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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Bush Leaves Pelosi With Few Options


Democrats, lead by friend of Big Tuna Nancy Pelosi, have found themselves out maneuvered once again by the “boy president,” and it is hard to imagine a counter strategy that would not anger far-left supporters and moneyman George Soros. Pelosi and Reid have claimed the increasingly untenable position of the radical environmentalists and America-haters by adamantly refusing to consider proposals to increase production of known U.S. oil and natural gas reserves such as those in ANWR, the Destin Dome in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Florida panhandle and the abundant oil and natural gas in several Rocky Mountain states.

The Democrats’ position on new drilling is a political albatross that is certainly going to have its effects come November and in a bold (and perhaps brilliant) move President Bush yesterday again called upon Congress to end restrictions on drilling for new oil, chastising Democrats for not allowing a vote in the House prior to the August recess.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush chastised Democrats on Saturday for refusing to allow a vote on whether to lift the federal ban on offshore oil drilling before lawmakers departed for their summer recess.

‘To reduce pressure on prices, we need to increase the supply of oil, especially oil produced here at home,’ Bush said in his weekly radio address. It was the fourth time this week that he has called for Congress to end the drilling restrictions off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

‘But the leaders of the Democratic Congress have refused to allow a vote’ on whether the drilling moratoriums should be lifted, Bush complained.
(My Way News)

By so doing, Pelosi and Company are put in the win-less position of either continuing to resist efforts to increase American oil production, and thus lower fuel costs, as it surely will in both the short term and long term, or (horrors!) concede to the demands of Bush and the minority Republicans. In the latter case Democrats can kiss their base and their major source of money goodbye. In choosing to be obstinate in the face of an obvious remedy and against the sentiment of the majority of Americans, the Democrats (i.e., Pelosi and Reid) have secured a position from which retreat is unthinkable and defense is political suicide. Brilliant!


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I though Georgy boy said for years that oil prices were high due to lack of refining capacity. How exactly will more oil mean cheaper gas if we cannot refine it?

Lindsey said...

I agree with Anonymous and besides Bush Sat in the Oval Office and did nothing about this or Global Warming. Guess what Oil prices are dropping without drilling because high prices is forcing conservation,so why risk a spill when we need to ween ourself off fossil fuels and bring down demand,tap the national oil reserve and invest money in new technologies..this is all common sense which the current President has none. I look forward to new President even ifs its McCain and Maybe something..anything even if its wrong will be done. We need a moon shot stragety with this energy problem and I think Obama will bring that to the table.

10ksnooker said...

It's amazing what the left doesn't know about simple supply and demand.

I notice that they still hang on to the thoroughly debunked AGW hypothesis. Soon even the dumbest amongst us will understand "pay more in taxes so government can pretend to control the weather" is a hoax.

 
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