Thursday, February 23, 2012

Yes it is, Ms. Wasserman. Yes it is.

After the tragic head injury, she was unable to resume her former career as a Denny's manager. So they made her DNC Chair - uh - person?

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Thursday that GOP White House hopefuls will do nothing to help consumers at the gasoline pump.
Well, You're quite right about that, for a couple of reasons. First none of them are in a position to do anything to help "consumers" (GAD, how I hate that word) at the pump or anywhere else. Also, even if they were they'd have no incentive to do so, because they want your guy to fail and improve their chances of replacing him. Duh.

Just like you want them to fail.
“The Republican field, like Mitt Romney, thinks that we just need to remain tethered and dependent on foreign oil because all they would do is more and more drilling, which is a very shortsighted approach and it would do nothing to prevent people who are struggling to put $80 into their gas tanks to be able to make sure that that’s more affordable,” Wasserman Schultz said on MSNBC.

“And that is another example of how they are economically out of touch,” she said.
This statement makes no sense. If they want to keep us tethered to foreign oil, they wouldn't want 'more and more drilling.' If they wanted high fuel prices for some reason, they wouldn't want 'more and more drilling.' Somebody's economically out of touch, Ms. Wasserman, and while it may be the republicans I think you can find another example closer to home.

Gas prices are the gift that keeps on giving, in terms of political power, and republicans always want more drilling except when they're in power. On the other hand, While I abhor their hypocrisy on the "foreign oil" issue I've never heard a republican president call for more algae-based motor fuel. So on that score, at least, the repubs are ahead on points. Drilling more holes in the ground and pumping crude oil out of them is a strategy known to succeed in producing more petroleum-based fuels. Greater supply has occasionally been known to lower price.

That doesn't make the 'lesser evil' not-evil, but it does mean that - on this subject, at least - they are not proven as dumb as you guys.

The only question is, since they claim to know it, why don't they ever do anything about it when they're in power?

1 comment:

MamaLiberty said...

Actually, the "US" as a government does not import or produce any petroleum products, to the best of my knowledge.

The regulations, taxes and so forth do drive the process a great deal, as does the international price. Right now, the US gasoline producers are actually exporting gasoline, in significant quantities, to people elsewhere who are happy to pay even higher prices than US folks. They import oil because they are not allowed to produce enough of it here.

Amazing how that works.