Monday, March 19, 2012

Breaking: Pelosi Slams President For High Gas Prices

Well, it's breaking news in the sense that the Associated Press considers it timely.

Remember these golden oldies?

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Schultz attacked George W. Bush for high gas prices back in 2008. Now Obama and democrats are complaining that Republicans are politicizing gas prices...

...Even back in 2006 Democrats were politicizing gas prices and the economy when gas was $3 dollar a gallon and the unemployment rate was 5%... The New York Times reported...

Democrats running for Congress are moving quickly to use the most recent surge in oil and gasoline prices to bash Republicans over energy policy, and more broadly, the direction of the country.

With oil prices hitting a high this week and prices at the pump topping $3 a gallon in many places, Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic Senate candidate in Minnesota, is making the issue the centerpiece of her campaign. Ms. Klobuchar says it "is one of the first things people bring up" at her campaign stops.

To varying degrees, Democrats around the country are following a similar script that touches on economic anxiety and populist resentment against oil companies. "It's a metaphor for an economy that keeps biting people despite overall good numbers," said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Mr. Schumer said Democratic candidates in 10 of the 34 Senate races this year had scheduled campaign events this week focusing on gasoline prices.

Of course, now that gas prices are at an all-time, seasonally-adjusted high, any cries for expanded drilling, exploration and refining are met with the sputtering Democrat-Marxist-Flat-Earth-No-Growth-Eco-Statist response: "Don't politicize gas prices!"

If Democrats weren't in power, they'd be useful only as comic relief, preferably in a reality show sandwiched between Hoarders and Snapped.

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