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As Obama Tours The Coast…

June 14, 2010
tags: Haley Barbour, Barack Obama, cap and trade, oil spill, Organizing for America
by Brett

As I noted earlier, President Obama is down in the Gulf this week which includes a meeting with Gov. Haley Barbour (among others). And while Obama is doing that, his campaign arm (Organizing for America), sent out an email blast hoping to convince people that the oil spill is reason we need cap-and-trade.

Here is the text of their appeal:

We are working to hold BP accountable for the damage to the lands and the livelihoods of the Gulf Coast, and we are taking strong precautions to make certain a spill like this never happens again.

But our work will not end with this crisis. That’s one of the reasons why last week I invited lawmakers from both parties to join me at the White House to discuss what it will take to move forward on legislation to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change, and end our dependence on foreign oil.

Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world’s oil, but have less than two percent of the world’s oil reserves. Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month — including many in dangerous and unstable regions. In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I am asking for your help.

Please stand with me today in backing clean energy. Adding your name will help Organizing for America create a powerful, public display of support for making this change happen.

The email was sent by ‘President Barack Obama.’ While I doubt Barbour and Obama will discuss cap-and-trade, yesterday Barbour stated that he will tell Obama the administration’s drilling moratorium would be a job-killer for Mississippi and just add insult to an already very large injury.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Princess Sophia permalink
    June 14, 2010 3:53 pm

    I’ve had enough of change and all of the other Saul Alinskyisms.

  2. Tea Party Leader II permalink
    June 14, 2010 10:23 pm

    I hope that Barbour stand firm on objecting to the moratorium on drilling. Obama is pushing things too far. Obama says he is taking strong precautions to prevent this from happening again – wonder just what he has in mind? Maybe he plans his own divine intervention. What a moran. Barbour’s appearance on TV on Sunday shows just how much knowledge and understanding he has on the crisis and he presents himself well. He makes Mississippi proud – we need more like him.

    • June 14, 2010 10:28 pm

      I am 100% certain Barbour will stand firm in his objection to the moratorium.

    • Nochilders permalink
      June 14, 2010 10:29 pm

      How many more years does Barbour have before you call him a career politician?

      • Tea Party Leader II permalink
        June 15, 2010 7:12 am

        Barbour is a career politician – a good one. He is working hard for Mississippi not retired in his job like many of the career politicians. He has not lost track of reality which often happens when a politician has been in office for a long time. He is actively accomplishing things. Some career politicians do just about enough to stay out of trouble and care more about staying in their position than doing what is right for their constituents. I can think of at least three who fit that description right away.

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