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skepticscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 05:10 PM
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39. When Obama justifies possible offshore drilling
by saying things like:

"My interest is in making sure we've got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices"

It really makes me question his leadership capabilities. The man we elect president in difficult times like these can't just keep telling people the fairy tales they want to hear. He needs to tell people the cold, unvarnished truth that fossil fuel prices are NOT going to go down significantly not matter how hard they wish and whine for it, that the era of cheap fossil fuel is over FOREVER, not just for this summer, and that they need to strongly support and participate in energy conservation efforts and policies that will replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, not look for a short-term 50 cent a gallon fix at the pump.

Yeah, I know...he needs to say whatever it takes to get elected, so we just have to grin and bear it...or say everyone keeps saying...but that doesn't mean I have to like it or be optimistic about where we're being led.
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