Q: What do Bill O’Reilly and Nancy Pelosi have in common?
A: A hatred of the “speculators” and the “Wall Street fat cats” and the country club politicians in bed with “Big Oil,” all of whom are out to “harm the folks” with their unbridled speculating and fat catting and casual spooning with Oil Profiteers. Half credit, though, if you answered frequent plastic surgery and/or a love of the loofah.
First, Pelosi, via press release (with links added by yours truly in order that we may have a perfect storm of propaganda and deconstruction of such in a neat little one stop package. You’re welcome):
Independent reports confirm that speculators are driving up the cost of oil, hurting consumers and potentially damaging the economic recovery. Wall Street profiteering, not oil shortages, is the cause of the price spike. In fact, U.S. oil production is at its highest level since 2003, and millions of acres have been cleared for additional development.
We need to take strong action to protect consumers from this speculation. Unfortunately, Republicans have chosen to protect the interests of Wall Street speculators and oil companies instead of the interests of working Americans by obstructing the agencies with the responsibility of enforcing consumer protection laws. They have also repeatedly opposed our efforts to end billions of dollars in outdated taxpayer subsidies for oil companies enjoying record profits.
We support efforts by the Obama Administration to expand domestic energy resources, including natural gas and renewable sources like wind and solar that create jobs in America and will end our dangerous dependence on foreign energy supplies. This can be achieved because today, the United States currently has more oil and gas rigs at work than the rest of the world combined, and imports of foreign oil have decreased.
We call on the Republican leadership to act on behalf of American consumers and join our efforts to crack down on speculators who care more about their profits than the price at the pump even if these spikes harm the American consumer and our economy.
Now, O’Reilly — always angling for his next “get” with the President. And if that means pouring on the faux populism and lunch-pail demagoguery, then hells yes, Bill is down with some scapegoating and class warfare.
Or maybe I’m just giving him too much credit, suggesting a cynicism where only stupidity is necessary by way of explanation. You decide!
Now. Pass this post along. I think it might be useful to those who are inclined to believe the propaganda mill of the Left — or at the very least, will provide “the folks” ways to answer the demagoguery of the Democrats and useful idiots like O’Reilly who parrot anti-capitalit the propaganda in an effort to buy some cheap grace.
(h/t Mark Levin)