Nancy Pelosi on the Price of Gas in Her Own Words
Posted by Ryan on June 27, 2008
Here’s a quote from San Fran Nan on the issue of high gas prices back in the summer of 2006:
“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 the Republican big oil and gas company cronies….
“Democrats have a common-sense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices by cracking down on price gouging, rolling back the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, tax breaks and royalty relief given to big oil and gas companies, and increasing production of alternative fuels.”
That was when gas was at $2.91 a gallon. Well, gas is currently at $4.08 just 18 months into the Democrat control of Congress. There are many reasons why gas is high, the price of oil being one reason, but in the world of American politics, one takes credit when times are good, but also gets blamed when times are bad.
So, where are the Republicans hammering the Dems on this broken campaign pledge? Not only do Republicans have a definite edge on the drilling solution, but using the Dems own words against them would help to unify the RNC’s voice nationally on this issue: “Can we afford another Democrat Congress?” and so forth. The press isn’t going to call the Dems out on this issue so we have to do it — this is finally an issue that the Republicans poll better than Dems this year!