"Drill, Baby, Drill," chanted conservatives at the 2008 Republican convention and at rallies across the country ever since. Now, they claim President Barack Obama's embrace of the idea doesn't quite meet their standards.
Republicans have reacted largely with derision to Obama's announcement to expand offshore drilling Wednesday, declaring that his move -- which adopts a key plank in their energy platform -- is flawed and insufficient.
Among the first to lay into him was none other then House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), who alleged in a statement that the president "continues to defy the will of the American people" by permitting drilling in most -- but not all -- coastal areas.
"It's long past time for this Administration to stop delaying American energy production off all our shores and start listening to the American people who want an 'all of the above' strategy to produce more American energy and create more jobs," added the leading Republican in the House.
Sarah Palin, who took the GOP slogan "Drill, Baby, Drill" to a new prominence, dubbed Obama's decision "Stall, Baby, Stall" in a guest blog for The National Review.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Who Needs A Republican Party When You Have a Democrat Eager to Implement Your Plan?
For those who worry about the future of the two party system as the Tea Party ushers the Republicans into BozoLand, never fear. With a President intent upon occupying the Center-Right while hoping Center-Left, all the Republicans have to do is to continue to move further right with the Tea Partiers, and the former Republican agenda gets appropriated by the former Democrats as they chase westward. By 2012 Obama, himself, will likely be labeling the 2008 Obama a socialist. In the meantime, "Drill, Baby, Drill" becomes a "Democratic" priority as the world melts and the U. S. moves closer to fascism. From Raw Story: