Wednesday, April 04, 2012

More Delusion From Obama

Obama simply must be living in some kind of alternate reality, because his words and actions make no sense whatever in this reality and are, it seems to me, diverging further and further from anything resembling sanity. Liberals accuse the Republican candidates of spouting nonsense, and indeed they do, but they have nothing on Barack Obama.

In saying yesterday that the Supreme Court will uphold his “health care reform” act he went so far as to say that if they did not do so they would be overturning, “a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” The act passed by a vote of 219-212 in the House and barely escaped a filibuster, by a single vote, in the Senate. In what universe does that constitute “a strong majority” of Congress?

And now it turns out that his talk of releasing oil from the Strategic Reserve and saying that “the market has sufficient oil” that removing Iran from the equation would have no effect on prices were not a week apart, he was and is saying both things at the same time; a combination which is orders of magnitude more delusional than either statement alone. It seems that in making the “market adequacy” remark he was factoring in the planned release of oil from the Strategic Reserve.

The amount of oil which can reasonably be released in total from the reserve is equal to about 1% of the amount of oil that Iran ships in one week. To say that we can deprive the market of the ongoing supply of oil from Iran and compensate for that 5% drop in oil flow into the market with a one-time release from the reserve is the babbling of an insane person or a total idiot.

Why does anyone pay any attention to anything this man says?


bruce said...

He'll release the oil, nothing will happen, or get worse, or somesuch, and then he'll blame "outside factors" and "it would have been much worse had I not done it" - of course with no way to actually verify that. Kinda like the decaf stimulus.

Jayhawk said...

Omigod, why didn't I think of that? "It would have been worse if I hadn't done it." That is simply priceless. You win a shiny dime.

momlee said...

Well, to the Supreme Court, it doesn't matter how Congress passed it. It doesn't matter if it is "right" or "wrong". The question that they can, may, and/or should answer is: IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? Most folks seem to miss that little detail.

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