Barack Obama over the years has been very honest about his desire to destroy the coal industry and to use tax-payer money to subsidize green energy companies while punishing the fossil fuel supply chain.
His policies have held true to these statements primarily through his drilling bans on federal lands.
Remember this hammer blow to the Gulf states?
President Barack Obama will not be allowing new drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least seven years, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday. <source>
If you want to read a more full accounting of Obama’s destructive energy policies, see my essay called Inside the (Disgraced) Liberal Mind: Henry Blodget
But Barack Obama is straight-outa the novel 1984, where fascist bureaucrats use lies to proclaim themselves heroes while they are in fact destroyers.
Behold the Obama incarnation of this soul-crushing behavior:
Skyrocketing domestic oil production is really starting to pay off, as oil exports caused government economists to revise economic growth in the second quarter upward by 1.7 percent to 2.5 percent growth.
The Obama administration hailed the news, attributing it to the administration’s policies. <source>
The problem with the administration’s statement, of course, is that it is a bold-faced lie.
Oil production on federal lands was down 31 percent from 2011 levels, while production on state and private lands increased by 15 percent, reports the Energy Information Administration.
So we have a president who actively destroys our energy industry in areas he can impact directly simultaneously taking credit for an energy supply surge on private land, which he otherwise would have sought to destroy if he could have.
This kind of Orwellian rhetoric can only work the extent the American population is mostly distracted and otherwise naively willing to trust a slick hustler like mr. Obama, who is only too happy to use them to advance his fascist central-planning agenda.