John Hinderaker explains:
For several decades, the Democratic Party has pursued policies designed to drive up the cost of petroleum, and therefore gas at the pump. Remarkably, the Democrats don't seem to have taken much of a political hit from the current spike in gas prices. Probably that's because most people don't realize how different the two parties' energy policies have been.
To help illustrate:
Oil Shale Exploration
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Exploration
Refinery Increased Capacity
91% of House Republicans have historically voted to increase the production of American-made oil and gas. 86% of House Democrats have historically voted against increasing the production of American-made oil and gas.
Vote accordingly in 2008.
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