Erick Erickson reminds us of just how short ten years…

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In the Atlanta area, where I am, gas prices are up $0.77 from where they were a year ago. It is worth not­ing that Democ­rats have been politi­ciz­ing and block­ing expanded oil drilling for quite some time. Con­sider this:

Crit­ics (of Arc­tic drilling), includ­ing Sen. John F. Kerry, D-​Mass., say the drilling plan would vio­late the nation’s last remain­ing pris­tine wilder­ness. More­over, they charge, the oil would con­sist of a 6-​month sup­ply for the nation, and would not be ready for use by con­sumers for up to 10 years.”

That news­pa­per arti­cle was writ­ten April 2, 2001. For those of you in Rio Linda, that would be ten years ago.

To those of you who are pay­ing between $3.50 and $5 a gal­lon this morn­ing for gas do ya think that oil those fields would have pro­duced not to men­tion the well-​paying US jobs that come with it would be kinda handy right now?

can be:

In the Atlanta area, where I am, gas prices are up $0.77 from where they were a year ago. It is worth noting that Democrats have been politicizing and blocking expanded oil drilling for quite some time. Consider this:

“Critics (of Arctic drilling), including Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., say the drilling plan would violate the nation’s last remaining pristine wilderness. Moreover, they charge, the oil would consist of a 6-month supply for the nation, and would not be ready for use by consumers for up to 10 years.”

That newspaper article was written April 2, 2001. For those of you in Rio Linda, that would be ten years ago.

To those of you who are paying between $3.50 and $5 a gallon this morning for gas do ya think that oil those fields would have produced not to mention the well-paying US jobs that come with it would be kinda handy right now?