Bush was right 7 years ago. Bush was right today.
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One leading democrat, impeached judge and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar), even admitted that Democrats have “no answer” to the skyrocketing gas prices and said Americans need to get used to paying $5 to $6 a gallon for their gas.
Well Republicans feels differently…
President Bush blasted the Democratic Congress today for refusing to act on the gas crisis facing Americans.
The White House reported:
…One thing is for certain here in the United States, that we can help alleviate shortages by drilling for oil and gas in our own country — something I’ve been advocating ever since I’ve been the President. I’ve been reminding our people that we can do so in environmentally friendly ways. And yet, the Congress, the Democratically controlled Congress now has refused to budge. It makes no sense for — to watch these gasoline prices rise when we know we can help affect the supply of crude oil, which should affect the supply of gasoline prices.
And so, yes, we’ll be talking about energy. Ultimately, of course, we’re going to transition away from hydrocarbon. But we’re now just in a transitional period and we need more oil to be able to do so. And I’m also going to remind people that our habits are changing. You notice in these newspapers that automobile sales have slowed down dramatically as automobile manufacturers shift from cars that are using more gasoline to cars that are more efficient, more fuel efficient.
And I’ll also tell them it’s a tough period for American consumers. I mean, nobody likes high gasoline prices, and I fully understand why Americans are concerned about gasoline prices. But I want them to understand fully that we have got the opportunity to find more crude oil here at home, in environmentally friendly ways, and they ought to be writing their Congress people about it; and they ought to say, you ought to be opening up ANWR and Outer Continental Shelf, and increasing oil shale exploration, for the sake of our consumers, as well as become less dependent on oil.
Good for Bush.
30 years of Democrats squeezing the oil tap has caught up with America.
Republicans need to attack Democrats on their anti-American energy policies that have created this crisis …Like OPEC just did.