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Sunday Toonage: Suffering from gas price rage? Who’s to blame?

June 8, 2008

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To further illustrate…literally.
Who in the hell is behind $5 gas? – Director Blue

John Hinderaker explains:

For several decades, the Democratic Party has pursued policies designed to drive up the cost of petroleum, and therefore gas at the pump. Remarkably, the Democrats don’t seem to have taken much of a political hit from the current spike in gas prices. Probably that’s because most people don’t realize how different the two parties’ energy policies have been.[…]

Democrats on the wrong side of energy – Prairie Pundit

[…]So Republicans have an issue to exploit. And it’s one on which Democrats are especially vulnerable because they promised in the 2006 campaign to offer a “common sense” plan to curb gas prices. They have yet to produce one, and the price per gallon of gas has risen by more than $1.60 since Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007.
Democrats have also insisted–unwisely, it turns out–on pushing to enact a global warming bill that would further boost the price of gas and rake in trillions of dollars in new revenue….[…]

[…]It is not just oil and gas production where the Democrats should be on the defensive. They have generally favored strangling almost all energy production including nuclear, coal and wind. Yes wind is another area where they have a not in my back yard attitude such as the project off Cape Cod. With the possible exception of solar, there is not any form of energy that Democrats do not find objectionable. This is important because it puts more pressure on oil and gas production to make up the differences. We have plenty of resources to produce energy, and Democrats have plenty of excuses not to let us do it. The Republicans should be pounding them on these issues this year, even if McCain does not.

Make no mistake… the price you pay for gasoline at the pump may soon rise to over $4.00 a gallon!

In fact, prices are already ABOVE $4.00 a gallon in some areas of the country!

Did you know that gasoline costs 45 cents a gallon in Saudi Arabia, 35 cents in Iran, and less than a quarter in Venezuela?

Question: Why does gasoline cost so little in these countries and so much in the United States of America?

Answer: Because Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Venezuela harvest enough oil to take care of their own people… and AMERICA DOESN’T!

Can we do something about it?

YOU BET! In fact, President Bush called for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil exploration.

Geologists tell us that ANWR sits on top of enough oil to give us the energy-independence we once enjoyed… Independence we frittered away through years of cowardly kowtowing to Greenies and Liberals.

Conservative estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey confirm that ANWR would produce at least 10.4 billion barrels of new oil!

So what does that figure mean to us ordinary folks?

It means we’d have…

Enough oil to replace 30 years of imports from Saudi Arabia and 58 years of Iraqi oil!

Enough oil to run the District of Columbia, our nation’s Capital, for 1,704 years!

Enough oil to run 29 U.S. states for more than a century!

Enough oil to cut a major chunk out of the $150 BILLION the United States spends every year, buying oil from other countries — many of which are no friend of the United States.

And here’s the kicker: Some experts predict the ANWR yield could run as high as 27 BILLION BARRELS!

So who’s stopping us? Who’s holding us hostage? The Liberals and RINOs on Capitol Hill — frantically kissing the feet of crazed Greenies — who would prefer to see you and your family suffer than inconvenience one polar bear or walrus or caribou.

Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent and personalized Blast Fax messages to President Bush and the GOP leadership in the House and Senate. Tell them that the American people are sick and tired of pandering and want REAL LONG TERM solutions when it comes to lowering the price of gasoline at the pump. Tell them that solution is to increase the supply.

Tell them the American people are fed up with artificially high gas prices. Tell them the American people are fed up with their lack of action! Tell them that if they want to reclaim the support of the American people that they MUST STOP kowtowing to Greenies. Demand that they ram through the American Energy Production Act of 2008. Demand that they open up ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf to drilling… PERIOD!

http://www.cfiflistmanager.org/energyproductionact.html

You can also copy and paste the hyperlink into the address bar of your browser.

Misery May Love Company But The Left Loves Misery

The truth is, Liberals are insanely, passionately in love with high gasoline prices.
Greenie websites feature articles with titles like: “More Taxes Please: Why the Price of Gas Is Too Low.”

As columnist Ann Coulter put it: “For decades Democrats have been trying to raise the price of gasoline so that the working class will stop their infernal car driving and start riding on buses where they belong….”

The Wall Street Journal made the same point: “High [gas] prices have been the prod that the left has favored to persuade Americans to abandon their SUVs and minivans, use mass transit, turn the thermostat down, produce less consumer goods and services, and stop emitting those satanic greenhouse gases.”

It’s time to take a stand!
The time has come to eliminate America’s dependence on foreign oil — and quickly.

Ethanol and windmills won’t make a dent in the problem. In fact, folks around the world are starving because too much corn is being used to make fuel.

Gas tax holidays won’t do the job.

And yes, as unpopular as this may sound, punishing the so-called “evil oil companies” isn’t going to help either. Admittedly, some folks will feel better in their misery because someone richer and more powerful is being made to suffer too… but it’s not going to lower the price of gasoline that you and I pay at the pump significantly — if at all.

The only real and permanent solution is to INCREASE THE SUPPLY!

We must immediately open up ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf and tell Saudi Arabia, Iran and Hugo Chavez to gouge someone else.

Use the hyperlink below to send your urgent and personalized Blast Fax messages to President Bush and the GOP leadership in the House and Senate. Tell them that the American people are sick and tired of pandering and want REAL LONG TERM solutions when it comes to lowering the price of gasoline at the pump. Tell them that solution is to increase the supply.

Tell them the American people are fed up with artificially high gas prices. Tell them the American people are fed up with their lack of action! Tell them that if they want to reclaim the support of the American people that they MUST STOP kowtowing to Greenies. Demand that they ram through the American Energy Production Act of 2008. Demand that they open up ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf to drilling… PERIOD!

http://www.cfiflistmanager.org/energyproductionact.html

You can also copy and paste the hyperlink into the address bar of your browser

Jeff Mazzella
President
www.cfif.org

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  1. melo permalink
    June 8, 2008 5:21 pm

    The really telling thing from that Powerline post is the summary.

    91% of House Republicans have historically voted to increase the production of American-made oil and gas.

    86% of House Democrats have historically voted against increasing the production of American-made oil and gas.

    That difference between the two parties is HUGE. The Republicans ought to be hammering them on this issue.

    Victor Davis Hanson had a great bit at about not following California’s example when it comes to utilities.

    melo’s last blog post..on bah???s and islamists

  2. melo permalink
    June 8, 2008 5:24 pm

    Apparently, I screwed up the tag on the Hanson post. It’s at The Corner.

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