I'm not happy that Barack Obama went on Fox this last weekend.
Who the hell is his audience here? Certainly not the base of the party which is PISSED that he broke the Democratic Fox boycott. Check out Markos' comments today raking Obama over the coals.
Along those lines Hillary Clinton is once again off her nut.
"My opponent, Senator Obama, opposes giving consumers a break from the gas tax," Clinton said at a firehouse. "I understand the American people need some relief," she added, implying that Obama doesn't get it.
Gas tax? Are you fucking kidding me?
The biggest reason progressives like myself think McCain's cut the gas tax idea is stupid is that there's absolutely no guarantee that will transfer to a price cut at the pump. The current tax is 18.4 cents/ gallon. Does anyone really believe that cutting that temporarily will mean the price of gas will drop accordingly?
Gas companies will drop the cost of gas by a couple of cents and pocket the difference. And the deficit will grow...
Hillary/ Barack please, I'm begging you - STOP PANDERING TO THE GODDAMNED RIGHT WING FRINGE OF THE COUNTRY!
The dead-enders that make up the FOX viewership (Dick Cheney) and the knuckleheads who think cutting the gas tax will really help consumers represent the radical extreme of American politics today. You don't need to suck up to those crazies. They'll never vote for you anyway.
Please bring you respective campaigns back to a focus on actual, red-blooded Americans.
Conservatives don't count.
Spirula points out in the comments that Shell and BP just posted records profits. Amazing that they can do that with gas taxes as high as they are.
Arkonbey linked to another blogger's take that a federal gas tax holiday sends the wrong signal to consumers and is "tantamount to feeding chocolate bars to a fat kid to make him feel better about his weight." Crass, but true.