But what would happen if I couldn't? What would happen if this coastline were to look like this?
Now doesn't that look lovely? Well, this is what Sharrontology Obtuse Angle wants for us. No really, Sharrontology wants to deregulate the oil industry even more... Even AFTER news broke of the carnage of the BP oil spill!
QUESTION: You have been in support of onshore drilling in the United States as well as offshore drilling, are you rethinking that policy with what is going on in Louisiana?
ANGLE: No. I think that what happened in Louisiana was an accident. They're cleaning it up. We need to go forward and talk about prevention and not about whether we keep it out all together. We know that lot of the problems that have been caused for us with foreign policy and even with our own gas prices here domestically going up is our dependence upon foreign oil.
We have oil reserves and petroleum reserves that we should tap into. And that's a policy that we really need to look at as a nation. How do we deregulate enough to invite our industries to come back into the United States and quit outsourcing their business?
Really, Ms. Obtuse Angle? Really?
Yeah, that's what I thought. It was the Bush Administration's cult of deregulation and fossil fuel worship that got us into this mess in the first place! And Sharrontology wants MORE of this? Just like her plan to destroy Social Security, Obtuse Angle looks to be recycling the very worst Bush era policies and taking them to the furthest possible extreme.
Never mind that deregulation led to the BP oil disaster. Never mind that offshore drilling isn't as safe as the oil industry claims. Never mind that more offshore drilling does NOT lead to energy independence (further down, I mention what will). Never mind how we're now seeing the impact of drilling gone wild in The Gulf of Mexico, and how we'd be impacted closer to home if a similar drilling disaster were to happen in California if more offshore drilling were is permitted there. Nope, Obtuse Angle just ignores the facts like any good GOoPer would.
This is the same strategy she has on the real crisis we're facing with climate change. So what's Sharrontology's position? Oh, she doesn't believe in it!
Even as weather patterns change. Even as we see more extreme heat and extreme cold. Even as we see more floods, more uber-powerful hurricanes, more epic wildfires, more devastating droughts. Nope, Sharrontology Obtuse Angle doesn't believe in reality.
And worse, she doesn't believe in Nevada. We have so many opportunities in this state with solar, with wind, and with geothermal. But instead of offering any ideas to further our renewable future, Sharrontology wants more "Drill Baby Drill, Spill Baby Spill". Oh, and let's not forget she wants not just nuclear waste, but even nuclear power plants (!!!), at Yucca Mountain.
Let's now sum up what we've learned here. Sharrontology Obtuse Angle wants more unregulated offshore drilling. She wants more dependence on fossil fuel. She doesn't give a sh*t about renewable energy. And she doesn't believe in proven climate science.
Now why would we want that... When we can have this?