Thursday, July 17, 2008

Nancy Pelosi, You Know You're in Trouble When Ann Coulter is 100% Right

The Democrat's strategy on the Oil and Energy crisis is so bankrupt that Ann Coulter's column this week is spot on correct. When Ann Coulter can parody your position and be 100% right, you are in deep trouble.

Coulter's entire column can be read here:
THIS IS NOT A DRILL Key excerpts are below.

Oh, and Nancy, the part about you being "the worst speaker in the history of Congress," that part is right, too.

    Announcing the Democrats' bold new "plan" on energy last week, Pelosi said breaking into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve "is one alternative." That's not an energy plan. It's using what we already have -- much like "conservation," which is also part of the Democrats' plan.

    Conservation, efficiency and using oil we hold in reserve for emergencies does not get us more energy. It's as if we were running out of food and the Democrats were telling us: "Just eat a little less every day." Great! We'll die a little more slowly. That's not what we call a "plan." We need more energy, not a plan for a slower death.

    But there's more! Pelosi announced that the Democrats also plan to push for "an historic investment in biofuels, efficiency, conservation and the rest." The "rest" is apparently what she called our "important and essential" investment in alternative energy.

    That certainly would be historic: We would make history by throwing our money away on unproven energy boondoggles that have eaten up untold billions since the 1960s without producing a single net kilowatt of power while we all starve to death.

    That's the Democrats' plan to run cars on biofuels, solar and wind power: Then a miracle happens. The current Democratic mantra on energy is: "We can't drill our way out of this problem." Apparently their plan is to talk our way out of this problem.

    Democrats are also alleging that the oil companies are sitting on millions of acres of oil but are refusing to drill -- presumably because oil company executives hate the American people and perversely don't want to make money. Manifestly, those acres are being explored for oil or have already come up dry.

    If the Democrats really wanted oil companies to find more oil, they'd allow oil companies to drill offshore and to drill in ANWR, which we happen to know is bursting with oil.
It's time for the Democrats to develop a comprehensive plan to actually help the middle and lower income people they claim to care so very much about. And claim is all they do. They actually want to force all lower income Americans into a hopeless economic stranglehold.

So, while the Russians have claimed the entire North Pole for oil exploration and the Chinese are perfecting deep water exploration just outside the United States waters, Nancy Pelosi wants us to raid our meager oil reserves to pretend she really cares about, you know, the little people.

It's time for all the little people to call their Congresspersons and tell them to drill for a new Majority Leader.

1 comment:

Vigilante said...

I can't comment on the so-called "'Democratic' plan for oil and energy" because, so far as I know there isn't one. Unfortunately. But that's not to say that any plan is better than no plan at all.

Speaking personally, I would say that drilling off-shore is more thinkable than Anwar; both are debatable as partial options; neither are solutions.

The way I see it, one thing is not debatable: and that is allowing the rationing of fossil fuels to be accomplished by the market forces (according to who can afford it and who cannot). That's not an equitable or effective solution. IMO, the time for rigid enforcement of stringent CAFE standards has long since arrived. SUV's are dinosaurs which we can no longer afford as a society, and ought to be taken off our roads so that all Americans may have more access to transportation in economy cars. I regret that no leadership has emerged in this direction from either Republican or Democratic parties.

A thread on this subject has just opened on the Carolina Parrothead's site, which I encourage Wizard's readers to visit after they have drilled holes in my comments.