Obama: (Snake) Oil Salesman

There are three certainties in life: Death, taxes, and democrats playing to the lowest common denominator:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday criticized a Republican proposal to lift a ban on oil drilling off the Florida coast, saying it would take at least 10 years for that to offer motorists relief at the pump.

Instead, Obama called for short-term tax breaks — paid for by oil companies — and long-term investment in alternative fuels to “reduce our dependence on foreign oil for good,” he said.

This is either real-world naive and economically retarded, or just good, old fashioned demagoguery. My guess is the worst of all possible choices: “All of the above.”

Barack Obama doesn’t want to drill domestically, because he wants us to believe that raising taxes on a particular business will make the price of their product drop. Hey, it’s just basic economics… for people with an I.Q. in the low 40’s.

Tax increases will make something cheaper just after the donkeys fly, the sun rises in the west and Amy Winehouse graces the cover of Good Housekeeping.

Simply put, here’s what Obama wants people to believe: We can tax oil companies billions of dollars per year, give some of that to taxpayers to use for gas, and the price of gas will be the same it was before, thereby saving people money on gas.

Once oil companies do what economic professors or anybody who lives with their eyes open and brains on refer to as “passing the added expense on to consumers,” and government does their usual mafia-esque light-skim of the windfall (three-quarters off the top for a new road named after Robert Byrd) there might be enough left for us to each buy a half gallon of gas — gas that will, incidentally, cost a dollar more per gallon than it did before Obama made it cheaper.

The only domestic area Barack Obama is interested in drilling is our wallets.

By the way, this photo of Obama playing “pretend president” complete with his own version of a presidential seal is worth a thousand words. It reminds me of JFK, Jr. peeking out from under his father’s desk in the Oval Office — the only difference being that, at age three, John-John was more qualified to be president:


I’m surprised Barack’s people didn’t use my idea for his seal: A picture of Obama, clutching olive branches in one hand and a copy of Das Kapital in the other, walking across the Potomac River on his way to be inaugurated.

Update: Is the fawning MSM’s nauseating political fellation of Obama coming to a premature end? Could be.

Author: Doug Powers

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