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  •  We need (4+ / 0-)
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    SaraBeth, Downpuppy, tuckerm, smash artist

    freaking solutions.  Americans don't want to be lectured at by politicians,  They want to know that their president is willing to offer solutions.  That's why this is a brilliant strategy.  I love it.  

    •  It is an ignorant strategy. See below. (1+ / 0-)
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      Another day, another devalued Dollar. -6.00, -6.21

      by funluvn1 on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 09:42:30 AM PDT

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    •  except its not a solution (0+ / 0-)

      it will build up Big Oil profits and have no real effect at the pump for consumers

      •  Good Lord, please read about the compromise bill (0+ / 0-)

        Limited offshore drilling is only one component.  It also includes many proposals that Obama--and probably most of us--supports.  

        No day but today--Obama '08

        by someotherguy86 on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 10:36:24 AM PDT

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        •  I've read about it (0+ / 0-)

          As I have said in other posts, I don't think this is a major flip flop.  I do think it's disappointing and I am not sure how much it will help him versus if he continued to push real solutions.  OCS drilling is not a real solution, which is the point my post was trying to make.

          •  and he agrees (0+ / 0-)

            "Like all compromises, it also includes steps that I haven't always supported," he said. "I remain skeptical that new offshore drilling will bring down gas prices in the short-term or significantly reduce our oil dependence in the long-term, though I do welcome the establishment of a process that will allow us to make future drilling decisions based on science and fact."

            He is continuing to push real solutions since this bill does that too.

            The essence of the Liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held... -Bertrand Russell

            by glynis on Sat Aug 02, 2008 at 11:34:12 AM PDT

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