In the shadow of the RNC’s raucous shouting in the closing ceremonies, Drill Baby, Drill! – Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI asked, during a Bipartisan Energy Summit, panicked legislatures and business leaders poignant question:
WHITEHOUSE: Gentlemen, we’re in the middle of a near total mortgage system meltdown in this country. We have a health care system that burns 16 percent of our GDP, in which the Medicare liability alone has been estimated at $34 trillion. We’re burning $10 billion a month in Iraq.
This administration has run up $7.7 trillion in national debt, by our calculation. And there is worsening evidence every day of global warming, with worsening environmental and national security ramifications. In light of those conditions, do any of you seriously contend that drilling for more oil is the number one issue facing the American people today?
(Long silent pause during which nobody answers.)
Now color me naive, but I just think that’s just plain-out funnier than Hell.
These stupid Republicans just don’t have a clue anymore.