Obama Continues To Tell Shocking Demonstrable Lies: This Time About Oil Production

Here’s the money quote of absolute deceit from our Liar-in-Chief:

We’re actually producing more oil here than ever.”

There’s only one slight problem with that.  It is an absoloute lie, told by a miserable liar without shame.

Here’s a little factoid:  Today we are producing 5.5 million barrels a day.  Compared to 1970, when we produced 9.6 million barrels a day:

In 2010, U.S. oil production reached its highest level since 2003. The United States produced about 5.5 million barrels of oil a day in 2010, according to EIA data.

U.S. oil production peaked in 1970 when the country produced 9.6 million barrels a day.

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Oil production is projected to go down in 2011 and 2012 by about 190,000 barrels per day, EIA says.

That is expected to bring U.S. domestic oil production down from 5.51 million barrels a day in 2010 to 5.40 million barrels a day in 2011 and 5.27 million barrels a day in 2012.

Oh, by the way: In 1970 the U.S. population was 203,392,031; today it is 308,745,538.  So we were producing 43% more oil with more than 100 million fewer people wanting to use it.

So not only is Obama simply lying, but in fact oil production is going DOWN under his administration.

Obama has tried to take credit for the increase in oil production, but that is yet another lie.  The recent increase in production now is the result of oil production coming on line that was set into motion by the Bush administration.

Obama’s Fuzzy Oil Production Math
Bush administration actions have led to gains in supply.
By Amy Harder
Updated: March 17, 2011 | 8:50 p.m.
March 17, 2011 | 1:57 p.m

He doesn’t want to admit it, but President Obama is taking credit for something George W. Bush did.

The White House is touting federal data that shows domestic oil production is at its highest level since 2003. In a blog post last week, Obama’s top climate and energy aide, Heather Zichal, points to Energy Information Administration data that shows oil production from the Outer Continental Shelf (which basically means the Gulf of Mexico) has increased by more than a third between 2008 and 2010.

EIA Administrator Richard Newell says it takes several years for any major federal policy action — such as issuing leases — to affect domestic oil production.

Infographic

Even if one has development drilling going on, there is about a one- to three-year lag between drilling and production that one will see,” Newell said during a break in a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Thursday. “If you’re on a longer term — for example, new leases being issued in an area — you can be on a several-year time frame before you can see a relationship between new leases and production. So there are significant lags.”

While Bush was in office from 2001 to 2009, the oil and gas industry saw many new leases and other expanded drilling opportunities. In March 2010, Obama announced plans to expand offshore drilling, but he retreated in the aftermath of the BP oil spill.

According to EIA’s short-term 2011 outlook, released last week, oil production was significantly higher in 2009 than in the years prior. Obama may have been in office for most of that year, but the oil production numbers are due to action taken before he became president. In 2010, most if not all of the production increase recorded is likely due to action that predates Obama, since Obama didn’t take any major action expanding offshore drilling his first year in office.

Obama, for the official record, has done everything he could to prevent American oil production.  Which is why, while oil production went UP every year Bush was president, it is now going DOWN every year from when Obama’s energy policy begins to take effect.  As the numbers listed above in the previous two articles demonstrate.

Even Bill Clinton has come out and called Obama’s energy policy “ridiculous.”  As reported by Politico:

Bill Clinton: Drilling delays ‘ridiculous’
By DARREN GOODE | 3/11/11 4:55 PM EDT

Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference.

Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited.

But according to multiple people in the room, Clinton, surprisingly, agreed with Bush on many oil and gas issues, including criticism of delays in permitting offshore since last year’s Gulf of Mexico spill.

“Bush said all the things you’d expect him to say” on oil and gas issues, said Jim Noe, senior vice president at Hercules Offshore and executive director of the pro-drilling Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition. But Clinton added, “You’d be surprised to know that I agree with all that,” according to Noe and others in the room.

Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.

“That was the most surprising thing they said,” Noe said.

The two former presidents both generally agreed on the need to get offshore drilling workers back on the job.

Clinton and Bush also agreed on the need for more domestic shale gas production, with Clinton noting that it has been done safely for years in his home state of Arkansas.

With all due respect, Barack Obama is a lying weasel, with no shame and no honor.  We have never seen such a liar in the White House – and I am including Richard Nixon.  We have simply never had such a pathologically dishonest president.

The man is going around on every subject under the sun telling massive, gargantuan lies, knowing that the most ideological media propaganda machine since Joseph Goebbels won’t report the truth.

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4 Responses to “Obama Continues To Tell Shocking Demonstrable Lies: This Time About Oil Production”

  1. dooley adcroft Says:

    You seem pretty confuse. Your saying 5.51 million barrels a day and the chart your using shows 8.34 million barrels a day. You say that there has been a decline during O’bama’s administration, but there was actually a decline during the Bush administration and it’s not reasonable to blame the current President for the consistent trend towards declining production since 1970. I’m not sure if your ignorant or just being deliberately misleading.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    You’re not that dumb, are you, Dooley? Should I just assume from now on that somebody named Dooley is as dumb as the name sounds?

    You tell me “You seem pretty confuse [sic]. Your [sic] saying 5.51 million barrels a day and the chart your [sic] using shows 8.34 million barrels a day.”

    Hey dumbass, I don’t say it; IN BOTH CASES I AM CITING SOURCES.

    Which is to say that YOU’RE (see how you’re supposed to write that, btw?) CONFUSED IN NOT UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN AUTHOR AND AN AUTHOR CITING A FACTUAL SOURCE.

    And different sources often have different ways of measuring the same thing, such that you are consistent when you compare one source with itself (i.e., one source measures the rate decreasing from 9.6 to 5.5 million barrels per day) and another source with ITSELF. Take unemployment; there are AT LEAST SIX different measurements of unemployment (U-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, U-5 and U-6) which result in vastly different numbers. And yet all three measures are accurate in terms of what each is measuring.

    So that’s one. And people who tell me how damn stupid I am when THEY’RE the idiots annoy me to no freaking end. You get your damned facts straight before you come to my house or I will mock you before I throw you out, you deliberately misleading confused ignorant dooley.

    Second, you’re right; there WAS a decline during the Bush administration as well. AND WAS THAT BUSH’S FAULT OR LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS COMING UNGLUED EVERY SINGLE TIME THERE WAS ANY MOVE TO DRILL MORE???

    Is it seriously your contention – which is another way of saying are you so seriously stupid – that you actually claim that Republicans tried to reduce oil drilling while the Democrats were trying to increase it?!?!? Is that what dumbass doolies think?

    Let me educate you a little bit: Here’s what Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said while Bush was president:

    “I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”

    Here’s what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said:

    “The one thing we fail to talk about is those costs that you don’t see on the bottom line. That is coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick; it’s global warming. It’s ruining our country, it’s ruining our world. We’ve got to stop using fossil fuel.”

    Democrats DEMONIZED Republicans every single time they tried to increase drilling or oil production. AND YOU’RE ACTUALLY TRYING TO BLAME BUSH FOR THAT?!?!?!?

    The declining production has been 100% related to DEMOCRATS who have blocked ANY production. In fact, drilling is an example of the abject HYPOCRISY of Democrats. If we try to block Democrats in their ramming through their agenda, we’re “terrorists” and we can “go to hell” and we are “the enemy.” But Democrats block Republicans every damn day and that’s just peachy dandy.

    Again, the Democrats and the Obama administration have EXPLICITLY shut down oil production in the United States and have repeatedly sought to make gasoline more expensive. It is a matter of the factual historical record.

    I wrote up in September of 2008 how Democrats – who had done everything possible to block oil production – were FORCED to relent by the American people in advance of the BUTTKICKING they got for being slime.

    I also wrote about how gas prices went WAY DOWN after Bush ended the drilling moratorium over Democrats whining. And how gas prices have skyrocketed under Obama.

    You’re too damn ignorant to even know you’re too damn ignorant.

  3. dooley adcroft Says:

    Never saw your response until a few minutes ago, just stumbled into your blog again. You responded by making fun of my name. Does that tell you something about me, or about your inability to refute my argue. Then you say you were citing two different sources, when both times you were using EIA data. You go on to contradiction yourself: 1) “Which is why, while oil production went UP every year Bush was president, it is now going DOWN every year from when Obama’s energy policy begins to take effect.” 2) “you’re right; there WAS a decline during the Bush administration as well.” You will soon find that U.S. oil production was up again in 2011, so that means U.S. oil production has increased every year the current President has been in office. I’m not giving him credit, I’m stating a fact. You also wrote: “I also wrote about how gas prices went WAY DOWN after Bush ended the drilling moratorium over Democrats whining.” Which frankly had nothing to do with the decline in prices, rather it was quite obvious to anyone who studies energy markets that this was a response to the significant decline in the economy which began, as you may recall in 2008. Moreover my major point (which you missed entirely) had more to do with the fact that the United States has suffered from a long term decline in production since the early 70s regardless of which party has been in office (a trend which I expect may well continue by the end of Obama’s second term). That’s because the decline has more to do with geology than ideology. Most of the oil in the United States that was easily (and therefore cheaply) producible has been produced. Some increases are achievable but they are generally a response to higher price signals that make this production profitable. I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings by suggesting that you were were ignorant or being deliberately misleading. It was wrong of me, but your response seems to have proven me correct. By the way, weren’t you the Rick Perry supporter, who thought the Texas Governor would get the nomination and also thought that the Republican candidates would never tear each other apart like hungry dogs? How did that work out? Maybe it was one of your compatriots, if so I stand corrected. Have a nice day! :)

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    You responded by making fun of my name. Does that tell you something about me, or about your inability to refute my argue

    Dooley,

    Interestingly, I took a quick glance at my reponse to you: I spent about five words making fun of your name and about 500 tearing your argument – you really should learn basic grammar – to shreds. It’s rather sad that the only part of everything I said you understood was the “dumbass Dooley” stuff. I’m guessing you must get that a lot.

    I’ll keep giving you more until you smarten up.

    Fwiw, I find it rather laughable that you come back to me and bitch more about my contention that Obama has failed us re: energy give the fact that this is THE most expensive month in the HISTORY OF THE NATION for gasoline. And gas prices were higher over the course of last year than they have EVER been in American history. Gasoline prices have very nearly DOUBLED during the three years of this failed presidency. And everyone is admitting that it is going to get WORSE. It frankly amazes me that you come back when there is now so much evidence that Obama has TOTALLY FAILED in any sort of rational energy policy whatsoever.

    Those three documented FACTS prove what I was saying is TRUE. You’re like the embodiment of chutzpah to come back now and pick up this fight you already lost again.

    Immediately upon taking office, Obama canceled the auction of land in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah that had already been approved for sale to energy companies. He has been hostile to domestic energy production from the very getgo. And that hostility to energy is now bearing fruit. EXACTLY as conservatives like me RIGHTLY and CORRECTLY predicted.

    You say:

    Then you say you were citing two different sources, when both times you were using EIA data

    Dumbass Dooley, didn’t I give you an analogy of unemployment and how there are SIX different ways to measure the same thing? Do you NOT know that they are all calucated by the SAME DATA SOURCE??? The Bureau of Labor Statistics spits out ALL SIX measurements, Dooley. By your rather ridiculous argument, BLS can only spit out one number one way, and BLS can’t possibly ever have two different numbers for unemployment. That sounds pretty good other than the fact that it is utterly bogus nonsense. The fact of the matter is that the six different ways of calucating unemployment take account of different values that are all related to employment, such that you can look at unemployment in different ways depending upon which value you emphasize or deemphasize. And I don’t doubt for a second that the sources I cite are doing the exact same thing. Because I have a feeling that EIA can probably look at energy in different ways, too.

    Here’s the thing that most bothers me about your latest comment: you are a trivial quibbler and nothing more.

    You still haven’t bothered to point out what is factually wrong with my article. Rather, you are making the “oil production” about whether Michael Eden said about X and how you interpret Michael Eden.

    Fyi, Michael Eden isn’t producing any oil.

    Fyi, Barack Obama’s policies aren’t producing very much oil, either.

    George Bush tried very hard to increase US domestic oil production. Democrats fought him and attacked him CONSTANTLY:
    Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader:

    “The one thing we fail to talk about is those costs that you don’t see on the bottom line. That is coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick; it’s global warming. It’s ruining our country, it’s ruining our world. We’ve got to stop using fossil fuel.”

    Nancy Pelosi, House Minority leader:

    “I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”

    I hope you ride your bicycle everywhere you go rather than use oil for anything, Dooley.

    Bush was able to get a few things done on oil in spite of the unrelenting attack from Democrats who tried to thwart him at every single turn. Since you mentioned the EIA to me, let me mention what the administrator of EIA said. I simply quote the article that you have been commenting on without saying anything meaningful:

    “EIA Administrator Richard Newell says it takes several years for any major federal policy action — such as issuing leases — to affect domestic oil production.”

    The entire point of my article – which you are apprently too much of a Dooley to comprehend – is that Obama spent the first few years of his administration benefitting from BUSH policy actions to increase US production. While Obama did everything he could to STOP domestic production.

    The Keystone oil pipeline serving as just one very recent example of how Obama has shut down North American oil.

    As for your contention that the US has exhausted its oil, it is amazing that 800 billion barrels in just one onshore site alone is such a trivial amount to you. So I suppose the IER study that concludes America has 1.4 TRILLION barrels of recoverable oil won’t matter much, either.

    Btw, Dooley, yes, I did in fact give my support to Rick Perry. If the man had been able to debate early on and if he’d been able to stick to his economic message, I’m convinced he would have been a strong candidate. Unfortunately, neither turned out to be the case with Perry. I have no idea what you are hallucinating to suggest that I somehow believed that all would be blissful happiness in the GOP fight to nominate a candidate. But I just have one question: what the hell does that have to do with American energy production, and why are you throwing red herring junk like that into your “argument”???? It just strikes me as a very Dooley thing of you to do…

    Lastly, gas prices were soaring under Bush. And Democrats were demonizing Bush for the soaring gas prices. And then Bush did one and only one thing and the price of gasoline in America plunged and never went back up – until fool/failure Obama took over: Bush ended the moratorium on offshore drilling. He did the conservative thing and the exact opposite of the liberal/Obama thing.

    It would work again today. Expect the fool in office now would never do it.

    Which is to say that you are simply wrong.

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