Shocker: Obama Administration Excludes Fossil Fuel Exporters From White House Honors


Sean Hackbarth noticed some rather glaring omissions from list of companies and organizations honored today at the White House for increasing American exports.

The administration honored 41 companies and organizations today at the White House for their contributions to increasing American exports.

After looking at the list of honorees, I see no fossil fuel exporters on the list. That’s odd because in 2011, petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, etc.) were the top American export at $88 billion.

Coal exports have also shot up. The Associated Press found that they “topped 107 million tons of fuel worth $16 billion in 2011,” and they’ve doubled since 2006.

Surely there has to be at least one fossil fuel-exporting company that deserves to be honored.

But this is how the Obama administration sees things. They’re all for industry and commerce as long as it’s the right sort of government-approved industry and commerce.

The fossil fuel energy industry is one of the few bright spots in America’s stagnant economy. That’s worth honoring, but unfortunately it doesn’t fit the President’s political narrative.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Bat One

    Reward your friends… persecute your enemies… and stick the taxpayers with the bill.  Its the Chicago way!

    • Rob


    • $8194357

      He would rather fight with the BIRTHERS than “run on his record”…..


      Wouldn’t Obama Rather Talk About Birth Than the Economy?

      Posted on May 18, 2012
      by Conservative Byte

      It’s accepted that he was born in Hawaii.
      So the question is, how did this happen?

      And that’s what a lot of people are trying to figure out. Why in the world would the blurb say he was born in Kenya when he wasn’t? There has to be a reason for this. You know what I think it is? The same thing Elizabeth Warren’s trying to do.

      I think this is why we’re not seeing grade transcripts. I think there’s a whole lot of affirmative action going on here with Obama. I don’t think they want us to see the courses that he took. Not so much what his grades were, but I don’t think they want us to see the courses the guy took. They don’t want us to see what he wrote. They don’t want us to see what courses he took.

      It’s not so much the grades, but this business of saying and telling his literary agent — ’cause this was up for years, it was not just up for a short period of time.

      It’s just an effort to make himself sound more exotic. And what it really indicates is that the guy will lie. He will exaggerate.

      It’s like Ed Klein in the book The Amateur.

      One of the things Obama says to Jeremiah Wright is, (imitating Obama)

      “Well, your problem, Reverend, is you have to tell the truth. As a politician, I don’t have to tell the truth.”

      Roger Simon, who blog posts at Pajamas Media, PJ Media, has a theory that — and I actually read the theory. I found it on PowerLine so I’m getting this thirdhand, but Simon’s theory is that Obama had an “incentive to pass himself off as African, rather than merely African-American.

      Perhaps the explanation goes back to his college and law school days, which remain weirdly shrouded in mystery, deemed off-limits by liberal reporters and editors.

      Perhaps Obama took advantage of a scholarship — or, I would add, an affirmative action opportunity –” see, that’s what I think, “–
      that was available only to those born in Africa.”
      so he had to say he was born in Africa because so much of what he got, admissions to school and who knows what else, was

      based on the fact that he told ‘em he was from Africa, not just African-American,

      but that he was an African. If you’re Barack Obama, wouldn’t you rather have people asking where you were born than what you’re planning to do to fix the economy?

      Wouldn’t you rather people get all absorbed and sidetracked on some blurb in a literary pitch years and years ago? I can see Obama and his boys sitting in the White House saying, “You know, let’s have some fun with the birthers. Let’s go ahead and release this thing. This will keep them occupied the rest of the week and all the way through the weekend, and that’s two or three more days we bought where they’re not talking about how bad we’re doing on the economy.”

      End quote

      Floatin ballons for side shows again…
      Clintons were great at this and Barry has alot of Clintonistas
      in his corner.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Being excluded from THIS whitehouse under THIS administration would be an honor

  • slackwarerobert

    He just doesn’t like their companies because they ship black things out of the country.
    Figures he is next in Jan.

  • jdmeth

    Yes, let’s export even more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. We don’t need that stuff here.

  • Capn


  • bobby

    coal export is pretty sweet. We send therm and more importantly met coal to china. plenty of willing buyers and aus can’t meet demand. Interesting point, epa regs requiring scrubbers have made viable illinois coal mining. As any energy advocate would know, illinois coal is high sulfur. the epa is engaged in dirty chicago politricks.