Gingrich Offers Advice on Gas Crisis (Video)– House Republicans Vow To Fight On With Energy Plan

UPDATE: Newt Gingrich offered Senator John McCain advice on how to solve the energy crisis facing America today.
Hopefully, the good Senator McCain was watching.

Gingrich also announced that 650,000 Americans have already the petition:
“Drill Here. Drill Now. Save Money.”

Gingrich appeared on The O’Reilly Factor:

BTW: Bill O’Reilly made much more sense tonight than when he was agreeing with Dennis Kucinish last night(?)


World Oil Prices Continue To Soar As Inventories Drop–
Do you think the Democratic plan of raising taxes on oil companies will help?
How about the Democratic plan to sue OPEC over gas prices?… Do you think that will help increase inventories?

Here’s a look at the Democrat and Republican plans on Energy:

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House Republicans vowed today to continue to push Democrats for more energy development.
Reuters reported:

Congressional Republicans vowed on Thursday to make a major push for more U.S. oil and gas drilling and in the process force Democrats to cast difficult votes at a time of skyrocketing gasoline prices.

With the November congressional and presidential elections looming, Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are blaming each other for rising energy costs and gasoline prices that are topping $4 a gallon.

Republicans cited Democratic opposition to opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and more offshore areas to oil and gas exploration and drilling.

House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio said Republicans would try to raise public awareness and force more votes on the issue. He said Republicans would back a comprehensive approach of more oil and gas drilling as well as energy conservation and moves toward alternative fuels supported by Democrats.

“Over the next five months, House Republicans will fight every single day to hold Democrats accountable for their dismal record on producing more energy in our country,” Boehner told reporters.

Many democrats oppose opening ANWR and more offshore sites to oil and gas drilling and support conservation and developing more alternative energy sources to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. But Republicans believe rising gasoline prices will build public support for expanding U.S. oil and gas development.

“We cannot drill our way out of this,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California countered.

Unfortunately, it looks like Democrats are not taking this crisis seriously.
$4 Gasbags is right.

Daniel Henninger at The Wall Street Journal says, “Drill! Drill! Drill!”

More… Gingrich also discussed 3 ways to reduce the cost of oil.

UPDATE: David White writes in with this:

Nancy Pelosi’s position of ‘we can’t drill ourselves out of this problem’ has got to be backed up by Ms. Pelosi. She needs to validate her research on this position, a position that the Democrats have taken for so long. Someone has got to demand the scientific proof of this, if not even the economic evidence.

Also, the ‘domestic production will not come on line for 7 to 10 years’. So what.

And, ‘domestic production will not bring down the price of oil’, but ‘suing OPEC to increase production to bring down the price of oil’ will work?

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