Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices under the current Democratic Congress(source: Gateway Pundit, click to zoom)
You may ask: why would I blame the Democrats? The answer is a simple, brutal fact (hat tip: Gateway Pundit).
Democrats have prohibited drilling in all areas marked in red
The "not-in-my-backyard" Democrats have prohibited drilling in literally every oil-rich area that surrounds the country.
This US DOE Report posits that there are more than 9000 billion barrels of oil in this country alone. New technologies coming online could double U.S. oil reserves. Even the known stripper oil wells could be converted to crude oil production.
Were the Democrats' objections to local exploration based upon ecological grounds? Of course not. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita proved -- beyond a shadow of a doubt -- that offshore rigs are ecologically sound. During the twin storms, the rigs were swept away like leaves in the tailwind of a Rosie O'Donnell fart. Did you hear about any oil spills in the aftermath of the storms? Nope. The Democrats' bogus objections to offshore drilling are based upon two factors unique to the
Meanwhile, there's important offshore drilling news that the mainstream media hasn't chosen to share with its customers: China is drilling for oil 50 miles from Key West, Florida. Yes, you heard that right. Michael Moore's socialist utopia -- Cuba -- is leasing drilling rights to the Chinese. In turn, they are draining the gulf of oil with the tacit approval of your Democratic Congressional leadership.
Cuba has leased drilling rights to China 50 miles from Key West, FL
Now, you'll forgive me as I have to write my representatives a thank you note for their wonderful stewardship of U.S. energy policy.
Read more: The No Zone. Cross-posted at Doug Ross @ Journal