Obama & the Wyoming Gov. hatched a 'deal' to keep your fuel prices sky high...
July 2, 2008 7:19am CST
Hello All, Shortly after the Wyoming primary, I read something very troubling. Wy. Governor Freudenthal tied his 'superdelegate' vote to Obama's pledge of ... "... putting the Wyoming Range in western Wyoming off-limits to oil and gas drilling, something Freudenthal would like to see the U.S. Senate approve." (see below for source link) Some might say: Yeah, so what? Well, this troubles me for three distinct, yet equally important reasons. First, the neighboring Dakotas have been working at a feverish pitch to ease our pain at the pump by getting oil from the ground to refineries, then to the fueling stations. The end result is that folks in the Dakotas are 'doing the happy dance' as their bank accounts grow; because small to medium sized oil companies are paying them big-time for the oil being extracted from their lands. Yet, Wyoming also has crude reserves, yet Fruedenthal and Obama have worked out a deal to keep that oil under ground, in lieu of the pursuit of alternative energy -- WHILE YOU AND I ARE PAYING BETWEEN $4-$5 FOR A GALLON OF GASOLINE/DIESEL. And, just wait until winter heating season rolls around! Second, because this is 'old style' politics. 'You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.' 'If you want my superdelegate vote, then you have to do my bidding'. This is a glaring contradiction to Senator Obama's message of "Hope" and "Change". Instead, it screams of politics as usual, and the perpetuation of back-room deals for political expediency and personal gain. And third, because the media has since then 'cleansed' or 'sanitized' the Wyoming governors statement about 'tieing his superdelegate vote' to a agendized promise. This is where the story gets really interesting! Right after the WY. primary, I read about this 'promise for the superdelegate vote. I tucked it into the back of my mind -- though, I didn't copy the news stories to my hard drive. Then the other day, when I wanted to post the news, I found link after link, internet page after page, that had been either nullified ("This page is no longer available"), or 'sanitized' versions of the story. Those sanitized versions omitted the mention of the 'favor for a promise' deal between Sen. Obama and Gov. Freudenthal. Below is a condensed version of the omission/cleansing paper trail. ____________________________________________________________ One of many deleted stories: [i]"MEAD GRUVER | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 Wyoming governor endorses Obama Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal (FREE'-den-thawl) says he will support Barack Obama for president. Read Full Article » Sorry, the page you requested was not found. The story or page you were trying to access may have expired."[/i] www.salon.com/wires/ap/2008/04/02/D8VPQV801_obama_endor... ____________________________________________________________ One of many 'sanitized' versions of the story: [i]"· Track the region's political pulse at PoliticsWest.com. Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal today endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president, saying he is the best choice "for the Democratic Party, and this country." Freudenthal, a Democrat in a state that is largely Republican, said Obama can move the country beyond "the vicious partisanship that characterizes" politics and policy-making in Washington, D.C. http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_8782942[/i] _____________________________________________________________ Another 'sanitized', yet still condemning story: [i]"Governor Freudenthal has shown the pundits and the talking heads that there isn't anyplace in this country where Democrats can't win if we bring people together and focus on the issues that matter to them," Senator Obama said. "I look forward to working with Dave to deliver the kind of change that folks in the West are looking for: making health care affordable, providing a world-class education for every child, and investing in a clean energy future to create jobs, protect the environment, and wean this country off of foreign oil." http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/stateupdates/gGBXpP[/i] _____________________________________________________________ And now, here's the kicker: The last bastion of truth on this matter surprisingly comes from "The Daily Kos". "...The governor also said Obama gave him an honest answer about putting the Wyoming Range in western Wyoming off-limits to oil and gas drilling, something Freudenthal would like to see the U.S. Senate approve.". Wyoming Governor Endorses Obama by icebergslim Wed Apr 02, 2008 at 09:08:47 AM PDT http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/4/2/12742/46439/296/488891 _____________________________________________________________ [b]My questions to you are: 1. What say you about Gov. Freudenthal tying his 'superdelegate' vote to a promise to keep oil extraction out of the Wyoming range? 2. What say you about Freudenthal and Obama hatching a 'deal' to keep Wyoming crude off-limits -- as we suffer the pains of this energy crisis? 3. What are your thoughts about my experiences in finding this story unavailable or 'sanitized' just two months after the Wyoming primary? Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to this discussion. I look forward to reading your responses![/b]
• United States
2 Jul 08
LadyLuna, First let me answer your questions and then I have a couple comments of my own. First on question 1 the DNC instigated this very type of primary by coming up with the "stupid-delegate" system in the first place. It is the only politics that they know so why would it surprise anyone that a whole lot of "palm-greasing" has transpired? As for #2; it has been my opinion throughout the entire primary season that Barack Obama absolutely does not have the best interests of America in mind! He couldn't possibly and say and do some of the things he does! So, again, this doesn't surprise me! Now the third part is where we get into some of my experiences on the net in doing research for some of my discussions here on MyLot! I HAVE bookmarked several articles and website pages that have been "scrubbed" cleaner than a whistle from the time I bookmarked them and the time I tried to access them again! What does Obama have working for him, a complete geek squad that includes hackers that can scrub other peoples articles? The definite attempt to whitewash his campaign is a good indicator that he has an imense closet of skeletons to hide and hopefully McCains campaign can uncover enough to keep Obama out of the Whitehouse!
• United States
2 Jul 08
Hello Sir Rodney, Ah yes, the super delegates; a folly from the outset! Thank you for the corroboration on the 'scrubbing' issue. I will admit that I was stunned to see such a transformation in reporting. I would have to imagine that the reporters who originally penned the stories were fit to be tied!
• United States
2 Jul 08
Thank you for demonstrating that the 'memory hole' of "1984" infamey in the novel by George Orwell is with us and operating full tilt today. Anyone who has read that book and your post can see where the current path the USA is on takes us.
• United States
2 Jul 08
Hello Clrumfelt, Thanks for taking the time to read this long discussion. I'm concerned that we won't know who is being 'bought' because the media seems to have lost its objectivity. The overt measures to protect Sen. Obama and the Wyoming Governor are very, very troubling!
2 Jul 08
This is pure Republican Politics-and I know these authors are members of the inner core of the McCain Campaign-If Bush could not bring down the oil prices, what miracles can obama do over night? But having said this, if you asked him questions, directly, he will shame you with a response that obviously will suggest, he could even improve the bad situation! that is politics my friend-dont gleefully go along with the perception!