Self-contradiction glares in Obama's speech on energy

03/05/2012
Even the audience President Barack Obama hoped to manipulate with his Feb. 23 energy speech can recognize self-contradiction. Obama must have assumed that most people hearing his speech at the University of Miami will accept his premises and believe whatever he says about energy. There, he's on solid ground. Many Americans, for example, don't yet appreciate the huge supply of oil and gas presenting itself from development of unconventional reservoirs. So they might accept as standard wisdom Obama's subpresidential and increasingly questionable jeer that, "Anybody who tells you that we can drill our way out of this problem doesn't know what they're talking about or just isn't telling ...
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