And not a Gomer surprise this time. A damned real surprise!
Obama has done something that Sultan Bush never did
: opened a significant chunk
of offshore and Alaska territory to drilling.
For the first time in many years, Polistra can ride her favorite horse!
Under the allegedly
pro-petroleum Sultan Bush and his allegedly
pro-petroleum Republican Congress, we got nothing but cutesy game-playing. The House would open territory, knowing full well that the Senate would close it; then vice versa. Sultan Bush NEVER
used his executive authority to break this destructive game.
Now we have some halfhearted but meaningful assistance for nuclear power, and some major
assistance for petroleum.
As my father always said: If you want Republican policies, elect a Democrat. If you want Democrat policies, elect a Republican.
Parallel in some ways to health reform. Brand-R had full control from 2002 through 2006, and never did one damn thing about it. They could have created good "conservative" solutions. They could have broken the insurance monopoly. They could have enacted serious tort reform. If those two steps had been taken in 2002, we'd be in much better shape now. We'd have a private system that most people could afford. But no, they didn't do shit. And now they have the fucking gall and chutzpah to bitch
when Brand-D actually adopts some of their lesser proposals.
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Later: Wolf Blitzer, bless his annoying Lawrence-Welk-accented heart, actually got it right
this time. None of the standard agreed-on lies, none of the idiotic false assumptions about Oilman Bush.
Wolf started the hour by saying: "Presidenta Obama, breaking two decades
of Federala policy, opened up large sectionsa of offshore territory to drillinga."
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