"“I want them to tell us, are they with us or against us when it comes to taking on the oil companies?”"
ARE THEY WITH US OR AGAINST US? WTF??????
Fortunately there are members of Congress like Colorado Congressman (and US Senate Candidate) Mark Udall who were quick to take up the challenge. In a press release issued on Friday, Rep. Udall said in part:
"Senator Clinton claimed yesterday that I either stand with her on this proposal or stand with the oil companies. To that I say: I stand with the families of Colorado, who aren't looking for bumper sticker fixes that don't fix anything, but for meaningful change that brings real relief and a new direction for our energy policy. We can't afford more Washington-style pandering while families keep getting squeezed.
"It is exactly the kind of short-sighted Washington game that keeps us from getting real results to our energy problem. Experts across the ideological spectrum agree that it will increase the deficit, drain money away from Colorado roads and bridges, and hurt the environment, all without actually making prices lower for drivers."
For the sake of the Democratic Party and certainly for the country, I hope the remaining "Super Delegates" are listening hard to what is coming out of the Clinton campaign. I am beginning to wonder whether keeping Hillary out of the Whitehouse is enough or is it time to ask her to declare herself the 2nd member of the Independant LIEbeman Party.
[UPDATE - 05/04/08] - As if the "with us or against us" language isn't enough to show that Clinton is now channeling George W. Bush, check this out from her Sunday TV "news" shows:
"Pressed to name an economist who supports such a (Gas Tax) holiday, Clinton demurred. "I'm not going to put my lot in with economists because I know if we did it right, if we actually did it right, if we had a president who used all the tools of his presidency, we would decide it in such a way that it would be implemented effectively.""
I mean, as W has shown us, there is no need for the president to listen to experts when they simply know that THEY ALONE have the answers. Unbelievable! By the way, I wonder if Hillary realizes that, just as in October of 2002, George W Bush is the president whom she will be relying upon to use "the tools of his presidency" to do the right thing with this gas tax scheme that she and John McSame are pushing today?
Chad (The Left) Shue