A Krugman Column Title That Jane Hamsher Could Love… Or Maybe Not

The title: “Natural Born Drillers.” Krugman’s main point, among many, is that the oil market (unlike, say, the natural gas market) is a world-wide market, in part because oil can be (relatively) easily shipped*… and hence the price of gasoline is almost completely beyond the control of any part of a sitting US government. In particular, Mitt Rmoney [sic] is demonstrably lying when he blames Obama for high gas prices. “Drill Baby Drill” may make oil companies richer, but it will not ease American consumers’ pain at the pump.

Still, it’s no surprise GOPers are attempting this ploy: Republicans lie the way the rest of us breathe. If I recall correctly, GeeDubya Bush is thought to have attempted to prevail upon his buddies among Saudi royalty to assure low(er) gas prices in time for his own re-election.

That was then, and it worked; this is now, and you know they’re thinking the reverse of that strategery might work again. After all, those to whom lying equals breathing are not about to stop breathing.

* Notwithstanding drunk tanker pilots. Your, um, mileage may vary.

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  • MandT  On Monday March 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    If we could just convince the GOPhers to lie underwater…..

  • Madeleine Begun Kane  On Tuesday March 20, 2012 at 2:28 am

    The more the media lets them get away with lying, the more they lie. It just seems to get worse all the time. Sigh…

    • Steve  On Tuesday March 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Mad, it’s gotten to the point at which the media doesn’t merely let them get away with lying… it does some of the lying for them. Of course Faux News is the worst, but even CNN and ABC are beginning to look like steno services for how faithfully they transcribe GOP lies.

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