Friday, April 29, 2011

Obama Gas Protest

When George Bush sat in the oval office gas prices climbed to $3.00 a gallon and the media was ready to bring criminal charges. The media made false claims that Bush and Cheney were colluding with the oil companies to raise prices. I will admit that they didn’t let the speculators go unchallenged. What we did learn from the facts is that when Bush lifted the drilling ban on our coasts, the price per barrel of oil dropped $20 within three months.
Since the election of Barack Obama gas prices have doubled. The media has yet to blame the president for any increase. The blame has been put squarely on the shoulders of speculators and the turmoil in the Middle East. No doubt the Middle Eastern turmoil is one of the factors for higher oil and gas prices, but there is a greater cause, and that is the drilling moratorium.

For many months after the BP oil disaster,  Obama placed a moratorium on new drilling. He also made it impossible even after lifting the moratorium for drilling to once again begin. The Bureau of Land Management is placing barriers all over country on new drilling. I have a more detail article coming on this, but right now I have an idea for a protest.

Since most Americans are unaware that Obama is the main cause for skyrocketing gas prices, I thought we should remind them. I have decided that each time I fill up my battered gas hog, I am going to leave a post-it note on the gas pump thanking Barack Obama. Some of the things I have in mind are simple, such as; “Thank you Obama,” or “Thank you for this gas price, Obama.”  If you decide to participate in this protest, be sure to courteous with the notes. You lawyers out there, let us know if there could be any legal ramifications to this effort.

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