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.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.
“And that is another example of how they are economically out of touch,” she said.
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?