Bruce Bialosky

Again and again, the President attempts to defend his preposterous decisions and policies on the topic of fossil fuels. Let’s face it – he and his green buddies (most of whom are big-time campaign contributors) just don’t like oil and natural gas and want to get rid of them as a fuel source. But now that gasoline prices are going through the roof, largely due to his mismanagement of energy policy and the injection of trillions of dollars of false money into the economy, he’s saying that there is no “silver bullet.” Unfortunately for our disingenuous Mr. Obama, there really is a silver bullet.

After decades of declining domestic oil and gas production, our ingenious scientists have found new ways to extract energy from underground sources. Based on these new methods, we have the largest oil and gas supplies in the world. Yes, folks, that’s correct – the entire world. Regrettably, we have a political class unwilling to address our energy problems. Just think how many jobs would be created, not to mention how quickly our trade deficit would plummet, if we were to produce our own energy for the next hundred years. We have the unique opportunity to actually be energy-independent in the next five to ten years. But our disingenuous President says that there are no silver bullets.

The President continually ridicules Newt Gingrich for talking about $2.50 per gallon gasoline. Obama should be saying that this price is too high. The two states at the forefront of energy development – Alaska and North Dakota – have virtually eliminated state taxes and are giving back money to their residents. Perhaps the President should familiarize himself with the price of gasoline in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. In both countries, gasoline costs less than a dollar per gallon. Development is the key.

Unfortunately, this President still continues to prohibit the transportation of new sources of oil through the Keystone pipeline in order to appease his rich, environmentally-radical friends. He and his cronies maintain that Nebraska halted the line – despite the fact that Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman made it very clear at the beginning of this year that they are ready, willing, and able to move forward on their portion of the project.

Our President has stepped into an issue that has come back to bite him; but, instead of re-thinking his policies, he has jumped in with both feet. Rather than adapt to modern, far-reaching developments in the world of energy, he has doubled down on the antiquated, anti-energy policies of his far-left base. And he calls Republicans anti-Galileo. We can disagree on issues, but Obama has no right to be use disingenuousness as his only defense.

Bruce Bialosky

Bruce Bialosky is the founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition of California and a former Presidential appointee. You can contact Bruce at