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  •  Makes perfect sense for Republicans. (1+ / 0-)
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    Rising gas prices -- and the rising food and other prices that come with them -- inject serious pain into the electorate.

    Worse for Democrats -- they are the party in power as gas prices go up, and have done next to nothing that makes them seem sympathetic to the pain ordinary Americans are suffering as a result.

    And -- shucks -- just to show how clueless they are, the best Democrats seem to have up their sleeve is trying to deny common business deductions to oil producers.  Clever.

    Even so, it's a winning issue for Democrats if only they will frame it correctly and -- GASP!! -- act as well as speak.

    Free market economics says that gas is doomed to become more expensive as we go because it costs more to get it out of the ground and a whole lot of Chinese, Indians, and others are in the market who didn't used to be there.

    The only rational approach is to develop more sources of energy, and remove our reliance on a single source for so much of our economy.

    That, I believe, is what the President has been saying and it is absolutely right.

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    by dinotrac on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 05:30:15 PM PDT

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