deeper.”

An Admiral from the U.S. Coast Guard stated today that BP, which is charged with the cleanup of the oil spill, does not expect to its drilling of a relief well to cut off the flow of oil will be completed until August.  The disaster has now entered its third month.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama had said, “”When I’m president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida and around the country that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coasts.”  He had also said that he “would be willing to compromise” on that position “if it were part of a more overarching strategy to lower energy costs.”

Last summer, Obama approved a $2 billion loan to Petrobras, a government-owned Brazilian oil company, for offshore drilling in the Tupi oil field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.  Just one year before, Obama’s friend and supporter, George Soros, had invested $811,000,000 in Petrobras, bringing it to 22% of his investment company’s total holdings.

On April 1, 2010, 19 days before the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Obama had stated that he would approve “new oil and gas drilling off U.S. coasts for the first time in decades.”  On June 15, he reversed his position and said that a moratorium on all new permits for offshore drilling was necessary because it was his responsibility to “ensure the safety of those who work on the oil rigs at sea.”  It also increased the approval period for new permits from 30 days to 90 days.

Obama claimed that he had lifted the ban on offshore drilling because of alleged “assurances it was absolutely safe” but reversed it due to the Deepwater Horizon incident.

But is ensuring the safety of workers his responsibility?  Is any industry “absolutely safe?”

On June 6, Obama declared that the Gulf oil spill “underscores the urgent need for this nation to develop clean, renewable sources of energy.”

On June 23, a federal judge issued an injunction against Obama’s declared six-month moratorium, stating that  “the Interior Department had failed to show that the oil spill triggered by the Deepwater Horizon rig blowout in April meant that there was imminent danger on all deep-water drilling rigs.”  Governor Jindal of Louisiana supported the judge’s ruling and asked that the federal government not appeal the ruling.

However, the Obama regime immediately stated that it would appeal the judge’s decision with a “two-pronged attack” by filing an appeal and issuing a new moratorium order, despite the fact that eight members of a 15-person advisory board to the Department of the Interior expressed concern that 33 projects would be put on hold and therefore harm the local economy, and that a moratorium could actually “raise the risk of oil spills.”

BP has invested $1.5 billion in biofuels aimed at replacing traditional fossil fuels, even though the company concedes that “crude oil is proving to be remarkably difficult to substitute.”  The speech was made a week following the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

A video report from Alex Jones reveals the selloff of BP stock by both Hayward and Goldman Sachs before the oil spill and BP’s possible interest in dominating the “green” energy sector.  Jones also questions whether or not the explosion was an accident.  He also suggests that Obama is using the Gulf crisis as a reason to create a “clean energy future” in the form of Cap & Trade legislation.  The New York Daily News, arguably supportive of Obama and liberal policies, has decried the “talented man who came to office with no shortage of vision” using “backroom deals” to push through legislation.  Other members of Obama’s base are disappointed that he hasn’t made an effort “to seize the crisis as a real opportunity to pass meaningful energy reform.”

Today the Russian Deputy Prime Minister reportedly stated that BP CEO Tony Hayward planned to resign, although that was denied by BP representatives.  Another report about BP’s expansion into Libyan waters states that Hayward “was replaced earlier this week.”

“Thousands and thousands” of sea animals have perished from the oil slick and recently hydrogen sulfide and cancer-causing benzene have been detected in the air in the Gulf region at levels far exceeding those recommended by OSHA.  One firm has predicted that up to 1,000,000 jobs in the Gulf Coast will be lost over the next five years, real estate will lose at least 10% of its value, and that direct economic effects will be felt by Alaska in addition to the five Gulf states directly affected now.

A daily updated map of the Gulf oil spill can be viewed here.

Obama has appointed another “czar” to oversee a $20 billion “escrow fund” which Obama demanded BP fund as angry Gulf Coast region residents and business owners “grow frustrated over delays” and risk losing their businesses.  The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is asking BP for $10,000,000 to pay for “mental health services” reportedly incurred by the after-effects of the oil spill.  The effects on the oyster and fishing industries could be felt as far away as Chesapeake Bay, which has traditionally gotten its supply of oysters from the Gulf of Mexico.

Meanwhile, Obama has sent out an email to his Organizing for America members to convince them to lend their support to  a “comprehensive energy and climate bill” and continues to enjoy the golf course.  He has also been entertained like royalty by the top names in the industry at taxpayer expense.

Former President Bill Clinton is recently said that the source of the oil gushing into the Gulf might have to be blown up.

17 Responses to "Is Obama using the Gulf oil spill to pass Cap & Trade?"

  1. kittycat   Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    This is very, very bad, please watch this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJEpxMkIn2c

    You’ll see that we’ve been lied to. The “real” leak is the whopper leak, which none of us have seen. Even though there’s some discussion on MSNBC on this, I happen to believe this is the real thing.

  2. Benaiah   Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Department of Energy Survey

    I received a call last evening. Rutgers University was doing a survey on behalf of the DOE…

    I usually don’t participate in surveys or polls. But, the pollster was friendly, and I was intrigued as to why the DOE needed to conduct a survey…

    Well, about halfway into the survey the purpose of the survey became apparent… The survey was to gather data for the Obama propaganda machine so he can force Cap & Trade and Global Warming down our throats.

    One of the questions I was asked had to do with whether the scientific community understood global warming…

    Another question specifically asked me whether our society would be better served if the wealth was distributed more evenly…

    Another question asked me whether wealthy people who earn their wealth should be entitled to keep it…

    Needless to say, I informed the young pollster about the true intent behind the survey. She was open to listening to my opinion. Interestingly, and thankfully, she said that I wasn’t the first person who had expressed the same thing to her.

    There is a Communist in the White House…

    We the People are behind enemy lines…

  3. rosettasister   Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    any “news” on this?

    ***

    Mrs. Rondeau replies:

    Yes, Ken Allen’s FOIA lawsuit was filed over that exact matter.

    The DOJ has been ordered by a judge to produce it, and the DOJ continues to stall.

    They have until June 30 to release Stanley Ann’s information and Lolo Soetoro’s.

    We’ll see if that happens.

    ***

    “June 30″ that’s today
    ——————
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: I hope to have an update soon.

  4. Vic Hern   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    Certainly true Bob, if the subject is broached directly.
    If we could get a newsy issue going regarding McCain & Hayowrth on his Senate resolution and quid pro quo by both Houses of Congress, we would be touching the edge of the main topic and enter Obama’s eligibilty by the side door.
    The court martial of an Army LTC should be news all by itself. Getting Hayworth to challenge McCain to aid the LTC woulld be another entry to the main story we want discussed.
    Just brainstorming here…..trying to get some movement going. Either try to get open discussion and force Congress, the Supremes, the Military, or the Media to action or else make them look stupid for not doing so. It all will come out eventually I still believe, and we all want sooner over later.

  5. kittycat   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    I meant an excellent article on this….guess I shouldn’t eat and type at the same time. LOL!
    ———————
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: I knew what you meant…thanks!

  6. kittycat   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Thanks for an excellent on this, Sharon. Very informative.

  7. Bob1943   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Vic,

    Good idea, but I don’t believe anyone at Fox is going to allow a fair and balanced discussion of Obama’s eligibility. If it was going to happen it already would have. They have been told not to discuss the issue, and they are going to do as they are told.

    Obama won the “war” with Fox news that he engaged in a while back, Glenn Beck may still be giving us history lessons, but the one issue that could send Obama, Pelosi, Biden and all involved packing, and set the progressive movement back 50 years, will never get a “fair and balanced” discussion. There are too many powerful people too deeply involved in the cover-up for this to happen.

  8. Vic Hern   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Bob 1943 asks

    “Is there anything we can try that has not already been done to force at least a fair and open discussion by the so-called main steam media, Fox included, on this most important issue?”

    Of course. Get Medved and his attorney friends “on record” here, revealing their source and perhaps any threats or coercion applied.
    Then educate them all.
    Medved went public with statements and seemed passionate about it, so why not?
    Fox would probably cover the story, especially if we get Hannity involved. Medved may well be friends with Hannity and would be willing to be on Fox TV perhaps debating with Mario and Orly.
    Ratings for Hannity and Fox would be thru the roof.
    Bring in LTC Lakin’s circumstance and J D Hayworth and it goes balistic.
    Hannity would have to be strict as the referee. I hate it when debates wind up as talkover contests and nothing coherent comes forth.

  9. Vic Hern   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10:24 AM

    I would also like to pressure John McCain to speak to any quid pro quo he may know about regarding that nonsense Senate Resolution declaring he was natural born. As the principle involved I have to believe that he knows the whole story. If we could contact J D Hayworth and ascertain where he is on eligibility, he could put campaign pressure on McCain to intervene on behalf of LTC Terry Lakin, as well as the quid pro quo dealings.
    Any move that would place Hayworth’s name front and center in this primary season might appeal to him, as in defending a Military Hero.
    These issues would have to move quickly as the Arizona Senate Primary is AUG 24, and LTC Lakin’s court martial has been delayed but coming soon I believe. Has anyone heard a date certain?

  10. Vic Hern   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    yo and Sharon,

    Yes of course I agree with all that you say.
    I think and believe as you do.
    In the beginning, back in the 2008 campaign and even before, my first thoughts were
    that Obama was a qualified candidate, but that changed very quickly when I read the
    opposite. Just a little education was all that was required.
    He is half black and half white which does not matter.
    He is also half Kenyan and half USA American, and that DOES matter.
    My point earlier is that 99+% of LAWYERS (according to Medved) believe he is eligible, and we NEED to address where he got that information and if indeed all lawyers believe that.
    I mean that his statement he believes to be factual is being broadcast to millions, totally nutifying and humiliating WE THE PEOPLE.
    Maybe we should interview Medved and see if he will open up about the pressure applied, as he seemed quite passionate on the subject.
    —————–
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Perhaps you could send him one of Atty. Apuzzo’s excellent articles which explain why both parents must be citizens at the time of the person’s birth. That would certainly educate him. I think most people are just looking for the easy way out to justify why they haven’t taken a stand on Obama’s eligibility, but if presented with the correct historical documents, perhaps their eyes would be opened and they would have to admit that they missed something. You could also print The Post & Email’s article on Breckinridge Long, who argued the same thing, was an attorney and a lifelong Democrat, and fax it to Mr. Medved. Then you could follow up with him a week or so later and ask if he read it and if he would be willing to discuss it on air.

  11. Merle Savage   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    Crude oil continues to invade the Gulf; while BP, the US Government, and other official agencies monitoring the toxic crude, continues to FIDDLE. I call that the “Dance of Deliberate Deception”. No one will come forward with the intestinal fortitude, and declare the obvious – that crude oil is toxic to our health. I have been told that a medical study cannot be conducted until after 6 months of exposure. WHAT? There have been 21 years since the exposure of the crude oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska. So we have to wait until after 6 months of workers, in the Gulf, breathing in the crude oil fumes, before a study can be conducted? That leads me to believe that the government is holding up the rug, while BP sweeps known reports under that same rug, and the other agencies conduct the “Dance of Deliberate Deception” on top of that rug.

    Read this alert – stand with me and demand honest answers for the Gulf residents, and cleanup workers who will be suffering from the toxicity of the crude oil, if this political dance is allowed to continue.

    Olbermann & Savage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJAwc7QV_QA
    Esquire: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/gulf-oil-spill-health-effects-062110

    My name is Merle Savage, a female general foreman during the Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) beach cleanup in 1989. I am one of the 11,000+ cleanup workers, who is suffering from health issues from that toxic cleanup, without compensation from Exxon.

    Dr. Riki Ott visited me in 2007 to explain about the toxic spraying on the beaches, and informed me that Exxon’s medical records that surfaced in litigation by sick workers in 1994, had been sealed from the public, making it impossible to hold Exxon responsible for their actions.

    Beach crews breathed in crude oil that splashed off the rocks and into the air — the toxic exposure turned into chronic breathing conditions, central nervous system problems, neurological impairment, chronic respiratory disease, leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, liver damage, and blood disease. http://www.silenceinthesound.com/stories.shtml

  12. Bob1943   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    If Medved is right and “99+%” of the media believes just being born in Hawaii is good enough, then that means they believe an anchor baby born to two non-citizens is eligibile to be president? If so, isn’t that completely lacking in any sort of logic? Would not the media personnel that are being told this possess the intelligence to see something wrong? I suppose the “warning” the media received made the definition of what a natural born citizen is a moot point. It’s the fear factor that worked. Obviously, if they truly believe that all that is required to be a natural born citizen was to be born in this country, they would welcome a media discussion of the issue…….instead they imposed a media blackout. They know the truth, but are forcing the media to pretend their version of the truth is correct.

    Is there anything we can try that has not already been done to force at least a fair and open discussion by the so-called main steam media, Fox included, on this most important issue?

  13. yo   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM

    vic,

    We know from congressional records of statements made by congressmen, from the john mccain senate resolution, and other places that the people in power know something about needing parents who are citizens because they stated it on record.

    I would suggest that when medved says 99% of lawyers say differently, it’s like the media telling us that “there is a scientific consensus on global warming”. They only print what one side says, and then they tell us that’s the only side.

  14. 12thGenerationAMERICAN   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    Just how much of this idiot in the Oval Office can America take? America needs a true Patriot to lead us and not this USURPER?!!?!?!?

  15. Tex Dix   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    They know the pressure they need to overcome of the oil coming out at the sea bed.

    Lower a tear-shaped lead ingot with a 40-foot guide pole of small diameter and of the correct weight to overcome the net pressure at the pipe on the sea bed.

    Should have been in someone’s backup plan b, c or d.

    Yes, this spill was meant to be the spill to end all spills and it will or should. BTW, Obama was born a British citizen.

    We appreciate your message, be well and prosper.
    Tex- DixHistory

  16. Vic Hern   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 6:15 AM

    Sharon and John,
    I heard a short segment of Michael Medved’s radio show Monday AM.
    He allows calls about Conspiracy Theories weekly, and allowed one caller
    to talk about eligibility, much to my surprise.
    Medved, I believe, hinted at what most of Talk Radio believes about the issue when he told the caller that 99+% of lawyers believe that Obama is natural born by being born in Hawaii, as parentage doesn’t count in English Common Law, which our founders never formally changed.
    Studying further I find that French law history is different from the rest of Europe and may be based on historical Roman Law in regard to citizenship.
    If indeed our heads of most all news organizations were told this when they were warned not to allow programming on eligibility, then WE THE PEOPLE should certainly fact-check statements to that effect, don’t you think?
    We have already interviewed Mario Apuzzo. We know where Orly Taitz stands.
    We need to find out where indeed 99+% truly do stand on the issue, and if indeed false information was used to coerce our media.
    Survey legal experts, do interviews with the leading lawyers who head up their various organizations, re-interview Apuzzo and Taitz as to what they perceive are the views of their colleagues and report to WE THE PEOPLE.
    ——————-
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Both Attys. Apuzzo and Taitz have stated that it is not only “jus soli” which determines natural born Citizenship, but also “jus sanguinis,” or the citizenship/allegiance of one’s parents at the time of his birth. I recall reading that on Orly’s website almost from the beginning of the controversy in the fall of 2008. Atty. Apuzzo has certainly stated it many times. Many people, however, equate “citizen” with “natural born Citizen” because they don’t know the true meaning. Since almost no one is taught the Constitution anymore, everyone seemingly has come to believe that being born on the soil is enough. However, I believe that the real constitutional scholars out there have done the research and determined that the words “natural born” in the Constitution mean more than simply “born in the country.” And Obama has not even proven that he was born in this country, so he had massive eligibility hurdles from the beginning. Perhaps Medved has “allowed” discussion recently because Salem communications is losing listeners. They produce Townhall.com, from which I unsubscribed many months ago after they refused to address Obama’s questionable eligibility, and I know others have done the same.

  17. AuntieMadder   Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 12:18 AM

    Maybe this would have been a more appropriate place to post the comment that I posted to this P&E News story: http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/06/28/dictator-obama-reaches-day-70-of-his-gulf-destruction/

    Included in the comment is a link to a blog post in which the writer lays out what might be the reason that Oilbama is, through his neglect, causing the total destruction of the Gulf. The reason I think this may have been a better place to post that comment is because the players mentioned in this article are also players in the blog post writer’s theory.

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