Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Obama's Bogus Oil Production Claim

On more than one occasion, I have heard Democrats defend Obama's oil policy by saying production has increased under his presidency. In fact, in March, Obama, himself, deceptively tried to take credit for the current increased domestic production of oil by saying that, in 2010, U.S. oil production was at the highest level in seven years (Click here to See Story: Energy Policy Defended as Gasoline Prices Rise). Of course, the "inference" is that it was all due to his oil policies.

The only problem with this "deception" is that it takes 7 to 10 years to get a lease and EPA approval, explore, drill, and finally bring a well to production and distribution: and, in 2010, Obama had only been in office for 2 years. It just seems that, when Obama isn't trying to blame George W. Bush for something, he's busily trying to take the credit for any of Bush's successes.

For those who always seem to "believe" what Obama is saying, they should remember: A deception (or lie) is only a deception when you ignore the truth and allow it to be so. All too often Democrats try to apply the root of all propaganda as was once expressed by that famed Nazi propagandist, Joseph Goebbels: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, the people will eventually come to believe in it."

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