The Real Reason Why Democrat’s Energy Policy Will Be “Low Emission”

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Here’s Our Energy Agenda… Where’s their plan?
May 21, 2008 –
For the 14th day in a row, gas prices have reached a new high. They topped the chart at $3.80 a gallon today, and as they did House Republicans took to the steps of the Capitol to announce their plan — a plan that has the potential to cut gas to below $2 a gallon.

Here is a break down of our plan:

Republican Plan to Lower Gas Prices Savings
Bring U.S. onshore oil online (ANWR) $0.70 – $1.60
Bring U.S. deepwater oil online (OCS) $0.90 – $2.50
Bring new oil refineries online $0.15 – $0.45
Cut earmarks to fund gas tax holiday $0.18
Halt oil shipments to SPR $0.05
Savings (at least): $1.98

Where is the Democrats’ promised “common-sense” plan?

This is what it looks like to me:
Democrat Plan to Lower Gas Prices Savings
Sue OPEC $0.00
Launch 7th investigation into “Price Gougers” $0.00
Launch 4th investigation into “Speculators” $0.00
$20 billion in new taxes on oil producers (debit)
Halt Oil Shipments to SPR $0.05
Savings (at most): $0.05

American families are tired of paying the Pelosi Premium — Republicans think they deserve more than the over-promising and under-delivering the Democrats have given. We have a plan to help.

The Democrats believe in “pumping sunshine.” And by “pumping sunshine” I don’t mean solar energy (believe it or not, they’re actually blocking that too); rather, I mean going on and on without having anything substantive to offer to the conversation, while pretending that they do.

Democrats have plenty of blame, plenty of demagoguing, plenty of demonizing; but they have no energy plan that will actually produce energy. It is frankly astonishing that a political party has done so much to block any legitimate solution to such a critical issue that impacts both our national security and our economy.

Right now the Democratic House leadership are literally sitting on an energy bill for fear that Republicans will introduce a measure to increase drilling.

The Hill, in a story titled “Energy Bill Out of Gas,” contains the quintessential expression of the Democrat’s energy policy:

“Right now, our strategy on gas prices is ‘Drive small cars and wait for the wind,’ ” said a Democratic aide.

I think of Barack Obama’s meaningless-drivel of a campaign slogan and think: there’s change you can believe in!  Hope for a tailwind!

These people need to go the way of the dodo bird.

Rasmussen Reports has reported that the Democrat-controlled Congress has just reached the lowest point in recorded history (beating one recent previous record after another): only 9% believe that they are doing a good job.

Think about it: as much as the media has hyped President Bush’s low approval ratings, his are still three times better than the Democrats’ ratings.

Yet somehow I keep seeing headlines saying, “Boy, that President Bush is sure unpopular,” Rather than, “Democrats have worst performance review in American political history.” I will always wonder how the Democrats would fare if the media weren’t so unrelentingly liberal.

Democrats are offering their version of a “commonsense plan” (if you appreciate self-aggrandizing fools being revealed in all their idiotic glory, you will enjoy reading Nancy Pelosi’s incredibly smarmy 2006 press release in light of today’s headlines): they will give us the “low emissions” they say we need to save the world by producing absolutely no energy at all. Just drive that small car and keep hoping for a tailwind going your way.

If you vote for the most liberal senator in Congress and vote for continued Democrat-domination in Congress (along with that “commonsense plan” of theirs), then you own the shockingly-high gas prices that will continue to go up, up, and away right along with all their hot-air demagoguing rhetoric.

Some of my other “offerings” on Democrats and energy (from oldest to newest).

Democrat’s ‘Commonsense Plan’ Revealed: Let’s Nationalize the Oil Industry

Blame Democrats for Sky-High Gas Prices

Democrats Block US Energy Independence, Send Gas Prices Soaring

Democrat’s Ideological Stand Against Domestic Oil Terrible for US Economy & Security

If You Want $12 A Gallon Gas, Vote for Obama and Democrats

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