Would he lie to us?

Next in Line

To ruin your morning: Joe Biden is next in the line of succession

Gee, you wouldn’t think so, but apparently he gave a State of the Union address last night, in which he claimed this:

Obama said early in his address that there is now more “oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world,” for the first time in two decades. “The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working, and today, America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades,” he said.

He cited the increase in natural gas production in the U.S. as one reason for this shift. “If extracted safely, it’s the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change,” he said.

He promised to “cut red tape” to help spur the construction of natural-gas-powered factories and fueling stations for cars and trucks. “My administration will keep working with the industry to sustain production and job growth while strengthening protection of our air, our water, and our communities,” he said.

What the Liar in Chief omitted from that boast about increased production of fossil fuels is that the new production came about entirely on private lands, mostly through (gasp) fracking. Obama doesn’t control private land, yet. On federal land, his policies have cut production at an accelerating pace. As an aside, he made no mention of the Keystone pipeline, except to hint that he’ll keep opposing it.

Here are statistics compiled and published by the United States Government:

Crude Oil: Down 5% between 2011 and 2012 (15% from 2010); natural gas, down 7%, 2011-2012; offshore oil, down 19%, 2011-2012.

Oil production on private land is up 15%,no thanks to, in fact despite of Obama.

I wonder if there were any other untruths uttered in last night’s speech? I didn’t listen, but I read that he vowed to close Guantanamo “right rondo”, which will come as a relief – I remember when the ol’ Debbil Bush promised to shut it down just as soon as he took office and, five years on, he still hadn’t done it. Now that we have a new president, we’ll see justice at last.

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10 responses to “Would he lie to us?

  1. Anonymous

    We watched the whole speech AND the GOP responses AND post-speech analysts on CNN and Fox.

    Obama told many untruths, being called out on the most glaring, that 9 million people are getting healthcare thanks to the ACA. Not exactly. He counted 3m+ of people pooled into Medicaid that might have applied for and gotten Medicaid irrespective of the ACA.

    Megyn Kelly’s show was on right after the GOP response with pollster Frank Luntz who had a live audience of voters across the political spectrum. I think only one person thought the speech had merit and that same percentage were nervous at Obama’s desire to go it alone rather than working with Congress.

    I did not care for the GOP response at all. When will the R’s get it that their opportunity to speak needs to be short, with real options that are opposite of Obama’s policies. Rather we got this woman’s life story. It was as bad if not worse than Obama’s blah blah blah.

  2. Anonymous

    What was up with Michelle’s dress? Recycled Christmas tree.

  3. guest

    We are supposed to believe he will cut red tape? This from the administration which brought us the Obamacare website? Really?

  4. Anon

    This made me chuckle.

  5. another starbucks 4 me

    We would have been better off with foxy Sarah Palin. All those inaccuracies in the state of the union would have been laughable for obvious reasons, not withstanding the fact that an ivy education wasn’t wasted on her. More importantly, I would “never, ever, EVER” have to see his baby’s mama again; after all she did refer to Barack as her “baby’s daddy” on the night he won his Senate seat in 2004.

  6. Your President is so impressive….

  7. To unpack the Obama crap from last night:

    The many “….jobs OUR businesses have created….” Obama hates business. In his single brief time working in the private sector he felt behind enemy lines. But he’s happy to claim credit for business’s hiring. It must taste bitter when he says “OUR”.

    “The question for everyone in this chamber, running through every decision we make this year, is whether we are going to help or hinder this progress.” If Obama had any grace, or political maturity, or tolerance of diversity of views, he would understand that Republicans have different routes to valid goals. Instead, Obama thinks we Republicans INTEND to hinder progress, which is simplistic crap.

    “I’ll act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects.” That won’t include the long-overdue Keystone pipeline.

    The “all the above” energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working. Is that why one industry sees a “war on coal?”

    National Review is perceptive: “The poor are not poor because their employers are too rich. They are poor because they have no employers: In the lowest-earning households, 68.2 percent of the people are unemployed.”