Today, President Obama rolled out new plans for an expansion of offshore oil drilling, but also pushed Congress to move forward on comprehensive climate legislation, noting that "drilling alone cannot come close to meeting our long-term energy needs, and that for the sake of the planet and our energy independence, we need to begin the transition to cleaner fuels now."
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Republicans have been pushing for the President to open up offshore drilling for a while now, even adapting "drill baby, drill" as their veritable climate legislation slogan. Obama's new plan, which Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton describes as "'drill where it's responsible," puts GOPers in the awkward position of basically agreeing with something the President has proposed.
Here's a roundup of Republican reactions to the announcement...