Sen. Jim DeMint and Rep. Jeb Hensarling are using youtube in a pretty ingenious way these days. Their designation of October 1st as Energy Freedom Day is exactly the right strategy in order to paint Democrats into a corner. If there isn’t going to be any new drilling then Republicans are going to make sure everyone knows it is the fault of the Democrats.
As many of you know, unless Congress renews the drilling ban, the OCS and oil shale available out West become available for drilling. This means AMERICAN oil companies can begin the process to tap these basins of oil and increase our country’s energy supply.
Increased supply = lower gas prices. There is no denying that, no matter how much Democrats try to distort the debate.
So by popularizing Energy Freedom Day, Demint and Hensarling are making it the responsibility of Democrats to choose between their own special interests or what the majority of Americans want….more oil.
This is going to be a win-win for those who want America to become more energy independent. Democrats have two choices: Yea or Nay. If Democrats give in then the country moves forward on drilling. More drilling means more jobs and lower gas prices. If Democrats vote to continue the ban they at least provide supporters of energy independence a political opportunity that will provide voters a clear choice on Nov4.
Major props to Sen. DeMint and Rep. Hensarling, as well as their staff members, for moving forward aggressively and cornering the opposition into a most uncomfortable corner.