“Every time you fill your tank, the oil companies fill their pockets. Now Big Oil’s filling John McCain’s campaign with 2 million dollars in contributions. Because instead of taxing their windfall profits to help drivers, McCain wants to give them another 4 billion in tax breaks. After one president in the pocket of big oil, we can’t afford another.”
Brilliant. This spot not only holds Bush's energy policies directly responsible for record gas prices, it ties McSame to those policies. And the proposal to give each taxpayer $1,000 right out of the pockets of Big Oil is a stroke of genius, forcing McSame to take ExxonMobil's side (which he's already doing) over Joe Taxpayer's.
Democrats have not sufficiently hammered Bush/Cheney on gas prices. President Harken and Vice President Halliburton let Big Oil write our energy policies -- no one should be surprised about the fix we're in. Add that collusion to their brilliant foreign policy of antagonizing oil-rich countries like Venezuela and Russia, coddling the Saudis and launching disastrous wars in the Middle East, and it's difficult to imagine who could've done better for Texaco and Shell.
I hope the Obama camp keeps this up. Take the fight right to them. Put them on defense.
Obama's speech on energy policy, which he delivered in Michigan today, is here. More sticking it to McSame and Bush. Beautiful.