Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Obama says "Drill!"

Yesterday, the White House said they were going to begin allowing off-shore oil drilling off the eastern coast, specifically around Virginia.

This is an idea that conservatives should be able to rally behind. Although, I'm sure there will be some that oppose it just because President Obama is for it. It will probably not be a big enough increase in domestic oil production to dramatically decrease our foreign oil dependence. It will, though, create jobs. And that is really what we need now. It might even bring gas prices down slightly.

What is even more truly amazing about this announcement from the White House is that it goes directly against traditional liberal thinking. Most lefties and environmentalists are highly against off-shore drilling because they are afraid that it might disrupt the ecosystems.

I applaud Obama for making this announcement, even if it means going against his own supporters.

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