Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Idiots and/or Hypocrites

I read where 11 Senators, 10 Democrat and 1 Independent, “called on the Bush administration Tuesday to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against eight members of the OPEC cartel, saying they are violating trade rules by colluding to hold down global oil supplies.”

“These eight countries operating as an illegal cartel have refused to increase production, reduced the supply of oil on the market and driven up the gas prices that consumers pay at the pump," the senators said in a statement.”

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black; these are the same folks who consistently have refused to let American oil companies drill for oil, to increase the oil supply. Now these same folks are upset because OPEC won’t increase oil supplies and are demanding the Bush administration do something about it.

Mean while, “President Bush put his weight behind a move underfoot in Congress Wednesday to lift a 27-year-old ban on oil exploration off U.S. shores as gasoline prices reach ever higher, and he cast blame on Democrats for Americans' pain at the pump in an election year that is focusing more heavily on economic issues.” Read the entire article as it explains the old adage Zig Ziglar likes to quote, “Okay stove, you give me some heat and then I’ll give you some wood.”

In what could be called a typical response, “Democrats contend that oil interest-tied Republicans are only seeking to expand oil companies’ territory, and are ignoring land already available for oil exploration.”

Democrats don’t mind if OPEC gets rich and holds the puppet strings over our economy and our national security interests while in the same breath of hot air they refuse American oil companies the opportunity to supply that oil because they might become rich. I have to ask the question, how long will the voting American public continue to vote these idiots and hypocrites into office?

Zig Ziglar liked to use an old fashioned water pump to explain the need for consistent effort; in any case, oil or water, “
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.

I’d recommend Zig Ziglar put on a management seminar for those folks in Washington, particularly the Democrats; but it would be a waste of time, those folks quit believing in the American way of life a long time ago and would prefer we live in a socialist structured environment where everyone was equally shackled in poverty. Is there a way we can charge congressmen and senators with treason for putting America at risk?

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