Ann Coulter’s Useless Demagoguery
Ann Coulter is hard at work churning out useless columns. This time it is on the high gasoline prices. Right off the bat she starts out badly,
I would be more interested in what the Democrats had to say about high gas prices if these were not the same people who refused to let us drill for oil in Alaska, imposed massive restrictions on building new refineries, and who shut down the development of nuclear power in this country decades ago.
Uhhmmm, drilling in Alaska wont really help prices. One could argue that a barrel from Alaska means one less barrel from Saudi Arabia and that is a good thing (i.e. less money going to terrorists and their supporters), but in terms of just the price of oil and gasoline, it would have a limited and probably unnoticable impact. As for nuclear power plants…uhmmm has anybody thought to inform Ms. Coulter that we don’t have nuclear powered cars yet and that she isn’t living in the Jetson’s cartoon world?
But it’s too much having to watch Democrats wail about the awful calamity to poor working families of having to pay high gas prices.
Imposing punitive taxation on gasoline to force people to ride bicycles has been one of the left’s main policy goals for years.
Right! Which is exactly why when the Republicans took the House, the Senate and the White House they abolished the federal gasoline tax. Oh…damn it. Don’t you just hate it when the facts get in the way?
When the free market does the exact thing liberals have been itching to do through taxation, they pretend to be appalled by high gas prices, hoping the public will forget that high gas prices are part of their agenda.
Yes, but what really highlights the hipocrisy in politics is that the Republicans are also whining about the price of gasoline and proposing some solutions that will have only limited effect at most. I have to wonder if it hurts to be like this: self-righteous and wrong-headed.