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January 26, 2012 06:22 PM UTC

Because Colorado Makes Obama Look Good, That's Why

  • by: Colorado Pols

UPDATE: Colorado Independent:

Obama came to Colorado to expand on some of the themes of his State of the Union speech Tuesday, notably his proposals to create energy independence.

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a plan for what he calls an America Built to Last, emphasizing his desire to develop every available source of American energy. He said this includes production of oil and natural gas resources. “Today, American oil production is at the highest level in eight years and last year we relied less on foreign oil than in any of the past 16 years,” he said Tuesday night and again Thursday…

Obama used his Western swing to unveil what he called his Plan to Advance Safe Production of Oil and Gas Resources To Create Jobs, Enhance Energy Security, and Cut Pollution.

The plan includes the sale of new oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico. In his State of the Union Address, he directed the Department of Interior to finalize a national offshore energy plan that makes 75% of the country’s potential offshore resources available for development by opening new areas for drilling in the Gulf and Alaska. On Thursday, he announced that the Department of Interior will hold a new lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico to make approximately 38 million acres available, with the goal of producing one billion barrels of oil and 4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas…

“So this morning I was in Nevada talking about how natural gas is an enormous energy source for the United States. We are the Saudi Arabia of… natural gas. We’ve just got to develop it, and if we do it effectively, then we’re going to create jobs and it’s going to power trucks that are cleaner and cheaper and factories that are cleaner and cheaper.”


FOX 31’s Eli Stokols:

Part of a five-state swing following his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, Obama is looking to build broad support for his energy policies in a state that’s already demonstrated that environmentalists and oil and gas companies can find common ground.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has heralded last year’s new rules forcing oil and gas companies to disclose more of the chemicals in the fluids they use in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, as proof of a solution-oriented pragmatism unique to Colorado.

Obama is likely to echo Hickenlooper’s view on Thursday, while outlining a blueprint to maximize America’s energy resources that borrows much from Hickenlooper’s predecessor, Gov. Bill Ritter, who used his four years in office to build what he called a “New Energy Economy.”

We’ll be updating throughout the day with coverage of President Barack Obama’s visit. Coming to Colorado to celebrate our demonstrable energy success stories will be a lot more fun for the President than he reportedly had down in Arizona with Gov. Jan Brewer, who was kind of frosty.

We’re just nicer people in general.


8 thoughts on “Because Colorado Makes Obama Look Good, That’s Why

      1. She was terse or rude to the President because she says that she felt like he was lecturing her as if a college professor to a less well informed student when they met at the White House a while back.

        Obama: Editor Harvard Law Review, Constitutional Lecturer University of Chicago

        Brewer: Glendale Community College, radiologic tech

        Any meeting between of the two of them is likely to feel like he’s a college professor and she is less well informed.  He is, she is.  

        In 2008, we didn’t elect Joe-sixpack. that was 2000.  She ought to stand up and be proud – she’s the Governor of Arizona.   But she also ought to respect the office of the Presidency and the current occupant.  He’s the President of the United States.

  1. Just received this from ….

    Did you notice something missing from President Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday?

    President Obama forgot to mention his biggest “accomplishments”: sticking the American people with liberal policies, like ObamaCare and the $814 billion dollar Stimulus, that destroy jobs, pile up debt, burden our small businesses with runaway regulations, and focus on redistributing wealth rather than make our entire economy stronger.

    Blake, I hope you saw our “Obama Forgets” effort last week-a critical initiative that put the spotlight on President Obama’s record, and drew focus to the failed liberal policy agenda he seems to “forget” whenever he’s giving yet another speech.

    President Obama knows the only way to save face and gain support is by making sure Americans also “forget” about the policies during his three failed years as President.

    1. Perhaps those weren’t in his SOTU address because there didn’t happen this year.

      AFP’s going to have to do better than that if they hope to reach anyone aside from the idiots who believe these outright lies every day of the year anyway.

    2. – Mormonsim is a cult, that was recently overtly racist and polygamous

      – President Bush committed America to an unnecessary and unfunded war in Iraq.

      – There are 21million additional insured because of Obamacare

      – The Patriots are going to win

      – Most Arizona governors have been indicted or convicted

      – He was born in Hawaii, after statehood. None of the current GOPT candidates have produced their long form birth certificate.

      – More illegal immigrants have been exported since January 2009 than in the 6 years prior.

      – More American jobs have been created since 2009 than were created 2001-2009, Not as many as were lost in the prior 8 years, but more created.

      – Iran does not have nukes.

      – Since 2009, tax rates are lower for all working Americans

      – the housing bubble and all that went with it were caused before he got there.

      – The Cubs are not going all the way this year (He’s a White Sox fan.)

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