Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My, my, my...

Look what we have here. The sound you hear is the Democrats caving:

Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire

WASHINGTON - House Democrats will allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week.
Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey is telling reporters that language continuing the moratorium will be omitted this year from a spending bill to keep the government in operating funds after Congress recesses for the election.

Republicans have made lifting the ban a key campaign after gasoline prices soared beyond $4 a gallon this summer and public opinion turned in favor of more drilling. President Bush lifted an executive ban on offshore drilling in July.

The Interior Department estimates there are 18 billion barrels of recoverable oil beneath coastal waters now off-limits.

Have the Democrats done anything they promised their supporters? The war thing didn't work out for them at all and now they are lifting a ban on drilling? Is there one concrete thing a Democrat can point out to me that the Democrats have done for them while they have been in control? They let Bush have the surge and they funded the troops. That must have been disappointing. And while this lifting the ban on drilling is welcome news to me, I'm thinking the Democrats in general aren't too happy with it.