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O asumes voter stupidity

March 16, 2012

Our president, speaking to media minds full or mush, not actual children. He chatted with sixth graders as equals.

How stupid does our president think we are? Of course some of the people will be fooled (often more or less willingly) all of the time. The core leftie contituencies, such as dead people buried in the vicinity of Chicago, undocumented illiterate language-limited Acorn-enrolled electorate imposters, and the minions of race hustlers, machine politicians, crypto-Marxist visionaries & union bosses, may actually remain loyal. But the cold logic of energy and its price may wake up long dormant and even limited intelligence.

So: Decreasing U.S. demand will lower oil prices, but increasing U.S. supply will not? This is ridiculous.  Either both do or neither does. Does Obama read his own speeches?

Obama says of drilling: “That’s not a plan.” Of course it’s a plan. We import nearly half of our oil, thereby exporting enormous amounts of U.S. wealth. Almost 60 percent of our trade deficit — $332 billion out of $560 billion — is shipped overseas to buy crude.

Drill here and you stanch the hemorrhage. You keep those dollars within the U.S. economy, repatriating not just wealth but jobs and denying them to foreign unfriendlies.

Drilling is the single most important thing we can do to spur growth at home while strengthening our hand abroad.

Instead, Obama offers what he fancies to be the fuels of the future. You would think that he’d be a tad more modest today about his powers of divination after the Solyndra bankruptcy, the collapse of government-subsidized Ener1 (past makers of the batteries of the future) and GM’s suspension of production — for lack of demand — of another federally dictated confection, the flammable Chevy Volt.

Deterred? Hardly. Our undaunted seer of the energy future has come up with his own miracle fuel: algae. http://wapo.st/FPMpNR

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