Putting this down as a marker, not really a prediction. Seems like this would fit a pattern, but I can't see how it would happen.....
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It's been clear for two years that the Obama admin has allowed more domestic oil production than Bush did. Now Obama has verbally claimed
the achievement in his convention speech, which forces Repooflicans to take note of the change.
I'm genuinely curious. How will they handle this? Will Repoofs rebrand themselves as the Environmentalist Party, just to have a talking point against those horrible Blood-For-Oil Democrats?
Leaving aside slogans and looking at facts, the Repoofs really are the Enviro Party. Note this graph
of the marauding enemy army EPA over the years. It was a Repoof invention, and it grew most vigorously during Repoof admins. The biofuel mandate
was purely Repoof. Subsidies for wind and solar "power" were implemented by Bush The Son. The ban on light bulbs was written by a Repoof congressman and signed by Bush The Son.None of this should be surprising, since environmentalism is purely for the rich. It enforces the esthetic value of "wilderness" that only the rich can enjoy; it subsidizes rich investors who "create" wind "power" projects to gather more subsidies; it tears down factories where poor people had decent jobs; it halts logging and construction where poor people had decent jobs; it makes electricity unaffordable to the poor while paying huge dividends to rich shareholders. Both parties have helped to create these advantages for the rich, but it was the rich man's party that did most of the evil work.
The R's would probably lose a handful of their idiot votebots by openly claiming the Enviro brand, but that has never stopped them. For 20 years they've been trying hard to attract Mexicans, Jews and blacks, despite the plain observable fact that Mexicans, Jews and blacks are physically incapable of voting for the letter R. This appeasement of the unappeasable has already destroyed the real differences between the parties, and lost a big chunk of white support for Rs.
So why not go all the way?