I know sometimes he gets mixed up.
“I was not aware that I had voted no,” he said that day in June 2002,
asking that the record be changed to reflect that he “intended to vote
He is going against his own record again by wanting a crack up on energy speculators
Someone have his handlers remind he voted for Cheney’s bill
Sen. Obama voted for the 2005 Energy Bill, written in secret by Vice President Cheney and the energy lobby. Thomas Friedman referred to the bill as “the sum of all lobbies.” U.S. PIRG noted that the bill’s “heavy tilt toward big oil companies reflects the influence of Exxon Mobil and other oil companies on policy-makers in Washington, DC.”
The Washington Post editorialized that the bill was a “piñata of perks for energy industries.” Indeed, the bill contained $6 billion in subsidies to the oil and gas industry and $12 billion to the nuclear power industry.
Anyway, B0, no need for posturing,, Congress was on this one anyway
As a result, Stupak introduced legislation with the support of two other Democratic Congressmen to close loopholes that allow oil to be traded electronically in unregulated oil markets. The bill would also regulate other methods that Stupak claims oil traders use to avoid federal oversight.