The Daily Show – 8 Presidents Say Get off Oil

Posted: June 18th, 2010 by: h2

You know, history is becoming tragic. Jon Stewart really nails this one. Especially depressing is the last bit where he shows Nixon as the one who did more of what is now called ‘the liberal agenda’ than we would like to think. When modernity makes Nixon look good, you know things are getting bad in this country.

From the show:

“America is an unstoppable oil-dependency breaking machine – unfortunately, the machine runs on oil”

Presidential timeline of lost promises

June 15, 2010: Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash America’s innovation to seize control of our own destiny. – Barack Obama

Jan. 31, 2006: Move beyond a petroleum-based economy to make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past. – George W. Bush

June 28, 2000: To maximize conservation and maximize the development of alternative sources of energy. – Bill Clinton

Aug. 18, 1988: There is no security for the United States in further dependence on foreign oil. – George H.W. Bush

Feb. 18, 1981: We will continue supportive research leading to development of new technologies and more independence from foreign oil. – Ronald Reagan

July 15, 1979: This intolerable dependence on foreign oil. – Jimmy Carter

Jan. 15, 1975: We will break the back of the energy crisis and we will lay the foundation for our future capacity to meet America’s energy needs from America’s own resources. – Richard Nixon

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