Editor’s Note: Daily Caller High is a group of young writers cutting their teeth in the world of political punditry. This week, the authors’ reflect on events of the past few weeks.
Don’t Let One Oil Spill Ruin It All
by Brandon Kiser
The explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and the subsequent massive oil leak is a depressing disaster. Not only were 11 of the workers on the rig killed, but now the Gulf coast is facing a potential and catastrophic spill of oil into important seafood harvesting areas and some of nation’s most fragile ecosystems.
We cannot, however, allow one oil spill to ruin the advances we’ve made in domestic oil production—an important step in being as close as we can get to energy independence. As President Obama himself said, “oil rigs today don’t generally cause spills.” And he’s right, they don’t. When the explosion first occurred, the Coast Guard assumed that the oil deposit wan’t leaking into the Gulf. Presumably because it just doesn’t happen often.
The fact is, we can’t be secure and prosper as a nation as we have been without adapting to the need for oil no matter how large of a “renewable” energy push we take. Sure, we need to invest in renewable energy, but don’t let yourself believe that one spill is a reason to give up on all-of-the-above approach to energy independence.
“O”, a Lie
by Ian Pringle
As I was driving home the other day from school I gave the country channels a break and flipped on WTIC. They were talking about how the Obama Administration was trying to get a feel for the next big “issue”. The two options were immigration reform or financial reform. As I listened to these two guys were discussing which option the GOP was going to roll with. It occurred to me, the administartion already promised the American people a new issue to tackle; JOBS.
Has everyone forgot the State of the Union address? President Obama promised us a jobs bill. “Jobs must be our number one focus in 2010, and that is why I am calling for a new jobs bill tonight. People are out of work. They are hurting. They need our help. And I want a jobs bill on my desk without delay.” Now, despite the fact that the government’s “help” is the reason for our jobs issue, I am still disappointed that Obama has done such a terrible job keeping that promise. After pushing government health-care on a dismayed population, one would think our president would have signed in a 3,000-page jobs bill within the week
Instead Mr. Obama signed in a $17.6 billion jobs bill in March. The bill is hardly the “focus” we were looking for. Oddly, and luckily, it appears that November is looming over the DNC and their plummeting poll numbers. The Regime has done an amazing job at secretly making immigration the hot button issue. In fact if they pushed jobs like they did immigration every American could have a job right now. Like any good liberal, Obama wants amnesty for all 15,000,000 of the illegal aliens in this country and with a voting bloc 15,000,000 strong, it is easy to see why Obama could care less about a silly jobs bill that would only help the legal Americans.