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It has to be a misdirection.  It just has to.  “Dear Leader” has not made a single decision for the good the country since his coronation inauguration and now he makes like Michael Steele in “Drill, baby, Drill?”

The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday.

If this is on the up and up I give him full credit (because his base is going to go berserk.)  But I smell a rat.  There going to be a catch to this and we “will have to pass the bill to know what’s in it,” before we find out.  If this goes into a Cap and Trade bill, we damn well better hide our wallets.

Clearly I am not the only one who is worried about this being an Obamascam.  Robert Costa has this:

While the administration may act like it is moving to the political center on energy, Bennett says that “tucked away in the language of its policy are countless actions that make it all the more difficult” for exploration. “Just look at what’s happening in Utah,” he says. “I’m trying to push Secretary Salazar in our direction. He keeps telling us that the administration is interested in natural gas, yet there is always some regulatory or legal hang-up that’s cited to keep anything from moving forward. They’re not serious about this. They want to implement onerous regulations. Same goes for coastal exploration.”

And then Ben Lieberman points out the obvious:

Even if the provisions lead to increased drilling, if they are part of a larger energy plan that contains global-warming measures it will still be bad news for energy prices and the economy. The goal of sound energy policy, after all, should be more affordable and reliable supplies for the American people. New drilling would help do that, but pairing it with “cap and trade” or other global-warming provisions would defeat the purpose — and then some.

Ths is nothing more than a play to get squishy congresscritters to sign off on yet another power grab.  Un fortunately, this one will probably work too.  The result will be even more expensive energy.

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Abuse of Power

I like this phrase.  It’s apt.  and more than half the country believes that the Socialist Democrat Party has done this.

Reaction to Democratic Tactics to Pass Healthcare Reform: Abuse of Power or Appropriate Use of Power?

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”  – Edmund Burke

We have seen pure evil in the eyes and actions of Pelosi and Reid.

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It’s a style thing.  How W treated people and especially our troops.  

Here’s “Dear Leader” and he need to keep a barracude between his Royal heinness and the unwashed.

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And here is W.  

Republican president George W Bush visits U S Troops in South Korea

Is it possible to have a greater contrast in how there two men feel about our soliders?

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Quote of the Day

“I think public-sector unions should be illegal.”

– Glenn (Instapundit) Reynolds

Amen to that, brother.

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HCR= IRS Gowth

Not that you needed another reason to get angry about the SDP’s coup, but 16,500 new IRS agents will be hired to make sure you are paying your Obama-mandated healthcare tax premiums or else.   Don’t you feel so good to be doing your part to reduce not only freedom unemployment as well.

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Not Surprised

Disgusted, yes, but not surprised.

Starting this year, insurance companies will be banned forever from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.” That’s what Obama said.

The fine print differs from the larger political message. If a company sells insurance, it will have to cover pre-existing conditions for children covered by the policy. But it does not have to sell to somebody with a pre-existing condition. And the insurer could increase premiums to cover the additional cost.

If they screwed up something that important, what else did they screw up? Or do you think they deliberately gave the insurance companies that loophole, in which case, the question is what other surprises are tucked away in the 1000s of pages of fine print?

It was inevitable that a bill loaded with bribes and kickbacks would have such a loophole in it.  Althouse is not charitable about the motives.  She thinks it was intentional to set up the insurance companies as a way to move single-payer forward.  At least that is my read. 
The easter eggs keep coming up, don’t they?

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Maybe this is not really all that off the wall

I’m not losing any sleep over the GM scenario and neither is Burgess (I think), but it’s a tasty hypothetical given the left’s basically correct assertion that Commerce Clause jurisprudence lets them do anything their hearts desire. Any legal eagles care to weigh in? If it’s constitutional to impose an insurance mandate, i.e. “you must purchase a product from this industry,” why would it be unconstitutional to refine that to “you must purchase our product from this industry”?

Allahpundit may not be losing sleep over it, but I have to confess this does not help my general paranoia about the SDP’s plans for taking over our Republic.

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