August 25, 2008

Democratic Convention Goers Say "We're For Drilling, Just Don't Tell Anyone Here!"

Carroll Andrew Morse

According to an ABC News "Political Radar" Report from the Democratic National Convention, party opposition to expanded domestic oil-drilling is so staunch, the topic can't even be brought up in platform discussions on energy policy…

Offshore oil drilling is too controversial to be presented as part of the platform.

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., co-sponsor of HR 6709, says, "If we could change the platform to show us as centrists, it would take the wind out of the Republicans and give us momentum coming out of the convention. But many convention-goers are activists. They would not support this change."

Democratic supporters of comprehensive energy legislation like HR 6709 confirm they will not play hardball at the convention by introducing an amendment to the platform. But they will continue to pressure the party’s leaders and the Democratic ticket to make comprehensive energy policy, including offshore oil drilling, their top priority.

But how likely is it that the Democrats will be able to make a meaningful change in an area they're afraid to talk amongst themselves about?

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You talk as if the GOP leaders have any testicular fortitude! When they get up the courage to swear off earmarks, then let's talk.

Until then, let's realize that leaders of both parties are cowards.

Posted by: Rasputin at August 25, 2008 10:17 AM

What Rasputin said. The Democrats suck. The Republican blow. Both sides want to oppress and repress us and use our blood sweat and tears to fuel the infernal machine. One does it in the name of almighty socialism, the other for the almighty corporation.

Posted by: Greg at August 25, 2008 10:36 AM

So, having said that, what is there to do?

Posted by: bobc at August 25, 2008 11:31 AM

Nothing. Nothing at all. Until it gets bad enough that the sheeple take up arms against their oppressors all you can do is prepare.

If we're very very lucky, this winter people will be able to afford heating oil. If not, they'll be breaking into the homes of those of us with stuff worth selling.

Posted by: Greg at August 25, 2008 11:39 AM
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