Wednesday, June 11, 2008

John McCain is stuck on stupid

Talk about talking out of both sides of your mouth. Here is the headline:

McCain says gas prices won't drop and could rise

And here are the priceless quotes from the article:

I don't think [the price of gasoline is] going much lower, and it could go higher," McCain said on NBC's "Today Show." "I don't think so, not when you've got a finite supply, basically, and a cartel controlling it...."
"...And [the oil companies] should be embarking on research and development that will pay off in reducing our dependence on foreign oil," he said.
Before I tear into these idiotic statements, I have another McCain quote for you. This is the Son of Cain talking about the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR):
As far as ANWR is concerned, I don’t want to drill in the Grand Canyon, and I don’t want to drill in the Everglades. This is one of the most pristine and beautiful parts of the world.
So, let me talk this through in an attempt to make sense of the absurdity. McCain admits that the price of oil is determined by the supply, which he describes as "finite." OK, I'm with him so far. He then admits that a controlling "cartel" - that would be OPEC - limits our supply of oil, therefore raising the price of gasoline. Economics 101 will tell you that if prices are rising due to low supply, then the answer is to increase the supply. Since OPEC won't do it, it is incumbent upon our own country to use the natural resources that the good Lord gave us, and reduce, as the Son of Cain puts it, "our dependence on foreign oil." Is the Son of Cain willing to approve the use of our own natural resources, as either a member of congress, or as president? As you can see from his quote about ANWR, the answer is no. Instead, he compares this northern wasteland to the Grand Canyon. Never mind that the area in ANWR that would be drilled is about the size of your typical metropolitan airport. Would drilling in ANWR solve our problems? No. However, not drilling there and off our coasts just preserves the status quo, and the status quo right now means the price of gas spiraling upward.

We are so screwed in November.

Good Day to You, Sir


Donalbain said...

Or you can reduce your own demand by research into alternative energy supplies. Which is what he was talking about.

Texas Truth said...

Yes, I sort of did a double take when I heard that. What are we going to do? Pay the high prices and go on I guess.

Chanman said...

And while these mystical and magical alternative energy supplies are being developed?

Like it or not, there still isn't yet a fuel source as abundant and as efficient and as inexpensive as oil. When a new and comparable source is developed, I'm all for it. In the meantime, we must drill for what works, and what works is oil.

Don't worry, the earth can handle it.

Samuels Daddy said...

I'm hoping for the air car to be mass-produced by like Toyota or GM or just somebody BIG. If the engineering minds can get this sucker off the ground (and free enterprise takes precedence), I'll take two. Check it out:

Darren said...

Or the seawater car.