Not only does Smitherman have a Facebook page, but he will put anything on there that panders to his base regardless of accuracy.
Today I saw a poster on his page that said “This person thinks we should stop importing oil from Egypt.” Huh? But when I clicked on the poster it disappeared. I did find this interesting piece of news from Mr. Smitherman:
You might remember that I’m the curious type. I went looking to see exactly how much Egyptian oil we import.
I found this:
I have my glasses on but I can’t see the U.S. on that chart anywhere. Do you?
At the U.S. Energy Information Administration website I found this:
The U.S. has traditionally imported small volumes of crude oil and petroleum products from Egypt, although according to EIA estimates, volumes were reduced last year. In 2011, the U.S. imported 4,000 bbl/d of crude oil from Egypt, down from the previous year’s imports of 7,000 bbl/d. In addition, last year was the first time in over a decade that the U.S. did not import any petroleum products from Egypt.
I didn’t find anything about “this year.” It’s not over yet so I’m pretty sure this year’s information is not available. If it were available, I’m pretty sure it would say zero Egyptian oil imports. Why would we start importing Egyptian oil again with all the domestic oil production and all the craziness in Egypt right now?
Smitherman posts things like this–much worse even–on his Facebook wall all the time. You should click over there and take a look sometime. Don’t miss his photo op at Chic-Fil-A. Way to promote hate there Barry.