You're seriously stretching. "Boost domestic energy production".
No, you are. Assuming that when Obama speaks those words that it translates into increased focus on domestic oil production is pretty darn silly. Who are you trying to convince? You know that's not what he means, and we know that's not what he means. If his intention was to increase oil production, he'd say that he was increasing oil production. Heck. He'd get an immediate 10 point bump in polls and would almost guarantee himself another term in office if he actually clearly promised that.
How many times do we need to point out that the words Obama says don't quite match up to what you claim he's saying
Of course, for actual energy independence, we'd be better off working to convert more things to natural gas and liquefied/gasified coal given that our reserves for either one of those resources (never mind the combined total) dwarf our domestic oil reserves.
He's not focusing on those either. At the risk of explaining something to you which you should presumably already know, when a politician lists a bunch of things together, they often do that specifically so they can conceal the ratio to which those things are part of the agenda. Kinda like when you spout off about "Oil subsidies!" when pressed about how the government is helping to increase oil production, while kinda overlooking that only a tiny fraction of those subsidies go towards anything remotely related to actually increasing oil production. In the same way, it's very telling that Obama doesn't mention increased drilling as part of his energy plan, and kinda lumps in natural gas along with "clean coal", biofuels (a complete waste of time btw), and the even more vague "alternative energy" catchall.
Guess where most of the money actually goes? Not to drilling. And not much to actual natural gas (which also requires drilling, and that's a no-no), and not much to actual coal production. Where does the bulk of his energy money go? Well, it's a couple billion for carbon sequestration. Wont help increase coal production, much less make it cheaper or more available, but he's spending money on it, so that counts, right? And subsidies for inefficient biofuels. And designs for solar plants that his own supporters will almost certainly never allow to be built full scale. And more spending on god knows how many other boondoggle projects which will never be anything other than money funneled into friendly hands. Very very very little of which actually helps to increase any sort of energy production or decrease costs.
But hey! He's all about energy independence, right? I'm not trying to say that "drill baby drill!" is the end-all solution or anything. The issue is much more complex than that. But let's also accept that there is an almost Pavlovian resistance on the left to anything related to oil production in this country and that there are a **** of a lot of barriers (to several forms of energy production btw, not just oil) that the left has put in place to make energy production very expensive. It just doesn't help matters at all when someone like you constantly insists that this just isn't happening and that nothing their "side" is doing is making things more difficult than they could be.
And no. It's not just about Obama either.