“I do think your record and what you say matters. And when it comes to a lot of the issues that are important in this race it is sometimes difficult to understand what Senator Obama has said because as soon as he’s confronted on it he says that’s not what he meant.”
That’s only half the problem. Barack Obama lies but he does more than lie – his lies are stacked on top of other lies. “As soon as he’s confronted on it he says that’s not what he meant” but the moment you explore that lie you find other lies gush out like a Texas oil strike.
This past week Obama focused his lies on oil, energy and especially gas prices. Obama at a nationally televised press conference smirked that no one can possibly believe that he is for higher gas prices because it is inconceivable that he would want higher gas prices as he runs for reelection. But then those damned video tapes condemn Obama as a liar who .
Yup, “Obama in 2008: Americans need to suck it up and pay more for energy.” It’s not the first time Barack Obama has lied about energy prices. In 2007/2008 we almost could not keep up with the many Obama lies on this topic. Big Media did its best to keep the Obama lies on the down low.
Let’s stroll memory lane to track Obama lies on energy. From “More Flops, More Flips, More Flims, More Flams”:
“Obama lied in February 2007 about his vote for Dick Cheney’s energy bill when he visited Selma for the first time ever.
Although Sen. Obama voted for the legislation, he has spoken as if he opposed it on the campaign trail, criticizing it repeatedly. At a presidential debate he said “You can look at how Dick Cheney did his energy policy…he met with oil and gas companies forty times, and that’s how they put together our energy policy.” He’s attributed the failure of our current energy policy to Congress’s “failure to stand up to the lobbyists.”
Sen. Obama’s rhetoric blasting the policies of Vice President Dick Cheney and energy lobbyists can be stirring. But Obama’s actions haven’t matched his words.
Democratic candidate Barack Obama criticized Republican John McCain on Tuesday for taking a page out of “the Cheney playbook” on energy, overlooking his own support of oil-friendly policies that the unpopular vice president helped to craft. [snip]
“President Bush, he had an energy policy. He turned to Dick Cheney and he said, ‘Cheney, go take care of this,'” Obama said. “Cheney met with renewable-energy folks once and oil and gas (executives) 40 times. McCain has taken a page out of the Cheney playbook.” [snip]
However, Obama himself voted for a 2005 energy bill backed by Bush that included billions in subsidies for oil and natural gas production, a measure Cheney played a major role in developing. McCain opposed the bill on grounds it included billions in unnecessary tax breaks for the oil industry.
Barack Obama lied about his intentions and votes when he ran against Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama lied about his intentions and votes when he ran against John McCain. Barack Obama continues to lie. Barack Obama will lie again.
Right now Barack Obama is preparing to loot American strategic oil reserves to help his reelection chances. Before he does this flip flop flim flam let’s get the history from 2008 before Obama flip flops and flim flams in 2012:
“As Republicans point out, Obama was against tapping the preserve just earlier this month. “I do not believe that we should use the strategic oil reserves at this point,” Obama said July 7. “I have said and, in fact, supported a congressional resolution that said that we should suspend putting more oil into the strategic oil reserve, but the strategic oil reserve, I think, has to be reserved for a genuine emergency. You have a situation, let’s say, where there was a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia that was destroyed as a consequence of terrorist acts, and you suddenly had huge amounts of oil taken out of the world market, we wouldn’t just be seeing $4-a-gallon oil. We could see a situation where entire sectors of the country had no oil to function at all. And that’s what the strategic oil reserve has to be for.”
In August of 2008 Kevin Drum noted that Obama can’t be trusted on energy issues.
Every single story I’ve read about Obama’s energy speech today has the exact same lead: it’s yet another switcheroo from the Democratic candidate. Flip flop, flip flop.
And we can’t blame this one on the media, folks: Obama really is flopping around on energy policy, and he’s doing it in the most craven possible way, switching from correct but politically risky stands to dumb panders.
Obama cannot be trusted. As Hillary Clinton honestly stated as soon as he’s confronted on it he says that’s not what he meant. Obama lies about his lies and lies again when told that he lied:
“Obama threatened to bankrupt coal powered plants. More importantly, Obama predicted that in an Obama presidency energy prices would “skyrocket”.
The issue, once again, is deception and trust. What are Barack Obama’s real intentions? [snip]
In remarks delivered earlier this year in San Francisco, Obama stated he plans to bankrupt the coal industry.
Let me sort of describe my overall policy.
What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.
I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.
So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.
That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.
The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.
So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.
It’s just that it will bankrupt them.“
There was in 2008 the time when Joe Biden declared he and Obama were against clean coal plants. When caught Biden yelled “liar” to smear those telling the truth.
Whenever confronted with the truth Barack Obama says it is not what he meant or else has his henchmen falsely charge “racism” or yell “liar”. It’s what Obama has done before. Past is prologue:
“No doubt, Obama will soon issue a denial that he ever said “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.
The costs will be borne by the consumer – so said Barack Obama. Now in 2012 Barack Obama lies about what he said. When confronted Obama lies again and declares those telling the truth are “liars”.
Who’s the liar? Who can’t be trusted? Who has lied before, continues to lie, and will lie again?