I couldn't help but shake my head in disbelief as I watched and listened to a crowd of idiots at the Republican convention last evening chant "Drill Baby, Drill" over and over. Expanding drilling is a red herring. It will not deliver enough oil to make a dent in our reliance on foreign suppliers. In some cases, it would endanger eco-systems, wild life, and other environmental factors. Furthermore, the oil would be gathered (eventually, some time in the distant future) by large international oil conglomerates with no promise that the oil would ever be used by Americans.
But, hey, I'm willing to compromise. After all, I'm not a mindless Republican automaton. So, here is what the Democrats in control of Congress at the moment should do. Author a bill that expands drilling in more areas (except ANWR), with the stipulation that ALL oil gathered MUST be used for US domestic purposes only.
I wonder, d'ya think the Reps would vote for that?