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June 13, 2008

Democrats, Always In Favor of Expanding Domestic Production

These aren't the droids you're looking for:

ANWR Exploration
House Republicans: 91% Supported
House Democrats: 86% Opposed

Coal-to-Liquid
House Republicans: 97% Supported
House Democrats: 78% Opposed

Oil Shale Exploration
House Republicans: 90% Supported
House Democrats: 86% Opposed

Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Exploration
House Republicans: 81% Supported
House Democrats: 83% Opposed

Refinery Increased Capacity
House Republicans: 97% Supported
House Democrats: 96% Opposed

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.

Although the media will of course refuse to report this, we can't get too depressed and imagine that's the end of the story. In big stories that attract lots of popular attention, the MSM's ability to play PR for the liberal Democrats becomes sharply limited.

Amnesty was the latest example of the MSM and Democrats realizing that simply lying consistently to America wouldn't work once America became sufficiently interested in a subject.

This will happen, I think. The outrage is there.

Make the fucking Democrats vote three times a week against expanding production.

Those fucking polls will shift quickly unless the Democrats do.

People are not going to put up with $5 and $6 gas when we have so much oil we could be producing ourselves, dropping the price down to (say) the blessed days of $3.25 a gallon.

People like caribou, but they don't like-like caribou.

Thanks to dri.

Some Phone Numbers: For those on the House subcommittee that just killed yet another drilling measure.

Call 'em up. Say hello.

Step One: I am 99% sure Congressmen have access to special subsidized Congressional gas. Either they have vouchers, or get generously reimbursed, or even have their own gas station, maybe available at a military PX.

I am 99% sure of this because Congressmen have access to a special subsidized everything.

End the subsidy there, and in fact add a $2.00 per gallon special surtax on Congressional gas. Sure, they'll just stop going there. Fine. Make them scout out the cheap private gas stations like the rest of us.


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