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Obama and the Triple D Democrats

Thursday, June 19, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

My new column on Obama and the Don’t Drill Democrats is up.

The GOP in the House and Senate have to offer amendments to every bill that comes before them that would open the outer continental shelf to drilling at various trigger price points –$150 a barrel, $175 a barrel, $200 a barrel. This will demonstrate –as though there is any doubt– that Democrats are completely indifferent to the vast wallet and purse bleed underway as a result of their anti-exploration absolutism.

Voters understand this issue. They know that scarcity is behind the high prices, not oil company perfidy. Democrats are banking on the voters’ collective ignorance of supply and demand, but voters know.

The GOP has the perfect opportunity to wage an important battle on a clear ideological divide between the Misery-R-Us Democrats and the belief in markets and the vast potential of American technology. They should do so every day.

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