Joe Biden’s energy policy doesn’t make a lot of sense. The only way it makes any sense is if you’re trying to kill the American energy industry. He’s been attacking the energy industry since the first day that he came into office.
That’s part of the reason that the price of gas under Biden hit record numbers. Then to pretend he’s addressing that, he’s been artificially trying to keep the price low by draining our Strategic Petroleum Reserve. That puts our national security at risk if there is a true emergency and not just Joe trying to help the Democrats during the election. We could have cheap and reliable energy — indeed we did under President Donald Trump — if Biden just had a sensible policy. But instead, the policy is about limiting our drilling while reaching out to oppressive governments like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela to beg them for oil.
The move, in addition to making no sense, is also — by Biden’s standards — needlessly bad for the environment. We have oil in the United States that would not require international transport to reach the American market, but Biden won’t allow pipelines or drilling to do so.
Instead, he’s allowing drilling in Venezuela that will require a transport across more than 2,000 miles to reach the United States with increased risk to wildlife and water quality along the route than if the oil was drilled, refined, and transported within the United States.
Not to mention that their production is not as clean as the oil produced in this country. So how is that complying with the left’s climate madness? It isn’t. So again, the only conclusion you can make is that the Biden team wants to hurt this country.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) summed up perfectly how bad Biden’s policy has been.
SEN. KENNEDY: “I used to have a beagle named Roger…about half the time he’d come back dragging roadkill that he would hide under my back porch. President Biden’s energy policy looks like something Roger used to keep under my back porch.” pic.twitter.com/3Xz7mqsuwG
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 30, 2022
“I used to have a beagle named Roger, and Roger was a rascal,” Kennedy noted. “About every two weeks, Roger would run off — he’d always come back — but about half the time he’d come back dragging roadkill that he would hide under my back porch,” he explained. “President Biden’s energy policy looks like something Roger used to keep under my back porch.”
“It is a fact that America has the greatest, the strongest, economy in all of human history,” Kennedy continued. “We can’t run it without fossil fuels — not today not tomorrow. It is also a fact that, through reserves and technology, America can produce every drop of oil and natural gas that we need and have extra left over to sell to our friends,” he reminded.
Kennedy said we could produce more than enough for ourselves and our allies, without having to appeal to and put ourselves at the mercy of “countries that hate us [who then] will have more money to buy weapons to try to kill us.” “It’s a moronathon,” Kennedy declared. But Biden has “embraced the woke or berserk wing of the Democrat Party, and woke ideology says we need to get rid of oil and gas in the United States.”
Kennedy added you could get rid of “all oil and gas in America tomorrow” and it wouldn’t make any difference in the world’s temperature because you still have other countries like China doing whatever they want, so it will just harm us and our economy.
“It also adds to inflation, this new policy of the president’s,” Kennedy added. “It results in an increase in the price of oil and natural gas so, when a honeybun costs you $20, you can thank President Biden for that too.”
Kennedy nails that, but good. He is considering a run for governor of Louisiana. If he doesn’t, there are other candidates lining up behind him. But I hope he doesn’t, because we need him in the Senate. We need every conservative we have — and then some — pushing back against Biden and the Democrats as much as we can, if we’re ever going to bring back some sanity.
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