It almost has to be seen to be believed (via Hot Air):
They will do ANYTHING to avoid exploring our own resources. A smart person would clue in that the Republicans have the Dems over a barrel here. But it is really up to the President to make it stick (and McCain needs to take a united stand along with the REST of his party... or they are all going to be watching the Socialists destroy our economy next year).
Call your Senators, Congressperson, and The White House. Tell Congress they can have their summer vacation once a bill for offshore, ANWR, and Western Shale exploration is signed--and not before. And yes, if the Dems continue to block a vote on drilling, not only should the President veto the Government budget for the remainder of the year; he should also call a special session of Congress to address the problem--next week.
RELIAPUNDIT ADDS: This may well become the MOST critical quote and important soundbite of the entire campaign. Most Americans want more exploration - by at least 2-1! McCain needs to make a TV ad with this clip and show it EVERYWHERE/ALL THE TIME - contrasting it with his own position which is in synch with most Americans. HE MUST DO THIS FAST: Obama could flip-flop - and probably will, so it's best if it's seen as a response to McCain's attack. REPEAT: This gaffe is as big as any ever before uttered by a candidate; it's as big as Kerry's "I was for it before I was against it" and Dukakis in the tank.