Charles Krauthammer on “The Democrat Plan for Losing”
August 8, 2008
Democrats are dodging a vote on drilling the outer continental shelf while Barry is foisting the old airing up the tires bit and claiming, “we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling.” (Which, incidentally, we probably could. But that’s a story for another day)
Republicans are pushing the energy strategy, drilling the OCS in particular, much to the dismay of many Democrats. Krauthammer wonders why either party WOULDN’T include the slap-you-in-the-face simple option, (D)-All of the Above. I know, I know, that makes too much sense. Why the hell would anyone want to hedge their bets by simultaneously decreasing demand and increasing supply.
Do everything. Wind and solar. A tire gauge in every mailbox. Hell, a team of oxen for every family (to pull their gasoline-drained SUVs). The consensus in the country, logically unassailable and politically unbeatable, is to do everything possible to both increase supply and reduce demand, because we have a problem that’s been killing our economy and threatening our national security. And no one measure is sufficient.
See, you can say things like this when you don’t have to worry about pandering for someone’s vote. The funny thing is, if either McCain or Barack spoke with the same kind of reason, they’d wind up with alot more votes…