McCain: Drill now!

More proof that McCain is as much an idiot as Bush!

The “gang of 10” bring forth a compromise that they feel would bring about some relief in the ‘oil crisis’ that America is going through – Obama supports it, McCain doesn’t. McCain doesn’t because he is stomping his feet on the floor because he isn’t getting his way – he wants that oil out of the ground and oil fields all around the US coast. But we have a slight problem with McCain’s idea:

McCain has been pushing for offshore drilling, saying it’s a “vital part” of dealing with the energy challenge.

“We have to drill here and drill now — not wait and see whether there’s areas to explore, not wait and see whether there’s a package that needs to be put together, but drill here and drill now,” the presumptive Republican nominee said Monday in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania.

OK – let us give McCain his ideal. Now we pause.

See the gap? Even IF you drill now – taking into account that those companies who want to drill don’t have the places to drill, it isn’t just a matter of putting a logo set together and towing it out to sea – the HAVE to know where to drill!

They HAVE to have the right rig, they must KNOW where the oil is – oil companies don’t drill on mere speculation that “Oh look – there could be some oil there.” They have to do the geological surveys, test, test and more test – then test drilling et al.

Obama – and Nancy Pelosi have said – McCain opposed, that the reserve be used to help – yes it needs refining – but those refineries are already on tap, a massive influx of that oil into the US economy would bring oil prices down by almost half – in a matter of two weeks, tops!

So, if you want to wait for the McCain idea of drill for feck-all – go with him – but Obama shows more precise judgement in doing what is right both short-term and long.

Why will you be voting for John McCain again?

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0 Responses to McCain: Drill now!

  1. jeff roensch says:

    The only energy or oil monopoly in this country is a governmental institutionalized monopoly on our country energy market. The legislative branch has been engaging in anti-competitive energy practices from drilling to building new refineries and much more. They are in clear violation of the

    “Sherman Antitrust Act
    This Act expresses our national commitment to a free market economy in which competition free from private and governmental restraints leads to the best results for consumers.” http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/contact/newcase.htm#file

    Clearly the governmental restraint are in violation of a free market economy and is criminal negligence on the part of the liberal politicians who are the real cartel that profit in taxes more then 3 to 1 to the oil companies that actually work for their money and then have to pay taxes on top of that. So when Oil profits go up the tax revenue increase is 3 times that of the oil companies. So who do you think is the real cartel???

    This criminal incompetence of the democrats and legislative politicians anti free market energy economy in allowing American companies to meet American Oil needs is in need of change and with bush opening up offshore drilling it is time that we conservatives take a page from the left wing play book and for us to us the judicial system in upholding our laws and open up drilling.

    Why dose the Senate call for investigations on big oil? Because they are trying to transfer the blame off of them by placing the blame on someone else. By placing the blame on the oil companies and keep people from seeing that government is the true problem they are able to offer false hope in an effort to gain more power and money from taxes while eliminating a free market economy in our country and forcing us to send our money to unfriendly Middle Eastern countries.

  2. KC says:

    “But who’s really out of touch? The Bush administration estimates that expanded offshore drilling could increase oil production by 200,000 barrels per day by 2030. We use about 20 million barrels per day, so that would meet about 1% of our demand two decades from now. Meanwhile, efficiency experts say that keeping tires inflated can improve gas mileage by 3%, and regular maintenance can add another 4%. Many drivers already follow their advice, but if everyone else did, we could reduce demand several percentage points immediately. In other words: Obama is right.”

    -TIME 8/5/08
    http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1829354,00.html?xid=feed-yahoo-full-nation

  3. Matt says:

    Oh KC, if you’re going to push one point of an article, you might as well push them all…

    First, the issues I have with the portion you quoted:
    1) Time never mentions a single name for the “efficiency experts” (which by the way bothers me: how do I get a degree in efficiency?)
    2) Keeping tires inflated as compared to what? Empty? 5 psi below? 10?
    3) How much is “many drivers”? How do these experts know who has inflated tires and who doesn’t?
    The vagueries are cause for concern, my friend. If I put forth an argument with that many loopholes, I’d be a politician.

    Let’s move on.

    Time suggests using the CFL’s (new, more efficient lightbulbs). What they fail to mention is that they’re full of mercury, so depending on where you drop one, you’ll need just short of a Haz-mat team to clean it up. And didn’t we just have a freakout over getting the mercury out of the lakes and streams? How is introducing more mercury into our daily life going to solve that problem?

    Continuing on.

    Time suggests I stop my car from idling (I’m open to suggestions there), buy a hybrid (with my $1,000 Obama check I’m sure), or eat less meat (no pressure from PETA there I bet…). Why don’t I just sell my car and go live in the woods? That would remove my dependence on oil while at the same time saving the planet!

  4. kennywest says:

    McCain just makes me think about getting old.

  5. Matt says:

    Gas prices fall for 20th day:

    http://money.cnn.com/2008/08/06/news/economy/fuel/index.htm

    Gas prices have fallen everyday since July 16th. Bush announced the removal of his executive ban on July 14th. Tell me again how removing the Congressional ban isn’t going to do anything…

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