A "flip-flop," is a sudden real or apparent change of policy or opinion by a public official, sometimes while trying to claim that both positions are consistent with each other. Often it will occur during the period prior to or following an election in order to maximize the candidate's popularity.
Flip-Flop on Oil:
Obama sure is good at this, he can do an about face on a policy or opinion without blinking an eye. This president's lack of leadership experience is showing more and more every day. Obama from day one has been touting that America has to move forward with a more greener look at the environment. That is precisely what his cap-and-trade idea is all about.
He has been consistent in moving us away from our dependency of oil, but he is in my opinion forcing us to do it - and that is wrong. But this seems to be his way of thinking. Obama, has always been against drilling for oil, but then all of the sudden he had lightened up a little just before the "2010 oil spill" - which flowed into the Gulf of Mexico for three months. He was going to allow a little more drilling, but after the oil spill occurred he stopped the drilling in the Gulf of Mexico with his drilling moratorium.
Texas-based Seahawk Drilling, the second-largest shallow-water driller operating in the Gulf, announced it had filed for bankruptcy and would be selling its remaining assets to Hercules Offshore. This would be the first off-shore drilling company in the Gulf of Mexico to declare bankruptcy - blaming the government-imposed standstill for a shortage of shallow-water permits following the summer’s massive oil spill. read more »