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July 30, 2008

Obama Reveals Cutting-Edge, Forward-Thinking Energy Plan: Make Sure Your Tires are Properly Inflated!


Old Jesus asked so much of us. New Jesus just wants us to hit the airpump twice a month.

Advantage: New Jesus.

In more energy news swiped from Hot Air:

A CNN poll finds that 69% of Americans support expanded offshore drilling, which is actually down from the June figure of 73%.

30% of Americans prefer Obama's plan of "new technologies," specifically cars that run on Hope.

Will the Democrats back down on the oil ban?

Politically it seems they must. However, Nancy Pelosi seems to be a true believer, and has basically staked the success (ahem) of her Speakership on defeating expanded oil production.

Democrats will likely propose a continuing resolution to extend funding for the government through the end of the calendar year without making major changes. This bill will certainly include a continuation of the drilling ban Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), a zealous opponent of offshore drilling since the 1980s, has resisted all attempts to change it.

This is a win-win situation for us. If Democrats back down, our country moves to a rational energy policy, gas prices go down, foreign dependency goes down, we have a much better chance at avoiding a likely recession, and, as a kicker, dispirited leftists get a hell of a lot less enthusiastic about Hope, Change, and Granny Rictus McBotoxImplants.

If they don't back down, it's a possible game-changer in November.

Trouble is, it doesn't impact Congressional races like it might. Nancy Pelosi is blocking action from her position at leader, which allows all the moderate, potentially vulnerable freshmen Democratic Congressmen to agitate in favor of expanded oil drilling... without actually having to vote on the policy or do anything about it. They can, mostly honestly, say "The problem is the leadership, guys. I'm on your side, and I'm trying to convince them."

Of course they could do something about it -- depose Pelosi, threaten to ump parties, etc. -- but those options seem so unlikely and extreme the public will forgive them for not doing so.

Still, if Democrats continue defying 70% of the public on an issue that really matters to them, they'd better start scaling back those predictions of picking up an addition 20 House seats and 5-8 Senate seats.

I'd sure prefer it if they backed down. A recession is no one's idea of fun. But if these moronic cocksuckers force us into a recession that could have been avoided, at least there is the small consolation that they'll pay a political price for having done so.

I like trees too, fuckers. And caribou. And even snail-darters, I guess. I don't know what snail-darters are, precisely, but I'm sure they're capital chaps.

You know what I like better than trees, caribou, and snail darters? Human beings. Particularly those of the American persuasion.

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