Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I thought Hillary was selfish, but ...

... Of all the moronic and self serving statements Hillary Clinton has made on the campaign trail, this one takes the cake. Comparing the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to Enron, she said:

"We’re going to go right at OPEC. They can no longer be a cartel, a monopoly that get together once every couple of months in some conference room in some plush place in the world, they decide how much oil they’re going to produce and what price they’re going to put it at."

That's her definition of "Solutions for America"? How is she getting votes? By telling people what they want to hear rather than what they need to? It's someone else's problem, not America's own?

OPEC has long been a worry, to be sure, but its presence actually provides some stability and cost certainty on the markets; just as cooperatives in both Canada and the United States provide certainty for commodities and utilities. Breaking up the cartel could actually drive up oil prices even higher if the roguest of the already rogue states decided to turn off the taps all together. They just might -- after all, she has promised to nuke Iran.

Has she forgotten one of the reasons OPEC was created was because of the West's support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War? In 1973, during the Nixon Administration. It's played funny business at times, but often times it's helped the West. The price of oil now isn't entirely because of America's foreign policy in Iraq (although many have referred to a $25 per barrel "War Premium") It's because of huge demand for oil in China and India. What, Hillary wants to bomb them too because they're brown?

Besides, if anyone thought a complaint at the WTO would work, don't you think they would have tried? The last time I heard of any such attempt against OPEC at the GATT (the WTO's predecessor) it burned big-time. Besides, many blue-collar workers who she claims as her "base" (quite fraudulently; when was the last time she drove a blue-collar car or took public transit?) oppose the WTO's existence to begin with. So that is the utter hypocrisy to bring them up now -- to offer recognition to a group that workers blame for many of their problems.

Whine and complain, and not offer any real solutions. Her solution for America is to file a complain she's going to lose. During that time, nothing will be offered to make America actually energy independent -- something every President since Carter has promised and failed to do.

Including Hillary's husband, Bill.

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Anonymous said...

anybody but a woman....
then in june anybody but a black man..... hussein cant win in november and at least the clintons are good for the canadian economy, have u even listen to that windbag talk, I am guessing no...lets bring back malaise forever and the carter years with obama...

BlastFurnace said...

It's not about Hillary being a woman. It's about the kind of woman she's become in the last year and a half. Most women I'd vote for but not her, not anymore.