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WashPost: Obama Goes Offshore

Author: Howard Kurtz
April 1, 2010


Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post presents a round-up of views on Obama's recent reversal of the ban on offshore drilling.

A constant Republican refrain during the endless health-care debate was that Barack Obama wouldn't accept any of their ideas.

That wasn't precisely true, but the end result was such an overwhelmingly Democratic product with exclusively Democratic support that it made a great talking point.

But now the president has done just what leading GOPers have long demanded by giving the green light for offshore oil drilling.

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