RUSH: Obama, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know if you know this, is either gonna announce today at the press conference or has announced a ban on all offshore drilling until 2011, including in Alaska, because of what happened here in the Gulf. This banning of future offshore drilling is a lot like the way he’s using financial reform to make sure we never have another recession. He is in fact destroying the industry. He’s going to destroy the financial services industry in order to make sure we never have another recession. So how do you make sure we don’t have another oil spill? You ban drilling. And I just want to remind you, you shouldn’t be surprised. April 1st I said this on this program.
RUSH ARCHIVE: This is a head fake. This is designed to show Obama’s a moderate guy, position him as a moderate, in favor of developing America’s natural resources. It’s an attempt to draw RINOs into a cap-and-tax agreement, and it’s no accident that Obama is going to Maine today to sell the health care bill. Why sell the health care bill? Why after the fact? What’s the big deal? Well, very simple, two names: Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. This offshore drilling, this is designed to mollify swing voters by misleading them again. I think it’s a test of political instinct, a test for the hopelessly gullible. This is just temporary. It’s like the nuclear plants. He’s not going to do it and he’s not going to drill.
RUSH: He’s not going to do it, not going to drill. He announced limited offshore drilling. Now it’s all canceled. Now all future offshore drilling is canceled, including in Alaska. And if you were listening here on April 1st, you knew it, you heard it.