Every time I think the Repuglicans have stooped to new lows and can't get any lower, along comes RNC chair Ken Mehlman with yet another incredibly ludicrous, insanely deceptive, shameless display of unparalleled partisan gall. In an email to constituents Tuesday, Mehlman has the supreme cojones to blame astronomical gas prices on Democrats, while touting President Bush as the great energy guru who's going to eliminate our pain at the pump.
"As you plan your summer road trip, you've had to budget for rising prices at the pump," Mehlman writes. "President Bush is focused on providing practical solutions to energy prices: fair prices at the pump, increased supplies of gasoline, greater fuel efficiency, and new alternative fuels. When it comes to lowering energy costs, all Democrats offer is hot air designed to conceal their long record of supporting higher energy costs for America's families."
The email also provides a link to the RNC's new video which portends to "find out how much the Democrat's energy proposals would cost America at the pump." Is he out of his mind? Is he suffering from the worst case of delusion known to man, or is he simply one of the most reprehensible, pathological liars in the history of politics who thinks Americans are the stupidest people alive?
Mehlman also offers Repugs the opportunity to "use our gas calculator to find out how much more Democrats want you to pay at the pump." Here, you put in your make, model and year of car and these wallet-jacking ReTHUGlicans spit back at you some asinine estimation of your increased gas costs under the Democrats. Only these cretons could cause gas prices to double on their watch and attempt to blame it on Democrats. Only these self-serving oil peddlers could sit idle for six years while letting the gas companies rape the American people, only to crawl out from their rock in an election year to blame Dems and claim Bush has all the answers.
"When it comes to gas prices, Americans have a choice between President Bush's four-point plan for lowering prices at the pump, or liberal Democrats who consistently choose higher taxes, more regulations, and more dependence on foreign oil over safe exploration within our borders," Mehlman spins.
"Watch the video and see what a Democrat-controlled Congress would cost you," says Mehlman. What bullshit. The DNC should immediately put out a video that says, "Watch OUR video and see what the Republican-controlled Congress HAS cost you." Howard Dean, are you listening? Get out there and speak the damned truth to voters. Don't let these lying criminals dominate the stage on this issue. Go for the jugular. Ram the current $3.30 gas prices down their throats at every possible turn. Remind America that gas prices were $1.50 when Bush took office, and that a barrel of oil cost $30 instead of this week's $67.50. Remind them how the Busheviks let the energy companies write their own legislation last year. Remind them of Bush and Cheney's history as oilmen, their current financial ties to the oil industry, and that Condi Rice has a friggin' oil tanker named after her for Pete's sake. Remind them that while the little guy's paying an extra $20 a week to fill the tank, ExxonMobil recorded a record $34-billion profit last year and is on track to exceed that amount this year. Put them on the defensive. Demand that they justify to voters how their coziness with the energy companies has been anything but good for America. It's time we put a stop to the reprehensible rhetoric from the likes of Ken Mehlman, Karl Rove and the Busheviks themselves.