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Pelosi’s bitter words on energy are catching up with her

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By See-Dubya  •  July 9, 2008 04:14 AM

Sure, San Fran Nan’s floundering around begging President Bush to release oil from the strategic oil reserve–anything but drilling any new wells, anywhere, I guess–but back in April 2006 she was blaming that darn Republican congress for these high prices:

With skyrocketing gas prices, it is clear that the American people can no longer afford the Republican Rubber Stamp Congress and its failure to stand up to Republican big oil and gas company cronies. Americans this week are paying $2.91 a gallon on average for regular gasoline – 33 cents higher than last month, and double the price than when President Bush first came to office.

“With record gas prices, record CEO pay packages, and record oil company profits, Speaker Hastert and the Majority Congress continue to give the American people empty rhetoric rather than join Democrats who are working to lower gas prices now.

So coming up on eighteen months of a Democratic majority in both houses, how are we doing? Let’s take a look at those gas prices, using a little chart-making tool at Gasbuddy:

Lookee there. Did she say Congress is responsible for the price of gas? Well, if Fancy Nancy’s going to ladle on the sauce for the goose, let’s spoon a little on the gander.

She’s had eighteen months of Democratic control in both houses to accomplish whatever magic she thought she could pull off. And after eighteen months, the Dems in Congress certainly haven’t made gas prices any better, though at least they have made gas prices have less volatile and more consistent.

Consistently higher.*

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* I’m not even saying that the Democrats get all the blame for high gas prices, though certainly their pigheadedness and footdragging contributes to them. But if Nancy Pelosi’s gotten comfortable over the past two years demagoguing the price of petrol and blaming it on Republicans, well, two can play at that game, can’t we?
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{Post by See-Dubya. Big hat tip to Mike Hendrix at Cold Fury, who has much more.}

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