Outside the White House on election night:
The United States possesses the greatest oil and gas reserves in the world. Our oil shale in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming alone has three to five times the oil of Saudi Arabia.
In his second debate with GOP challenger Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama denied the fact that he had reduced oil and gas permits on federal lands by 15% and claimed instead that he had increased oil and gas production in the United States. “Now, I want to build on that,” Obama said. “And that means, yes, we still continue to open up new areas for drilling.”
Barack Obama lied to the American people.
Just days after the President was safely reelected and no longer had to answer to the voters, the Obama Interior Department decreed a rule closing off commercial development of our oil shale reserves on 1.6 million acres of federal land.
Elections have consequences.
The newspaper of the Communist Party USA, People’s World, celebrated the reelection of America’s first socialist president:
Progressives like you worked their hearts out all over America for our people, our country, our president, and progressive Democrats. We fought and beat the tea party, the oligarchs and massive rich, Karl Rove’s strategy, ALEC, the Koch Brothers, and all those who would tear down democracy and destroy the middle class and the labor movement…
The truth for progressives is that we are slowly winning the battle of ideas, future constituents, policies of justice. This election was won with progressive constituencies and a PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.
Of note, the communists no longer call themselves communist or their politics communism or socialism. Instead, communist identity and goals are no longer distinguishable from the current Democratic Party and its leader, President Barack Obama.
Welcome to our brave new world.