That should be a 2012 campaign slogan for the GOP. (Update Below)I went down to the Gulf coast and back yesterday for a memorial Mass and burial of my Aunt who was also my Godmother. That meant a lot of time on the road to think of many things related to the trip and life in general.
It also took two refills of the gas tank. On the second tank, it hit me that this trip would have been less than half the cost (~$50 instead of over $100) if President Obama's energy policies had never existed or if they are reversed. I don't care what his motives are, but the end result was the same.
From a consumer $ point of view, it's the same today as if my car was only getting 11-12 mpg in 2007.
P.S. In case someone is so inclined: Spare us the 'Peak Oil' BS.
Even so-called 'Ecologists' unreasonably fear the long term availability of oil. Other energy sources will make sense when oil REALLY (vs. artificially) gets scarce. What scares 'Ecos' (smarter ones anyway) even more is the possibility that Western assumptions underlying oil production may not be correct. Yet another science that is unsettled.
Update 5 May 12 for a commenter.An Investor's Business Daily article briefly summing up the most cogent points here.
A nice graphic illustrating much of same from the Senate GOP:
If there is an unsupported assertion in these sources, prove it.
No 'Fox News' involved. I just ordered Jonah Goldberg's new book The Tyranny of Cliches . While attempting to disparage information on the presumption that it comes from a certain source is Circumstantial Ad Hominem , the continued use of the logical fallacy should be considered rising to the 'Cliche' level. --I wonder if the 'Fox News' cliche made it into Goldberg's book?
Footnote: I'm not against careful use of cliches. Truth told too often can become cliche as well as falsehoods. They serve as a convenient shorthand in discussions as long as those discussions do not involve an argument. But one discovers over time that while a 'true' cliche can be adequately supported by additional explanation and detail, a falsehood hiding in a cliche will be destroyed by same.