Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Presidential Election 2012 - #4302 -'You Want Me to Answer? Heated Confrontation Erupts After Obama Interrupts Romney on Oil Drilling - The Blaze (2) Debate Night: President Defends Energy Record, Weeks After Interior Bans Drilling on 11.5 Million acres of 'Petroleum Reserve' - The Blaze (3) Luntz Focus Group of Mostly Former Obama Voters Switch to Romney - Real Clear Politics



You Want Me to Answer? Heated Confrontation Erupts After Obama Interrupts Romney on Oil Drilling - The Blaze - It didn’t take long for tonight’s presidential debate to get heated. In a surprisingly-intense moment, President Barack Obama rose out of his chair and confronted Romney on stage. The subject of the argument? Energy policy. The moment commenced while Romney was making allegations about the Obama administration’s handling of energy permits on public lands (he claimed they had decreased by 50 percent). The president, who was initially sitting on his chair and listening to Romney, interrupted and claimed that the GOP candidate’s allegations weren’t true. Then, he stood up and confronted him. Rather than ignoring Obama and continuing his answer, Romney turned to the president and began questioning his assertion that his administration didn’t cut permits by 50 percent. When Obama attempted to answer without giving a specific percentage, Romney pushed him incessantly on the issue. Newsday described the heated face-off as follows: “Romney, taking his turn, accuses Obama of cutting permits for energy resources. Obama interrupts him and the two get into their most direct confrontation yet. Both standing up, sharing the stage.”  Read more.......


Debate Night: President Defends Energy Record Weeks After Interior Bans Drilling on 11.5 Million Acres of 'Petroleum Reserve' -  The Blaze - President Barack Obama during Tuesday’s presidential debate claimed that his administration has taken an even-handed approach to both tradition fuel sources (i.e. coal and oil) and “green” energy. While many Blaze readers are familiar with the president’s most recent, uh, “successes” in clean energy, how many know about his administration’s most recent drilling ban? In case you missed it, the U.S. Department of the Interior in August made the decision to close off from drilling “nearly half of the 23.5 million acre National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska,” according to the Wall Street Journal, which would seem to fly in the face of the president’s oft-repeated claim that his administration is fostering some sort of oil boom. The area is called the National Petroleum Reserve because in 1976 Congress designated it as a strategic oil and natural gas stockpile to meet the ‘energy needs of the nation,’” the report adds. “Alaska favors exploration in nearly the entire reserve. The feds had been reviewing four potential development plans, and the state of Alaska had strongly objected to the most restrictive of the four. Sure enough, that was the plan Interior chose,” the report adds.  Read more.......

Luntz Focus Group of Mostly Former Obama Voters Switch to Romney - Real Clear Politics - A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney. "Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said. "Confident and realistic," said another. "Presidential," another told Luntz. "Enthusiastic," another reacted. "Our next president," one man said. "Dynamo, winner," said one more.  See Video.......

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