Obama supports offshore drilling. In Brazil.
More than supports it, actually. He's investing in it. From the NYPost:
A Republican Senator from Louisiana has an interesting question for the Obama administration : Why are you financing offshore drilling in Brazil if there's a permitorium at home? David Vitter wants the administration -- specifically the Export-Import Bank -- to explain how and how much the US has benefitted from a $2 billion loan we gave Brazil for offshore drilling. “I am sure you can understand the frustration Louisianans have with a $2 billion loan to produce energy offshore Brazil,” Vitter wrote to [Export-Import Presient Fred] Hochberg – especially given the “ongoing de facto moratorium” on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
It's more tin-ear politics, of course, from this president. But it's also a disturbing confirmation of his sorry world view. From Investor's Business Daily:
Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska's continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:
"We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you're ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers."
We're energy "customers," according to this president. Never, ever energy "producers." In Obama world, America is incapable of producing and inventing and expanding and leading. In Obama world, America is over. He's President Kevorkian, here to slip some clear liquid into our IV tube and send the country into a deep sleep. "It's for the best," he tells us. "Your time is over."
I want a second opinion.